Nipigon, Ontario, Canada is a small community situated on the banks of the Nipigon River and on the shores of Nipigon Bay of Lake Superior in Northern Ontario. The community is a recreation and transportation destination located in the North of Superior region of Ontario, Canada. Nearby communities include Red Rock, Hurkett and Dorian, Ontario.
Nipigon "Nestled in Nature" is a lake, river and forest community. The community rests on the most northern shoreline of Lake Superior and Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world. The Nipigon River carves into the rock of the Canadian Shield and is surrounded by forests, cliffs, wetlands and First Nation pictographs.
The European and First Nation history and culture of Nipigon, Ontario is best told by the local museum, the downtown murals, historical buildings and some art galleries. There are self guided tour maps for viewing the historical buildings and painted murals in Nipigon.
The recreation in the region is year round. The activities most popular during the summer months include boating, camping and fishing for walleye, salmon, perch, whitefish, sturgeon and lake & brook trout. Other summer adventures include sailing, rock climbing, golfing, sightseeing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, diving, picnicking, biking and swimming.
After the snow falls and the waterways freeze over the winter activities enjoyed in the Nipigon, Ontario region include xc skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and ice climbing at the Pijitawabik Palisades of Orient Bay. The Palisades is home to frozen waterfalls.
There are other parks, trails and sightseeing destinations in the region as well including Ruby Lake Provincial Park, Red Rock-Nipigon Hiking Trail (8.2 km), Black Sturgeon River Provincial Park, Lake Nipigon Basin Signature Site, Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park and the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (birdwatching and marine wildlife).
Being at the crossroads of two highways the community of Nipigon has services which are important to travelers. Some of the services include accommodations (motels, inns, cabins, cottages, B&Bs, campgrounds, fishing lodges), guides, charters, tours, restuarants, grocery store, gas station, banks, internet, post office, library, laundromat, liquor store, retail shops, gift shops, transportation services (taxi, water taxi) and marina (gas and moorage).