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.


The health and well-being of  everyone  is always Council's highest priority.  The impact of COVID 19 remains a risk for all large scale events in 2020.  For this reason the Elk Lake Civic Holiday activities are canceled for this year.  We hope to see everyone in 2021 for an extra special 75th celebration.

As of 12:01 am on May 16th, 2020 Ontario lifted the Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) designation that was put in place last month across Ontario's fire region. Please be advised that permits are still required to have a campfire and must be inspected.  Please call the Twp Office. 


Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Province of Ontario has reduced the number of people allowed at a gathering to five(5).

Therefore, all Council Meetings will be closed to the public until further notice. 

If you have a matter to discuss with Council, please telephone the office at 678-2237, email: elklake@ntl.sympatico.ca, or leave a letter in the drop off box int he office lobby.

​The Municipal Office is closed to the public until further  notice. 

Payments can still be made in the main lobby of the office. Chqs can be dropped off it the white box at the top of the stairs.

Interest fees will be waived until the State of Emergency is lifted.


March 18th, 2020

The Township of James - COVID-19
Effective immediately all municipal buildings/facilities will be closed to the public with the exception of Town Hall .

Public Works will remain the same. 

Garbage pick up will remain the same.

Recycling:  We are requesting that all recyclable material be bagged in clear bags with the exception of cardboard.   

Material for buildings we typically go inside to collect should be set outside for collection.

Township of James

PO Box 10, 33 Third Street E

Elk Lake, ON   P0J 1G0

Tel : 705-678-2237

Fax: 705-678-2495

Township of James/Elk Lake