Welcome to the Township of Tarbutt

Gateway to the North Channel

The many islands and shoreline with its jagged white rocks and pine trees, have inspired many a folklorist, artist, and poet over the years. 

Nature's Township

The Township of Tarbutt is located on both sides of Trans Canada Highway 17, just 40 minutes east of Sault Ste. Marie. The rocky shoreline of the North Channel is dotted with many islands and wind swept jack pines, drawing tourists and residents to the area for many generations. During the summer months the population of the Township swells to more than double the permanent number of residents.

Along with the beautiful waterfront, the Township is also a thriving agricultural and rural area, benefiting from a large farming population as well as a busy summer community. Agriculture is the main occupation of many rural residents, supported by industries and businesses in Sault Ste. Marie, which employ many of our residents with an easy commute.

Many islands, beautiful sunsets and the rocky shoreline have inspired many an artist, folklorist and poet over the years. The current year round population is roughly 500 people.

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Fire Permits

Please note that there has been changes to the fire permits that were issued till May 31st, 2022. This statement NO LONGER APPLIES: The amount to be burned at any one time shall not exceed one hectare (2.5 acres) or two piles, not to exceed 2m in diameter and less that 2m high (6ft). The following NOW APPLIES: No daytime fires are permitted without the permission of the Fire Chief. The amount to be burned at any one time shall not exceed one cubic metre (3 cubic feet).

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