This bustling community is one of the oldest settlements in Greenstone, having begun as a trading post for the North West Company prior to 1800. Longlac is situated on the shores of the Kenogami River and Long Lake which made it a prosperous trade route for furs and forestry. For over a century, the historic escapades of the European fur trade not only graced these waters but made their shores the site of many fierce and even violent battles between the North West Company and the Hudson Bay Company for control of the region’s bounteous fur supply.
The Long Lake log drives in the early 1930’s began an era of forestry that today not only sustains Longlac’s economy, but is the economic heart of the entire Greenstone region.
Longlac is the industrial hub of Greenstone. Here residents enjoy shopping, delectable dining, banking services, an optometrist, medical clinics, and two daycare centers, among countless other services.
The community also supports a francophone secondary school and a First Nations secondary school as well as several elementary schools. Enjoy outdoor activities such as tennis, cross country skiing, and hiking or experience the grand festivities of the Summerfest Celebration that brings hundreds of visitors from all across the region to join in the fun!