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14,364 citizens (population increased by 1.5% between 2011 and 2016)
67.6% of residents are bilingual
$76,381 is the median total income of couples
61.4% of the total population is of working age (15 to 64)
69% of residents own their homes

Source: Statistics Canada 2016

Land and Water

1,993.63 square km in size – mostly green space
Lake Nipissing, the Sturgeon River and hundreds of other lakes

Proximity to

North Bay, Ontario

Sudbury, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario

Timmins, Ontario

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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Culture and Values

The people of West Nipissing are friendly, welcoming and outdoorsy. The community is culturally rich and proudly celebrates its Bilingual, Francophone, and Aboriginal roots. Lake Nipissing, the Sturgeon River and the region’s numerous lakes provide an attractive residential and recreational setting for residents, newcomers and retirees.

West Nipissing is a distinguished agricultural hub that is well surrounded by opportunities from key sectors including mining, healthcare, public service, retail trade, education, construction, forestry and transportation.

The Municipality of West Nipissing is focused on service excellence, collaboration, and resourcefulness. We are committed to providing quality services for urban and rural residents while maintaining one of the lowest tax rates in Ontario.


The Municipality of West Nipissing has enjoyed more than 20 years as an amalgamated municipality. In 1999, Cache Bay, Crystal Falls, Desaulniers, Field, Kipling, Lavigne, North Monetville, River Valley, Sturgeon Falls, Verner and 17 ½ unincorporated townships came together to form the vibrant, growing and prosperous Municipality of West Nipissing.

With roots in the fur trade era (1623-1879) and pioneer life (1878-1939), cultural contributions from these eras remain evident today in the Municipality’s vitality. For more on West Nipissing’s cultural and natural heritage, please visit the Sturgeon River House Museum.

Find your Joie de vivre

The Great Outdoors

Health, Housing and Support

Economic Development

Sturgeon River House Museum

Visiting West Nipissing

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