Welcome to the Village of Opasatika!

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The Opasatika is located at the junction of Highway 11 and the Opasatika River, a tributary of the larger Missinaibi Rivier. The township covers approximately 329.98km2  with a population density of 0.6 people for every km2 compared that to  Toronto : 4149.5 persons per km2, Montreal 4,517 persons per km2, Kitchener-Waterloo 576.7 persons per km2.


2016 Census Data

Population: 226

Age Profiles: 11.06% under the age of 14

57.5% Average Working Age (15 to 60)

18.1% is 60+

The average age of the local population is 47.8 years old. The average household size is 2.0 persons per household.

Languages: The community is 66% Francophone, however the majority of residents are bilingual in both French and English.

Educational Level: (that of residents of working age) 71.05% have a minimum of a High School Diploma

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

High School Diploma : 28.9%

Trades: 13.16%

College Diploma: 21.05%

University Degree:5.26%

Types of Employment:

Trades, Manufacturing,Transport & Natural Resources

Sales & Service

Health Sciences

Business & Administration

Access & Transport

Roadways in the community are well maintained, paved in the village and gravel along the surrounding concessions. Winter tires are a must if traveling in the area between October and April.

Opasatika 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 5 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.


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