The Towns and Cities
of Northern Ontario
Gogama - James Bay Frontier
Located just over the half way mark
between Sudbury and Timmins on Highway 144 North, is one of Canada’s
best kept secrets. Situated on Lake Misinakwa, Gogama is home to
roughly 700 - 800 people. Of course, this number increases
drastically during the peak tourist seasons.
Gogama (Ojibway for ‘jumping fish’) has a long history as an
Aboriginal trading route and at one time was a Hudson Bay post. With
the oncoming of the railroad, the settlement had its official birth
in the 1920s. The logging, fur trade and mining industries
experienced a growth in the area. In the early 1950’s a major fire
destroyed the local sawmills and the local mines were capped. Many
people left the area but the community survived by servicing many
Surrounded by forests and lakes, Gogama offers world-class hunting
and fishing including fly-in services. There is also access to
beautiful canoe routes.
The town is restoring the Hudson Bay Company building into an area
museum and is continuing their development of the waterfront and
Come to Gogama, the land of the jumping fish, and get the
personalized service you’re looking for during your vacation.
Editors Note: Gogama is also about
the only stop along the way between the Sudbury Region and Timmins
Ontario. It certainly is the best! You will find motels, gas and a
restaurant available for your convenience.