Unorganized Thunder Bay District

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Unorganized Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, Unorganized
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
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Coordinates: 50°00′N 88°00′W / 50.000°N 88.000°W / 50.000; -88.000Coordinates: 50°00′N 88°00′W / 50.000°N 88.000°W / 50.000; -88.000
DistrictThunder Bay
 • Federal ridingAlgoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing
Thunder Bay—Rainy River
Thunder Bay—Superior North
 • Prov. ridingAlgoma—Manitoulin
Kenora—Rainy River
Thunder Bay—Atikokan
Thunder Bay—Superior North
 • Land97,009.80 km2 (37,455.69 sq mi)
 • Total5,872
 • Density0.1/km2 (0.3/sq mi)
Time zones
East of 90° westUTC-05:00 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-04:00 (EDT)
West of 90° westUTC-06:00 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-05:00 (CDT)
Postal Code FSA
Area code(s)807

Unorganized Thunder Bay District is an unorganized area in northwestern Ontario, Canada in Thunder Bay District. It comprises all parts of the district that are not part of an incorporated municipality or a First Nations reserve.

Most of the territory is within the Eastern Time Zone, but the part west of the 90th meridian is in the Central Time Zone.


Communities with Local services board[edit]

Other communities[edit]


Gold was noted in the area since 1869, but it wasn't until Peter Moses from Heron Bay, Ontario discovered additional gold that prospectors flocked to the area. In 1947, Dr. J. Williams and Moses staked 11 claims, which became the Lake Superior Mining Corporation. However, not much development took place until 1979, when Don and David McKinnon, along with John Larche, staked claims in Hemlo and the Manitouwadge area. The Williams Mine started operation in 1985, and produced 445,320 ounces of gold from a 2.45 meter wide ore body. The Golden Giant Mine produced 446,858 ounces in 1994 from a quartz sericite schist host rock. The David Bell Mines produced 204,251 ounces in 1994. The Hemlo gold mines had produced more than 6,000,000 ounces of gold by 1992.[2]


Canada census – Thunder Bay, Unorganized community profile
Population5872 (-0.6% from 2011)5909 (-10.3% from 2006)
Land area97,009.80 km2 (37,455.69 sq mi)97,007.34 km2 (37,454.74 sq mi)
Population density0.1/km2 (0.26/sq mi)0.1/km2 (0.26/sq mi)
Median age51.4 (M: 52.0, F: 50.9)
Total private dwellings61305782
Median household income$70,886
References: 2016[3] 2011[4] earlier[5][6]

Population trend:[7]

  • Population in 2011: 5909
  • Population in 2006: 6585
  • Population in 2001: 6223
  • Population in 1996: 8460 (or 6534 when adjusted to 2001 boundaries)
    • Land area: 105,454.69 square kilometres (40,716.28 sq mi)
  • Population in 1991: 8168

Parks in Unorganized Thunder Bay[edit]

Provincial parks in Unorganized Thunder Bay include:

It is also home to one National Park of Canada: Pukaskwa National Park.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "(Code 3558090) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017.
  2. ^ Barnes, Michael (1995). Gold in Ontario. Erin: The Boston Mills Press. pp. 91–94. ISBN 155046146X.
  3. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 12, 2021. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 21, 2019. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 18, 2021.
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

External links[edit]

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