Armstrong

Population: 1216

Main Lakes in the area: Albany River system, Ogoki reservoir, Caribou Lake

Armstrong, a small community with a population of 1216, is located at the end of Highway 527 north of the city of Thunder Bay and northwest of Lake Nipigon. It is known as the “The Gateway To The Great Outdoors”. The area is home to many canoe outfitters, fly-in lodges and outposts and is famous for its solitude, forests, lakes and trophy fishing and hunting opportunities. The lakes provide excellent fishing as well as a place to swim, sight-see and enjoy picnics.

Armstrong also allows access to the Wabakimi Provincial Park, which is pure northern grandeur -- home to woodland caribou, eagles and your next adventure. You can enter the park by train, floatplane or more quietly by canoe. Choose from a variety of remote tourism locations offering lodge or outpost experiences scattered throughout the park's 90,000 ha. Or, for the more adventurous, travel by canoe among the 1,500 km of waterways and 700 lakes.

Armstrong is a stop along the CN Rail line and has a paved runway for flights but no regularly scheduled passenger service.