Unorganized Rainy River District

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Unorganized Rainy River District
Unorganized area
Rainy River, Unorganized
Quetico sunset
Quetico sunset
Unorganized Rainy River is located in Ontario
Unorganized Rainy River
Unorganized Rainy River
Coordinates: 48°45′N 92°30′W / 48.750°N 92.500°W / 48.750; -92.500Coordinates: 48°45′N 92°30′W / 48.750°N 92.500°W / 48.750; -92.500
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Rainy River
 • Federal riding Thunder Bay—Rainy River
 • Prov. riding Kenora—Rainy River
Thunder Bay—Atikokan
 • Land 12,256.16 km2 (4,732.13 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,159
 • Density 0.1/km2 (0.3/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 807

Unorganized Rainy River District is an unorganized area in the Rainy River District of Ontario, Canada, comprising all communities in the district which are not part of incorporated municipalities. Quetico Provincial Park is located entirely within this area.

The area has gradually been reduced in size as portions of it were annexed by surrounding incorporated townships. In 2004, the Township of Morley annexed the geographic townships of Sifton and Dewart, thereby splitting Unorganized Rainy River into two non-contiguous areas.[2]

The Township of Atikokan, as well as the Indian reserves of Rainy Lake 17A, 17B, 26A, Seine River 23A, and 23B, are enclaves within the unorganized area.

Communities include Arbor Vitae, Burditt Lake, Calm Lake, Flanders, Crilly, Gameland, Glenorchy, Government Landing, Kawene, Mine Centre, Off Lake Corner, Rocky Inlet and Sapawe.


Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 1159
  • Population in 2006: 1431
  • Population in 2001: 1605 (or 1526 when adjusted to 2006 boundaries)
  • Population in 1996: 1580 (or 1614 when adjusted to 2001 boundaries)
    • Land area: 14,198.07 square kilometres (5,481.91 sq mi)
  • Population in 1991: 1495

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Rainy River, Unorganized census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ "The Full History". The Corporation of the Township of Morley. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census