Living in Iroquois Falls

Iroquois Falls is a vibrant community in the heart of Northern Ontario, home to 4,537 residents. The town lies just off the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 11) on the banks of the Abitibi River. Our town boasts substantial services and amenities, while offering an affordable lifestyle that is enjoyed by many.  

Iroquois Falls provides a relaxing atmosphere. It’s an ideal place where long line ups and wait times do not exist, relieving the stresses of everyday life.

We are surrounded by forest and wide open spaces, which allows us to enjoy recreational activities during each season of the year.

Our community hosts a variety of events such as the Porquis Rock ‘N’ Blues Festival, the Iroquois Falls Heritage Music Festival, the Winter Carnival and several other pop-up community events throughout the year that are put on by our Chamber of Commerce.

We are a proud community and our warm, friendly atmosphere shines through like no other. Iroquois Falls is a great place to live!

Want to learn more? Please visit our Community Profile.

If you have any questions about our town and if it’s the right fit for you, please do not hesitate to contact the Town of Iroquois Falls or visit our office at 253 Main Street.


Our History

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.