Introduction

The Municipality of Greenstone (Canada 2016 Census population 4,636) is located in the District of Thunder Bay and spans an area of 3,172 km² making it one of the largest municipalities in Canada. Greenstone was created on January 1, 2001 by the amalgamation of the former towns of Geraldton and Longlac, the townships of Nakina and Beardmore, and a vast area of unincorporated territory including numerous settlements such as Caramat, Jellicoe, MacDiarmid and Orient Bay. First Nation communities within Greenstone municipal boundaries are Long Lake 58, Lake Nipigon Ojibway, Rocky Bay and Sand Point, while Aroland and Ginoogaming First Nations are situated just outside the Municipality. Greenstone is surrounded by miles of Boreal Forest and many lakes and river systems teeming with fish and wildlife making the area an adventure playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

Location

The Municipality of Greenstone is located along the Trans-Canada Highway 11 stretching from the shores of Lake Nipigon to the eastern municipal boundary by Proctor Lake.  Highway 11 passes through the communities of MacDiarmid, Beardmore, Jellicoe, Geraldton and Longlac,  Secondary highways connect the communities of Nakina and Caramat to the north and south. The CN transcontinental line passes through Caramat, Longlac and Nakina.

Climate

Greenstone derives climatic data from the Environment Canada weather station at the Greenstone Regional Airport located in the ward of Geraldton.

Source: Environment Canada, GERALDTON A Station. 

http://climate.weatheroffice.gc.ca/climate_normals/results_e.html?stnID=4003&lang=e&dCode=0&province=ONT&provBut=&month1=0&month2=12

Source: Environment Canada, GERALDTON A Station.

http://climate.weatheroffice.gc.ca/climate_normals/results_e.html?stnID=4003&lang=e&dCode=0&province=ONT&provBut=&month1=0&month2=12