- Longlac, Ontario
Longlac is located on Long Lake, 320 kilometers east of
Thunder Bay, Ontarioand adjacent to the native reservation community of "Little Long Lac". It lies approximately halfway between Toronto, Ontarioand Winnipeg, Manitoba. Long Lake was inhabited by the Ojibwaprior to European contact. In the 17th century the site became part of the fur trading route used by voyageurs, and later the Hudson's Bay Companyand the North West Company.
In 1914 the
Canadian Northern Railwaywas built through Longlac, as part of the Lake Superiorroute from Port Arthur to Hornepayne and eastern Canada. The Canadian Northernwas absorbed by Canadian National Railways in 1918. Following the 1924 completion of Canadian National's Longlac-Nakina Cut-Off, connecting the tracks of the Canadian Northern at Longlac with the former National Transcontinental Railwayat Nakina, eastern Canadian rail traffic to or from Winnipegand beyond, was routed over the rails of the NTR west of Nakina. This is the route through Longlac used by the Canadian National Railwaytoday.
Longlac was connected to Highway 11 in 1942.
It has a large
forestryindustry, as well as a growing tourismindustry.
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