Nomination Period for the 2018 Election Has Officially Closed

As of 2:00 p.m. CST the Nomination Period for the 2018 Election has closed. An official list of Certified Candidates will be released on Monday July 30, 2018.

Important Notice

We’re committed to serving you.

Reason for Closure: STAFFING SHORTAGE

Beginning July 18, 2018 our centre will be closed and will remain closed until July 24, 2017. During this time please visit one of these ServiceOntario centres:

SIOUX LOOKOUT 62 Queen St, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A2

IGNACE Highway 17 and Highway 599, Ignace, ON P0T 1T0


For more information, visit or call 1-800-267-8097.

More than 40 services online.

ServiceOntario offers more than 40 services online, including driver’s licence and licence plate sticker renewal, address change and more. For a complete list of our available online services, please visit

Beach Closure Cancelled

Earlier this afternoon the Township of Pickle Lake took precautionary measures to close the beach due to the possibility of wastewater contamination.

The Closure has now been cancelled and no wastewater entered the lake.

We remind residence to exceed caution of beach use after rainfalls or strong winds however as these events naturally cause bacteria levels in Lakes and Rivers to rise.

Important Notice

The Beach will be closed until further notice.

No swimming is permitted.

An update will be provides when made available.

Pitch IN

WHEN: Tomorrow, Saturday June 23 from 10 am-4 pm
WHERE: Meet at the Arena- Clean up the whole town


Categories: Most Bags Collected, largest item collected, most unique item collected, best dressed team/individual
Collection of empties also accepted!
Garbage Bags and Gloves Provided

BBQ Happening from 12pm -2pm
Burger and Pop $5.00
Hotdogs $2.00

Come out and support your community!

LANDFILL WILL BE OPEN FROM 12pm-4pm THIS SATURDAY ONLY and CLOSED next Saturday for Canada Long Weekend!!

Excess Asset

CBO Charles Tarrant May 22-23 Visit to Pickle Lake

CBO Charles Tarrant will be visiting Pickle Lake May 22 and 23rd.

If you require the services of the Building Official Please contact the Municipal Office at 807-928-2034 and Charles will arrange a time to meet with you.


Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has implemented a Restricted Fire Zone across much of Northwestern Ontario due to the ongoing dry conditions and extreme forest fire hazard.  This action is required to ensure the continued safety of the public and first responders. 

This RFZ is effective Tuesday May 15th   2018 at noon, and will be in effect until such time as the order is revoked.

A Restricted Fire Zone does not restrict movement or recreational activities; however, it does restrict the use of fire.  During an RFZ it is illegal to set out a fire for any purpose within the affected area, this includes campfires, cooking fires, and incinerators.  All burning normally permitted under the Forest Fire Prevention Act is suspended.   All existing burning permits are cancelled during an RFZ.

Some organized campgrounds or parks may permit campfires during certain times and under strict conditions.  Please contact the campground operator for local details.

Portable propane or gas stoves are permitted, but should be used with caution.  Charcoal installations are only permitted within 100m of a permanent structure used as a dwelling you own or legally occupy.  Coals must be completely extinguished and safely disposed of. 

When travelling in an RFZ please use extreme caution. 

If you see a fire, or someone not adhering to the conditions of the RFZ, please report it to 310-FIRE (3473).

For more information please call your local Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry office.

2018 Fishing and Hunting Regulations – Ontario

To view Fishing and Hunting regulations in Ontario for 2018 visit: (copies also available at the township office at no charge) 

NOTE:  Fishing and Hunting licences are not available in Pickle Lake.  Please be sure to obtain your outdoors card before you arrive in Pickle Lake for your fishing/hunting trip. 

Camping permits for the following are available at the township office:
RV Park in Pickle Lake, Kapkichi, Badesdawa Lake (Mud Lake), Menako Lake, Mawley Lake and the Pipestone River.

Permits may be pre-purchased before your arrival.  Contact the town office during business hours with the following information:
area desired for camping, number of people and their age group, number of vehicles and licence plate numbers, number of days/nights for visit and credit card for payment.  

Pricing is as per By-Law 2018-06 Schedule “A” Administration/Business Fees.

See our TOURISM page or, contact the township office for more information.