About Powassan

The Municipality of Powassan is located just a twenty minute drive from North Bay. It Straddles Highway 11 and is roughly three hours north of Toronto. Powassan is located in the Almaguin Highland region of Parry Sound District, at its easternmost boundary with the Nipissing District.

With a population of 3,300, the municipality consists of Powassan, Trout Creek and the former township of Himsworth South. Powassan is a mixture of small town, urban and country style living. It is a friendly town offering a quality of life rare to find anywhere else. Powassan is surrounded by natural tranquility offering a quiet, rural lifestyle. One can find a variety of housing options on mls North Bay to find a good house in Powassan. Housing options in Powassan range from rural estates, hobby farms, and affordable rural building lots to subdivisions, houses in town and apartment living.

Powassan takes great care in providing education, health care, library services, recreation and enjoyment to all residents. The Municipality of Powassan truly is the “Heart of Good Living”.

Living in Powassan

Powassan offers a tranquil, scenic landscape in a convenient location providing the best family lifestyle in a beautiful rural atmosphere to live, work and play.The rural community is enriched with dairy, cattle and crop farming.Powassan is a well balanced blend of agriculture, retail, and service businesses to meet the needs of the community and surrounding area.

Here are 7 reasons to invest in Powassan

1. Accessibility

The Municipality of Powassan is proudly committed to promoting equal opportunity and access for all residents with disabilities to participate as fully as possible in a barrier-free community. We have completed various accessibility projects throughout the municipality to ensure safe access for anyone with disabilities.One can find a range of houses from Single family homes,townhouses to condominiums similar to North Bay. Since it is just a 20 minute drive from North Bay, one can find affordable housing options as in North Bay

2. Business Opportunities in Powassan

Powassan is also proud to be home to two lumber based businesses such as Quality Hardwoods, which owner Paul Brooks won the Entrepreneur of the Year award for in 2003, and Trout Creek Planing Mill. All these businesses play a large part in the community, providing export of goods and allowing for employment opportunities. Powassan is a well balanced blend of agriculture, retail, and service businesses to meet the needs of the community and surrounding area.

Powassan is also fortunate to overlap with two Regional organizations, the Blue Sky Region and the Almaguin Highlands. Both organizations strive to increase the awareness of the Near North through tourism and economic development. .The Powassan Business Improvement Association also completed the Powassan Economic Opportunities Study (PEOS) in 2001. T

3. Arena Activities

The municipality has two separate arena/community centres. Both the Powassan Sportsplex (433 Main St., Powassan) and the Trout Creek Community Centre (181 Main St., W, Trout Creek) are active centres with various programs for all residents. Each centre boasts regulation ice surfaces offering programs for adults and youth for hockey, ball hockey, figure skating, recreational skating and a host of many other special events

4. Events and Entertainment

Powassan offers year round activities for everyone to enjoy. Attend one of our great community events like the Trout Creek Winter Carnival, Powassan Maple Syrup Festival, Municipal Canoe Race, Smoke N’ Spurs, BeerFest and Fishing Derby, as well as two Fall Fairs.

5. Water & Septic System

If you are living in a rural area of Powassan or in Trout Creek, your wastewater is treated by a septic system which treats your sewage right in your own yard and releases the treated effluent back into the ground. It is important to keep your septic system in good condition by ensuring proper maintenance. The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority advises that a septic system should be pumped out every 3-5 years, depending on the number of people utilizing the system.

6. Schools & Education

Within the Municipality of Powassan, there are two elementary schools: St. Gregory School located at 152 Fairview Lane Powassan, ON and Mapleridge Public School located at 171 Edward Street Powassan, ON

7. Recreation

The Municipality of Powassan operates and maintains a number of recreational facilities:

  • Area Parks
  • Ball Fields
  • Beach & Boat Launch
  • Lions Pool
  • Community Centre
  • Powassan Sportsplex
  • Trout Creek CC
  • Curling Club
  • Tennis Courts
  • Powassan Trails
  • 250 Clark Hub
  • Fitness Centre

Why Invest in Powassan? – The Bottom Line

Powassan has the quality of life many can only imagine. Powassan is proud to offer a variety of services to accommodate commercial, urban, and rural residents. There is a medical centre with three general physicians, a chiropractor, a Physiotherapist, a dentist downtown, two pharmacies, a grocery store, two convenience stores, the Scotiabank, three recreation halls, two of which have ice surfaces, a pool and a beach with boat launching facilities, numerous restaurants to accommodate any taste, gas stations, flower shops, building centres, automobile and boat repair shop.. you name it Powassan has it.

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