Dorion is a small rural community in Northwestern Ontario with a population of 380 people and a land mass of 212 square kilometres. Dorion is located 70 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario on highway 11/17 on the Top of Lake Superior.

The Dorion area is rich in natural resources, abundant with tourism and recreational opportunities and offers a high quality of life for residents and visitors in the community. The Township is well served by rail and road connections and is within an hour drive to Thunder Bay regional hospital and international airport. As the economy continues to experience transition in the forest industry, current growth in mining exploration, research into wind energy and in agro-forestry shows potential to replace much of the base sector employment that has been lost.

Dorion has a rich history and prides itself on the quality of life it has to offer people. Dorion is a great place for people to live, play and visit. Why Dorion? It all comes down to quality of life!

Why Dorion?

Affordable Housing

Dorion has low housing costs compared to other larger municipalities and is the ideal place to build the dream home, raise a family and retire.

Location & Quality of Life

Dorion offers residents all the benefits of rural living at a close distance (45 minutes) to the urban centre of Thunder Bay.


Educational quality is second to none in Dorion as it offers a relatively new public elementary school as well as an Ontario Early Years Centre for toddlers. High school students access the regional high school in the Township of Red Rock 20 minutes from Dorion.

Employment Prospects

Although Dorion has lost much of its base sector employment in the forest industry, there is a growing demand for skilled labour in the emerging mining industry as well as potential opportunities in agro-forestry.

Recreation & Tourism

Families and visitors have close access to numerous lakes, rivers and natural trails to explore. Ouimet Canyon is right in your back yard! In the fall, Dorion becomes alive with hunters from all over Canada and the U.S. looking to harvest black bear, deer and moose.


The area offers the uniqueness of northern winters and the adventure that accompanies winter activities like snowmobiling, ice fishing and cross-country skiing. Summers are warm and full of opportunities for eco-tourism exploration and outdoor activities.


The animal habitat in Dorion is unique and offers visitors a variety of opportunities to catch pictures of local wildlife. From the bald-headed eagle to the great Canadian Moose, Dorion is home to them all!

Community Pride & People

Dorion is full of people dedicated to the success and quality of life in Dorion. Come and experience the northern hospitality that Dorion residents exude.