Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario, Canada
Located in Northeastern Ontario, in the District of Cochrane
A part of the James Bay Frontier Tourist Region
Established in 1916, along the shores of the Mattagami River, is the Town of Smooth Rock Falls which was incorporated in 1929. The town received its name for an area on the Mattagami River, where the water splashes over a large rock smoothed over by fast-flowing water.
Known locally as “The North’s Biggest Little Town”, we are a bilingual community in which services are offered in both official languages, English and French. This is a friendly, well-kept town, with an “open for business” attitude thereby presenting opportunities for both prospective and existing businesses.
Smooth Rock Falls is situated on the Highway 11 corridor, between the neighboring Towns of Cochrane to the east (55 kms) and Kapuskasing to the west (65 kms). Highway 634, originating in Smooth Rock Falls, affords access to seven Hydro Generating Stations to the north. Highway 655, starting in Driftwood (to the east), provides easy access to Timmins (100 kms south), the larger regional centre.
Transportation and Access
The Ontario Northland Railway is an important provider of freight rail services across Northeastern Ontario. Access to other towns and cities are served by Ontario Northland passenger buses, as well as by air in Timmins, Kapuskasing and Cochrane.
The town boasts an assortment of well-maintained recreational facilities with a broad range of pastimes. For example, in winter you can ride along over 1000 kms of wide, well-groomed snowmobile trails; go cross country skiing or ice fishing. Summertime offers boating, fishing, swimming and golfing. For those wanting to involve themselves further, there are a variety of other active organizations. (See under Economic Development – Businesses and Organizations.)
For the complete 2011 community profile, please click here.
For the 2006 community profile, please click here.
Map of Smooth Rock Falls
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