The Towns and Cities of Northern Ontario
Latchford - James Bay Frontier
Latchford began as a formal settlement when it was reached by the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway in 1902. One of the many benefits of establishing a community in this particular area were the tremendous stands of lumber that were accessible from the waters of the Montreal River and the importance of that watershed as a transportation link into the deep interior.
Latchford, the gateway to the James Bay Frontier is a great place to start your vacation. In addition to the usual outdoor enticements, Latchford boasts a history which comes to life in many tourist attractions such as the Montreal River Heritage Tours, the House of Memories Museum and the Ontario Logger's Hall of Fame.
In 1994, the Ontario Loggers Hall of Fame, H style bunkhouse and cookery, and a turn of the century sawmill opened in 1994. The following year, an icehouse and blacksmith shop was added.
Visitors can relive the past during the Heritage Logging Days Festivals where residents recreate the life of a 1930 logging and sawmill operation.
Latchford � the best little town by a dam site.