Kapuskasing

 

Welcome to the Town of Kapuskasing!

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Location Population Information
Access, Transport Businesses
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Town of Kapuskasing Municipal Offices

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Kapuskasings Natural Beauty

 

Around Town

Kapuskasing River Adventures

 

 

 

History

The town of Kapuskasing (originally known as MacPherson until 1917) was established along the banks of the Kapuskasing River at its junction with the newly completed National Transcontinental Railway in 1911 and the awarding of local timber and hydro development leases for the region. The timber leases would not be put into use for nearly 10 years, when the rights were eventually sold to Kimberly-Clark. In the interim period between 1911 and 1920 little development occurred in the area as the railway was at this time the only means of access to this remote Northern Community. During the first world war an internment camp was established on what is presently the grounds of the municipal airport, to house more than 1,300 prisoners of war and immigrants from enemy countries. The detainees were put to work clearing land for an experimental farm established by the government to explore farming possibilities in the region. Attempts after the end of WWI to setup veterans with farms in the area was unsuccessful due the compounding factors of weather, remoteness and the failure to begin development of the promised wood pulp mill.

In 1920 Kimberly-Clark, having purchased the timber leases in the area immediately began development of a pulp mill. Over the coming years the town and neighboring communities grew rapidly in size and wealth. Efforts to explore the farming possibilities in the region were largely abandoned by both aspiring farmers and the government as the local economy increasingly revolved around the pulp wood industry and its needs. In 1928 the mill became the single paper source for the printing of the New York Times. The mill has continued to be in operation since despite changes in ownership over the years.

Location

The town of Kapuskasing, originally known as MacPherson, started out as a remote stop on the National Transcontinental Railway located at what is now the junction of Highway 11 and the Kapuskasing River. The town covers an area of  approximately 84.37 km with a population density of 98.3 people for every kmcompared to that of Vancouver  with 5492.6 persons per km2,  Hamilton, Ontario 480.6 persons per km2, and  Ottawa with 1860.1 persons per km2.

Population

2016 Census Data             Community Profile

Population: 8,292

Age Profiles: 15.56% under the age of 14

55.05% are of Average Working Age (15 to 60)

29.39% are 60+

The average age of the local population is 44.2 years old. The average household size is 2.1 persons per household.

Languages: The community is largely bilingual with more than 70% of the local population being fluent in both English and French.

Average Individual Income: $42,617       Average Family Income:$81,725

Educational Level: (that of residents of working age) 85.3% have a minimum of a High School Diploma

Highest Educational Level attained (as percentage of working age population)

High School Diploma : 28.6%

Trades: 25.96%

College Diploma: 32.56%

University Degree:11.24%

Types of Major Employment:

Trades, Manufacturing & Transport

Natural Resources

Health Sciences

Education

Management & Finance

Access & Transport

The town of Kapuskasing is situated along Highway 11, part of the Trans-Canada Highway linking Eastern and Western Canada. The Ontario Northland Railway also runs through the community providing potential access to freight transportation services linking Northeastern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec over a rail system that spans from Moosonee to North Bay, and from Calstock to Rouyn Noranda, Quebec, over 700 miles of rail line. National Shipping is available via their connections in Hearst, Rouyn Noranda and North Bay.

The communities of Cochrane, Kapuskasing and Timmins offer access to Airports. It is possible to get from here to Toronto in less than 3 hours via Porter Airlines at Timmins Airport which offers twice daily connections to Downtown Toronto Billy Bishop Airport.

Ontario Northland Bus Service operates a daily service through the community traveling both west to Hearst, and East to connections in Timmins, North Bay, Sudbury, Toronto and beyond.

Businesses

Artisans

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Cordonnerie Francoeur Shoe Repair

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Lutherie Dubosq Guitars

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Kapuskasing Bladework – Blacksmith and Cutler (Knifemaker)

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Pushin Ink Tattoo

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Sawdust Sisters – Handmade Country Crafts

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Auto Repair & Servicing

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Ron’s Repair Shop – Small Engine Repairs & Parts

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Steff’s Diagnostic & Repair Center

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Business Services

Kapuskasing Chamber of Commerce

Kapuskasing & District Chamber of Commerce

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Amanda on Demand

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Carpeters & Cabinet Makers & Furniture (Manufacturers & Repair)

Dagenais

Dagenais Woodwork

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E. Plourde & Son

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Charity

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Biker’s Helping Hand

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Comic/Memorabilia

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Level Kap – Comics & Memorabilia

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Construction 

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A & D Roofing & Construction

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Dan’s Plastering & Painting

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Convience Stores 

Drisdale Variety and P'tit Tackleshop

Drisdale Variety Store

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Clothing

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Moonbeam Country Store

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Rugged – Hunting & Work Safety Wear

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Dealerships

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Eastview Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd

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Eastview RV

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Lecours Motor Sales

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Val Albert Motors Ltd

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Entertainment

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Royal Theatre

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North Side Lanes

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Estheticians & Hairstylists

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Nails by Danielles Reflexology & Spa

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Rock N’ Beauty Parlour

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Fishing & Hunting Equipment

Drisdale Variety and P'tit Tackleshop

Drisdale Variety & La Ptite Tackle Shop

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Nicolas Isabelle Jigs

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Furniture & Decor

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Details

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Rody’s Retail

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Gas Stations

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Flying J Travel Center – Gas Station, Truck Stop & Hot Food

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Groceries & Produce 

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Country Roots

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La boulangerie – Bakery

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The Brew Factory    & Scoops Bulk Food

 

 

 

 

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Fromagerie Kapuskoise

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Kapuskasing Meats

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M& M

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Health & Wellness

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J.R. Watkins Independent Consultant Joanne Kennedy

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Namaste Studio – Yoga, Aromatherapy

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Rock Box Crossfit

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Stay Strong Supplements, 10 Byng

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Hotels & Motels

Chain of Lakes  Motel, Government Rd, (705) 335- 2213

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Super 8

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Motorsports, Boats, & Machinery Sales Service etc

Gaston's Sport & Marine, Kapuskasing

Gaston’s Sport & Marine

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Cabin Fever Motorsports & Marine, Kapuskasing

Cabin Fever Motorsports & Marine

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Municipal  & Social Services

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Disability Resource Centre

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Kapuskasing Fire Department

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Musicians

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Barrel House Blues Band

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Pets & Equine

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Animal Rescue of Kapuskasing

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Cuts for Mutts

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Starview Stables

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Photographers

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Carmelle’s Hobby – Portrait Photography

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Jonathan Beausejour Photography

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Sophie Begin Photography & Video

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Radio Stations

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Moose FM – English

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Realtors/Estate Agents

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Silva Terra Realty Kapuskasing

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Restaurants/Fast Food

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A & W Restaurants

Government Rd next to Super 8

 

 

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Back to the Grind

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Bidule Restaurant

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Chez Lizette Restaurant

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Dixie Lee

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Le Kaprice

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Nicky’s Chipstand

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North Side Lines

North Side Lanes

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Papa Franco’s

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The Salty Pig CO.CHON

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Schools 

Please see our Schools Page for a full list / S’il vous plâit voir notre page Éducation pour le liste des écoles

Sports Equipment

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Wet & Wild Outdoors Outdoor Equipment Sales & Rentals

Snowshoes, Kayaks & Canoes

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Sports

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Kapuskasing Icehawks Midget A Hockey

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Kapuskasing Minor Hockey Association

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Kapuskasing Minor Soccer Association

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Kapslopitch

Kapuskasing Minor Slo-Pitch League

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Veterinary Services

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Hopital Veterinaire MCM Veterinary Hospital

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