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Opasatika, Ontario

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Opasatika is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in the Cochrane District on the Opasatika River, a tributary of the Missinaibi River. Its name is of First Nation origin, meaning "river lined with poplars".[2]

Township (single-tier)
Township of Opasatika
Canton d'Opasatika
Highway 11 through Opasatika.
Highway 11 through Opasatika.
Opasatika is located in Ontario
Coordinates: 49°32′N 82°52′W / 49.533°N 82.867°W / 49.533; -82.867Coordinates: 49°32′N 82°52′W / 49.533°N 82.867°W / 49.533; -82.867
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Cochrane
 • Mayor Donald Nolet
 • MPs Carol Hughes (NDP)
 • MPPs Gilles Bisson
 • Land 329.98 km2 (127.41 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 214
 • Density 0.6/km2 (2/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code P0L 1Z0
Area code(s) 705

The main communities in the township are Opasatika and Lowther, both located along Highway 11 between Mattice and Harty. The ghost town of Reesor Siding, site of the 1963 Reesor Siding incident, is at the western edge of the township. The former Canadian Forces Station Lowther was located in the municipality.



Canada census – Opasatika community profile
2011 2006
Population: 214 (-23.6% from 2006) 280 (-13.8% from 2001)
Land area: 329.98 km2 (127.41 sq mi) 329.98 km2 (127.41 sq mi)
Population density: 0.6/km2 (1.6/sq mi) 0.8/km2 (2.1/sq mi)
Median age: 46.7 (M: 46.5, F: 46.9)
Total private dwellings: 120 128
Median household income: $60,967
References: 2011[3] 2006[4] earlier[5]


  • Population in 2011: 214
  • Population in 2006: 280
  • Population in 2001: 325
  • Population in 1996: 349
  • Population in 1991: 388

Mother tongue:[4]

  • English as first language: 12.5%
  • French as first language: 83.9%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 3.6%

See alsoEdit

  • List of townships in Ontario
  • List of francophone communities in Ontario


  1. ^ a b "Opasatika census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Opasatika welcomes you". Municipalité d'Opasatika. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  4. ^ a b "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

External linksEdit

  • Township of Opasatika