In addition to Latchford being the Hiking Trailhead of the North, having a magnificent beach, great recreation facilities and waterfront camping facilities.
Latchford boasts a rich history which comes to life in many tourist attractions such as the House of Memories Museum and the Ontario Logger’s Hall of Fame.
With a population of 313, Latchford is a tight community with many housing opportunities. Latchford is a great place for an outdoorsman to reside, we boast about our great outdoors!
Latchford is the gateway to the James Bay Frontier and a great place to reside or to start your vacation on a summer or winter getaway by boat, canoe, foot, snowmobile, etc…
Message from the Mayor
We are equally proud of our colourful history. A history that not only incorporates our lumbering past but that of being a major transportation centre as well as a supply point for water access mining sites. Elk Lake received its supplies on large river boats from the “Port of Latchford” until 1912 and the famous inventor Thomas Edison had a mine across the lake from town.
Despite all the activity that has occurred here over the last century plus, we have not done anything to negatively impact the natural beauty of the area we are so fortunately situated in. Wildlife abounds in the surrounding transitional forest and sport fishing still provides ample rewards for those who pursue it both in Bay Lake and the Montreal River as well as the countless other lakes accessed from here. Launching your boat in Latchford allows travelling some 70 kilometres up river to Mountain Chute or the short portage over the Mattawapika Falls dam launches you into Lady Evelyn Lake.
Regardless of reason, make it a point to visit Latchford because you can be assured you will be genuinely welcome! –George Lefebvre