The community of Beardmore hails as the “Gateway to Lake Nipigon”, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world! Lake Nipigon is renowned for its world-class fishing opportunities and spectacular scenery including black-green sand beaches and towering shoreline cliffs.
Since the early 1900’s, Beardmore has known an industrious legacy in rail, gold mining glory, forestry and commercial fishing.
Tourism also plays a valuable role in supporting the local economy offering visitors a choice of rustic resorts, charter cruises, a marina and picturesque Poplar Lodge Park. Beardmore also makes the map for its array of famous residents over the years including:
- Norval Morriseau, credited as the founder of Woodland art (also known as Legend or Medicine painting)
- Wolf Morriseau, renown native artist born in Beardmore
- Ewald Rentz, world-renown folk artist born in Beardmore, Ontario
- The 35-foot Snowman that continues to welcome all visitors and residents to this quiet little northern community.
Some of the services available in Beardmore include a community center, grocery store, banking services, restaurant and public library as well as an elementary school and regional health center.