Welcome to Powassan Ontario

Powassan, Ontario, is also famous as “The Friendly Town”. Powassan is an Ojibway word meaning “bend in the river”. Settlers established this community well over a century ago, and it has prospered ever since. In 2001, the independent towns and townships of Powassan, Trout Creek, and South Himsworth amalgamated to form a brand new municipality.

A walk down Main Street, takes the visitor past a hardware store, a couple of hairdressers, two pharmacies, a service station, and a number of stores selling everything from sporting goods to furniture and an LCBO.

A farmers’ market is held weekly during the summer and fall, right beside the beer store, where visitors can purchase a wide variety of items including fresh garden produce, honey, home-baking, regional maple syrup, sausages, and many local crafts.

Powassan is located near Lake Nipissing as well as near a vast array of small lakes, which offer excellent fishing, boating, and beaches for swimming.

The surrounding area also offers many trails that are worth exploring. There is Knowlton Ridge, a multi-discipline equestrian facility on the north edge of town. Golfers have a choice of two wonderful golf courses and during the winter months, everyone can enjoy the cross-country ski trails, the Ontario Snowmobile Trail system, and ice fishing on nearby lakes.

Industrial Land available in Powassan

Powassan’s new Fairview industrial park is providing opportunities to the business to set up their units in Powassan in a fully serviced reasonably priced location that is close to main highway corridors.

Here are 7 compelling Reasons for living in Powassan

1. Range of Housing Choices

Powassan is the heart of good living surrounded by natural tranquility offering a quiet, rural lifestyle. With a population of 3,300, Powassan is twenty minutes south of North Bay. Housing options in Powassan range from rural estates, hobby farms, and affordable rural building lots to subdivisions, houses in town, and apartment living.

The Municipality of Powassan offers a range of housing choices from rural to urban, rental to ownership, older to newer, and single detached homes to semi-detached. There are houses with free land spaces attached to them which you may not find in busier cities like Toronto etc.

2. Close Proximity to Toronto

The distance between Toronto and Powassan takes 3 hours on average to travel from Powassan to Toronto via Highway 11 on one of the most scenic routes with the least traffic highway surrounding GTA. One can travel via bus, train, car, etc.

3. Cost of Living

The cost of living in Powassan is 22% lower than the Ontario average. Housing prices are affordable compared to other municipalities such as North Bay or Huntsville.

4. Predominance of single detached homes

The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Powassan is an important part of its character. bout one-third of properties in this municipality were built between 1960 and 1980, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This municipality is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three-bedroom homes. This range of housing is within the affordable housing category making it possible for increased ownership and in particular, for new homeowners. Roughly 85% of the population of this municipality own their home and renters make up the remainder. The investors who are looking for houses for sale in the north bay also consider Powassan a better option for investment.

The level of ownership in housing in the Municipality of Powassan is increasing showing a predominance of single-family dwellings as being the housing form of choice.

The residents here experience the charm of a small town and join in the recreational opportunities in all seasons.

5. Services

There are only a very small number of primary schools in this municipality and therefore they can be a very long walk away. Additionally, Powassan does not contain any high schools. Powassan has a medical clinic too that offers round-the-clock medical services. The medical center opens with plans to be a health care hub for the Powassan area.

6. Powassan offers a family setting

Powassan is the heart of good living, surrounded by natural tranquility and minutes from city amenities. Suited to families, Powassan offers a unique quality of life. Wonderful local food, friendly people, and beautiful farmland are some reasons for an easy living in North Bay.

7. Local Annual Events

There are many local annual events that draw crowds from far and wide- Powassan Maple Syrup Festival, Smoke N Spurs, Powassan Farmers’ Market, Trout Creek Fall Fair, Powassan Fall Fair, Beerfest, Honeyfest, The Great Powassan Farmstand Tour, and Parade of Lights!

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival is the annual family-friendly, FREE, outdoor festival which has something for everyone. It includes Lumberjack competition/Scottish Heavy Event/Kidz zone in the Legion/Live Entertainers on the Stage/Vendors on Main Street AND in the Sportsplex/Sheep Shearing Demonstration/Glendale Farms Pony Rides and Petting Zoo/Pancake Breakfasts and Baked Bean Lunch/Busing to off-site parking and Mathews Maple Sugar Bush/Cooking Demo/Antique Car and Tractor Display and lots of Tasty Maple treats.

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