As Canada’s largest municipality by area boasting 3,100 square kilometres of boreal paradise from end to end, the Municipality of Greenstone is located just 270 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The municipality of 5,000 residents is an amalgamation of the former towns of Beardmore, Geraldton, Nakina and Longlac, and the unincorporated areas of Caramat, MacDiarmid and Jellicoe that shares its regional borders with its First Nation neighbours from Aroland, Ginoogaming, Animbiigoo-Zaagi’gan Anishinaabek (Lake Nipigon Ojibway), Long Lake #58, Biinjitwaabik Zaaging Anishnaabek (BZA) (Rocky Bay), and Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Sand Point).
Discover backcountry camping, canoe routes and hiking trails, pristine lakes and rivers, including Lake Nipigon, the Sixth Great Lake, offering anglers the best freshwater fishing experiences in the world. Greenstone also treats the avid sportsman to a robust population of moose, black bear, and ruffed grouse. Try our snowmobiling and off-roading trails and to really get the adrenaline racing try climbing 490 feet high of 33 foot thick ice at the Pijitawabik Palisades south of Beardmore.
If golfing is your passion then visit the Kenogamisis Golf Club in Geraldton. Expanded in 2000, the course is rare blend of 18 holes designed by renowned course architects, Stanley Thompson and Les Furber, afterwards visit the award-winning discoverGeraldton Interpretive Centre to see the largest model of a CL-415 Waterbomber in the world! Poplar Lodge Park near Beardmore is also a must-stop for guests who will discover endless white sand beaches and a full-service marina on Lake Nipigon.
Travellers usually find their way to Greenstone by car or RV on Highway 11; by train on VIA Rail; or by plane through one of Greenstone’s two airports which play an intricate role in connecting the community to other hubs of economic growth and opportunities -including Marten Falls and the city of Thunder Bay- providing passenger, cargo freight, and customized charter services.