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Municipality of Wawa (Single Tier Algoma)

Phone : (705) 856-2885
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Wawa

Wawa, ON (Nearby: Port Severn, Victoria Harbour, Coldwater, Port Mcnicoll, Moonstone)

44 Broadway Ave.
Wawa, Ontario
P0S 1K0

Ontario Tourism Region : Northcentral Ontario

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 3,690. In McMurray T., Algoma Dist., on the Magpie R. and Hwy 101, 1 km E of Hwy 17 and 10 km inland from L. Superior, 225 km N of Sault Ste. Marie.
  • The name is Ojibwa for 'wild goose,' and when the first post office opened in 1899, was spelled Wa-Wa.
  • The first post office closed in 1908. In 1898, William Teddy and his First Nations Peoples wife discovered gold on the shore of Wawa L., starting one of the biggest gold rushes in Ontario history.
  • In 1933 the post office reopened as Wawa.
  • In 1951 the name was changed to Jamestown to honour Sir James Dunn, a New Brunswick native who became one of North America's greatest industrialists and, in 1935, chair and president of Algoma Steel Corp. of Sault Ste. Marie.
  • Dunn died in 1956, and in 1960 the community name was changed back to Wawa.

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Off the beaten track:
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  • Forest Harbour, 2km
  • Sturgeon Beach, 3km
  • Sturgeon Bay, 3km
  • Fesserton, 3km
  • Caswell's Beach, 3km
  • Robin's Point, 4km
  • Port Severn, 6km
  • Sunset Beach, Penetanguishene area, 5km
  • Melduf, 5km
  • Victoria Harbour, 5km
  • Victoria Park, 7km
  • Vasey, 10km
  • Lovering, 8km
  • Paradise Point, 8km
  • Port McNicoll, 8km
  • Maceys Bay, 10km
  • Mordolphin, 9km
  • Riverside, Penetanguishene area, 10km
  • Evans Corner, 9km
  • McMillan, 9km
  • Elliotts Corners, 9km
  • Medonte, 9km
  • Grandview Beach, 9km
  • Triple Bay Park, 10km
  • Ebenezer, Penetanguishene area, 11km
  • Old Fort, 10km
  • Mount Stephen, 10km
  • South Bay, Honey Harbour area, 14km
  • Martyrs Shrine, 11km
  • Big Chute, 15km
  • Wolverine Beach, 13km
  • Elimere Point, 11km
  • Ogden's Beach, 11km
  • Eady, 13km
  • Tiffin, 12km
  • Mount St. Louis, 17km
  • Foxmead, 13km
  • Fair Valley, 15km
  • Buckskin, 15km
  • Waverley, 15km
  • Orr Lake, Barrie area, 17km
  • Mertz's Corner, 14km
  • Wood Landing, 17km
  • Severn Falls, 16km
  • Cedar Nook, 18km
  • Carley, 17km
  • Midland Point, 13km
  • Martinville, 20km
  • Crooked Bay, 19km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Cranberry Lake, 6km
  • Little Lake, 7km
  • Barron's Lake, 9km
  • Otter Lake, 8km
  • MacLean Lake, 9km
  • Gloucester Pool, 10km
  • Burrows Lake, 10km
  • Horseshoe Lake, 12km
  • Mountain Lake, 13km
  • Tea Lake, 14km
  • Baxter Lake, 15km
  • A-frame Lake, 15km
  • Buckskin Lakes, 14km
  • Six Mile Lake, 17km
  • Mud Lake, 12km
  • Coombs Lake, 13km
  • Buck Lake, 18km
  • Orr Lake, 18km
  • Niepage Lake, 17km
  • Dumbell Lake, 15km
  • Rumbles Mill Pond, 19km
  • Little Lake, 14km
  • Boot Lake, 19km
  • Cain Lake, 19km
  • Stuart Lake, 19km
  • Lone Lake, 20km
  • Mosquito Lake, 19km
  • McDonald Lake, 20km
  • Tank Lake, 18km
  • Bearshead Lake, 19km
  • McCrae Lake, 20km
  • Turtle Lake, 16km
  • Shaw Lake, 20km
  • Fairy Lake, 19km
  • St. Andrews Lake, 16km
  • Goblin Lake, 20km
  • Hart Lake, 20km
  • L Lake, 19km
  • Lower Boleau Lake, 20km
  • Narrow Lake, 21km
  • Gibson Lake, 24km
  • Upper Boleau Lake, 20km
  • Brotherson's Lake, 22km
  • Bear Lake, 24km
  • Lalonde Lake, 24km
  • Long Lake, 18km
  • Indian Pond, 23km
  • Woodland Lake, 21km
  • Rat Lake, 20km
  • Turtle Lake, 23km