Township of James/Elk Lake

​​Office Hours:  Mon - Fri - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

About Elk Lake

​​Welcome to our little town located on Hwy 65, 45 minutes West of Temiskaming Shores, ON.

Our bustling little town of 420 residents offers  'great outdoors' adventures for residents and visitors alike.  Recreational opportunities are limitless.  Hiking, skiing, boating, swimming, fishing, hunting and snowmobiling are activities available in abundance.

Visitors quickly note a dynamic community and the high level of volunteerism.  Today, Elk Lake's economy continues to be driven by a sustainable forestry industry.  The town, also boasts a significant number of wilderness camps and lodges offering excellent packages for the enthusiast.
The residents of Elk Lake and their municipal leaders go to great lengths to ensure that the quality of life, so valued in the community is maintained.

If you have not picked up your landfill pass, they will be mailed to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What restrictions are currently in place?

The Province of Ontario has placed the District of Temiskaming and the Township of James in the  Grey "Lockdown" stage of its COVID-19 response framework as of December 26, 2020.  Full details are available on the Province of Ontario's website:

What municipal buildings are closed to the public?

*Municipal Office

*Elk Lake Community Centre

*Elk Lake Fitness Centre

*Elk Lake Public Library - Curbside pick up only

How long will they remain closed?

Currently, all facilities are tentatively scheduled to reopen on January 9th, 2021 pending Provincial direction. We will continue to update residents and users as information is available.

Will my garbage and recycling still be picked up?

Yes, garbage and recycling curb side pick-up is still operating regular pick up dates remain the same.

*Pick-up times may vary during the holiday season.

Is the landfill still open?

Yes.  The landfill site will continue to operate with normal hours.  There will be no access to the landfill site outside of normal operating hours.

33 Third Street, P.O. Box 10, Elk Lake, ON  P0J 1G0

Email: ​

Tel (705) 678-2237 Fax (705) 678-2237


Township of James

PO Box 10, 33 Third Street E

Elk Lake, ON   P0J 1G0

Tel : 705-678-2237

Fax: 705-678-2495