Welcome to the Township of Dawson

An amalgamation of small townships, Dawson is located at the mouth of Rainy River and offers a whole host of outdoor entertainment including fishing, hunting and camping.


The History of Dawson

Dawson was created in 1997 by the amalgamation of the former Township of Atwood, Township of Blue, Township of Dilke and Township of Worthington. Each of these former municipalities were created in the early 1900s. The Council decided to amalgamate in order to improve efficiency.

The name Dawson was chosen in order to recognize the historical Dawson Trail which was the main route of settlers moving from the east to the western part of Canada. 

Public Notices

Restricted Fire Zone

Effective May 31st 2023 there is a restricted fire zone in place with no open burning allowed

Requests for Proposals

The Township is seeking proposals from roadside cutting and two different requests for the supply, load, haul, spread crushed gravel on various township roads. SEE PROPOSAL FORMS below. Contact Patrick W Giles, Clerk-Treasurer 807 852-3529 for further information...

Underused Housing Tax Form for Non Resident of Canada

All non residents of Canada owing residential property in Canada must get a tax Identity Number and file a Underused Housing Tax Form by April 30 2023. There are exemptions however if you do not qualify for an exemption you will be required to pay a 1% tax on the fair...

Notice of Consent Application

Public Notice Meeting to consider Consent Application 34B2301 NE1/4 of SE1/4 Sec 47 Plan SM75 PIN 56058-0253 Consent 34B2301 Notice of Meeting to considerDownload