North Frontenac Quick Facts
The Township of North Frontenac is a 1,164.73 square km lower-tier municipality, part of Frontenac County, and home to over 1,842 permanent residents. In addition, there are an estimated 5,000 seasonal residents. The low density of the population (1.7 people per sq km) makes for the preservation of an amazing landscape. Also, North Frontenac is beautifully set in the heart of eastern Ontario's cottage country. For these reasons it one of the best destinations for hikers, bikers, bird watchers, campers, cottagers and retirees in southeastern Ontario.
Several interactive maps are available on the GIS and Maps page
displaying population and housing trends throughout Eastern Ontario.
Age and Sex
|Total private dwellings:||2,823|
|Private dwellings occupied by usual residents:||904|
|Population density per square kilometre:||1.6|
|Land area (square km):||1,164.73|
Our Dark Skies
North Frontenac is lucky to have some of the most southerly exceptional dark skies in Canada. The darkest region in the area, known as the 'Dark Peninsula', encompasses 4 Counties, Frontenac, Lennox-Addington, Hastings and Renfrew. For millions of people in southern Canada and the north-east US, this is the best view of the night sky and the Milky that they will most likely experience.
This 'Dark Peninsula' has captured the attention of many scientists, who wish to utilize its natural darkness for telescopic surveying. If you are lucky enough to experience this natural phenomenon, then you would be familiar with the fascinating spectacles it presents. On the left is a photo taken of the Milky Way from the top of Mallory Hill. On the right is a photo from the 2012 Star Gazing Event at the 506 Helipad.
Come visit the Township of North Frontenac soon!