Community Profile

The best of both worlds – stay and play in one of Northern Ontario’s most attractive and spectacular four season playgrounds. Located in the heart of the LaCloche Foothills, just 45 minutes west of the City of Sudbury, and 35 minutes from the North Channel with access to beautiful Georgian Bay.

Espanola is situated amongst pristine lakes, old growth forests and the rugged terrain of the Canadian Shield. Enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, or test your skill on our challenging 9 hole golf course. Winters offer snowmobilers access to some of the finest trails in the north as well as skiing, snowboarding and curling at our 100% volunteer‐run clubs.

Espanola is the regional retail and service hub of LaCloche Manitoulin. We are privileged to have a full service Recreation Complex complete with seasonal programming, a fitness centre, squash court, arena, attached library and Northern Ontario’s only public salt water pool.  The Regional Recreation Complex is also home to "The Espanola Express" our own NOJHL Junior 'A' Hockey Team.

Home to Northern Ontario’s largest Fibre Arts Festival, Espanola offers a rich sense of celebration, arts and culture. We proudly lay claim to Espanola Little Theatre, one of Northern Ontario’s longest running theatre troupes.  Our neighbouring communities and the City of Sudbury offer easy access to professional theatre, the symphony, a plethora of art tours and regional festivals.

Experience our spirit and quality of life in Espanola!

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Domtar view from the river


View of Espanola from Clear Lake Hill 

Community Testimonials


We stayed in Espanola rather than moving back to Muskoka because the small town feel and welcoming community quickly made it feel like home. We have taken advantage of the many activities in Espanola and have joined multiple teams and made great friends over the past year. We are excited to start a family here and look forward to what our future in Espanola has to offer.

- Mallorie Schandlen