Township Of Red Rock

Welcome to Red Rock, Ontario A Superior Treasure

A gated community... without the gates!

In Red Rock you won’t be a stranger on a busy street. Instead, you will breathe fresh air, drink clean water and your children will be safe in a community that values its superior quality of life. Red Rock is a true community: a place where people live and work, raise families, and enjoy a range of lifestyle experiences. Located on the breathtaking north shore of Lake Superior; the world’s largest fresh water lake, Red Rock is a scenic waterfront town that is only minutes from the Trans-Canada Highway and less than one hour from Thunder Bay and its international airport. The Red Rock area offers residents a wide variety of community services and amenities as well as abundant social, recreational and cultural activities for all ages. Come and see what Red Rock has to offer. You may just stay for life!

Lake with green hills in the background



We’re naturally beautiful and friendly!

For people who are looking for a friendly, naturally scenic and peaceful place to live, Red Rock is an excellent choice. Surrounded by panoramic views of large rocky cliffs, green forests and clear waters, Red Rock residents are invested in a small community and hassle-free lifestyle.

Couple sitting on a white couch in their living room

In Red Rock, we also guarantee that your neighbours will become your good friends. Every house in town is within a five minute walk and the quality of affordable real estate is unquestionable.

Red Rock has one church: St. Hilary Catholic Church with an active Women’s Leagues and church populations.

There are also many local service organizations and societies that contribute culture and substance to the Town’s fabric. The Red Rock Beautification Committee keeps the town beautiful for visitors and residents alike. Our local volunteer groups are always looking for new members and fresh ideas. Joining one of these special interest groups is a great way to make new friends, who are sure to make you feel right at home in Red Rock. Our local service organizations include:

Red and white ships on the water, with green mountains in the background

  • Golden Club
  • Friends of the Library
  • Historical Society
  • Red Rock Beautification Committee
  • Catholic Women’s League
  • United Church Women’s League
  • Masons
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 226
  • RC Legion Ladies Auxiliary
  • St. Hilary’s School Council
  • Red Rock Public School Parent Council


  • Teen Town
  • Red Rock minor Hockey
  • Smokette's Woman's Hockey
  • Slow Pitch
  • Fish and Game Club
  • North Shore Golf Club
  • Land of Nipigon Waterway - How Mountain Hiking Trail - Nipigon/Red Rock Hiking Trail - Hike for Health


  • Live from the Rock Folk Festival
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Masonic Lodge 672
  • Red Rock Golden Club
  • Red Rock Historical Society
  • Red Rock Legion
  • St. Hilary Catholic Woman's League - Woman's Auxiliary
  • Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Branch 217


  • Library Board - Friends of the Library
  • Beautification Committee
  • Red Rock Non-Profit housing Board of Directors
  • Red Rock Volunteer Fire Brigade
  • Recreation Advisory Committee - Canada Day, Winder Carnival, Paju Mountain Run, Santa Skate
  • Red Rock Welcoming Committee



Red Rock may be a little off the highway but this community is well serviced and well connected. An impressive choice of municipal services, amenities and utilities are provided locally by the Township of Red Rock including public works, a recreation centre, a library, a volunteer fire department and emergency services. For further information about municipal services and rates visit:


Group of women outside in the sunshine, near a lake

Daily and weekly newspaper deliveries, telephone, internet, cable and satellite communications, and regular Canada Post and courier deliveries allow Red Rock residents to be well connected to current events and distant family throughout the year.

Those services that are not available right in Red Rock are easily transported from Thunder Bay. The City of Thunder Bay is only a short 97 kilometres drive away and the Thunder Bay International Airport serves scheduled and charter flights daily to major Canadian cities and beyond.telephone, internet, cable and satellite communications, and regular Canada Post and courier deliveries allow Red Rock residents to be well connected to current events and distant family throughout the year.


No Mountains to climb… unless you want to.

In business, the town of Red Rock is well-known for servicing the needs of local residents as well as its visitors. The business community works closely together to tailor and package their products so that the customer always receives value-added services.

Businesses in Red Rock:


Red Rock also boasts two primary schools, Red Rock Public School (Junior Kindergarten - Grade 8) and St. Hilary’s Catholic School (Junior Kindergarten - Grade 8), as well as one secondary school, Nipigon - Red Rock District High School (Grade 9-12). Class sizes are small and the student to teacher ratio is low, giving our students much more one-on-one learning and class time. All three schools have active parent/school councils and participate throughout the year in community and provincial activities.

Red Rock students are also serviced by world-class Post Secondary institutions located just an hour away by road in Thunder Bay including: Lakehead University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Confederation College, Distance education and job training programs are also offered in Red Rock through Contact North/Contact Nord.

Doing Business 

Red Rock also provides support and advisory services for those who want to climb to the top through entrepreneurship and business development. The Red Rock Community Economic Development Office should be your first stop for information when considering a new business venture. Our staff can assist and direct you to the appropriate offices and agencies to get help. For further information contact:

Red Rock Community Economic Development Office

42 Salls Street

PO Box 447

Red Rock, ON

P0T 2P0


Fax: 807-886-2793


Small Business Mentoring and Funding

Superior North Community Futures Development Corporation

7 Mill Road, PO Box 716

Terrace Bay, ON

P0T 2W0

Western Region Business Outreach Officer: Ron Salo

807-825-4505, extension 2



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Roger Harvey

Roger arrived in Red Rock from Quebec in 1944; age 17, looking for work and speaking very little English. He soon started work for 61 cents per hour. It was in Red Rock that Roger met and married his wife Madeleine and raised four sons and a daughter.

Roger and Madeleine believe that Red Rock is a “good place to raise kids, the community is safe; it’s peaceful and well-kept. We’ve had a good life here and we have no plans to leave. This is home; it’s our life and it’s still a good life. Even our grown kids with families don’t want our house to sell when we pass away. They want to be able to come back, visit and have a place to stay.”

Mike and Lynn Davio

Mike scanned and searched the internet for two years looking for a nice place to retire. In August 2008, Mike and Lynn made their decision and moved to Red Rock from Medicine Hat, Alberta.

They chose Red Rock “because of the location and because housing prices, taxes, water and sewer costs were all reasonable. It also had to be close enough to doctors, as we’re getting up there in age. There’s a hospital, doctors and a drug store in Nipigon (12 miles away) and a larger hospital in Thunder Bay (1 hour away). Red Rock is half way between our families in the East and West of Canada. People are nice here; almost everybody we’ve met is nice, friendly and helpful. The neighbours are so great.”


Lesli Moser (nee Imhoff)

Lesli’s was born at the Nipigon Hospital but moved from Red Rock in 1970 when she was just three years old. Today, Lesli is married and has two sons who are 14 and 16 years old. Their family has recently purchased a home and relocated to Red Rock.

“My husband is just about ready to retire and we started looking around for a good place to retire to last year. I had forgotten how stunning it was here in Red Rock. Northern Ontario is my favorite place. I’m in my own little slice of heaven and that’s how my husband felt as well. He had never been in this area before; he beyond likes it...he adores it here. It’s a small town, which I absolutely adore. My boys like to hunt and fish. My dad thinks it’s great that I’ve come back too. This is like a dream. I like the closeness in the community and the small schools. Everyone looks out for one another, and people take pride in their town. I don’t know; there’s just something about Red Rock.”


We're so friendly; we'll take you to Bingo

Red Rock is a thriving destination for indoor and outdoor recreation and leisure pursuits. Finding something to do in Red Rock won’t be a problem. Deciding what to do might.

Our multi-purpose recreation centre provides bowling, a full gymnasium and a 24 hour weight room. A variety of programs are also offered throughout the year from Tai Chi, Tai-kwon-do and yoga, to organized sports such as soccer, hockey and slow pitch. Tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields are also included in our facilities, in addition to the senior’s Golden Club and the Café. Red Rock’s full-size arena also hosts male and female hockey teams and public skating. Monday night is Bingo night in Red Rock, and there is always someone willing to take you to Bingo.

In Red Rock you will find outdoor activities for all abilities, whatever the season. Take a walk along our waterfront and marina where you’ll find breathtaking views over Lake Superior, or explore the picturesque hiking trail that connects Red Rock with the neighbouring town of Nipigon. If you’re a golfer, then you’re also in luck because the nearby North Shore Golf Club is noted for its breathtaking scenery and challenging golf game.Ships on the water at sunset

If you like to fish, then you will be in paradise in Red Rock. The fish species in the surrounding rivers and lakes include: Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Lake and Brook Trout, Small and Large Mouth Bass, Perch, Crappie, Sauger, Sturgeon, and Whitefish. In fact, the World Record Brook Trout was caught in the waters near Red Rock. The Red Rock area is also good for hunting moose and partridge.

In the winter, within minutes, there are cross country ski trails and untouched places to snowshoe. The Red Rock area also offers some of the best ice fishing in Northern Ontario, including the fishing derby in March.

History is also to be found in Red Rock and the Town’s Historical Society is a wonderful place to learn more about Red Rock’s storied past.

Red Rock is equally well-known for its festivals and events including the Live from the Rock Blues and Folk Festival; one of the best folk festivals in Canada that features over 25 live performances on five stages every year in August.

Red Rock Clubs and Organizations:

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