About Iroquois Falls
Iroquois Falls is also known as The Garden Town of the North. Our vibrant flower beds are spread over town for all to enjoy. We have so much to offer. From golfing, swimming, camping, tennis, hockey, bowling, curling, skating, etc.
If you enjoy fishing, there are many lakes to choose from as well as the Annual Ice Fishing derby in March that forms part of the Winter Carnival and the Annual Search for Moby Pike in the spring. Northern Ontario is known as snowmobiler's paradise. Our trails connect you with the surrounding areas as well as great scenery. You may purchase your trail permit by clicking here.
The local Pioneer Museum has a vast variety of our local history. Come visit and they will take you back in time. The Iroquois Falls & District Chamber of Commerce hosts Garden Town Celebrations in August as well as weekly BBQ lunches over the summer.
We not only have a great quality of life but affordable as well. We are only 45 minutes away from Timmins and our cost of living is low in comparison to our neighbouring communities. More and more people are settling into our small community and commuting to work in other communities. Our low cost of living allows young people to afford luxuries such as ATVs, boats and larger homes. We are close to nature but do not have to sacrifice any necessary services such as health care. We have a Family Health Team who has recently moved into their new offices directly behind the Anson General Hospital.
Iroquois Falls is a small vibrant town in Northern Ontario, Canada with a population of 4,537 in the Canada 2016 Census.
The town lies just off of Hwy 11 on the banks of the Abitibi River, west of Lake Abitibi, 670 km (420 miles) north of Toronto and 250 km (150 miles) south of James Bay. Timmins, one of the largest cities in Northern Ontario is approximately 70 km (50 miles) to the west.
Tracing its roots to 1912, the community of Iroquois Falls has been cited as Northern Ontario's Original Model Town. When Frank Anson and Shirley Olgivie were granted a pulpwood concession in the Abitibi watershed, Iroquois Falls was planned as a Garden City from the onset. Abitibi conceived the idea of building a Garden City for its employees, complete with all modern conveniences with spacious parks, recreation grounds and boulevards.
The building stage and the clearing of the land for the new town of Iroquois Falls lasted from 1914 to 1919. The first phase opened with the incorporation of the town in June 1915 by the Ontario Railway and Municipal Board and closed with the initiation of a beautification program by Mr. Anson himself in 1919. In the interim more than 200 dwellings were built, followed by a town hall, hotel, sports complex, a school, as well as a variety of commercial establishments.
Iroquois Falls was previously home to the top-producing paper mill of pulp, which was previously the town's primary industry. The Monteith Correctional Complex, a provincial prison serving a regional catchment area, is also located within minutes.
We are a proud community and our warm, friendly atmosphere shines through like no other. A great place to live! Stay connected with our Facebook Page.