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Canyon Country

Explore & Experience Dorion

Only 70 kilometres east of Thunder Bay, Dorion gives you the best of both worlds -- rural serenity at a close distance to Northwestern Ontario's urban centre. Dorion is 212 square kilometres of the vast northern boreal forest spotted with many inland lakes, rivers and streams swimming with pickerel and trout. If you're seeking northern adventure and relaxation, Dorion is the place to be. The regional tourism opportunities are endless, the experience is unforgettable and the people are warm and friendly.

Come see for yourself... Explore Dorion in Canyon Country!


Provincewide - STAY AT HOME ORDER

Ontario Enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order
EFFECTIVE - Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

This order requires everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely.

***Call for 2021 Applications***

Enbridge's Community Investment Fund provides donations and sponsorship opportunities each year in the Township of Dorion to qualified organizations.

Please visit www.enbridge.com/about-us/our-values/corporate-citizenship/apply-for-funding to learn more and to apply today!

If you have any questions about the Community Investment Fund please contact Greenwich Wind Farm at samantha.ventura@enbridge.com


Truck & Equipment Tender




In response to the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit will be moving into the "Grey - Lockdown" zone of the Provincial Framework.


2020 Draft Official Plan

As part of the ongoing Official Plan Review process, the Township of Dorion is releasing, for public viewing, a new 2020 Draft Official Plan, along with the Background Report and Draft Maps.

The 2020 Draft Official Plan updates the current existing Official Plan with the following:

  • New Planning Legislation and Policies
  • Council and Public Input from a Special Meeting of Council
  • Findings from Background Study
  • Provincial Core Team Meeting (all Provincial Ministries)
  • Initial Staff Review
  • Initial Public Input

These documents can be viewed here:

Township of Dorion

Municipal Office "Soft Opening" with COVID-19 Restrictions

Effective: Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

(Tuesdays ONLY - 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Click here for further details

If you wish to visit the office, you MUST CALL AHEAD to arrange an appointment

NO EXCEPTIONS - Call (807)857-2289


Mandatory Face Mask and Face Coverings

Click here for Mandatory Masks FAQs for Public I Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Mask or Face Covering Required


Museum Committee Vacancies

(2 Vacancies Available)

The Township of Dorion is inviting applications from residents who are interested in becoming a member of the Museum Committee.

Click here for more information

Click here for Application Form

PUBLIC NOTICE - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Township of Dorion Declares an Emergency - March 26, 2020 - 1:30 p.m.

The Township of Dorion has issued a Declaration of Emergency in accordance with the Emergency Management Act and Civil Protection Act, pertaining to COVID-19. This is a precaution to ensure we can access additional resources and funding available to protect the health and well-being of our residents during the COVID-19 Public Health pandemic, when and if required.

At this time, the Declaration of Emergency does not impact the overall essential services of the Township of Dorion.

This declaration also supports the current Public Health recommendations that NEED TO BE FOLLOWED:


  • you have reason to believe you have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 OR if you are in close contact with older adults or medically vulnerable people OR if you have been advised to self-monitor for any other reason by your Public Health Authority.


  • you have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days OR if your Public Health Authority has identified you as a close contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19.


  • you have diagnosed with COVID-19 OR if you are waiting to hear the results of a laboratory test for COVID-19 OR if you have been advised to isolate at home for any other reason by your Public Health Authority.

For Immediate Release - Declaration of Emergency PDF

UPDATED - March 24, 2020

The Township of Dorion is taking precautionary measures to maintain safety and well-being in our community due to the on-going COVID-19 circumstances.

ALL Township of Dorion facilities will be closed until further notice.

The Dorion Municipal Office will be closed to the public until further notice. If you have any enquiries, please call 807-857-2289 - Press 0.

The Township of Dorion will continue to provide essential services, such as fire and emergency services and road maintenance services.

The Dorion Landfill Site will remain operating during its regular hours, however, the landfill site attendant's building will be closed to the public.

Fire Permits for 2020 can be purchased from the Canyon Country Co-Op Store or by calling the Municipal Office.

For questions or additional information please contact:

Municipal Office - (807)-857-2289; office@doriontownship.ca

Public Works Garage - (807)-857-2295; (807)-887-7090; publicworks1@bellnet.ca

We strongly encourage the public to be extra diligent in protecting themselves and others against illness-causing germs by:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Covering your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand;
  • Staying home if you are sick, if possible
  • Avoiding visiting people in hospital or long-term care homes if you are sick; and
  • Getting your flu shot if you haven’t already done so as the flu virus is still circulating in the community.

For additional information, we recommend the following websites:

Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Government of Canada

Ontario Ministry of Health

World Health Organization

Other Resources:



How to protect yourself




Status of Cases in Ontario

Township of Dorion Public Notice Download: COVID-19

Quick Facts
About Dorion

Home to Canada's Longest Suspension Bridge

Home to Eastern Canada's Deepest Canyon

Home to Over 150 Species of Birds Including Falcons

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