Information for Residents

Quality of Life is Second to None!

Manitouwadge has everything that you would find in a much larger community but is packed into a small bundle. Take for example our modern hospital built in 1998. It was recently announced that Santé Manitouwadge Health has been selected as one of five sites in Ontario to integrate local health services under one structure serving the local residents. These changes will further align health services and programs to better serve residents of Manitouwadge. In addition, Manitouwadge hosts a full-service pharmacy, a dentist, and visiting chiropractors and veterinarians.

If indoor or outdoor recreation is what you’re looking for, then you are in for a real treat. Manitouwadge has plenty of year-round recreational activities for people of all ages.

In the summer there is a municipal 9-hole golf course with full clubhouse facilities, vast trail systems for hiking, mountain biking or off-roading, a recreation centre with an outdoor swimming pool and a great fitness centre.

Additionally, many residents take advantage of being surrounded by pristine lakes and rivers that offer excellent fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

In the winter Manitouwadge offers separate curling and ice rink facilities, the Kiwissa Ski Hill and Chalet with 3,480 metres of groomed trails over 9 runs and a vertical drop of 94 meters, and miles of cross country ski trails.

Manitouwadge has abundant amounts of snow in which you can snowmobile across a virgin winterscape, or take a snowmobile expedition deep into the frozen Canadian Shield and back.  Venture inside or just outside of town and take advantage of some of the best ice fishing anywhere.

Please visit the Activities link for the full range of in town and outdoor pursuits in Manitouwadge.

Our Community Services Department provides many programs throughout the year. Some of these activities include: belly dancing, yoga, tai chi, adult badminton, minor soccer, youth drop-in, just to name a few. Please visit the Community Services Department – Programs link for current programs being offered.

Hidden Gem of the North

People that live in Manitouwadge are anxious to work towards the betterment of our community because we believe in the future of the town as a place to live, work and retire.
The people  of Manitouwadge are ambassadors for the community when traveling elsewhere because we believe in a lifestyle where hunting, fishing, curling, golfing and everyday enjoyment of the outdoors are readily available.

We live here because the air is clean and our children are safe.

Affordable Housing

Affordable Living in Manitouwadge; leave behind the bustle of the city and enjoy the serene atmosphere a small town has to offer.

If you are looking to settle into retirement or to find a close-knit, safe community for your family, you have come to the right place! Manitouwadge is a friendly community that offers something for all ages.

Situated in the Canadian Shield, Manitouwadge offers boundless opportunities to be one with nature –all in your backyard. Please visit the Activities link for an idea of what Manitouwadge has to offer.

There are many affordable houses available in Manitouwadge, whether you are looking to purchase or rent your next home, there is something suitable for everyone.

Please visit the Real Estate link for local realtors who can help you take the next step in your new adventure.  


From Grade School to Graduation

Three school boards serve the township of Manitouwadge. With three primary schools – Ecole Publique Franco-Manitou, Manitouwadge Public School, and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, plus a modern, well-equipped high school built in 1998 – you will be sure to find the same level of education and opportunities that you would find in any city.

The small class sizes foster an environment that promotes growth and development, ensuring that your children will receive excellent educational advantages.

Post-secondary and adult education opportunities are offered through Centre de Formation Manitouwadge Learning Centre, Contact North, and remotely through colleges and universities in Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and throughout Ontario.

Link to school websites:
Superior North Catholic District School Board

– SNCDSB Recruitment Video – HR Testimonial
Superior-Greenstone District School Board
Conseil scolaire du district du Grand Nord de l’Ontario


Santé Manitouwadge Health is an award winning integrated health care organization that is unique in Ontario.  It offers 9 inpatient acute care beds, 9 inpatient long-term care beds, one community hospice bed and a 24-hour emergency department. SMH also provides the following services: respite care, meals on wheels, palliative care, rehabilitation services (physiotherapy and cardiac rehab), diagnostic services (laboratory, X-Ray and Ultrasound), home nursing services, specialist clinics enabled by video-conference, primary care and chronic disease management through the family health team and a physician practice, diabetes program, meals on wheels, client transportation, seniors programs and public health unit promotion. Within this structure are many unique programs designed to meet the needs of our residents.  Santé Manitouwadge Health represents a one-stop shop for health services in the community.

In addition, Manitouwadge hosts a full-service pharmacy, a dentist, and visiting chiropractors and veterinarians.

We know that there are inconveniences such as blackflies in the summer and extreme cold in the winter, but we choose to revel in these circumstances and even brag about them. Manitouwadge is truly a hidden gem of the north – you will have to see it for yourself!
Please join us in working towards a better MANITOUWADGE!

Retirement in Manitouwadge

Welcome to Manitouwadge – where the environment is clean and housing is affordable! Manitouwadge is in the midst of the boreal forest, offering the enjoyment of outdoor living right from your doorstep.

The many outdoor pursuits that those in Manitouwadge get to enjoy, encourages active living which creates a quality of life second to none.

Round that off with the many social and recreational options available, along with a full range of comprehensive medical services, means that making Manitouwadge your home can only be a win.

The winters can be cold but many in Manitouwadge don’t let that get them down! Most still enjoy the great outdoors or there are those that will hunker down with a craft or hobby. A strong social and recreational presence also keeps away the winter blues.

The Golden Age Centre hosts senior programming throughout the year and is an important fixture within the senior community. They are always welcoming new members!

A great number of senior residents have lived in Manitouwadge since shortly after its inception – proving that it is a great place to call home.

The sense of community in Manitouwadge is its greatest appeal. Ask anyone, Manitouwadge is a small town with a big heart.

Township of Manitouwadge
Box 910
1 Mississauga Drive
Manitouwadge, ON
P0T 2C0

General Inquiries

T: (807) 826-3227
F: (807) 826-4592

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