Located at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 599, Ignace is in the heart of Ontario's Sunset Country. Tourism is the main industry in this town with a population of 1,184 people. This area has many lakes, rivers and forested land that offer locals and visitors excellent hunting and fishing opportunities. Whether you are looking for a remote wilderness experience, family vacation, or just a terrific beach to try during your highway travels, the Township of Ignace welcomes you!
Join us in their annual celebration during "White Otter Days" in July. You can shop at a number of retail stores and stock up on all your supplies or grab a bite to eat at several restaurants. Visit the Ignace Travel Centre on Highway 17 West for travel information on the area. Don't miss visiting the Heritage Museum located next to the Tourist Centre.
Distances to the nearest towns:
Ignace to Dryden - 113km
Ignace to Thunder Bay - 250km
The Ignace Public Library & Museum provides an abundance of information on the local community and interactive displays.
Visitor Information Centre:
The Ignace Tourist Attraction Centre offers a wide variety of local brochures as well as information on a variety of surrounding communities. A large pond, overflowing with flower beds, picnic tables, a playground, and nature trails, surrounds the beautifully architectured building. The public library is just down the boardwalk, which is great for tourists, visiting the area. We also have indoor public bathrooms that are open year round for the convenience of our tourists.
Summer hours of operation:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Special Attractions in Ignace
Ignace has many special attractions in the area. There are two beautiful sandy beaches, which are located on Agimak Lake. The lake is safe to swim in and it also had excellent fishing. Residents say that Agimak Lake had the best tasting walleye (pickerel) in the area. There is an arena for skating, a bowling alley and fitness centre, a golf course, numerous parks, canoeing, hiking trails, a public library, museum and more! Stop and check out the float plane right on the main drag in town.
Public Beaches in the Area:
There are a couple of public beaches in the surrounding area. In town, there is Agimak Public Beach and West Beach on Agimak Lake. Agimak Public Beach has a playground, a pavilion that you can use for barbeques, and water so shallow that you can walk out far into the lake which makes it safe for people of all ages. West Beach offers a pavilion, a boat launch, and a dock for swimmers, which separates the shallow water from the deep water. Both beaches also have change rooms and public bathrooms for the convenience of everyone.
Public Boat Launches in the Area:
There is a public boat launch located at West Beach on Agimak Lake. There are also several lakes in our area that are accessible by driving. Stop by the Ignace Tourists Attraction Centre or our local bait shops to find out more.
Picnic Areas and Parks in Ignace:
There are many picnic areas within our community. You can visit our beaches, which have pavilions and picnic tables, the Tourist Attraction Centre, and many other beautiful places within our community. Stop off at Raleigh Falls which is about 7 kms west of Ignace. There you can have a picnic beside a beautiful waterfall.
Ignace offers such a beautiful terrain that, in the winter, you can cross-country ski anywhere. The Trans-Canada Trail that runs through Ignace is an excellent area to ski.