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The Township of Upsala is a small town about an hour and a half from Thunder Bay and Ignace. Upsala is an unincorporated community and geographic township in Thunder Bay District in northwestern Ontario, Canada. It was named after the city of Uppsala in Sweden.

Lac des Mille Lacs is a major body of water located in Northwestern Ontario. It is approximately 144 kilometers (90 miles) west of Thunder Bay by way of Highway 17. The lake is 59,583.8 acres, or 24,113.6 hectares in size. Lac des Mille Lacs is a regionally significant recreational area for tourism, fishing, cottaging, and camping.

Upsala is unique in that it genuinely has some of the best fishing and hunting spots in the entire world. The natural setting of the community and region makes it an ideal getaway for the outdoorsman. Whether you’re coming from Thunder Bay, the mid-west US or even from another province. Whether you’re a fisherman or a hunter, Upsala has you covered.


Great fishing attracts most people to Lac des Mille Lacs & Upsala. This lake is the single largest contributor to inland angling opportunities in the Thunder Bay District. It is popular with residents and non-resident anglers visiting the area to fish. Well known for its sport fishing for walleye, pike, and whitefish. Lac des Mille Lacs has some of the best fishing spots in Northern Ontario, as well as the country. We have tourists visiting from all over the world to experience the fishing here in Upsala. With most tourists coming to our region primarily from Canada and the United States.


Upsala & Lac des Mille Lacs region attracts visitors from across the country and the world. The region is currently one of the richest sources of hunting in the area. Many locals from Thunder Bay district travel to Upsala to experience what Lac des Milles  Lacs has to offer. This region is well known for its moose, deer and small game hunting. Come and visit us to see firsthand what the hunting is like here in Upsala.

Why Upsala?

The location of Upsala and Lac Des Mille Lacs region makes it ideal for Thunder Bay based families. As a location, it’s far enough away to achieve a “holiday escape mindset” but not to faraway of a trip to make it seem that long. We have a wide range of activities from our hunting/fishing, extensive lake area as well as beautiful scenery. Upsala has some of the best sights in Northern Ontario but also can provide activities for everyone. From the hunter to the fisherman, whenever you’re in Upsala we can promise that there will always be something for you. This is what makes Upsala such a great place, it really is “A Place for All Seasons”.

Contact Info:

Phone: 807-986-1667
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Upsala.Info/
4185 Highway 17 Upsala, Ontario P0T 2Y0