The Township of Larder Lake
Larder Lake is an incorporated municipal township in the Timiskaming District in Northeastern Ontario. It is located along Highway 66 and Highway 624 at the north-western part of the lake bearing the same name. Located within the “Larder Lake-Cadillac Fault Zone”, a geologic region rich in precious metals, the town was the site of the first gold rush in northeastern Ontario. Larder Lake is also located just west of the Quebec border and is 2 1⁄2 hours north of North Bay.
The township offers year-round tourism for campers, photographers, boaters, sledders, hunters and fishermen. Only miles from the divide of the watershed that leads to the Arctic, the area has abundant wildlife such as moose and black bear, a variety of fish that include Lake Trout, Walleye (Pickerel) and Small Mouth Bass. The lake has a reputation of providing excellent Lake Trout fishing, especially in the winter.
Endless Boreal forests with hidden trails, streams and rivers, Larder Lake is a hidden gem for tourists and an ideal location for families and small business catered to the outdoors. The stunning local terrain varies from hilly to flat, mostly wooded with coniferous forests, and dotted by numerous lakes and streams.
A small population of 730 residents, Larder Lake’s economy relies on forestry, recreational tourism and mineral exploration. Recent developments in mining exploration in the area have generated some optimism for both direct and indirect prospects of local businesses and employment-seekers. Economic diversity is necessary for long-term prosperity.
The municipality of Larder Lake is centrally located on highway 66. The highway links the northern route of the Trans-Canada Highway between Ontario and Quebec. This provides for easy shipping of goods to markets in Eastern and Western Canada and to Southern Ontario. With the northern route of the Trans-Canada Highway traversing the area, proximity to other major urban centres is convenient.
Market access is enhanced by air and rail transportation. There are 3 regional airports within 200 km of the community: Rouyn-Noranda, Timmins, and Val-d’Or. A rail line, operated by Ontario Northland Railways, intersects the area with linkages to the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway.
Larder Lake’s location makes it a an ideal community for businesses to grow and expand as they have easy access to markets within Northeastern Ontario but also throughout the east and west of Canada.