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Township of Chapleau


Chapleau began as a rail town in the 1880s.

Canadian Pacific Railway was the first railway to stretch from the East to West coast of Canada. Chapleau has been part of that history, functioning as a division point since 1885. CP Rail employs almost 200 people in Chapleau. 

The CP Rail line also hosts a VIA Rail passenger train that runs from Sudbury to White River and stops in Chapleau six times a week. For more on VIA Rail and to book a trip go to

Quick Facts on Chapleau's Transportation Sector

Estimated Employment: 200 jobs

Employers: CP Rail, Hallcon Corporation

Products: Freight shipping, public transit, fully serviced airport

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