The community of Hornepayne is 97 km (58 mi) north of White River on Highway 631 and is situated in the heart of the Boreal Forest. The lakes and forest surrounding this railway and lumber community make it a haven for sport fishing and hunting. In winter, snowmobile miles of groomed trails or cross country ski through peaceful snow covered forests.
Local amenities include a service station, convenience store, and accommodations.
True northern experiences can be found at Nagagamisis Provincial Park. The lake’s name is Cree for “lake with fine sandy shores”. The reminders of human presence can still be found today: the remains of a trapper’s cabin, 2 First Nation cemeteries and pottery fragments indicating that humans have lived in this area for at least 1,000 years. Fishermen will find fantastic fishing for walleye, northern pike and yellow perch. This quiet remote lake also offers excellent swimming, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and leads to challenging canoe routes on the Nagagami and Shekak rivers. There are also 2 hiking trails where visitors can learn about the local wildlife and plants.
Travelers can board the VIA passenger train which travels through our community on its coast to coast trek. Our municipal airport has a paved runway, 3,500 feet in length, which is used for both private/charter aircraft and medivac services.