Flin Flon is a thriving mining community and vacationer’s destination nestled in the middle of nature's magnificence. Located north of the 55th parallel of latitude, the City of Flin Flon is part of the Precambrian Amisk Volcanic Belt that was an element of the Trans-Hudson Origen.
The majority of the belt was formed approximately 1.9 billion years ago by aquatic volcanic eruptions; these intense eruptions and multiple episodes of glaciations left us the present unique landscape. The belt is the source of our vast mineral deposits, which are primarily zinc, copper, silver, and gold. Flin Flon is in close proximity with the Saskatchewan communities of Creighton and Denare Beach, all of which are located within a 20 km area.
Tom Creighton and David Collins discovered the main lens of the Flin Flon volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit in 1914. Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company quickly established a fully-functional mine with one of the largest smelters in Canada. This investment by HBMS quickly developed Flin Flon into a thriving community.
Today, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co., Limited (now known as HudBay Minerals Inc.), is still the major employer in the area and mining is at the heart of the economy. Flin Flon has an above-average household income, making it possible to sustain a healthy retail sector. We have a prosperous business area with a number of stores, restaurants, and services.
Flin Flon is Manitoba’s 11th largest community, with approximately 5,836 people. Flin Flon is a border community. There are approximately 242 people in Flin Flon, Saskatchewan making Flin Flon one of two border communities in Canada, the other being Lloydminster on the Saskatchewan/Alberta border. Located at the western entrance to the Grass River Corridor, the city is quickly forging a page in the history books as one of Canada's richest mining communities. Over 70 years old, Flin Flon continues to be a community with character, quality of life, and opportunity. We share the same latitude as Belfast, Copenhagen, and Moscow, and are just over 740 km north-northwest of Manitoba’s capital of Winnipeg (via Highway #10) and just over 540 km northeast of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (via highway #106 - the Hanson Lake Road).
A message from Mayor George Fontaine.