The Towns and Cities
of Northern Ontario
Longlac - North of Superior
Longlac was established as a
Northwest Company Trading Post in the early 1800s. It became a
regional forestry centre in 1948 and has since grown into an
industrial centre. Situated on Hwy 11, Longlac is approximately 300
Km north of Thunder Bay.
The first inhabitants of the area were
the Ojibway and the Cree. The voyageurs traveled the area to practice
their fur trade with the Indians, where the forest was rich in
Like so many of the northern Ontario
communities, Longlacís economy is based on the forest/wood industry but
tourism and recreation have contributed greatly to the local economy.
Longlac has access to many outfitters,
wilderness camps and lodges. The outdoorsman is assured of a holiday
that he will relive for years to come.
In the winter, enjoy some of the 50 km.
of groomed cross-country ski trails or ride on the 4,000 kilometers of
snowmobile trails offered in the region.
When in Longlac be sure to stop by Lydia
Lake Lodge and examine the log buildings built entirely using basic
tools and equipment.
Longlac - the Gateway of Northwestern