Al Secord Fitness Trail & Clear Lake Beach

Follow the paved Al Secord Trail along Highway 6 to Clear Lake Beach, where you can spend a fun-filled afternoon with family and friends.  Clear Lake Beach features a sandy beach, a playground, a beach  volleyball area, picnic tables and public washrooms. The Al Secord Trail begins at Queensway Avenue near Tim Horton’s and Clear Lake Beach is visible from Highway 6 at Foster Drive, in the south end of town.

Trail of Distinction

Waterfront Regeneration Trust is honoured to announce that the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail has been recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) as offering the very best that Ontario trails have to offer. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we congratulate our amazing partners for this recognition because you make the Trail possible.

See the Interactive Trail Map here
Download the Espanola Map (PDF)
Read more about the trail here

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Al Secord Fitness Trail Sign

clear lake path 2 beach path

Espanola Heritage Park

To commemorate the Town's 50th anniversary, the Espanola Historical Society in partnership with the Town of Espanola dedicated a heritage mural to depict our rich history.

The mural recognizes our early settlers, fur traders and loggers.  Our pulp and paper mill history includes a Prisoner of War Camp, housed within the mill during the second World War.

The project was funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Domtar Community Investment Fund and personal sponsorships from residents and local businesses.  The park is located at the north entrance of the town, behind Cambrian College at 91 Tudhope, near the "welcome" sign.

The mural is approximately 5 feet tall, with stainless steel plates as the photos.  It features engravings related to the following displayed photographs:
• Origin of Espanola's name
• Early natives
• Early settlers and fur traders
• Early lodging
• Pulp and paper mill history
• Prisoner of War Camp for Germany during World War II
• Sports and other cultural events over the years



Espanola Heritage Park



Retail and Business

The Town of Espanola is the regional shopping hub for Lacloche Manitoulin, offering a mix of restaurant and retail franchises and independently owned businesses.  Our businesses offer products and services to meet all your needs.

Along Highway 6 driving through Town there are businesses along the way including convenience and grocery stores, clothing and department stores, hardware and auto parts stores and much more. Watch for the directional signage.  

Refer to our Business Directory.

Espanola Mall Sign


The Town of Espanola is the regional service hub for Lacloche Manitoulin, offering a mix of fast food franchises and independently owned restaurants.  Please refer to our Business Directory for other businesses

Cortina Restaurant & Take-Out
383 Centre Street, Unit 3
Espanola, ON P5E 1E4
PH (705) 869-2104
Dynamyc Family Restaurant & Catering
224 Station Road
Espanola, ON P5E 1G1
PH (705) 583-3663
FX (705) 869-4205
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Golden Dragon Restaurant
322 Centre Street
Espanola, ON P5E 1G3
PH (705) 869-4477
FX (705) 869-4571
Hong Kong Restaurant
481 Centre Street
Espanola, ON P5E 1J5
PH (705)-869-2326
383 Centre Street, Unit 1
Espanola, ON P5E 1E4
PH (705) 869-3321
FX (705) 268-3020
Maranatha Bake Shop & Café
519 Centre Street
Espanola, ON P5E 1J9
PH (705) 869-2058
Marshall's Bar/Grill & Motel
585 Centre Street
Espanola, ON P5E 1J9
PH: (705) 869-1441
McDonald’s Restaurant
711 Centre Street
Espanola, ON P5E 1G2
PH (705) 862-7770
Pinewood Motor Inn
378 Centre Street, Hwy # 6
Espanola, ON P5E 1G3
PH (705) 869-3460
FX (705) 869-5875
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Roger Rabbit's
Family Restaurant
92 Park Street
Espanola, ON P5E 1E9
PH: (705) 862-7884
Subway Sandwiches & Salads
116 Centre Street
Espanola, ON P5E 1S4
PH (705) 869-0011
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Tim Hortons
701 Centre Street
Espanola, ON P5E 1T3
PH (705) 869-0549
FX (705) 869-0275
(Stewart’s) Tin Cup
800 Centre Street, Suite 208
Espanola Mall
Espanola, ON P5E 1J3
PH (705) 863-2622

Arts & Culture


Christi Belcourt
Espanola, ON
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Visual artist and author Christi Belcourt is the 2014 recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award & the Northern Ontario Influential Women Aboriginal Leadership Award.

Christi’s work explores a variety of issues, including concerns for the environment, biodiversity, spirituality and Indigenous rights.
Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario,  the Gabriel Dumont Institute, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, among other leading institutions.

Christi’s work commemorating residential school survivors and communities, Giniigaaniimenaaning (Looking Ahead), was rendered in stained glass and installed at Centre Block on Parliament Hill. It is only the second stained glass work to be commissioned for the Parliament buildings in recent years.

She is currently leading Walking With Our Sisters, a community-driven project that honours murdered or missing Indigenous women. Touring to 32 locations across North America through to the year 2020, the exhibit/memorial includes over 1,700 pairs of moccasin tops – intentionally not sewn into complete moccasins – that were created by over 1,300 people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Christi Belcourt

Kathy Dolan
2241 Lee Valley Rd
Espanola, ON P5E 1P7

Kathy took an interest in drawing and painting at a young age and enjoyed taking art courses through high school . Her interest was rekindled in 1999 when she started working in watercolour.

Over the years she added other mediums including pastel, coloured pencil, and just recently - acrylics. Her subject matter varies from people to landscapes to flora; whatever strikes an emotional cord.
Kathy Dolan

Annual Pumpkin Festival

A community celebration of all things Pumpkin!

Visit the Pumpkin Festival Page

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Annual Fibre Arts Festival

For fibre workshop & schedule information visit:

Fabric Art

Espanola Little Theatre

ELT has been drawing audiences to our community since the group’s inception in 1958 when it was co-founded by Sharon Sproule and Recreation Director Red McCarthy.

On Monday, February 2, 1959 the curtain went up on ELT's very first production, "High Ground" played in the B1 Gym at the Espanola High School.

Over the years ELT garnered a reputation internationally for theatrical excellence.  The ELT has been invited to three International Drama Festivals. The first was a showcase festival in Detroit where the group was asked to represent Theatre Canada. The other two competitive festivals were in St. John’s Newfoundland where the group swept the festival as outstanding production with five of the eight awards.  In Haapsalu, Estonia, ELT was honoured with two of three Jury awards, a special Jury award and was recognized as the most professional group at the festival.

Box 5082
Espanola, ON P5E 1S1
PH (705) 869-8696

Stage Production



Espanola YouTHeatre

Driven by a strong belief that young people should have the opportunity to access the arts, Espanola YouTHeatre was formed for students of grades 5 to 12.

Sharon Sproule, Artistic Director
PH (705) 869-1317
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Art Show

Espanola Festival Choir

Known throughout the area for their Christmas cantata, the Espanola Festival Choir enriches our cultural community with their generous sharing of song.

For more information contact Leisure Services.
PH (705) 869-1961

Espanola Festival Choir


Fishing & Boating

 Lake Apsey Boat Houses

Espanola Game & Fish Black Creek Fishing Pier
This quaint fishing pier and picnic area is located off Queensway Avenue on Panache Lake Road.

Espanola Game & Fish Spanish River Boat Launch
The Spanish River boat launch is located at the north entrance of town off Highway 6 on Old Webbwood Road.