The Municipality of West Nipissing enjoys a strategic location in northeastern Ontario. It benefits of being within equal commuting distances of Sudbury to the west and North Bay to the east. The most significant rail and highway transportation corridors in northeastern Ontario pass through its borders.
The Municipality is rich in its multi-cultural character, its francophone heritage and in the diversity of its rural and small urban landscapes. Lake Nipissing, the Sturgeon River and other water bodies provide attractive residential settings for residents, newcomers and retirees alike. The area's agricultural roots are evidenced by many prosperous farms that dot the Municipal countryside. Juxtaposed with a resource base of agricultural, mineral aggregate extraction and forestry, is a thriving construction and retails trade sector. Tourism and service-based retail are important and further evolving sectors as the Municipality strives to further diversify its economic base.
The Municipality is characterized by a mature settlement pattern, a full range of public service uses and a level of municipal services commensurate with local needs. Municipal restructuring in 1999 has streamlined the delivery of these services.
On January 1, 1999, the towns of Cache Bay and Sturgeon Falls and the Townships of Caldwell, Field, and Springer amalgamated to form a new municipality. The following geographic Townships are annexed to The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing: Bertram, Latchford, Falconer, Loudon, MacPherson, Beaucage, Pedley, Kirkpatrick, Grant, Badgerow, Hugel, Fell, Bastedo, Gibbons, Crerar, McWilliams, Dana, the east protion of the geographic Township of Janes.