Marten River, Ontario - Gateway to the North
It's all here in Marten River! Fishing, hunting, swimming, boating, canoeing,
cottages, resorts, dining, shopping, family fun and corporate retreats.
Come and explore Northeastern Ontario and absorb the history and present day riches of Marten River the gateway to Northern Ontario’s beautiful Temagami region.
Marten River is an unincorporated hamlet located in the municipality of Temagami, in the District of Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. The latest census 2005 puts the town population at 87. Marten River is considered the gateway to the Temagami area. The main industry is mining, logging and outdoors tourism. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The area has many good lakes for fishing including: Marten Lake, Ingall Lake, Olive Lake and Jumping Caribou Lake off the old Ferguson Highway. Coordinates: 46°43′59″N 79°49′05″W
Located in the District of Nipissing just 30 minutes north of North Bay, Ontario on highway #11 and surrounded by old-growth forests and pristine waters, Marten River is a tiny hamlet community of about 90 souls and an unforgettable destination experience. With easy access from Ontario’s major centres, Quebec and the US, the area hosts many thousands of tourists and outdoor enthusiasts year-round who enjoy our natural wilderness setting and genuine hospitality.
Young and old alike rediscover nature and adventure in abundance; hiking through our majestic forests and nature preserves, camera in-hand for that rare chance at photographing wildlife in its natural setting; fishing our crystal-clean lakes, rivers and streams for prize Lake Trout, Walleye (Pickerel), Small Mouth Bass, Pike, Jumbo Perch and other species;
ATVing and snowmobiling hundreds of kilometers of old trails and logging roads; swimming, canoeing and boating countless lakes and water systems under our big skies; or hunting large and small game including black bear, moose, pheasant (grouse) and migratory birds.
Vacationers also have opportunity to visit many attractions and take in other activities and points of interest. Reawaken the past at the historic Logging Camp at Marten River Provincial Park, climb the fire tower in Temagami for a breathtaking panoramic view, tour the Cobalt Silver Mine or visit Northern Ontario’s Largest Book Store in Cobalt, or the Science North Museum in Sudbury just 90 minutes away, the Dionne Quint’s Museum in North Bay, and for golfers, choose from a variety of quality courses nearby. And there’s so much more to explore.
Visitors to Marten River may choose from a wide selection of hospitality, services and accommodations from camping at the Provincial Park or private campgrounds, motel and RV facilities, cottages and independent lodges catering to all service levels from basic Housekeeping to all-inclusive American Plan.
Other conveniences such as grocery items, gifts and souvenirs, fishing and hunting licenses, bait, gas and our local LCBO are readily available. Cell phone and Wi-Fi capabilities vary in the region with many facilities offering excellent service.
For families, couples or singles seeking adventure or rejuvenating solitude any season of the year, come to Marten River. It’s good for the heart, mind and soul.