Raith, Ontario

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dispersed rural community
unincorporated area
Raith is located in Ontario
Location in Ontario
Coordinates: 48°49′19″N 89°55′09″W / 48.82194°N 89.91917°W / 48.82194; -89.91917Coordinates: 48°49′19″N 89°55′09″W / 48.82194°N 89.91917°W / 48.82194; -89.91917[1]
Country Canada
Province Ontario
District Thunder Bay
Geographic township Golding
Elevation[2] 488 m (1,601 ft)
Time zone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Time Zone (UTC-4)
Postal Code P0T
Area code(s) 807

Raith is a dispersed rural community and unincorporated area in geographic Golding Township in the Unorganized Part of Thunder Bay District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.[1]


The community lies at the watershed divide between the Great Lakes Basin/Saint Lawrence River drainage basin and the Hudson Bay drainage basin, a fact highlighted by a Ontario Heritage Trust Blue Plaque.[3][4] The Oskondaga River, on the Great Lakes basin side of the divide, begins at Raith.


The community is Ontario Highway 17, at this point part of the Trans-Canada Highway, between Upsala to the northwest and Shabaqua Corners to the south. There are also two railway lines: the Canadian Pacific Railway transcontinental main line, in operation; and the Canadian National Railway Graham Subdivision main line, originally built as part of the National Transcontinental Railway, now abandoned.


  1. ^ a b "Raith". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  2. ^ Taken from Google Earth at geographic coordinates, accessed 2014-09-02.
  3. ^ "The Arctic Watershed". Ontario's Historical Plaques. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Arctic Watershed, The". Online Plaque Guide. Ontario Heritage Trust. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 

Other map sources:

  • Map 13 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 1,600,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  • Restructured municipalities - Ontario map #2 (Map). Restructuring Maps of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 2006. Retrieved 2014-09-02.