Township of Chapleau

Welcome from the Mayor

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Chapleau, the WFN Ultimate Fishing Town in Canada winner and Friendliest Town in the North.

Chapleau is a small town of just over 2000 people, a little gem set against the backdrop of pristine lakes, rivers, and abundant forests of northern Ontario.

As well as world-class fishing, Chapleau is the Gateway to the World's Largest Crown Game Preserve, and is a paradise for everyone who loves the great outdoors. Whether it be for nature photography, snowmobiling, boating, or enjoying nature in any of our beautiful Provincial Parks, Chapleau is a place to experience and where memories are made.

For over 100 years, Chapleau has served the railroad and the forestry industry, a heritage that continues to this day, but our greatest asset is in the hearts of our people. We are proud to be a bilingual community with close First Nations neighbours, and we look forward to making you a part of our family.