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Dryden is a city in Northwestern Ontario. Dryden is where the rugged beauty of northwestern Ontario meets the bright lights of city life. It is a community surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the boreal forest, freshwater lakes and spectacular vistas. It offers something for everyone- the perfect blend of opportunities to raise a family, launch a business or enjoy retirement. Dryden boasts one of the most dynamic economies in northern Ontario. It offers a strong economic base, with a large retail and service sector to serve residents and visitors. Situated midway between Winnipeg and Thunder Bay, the city is secluded yet well connected by highway, rail, air and a sophisticated wireless network to meet the needs of the most demanding businesses. Inside the city limits you'll find all the conveniences for a growing family or business- a full service airport, modern communication network, newly expanded health care centre, first class educational facilities and an excellent selection of residential properties. All of this is within walking distance of the unspoiled, rugged beauty of a pristine wilderness.

Wilderness City

Discover Dryden, the Wilderness City, a unique opportunity for a secure future in the midst of abundant natural beauty. Tourism and recreation facilities abound in Dryden. The city is known for fishing and hunting opportunities, but it offers so much more. It is home to a first class recreational complex, fully equipped with swimming pool and waterslide, therapeutic warm pool, fitness and aerobics rooms, squash and racquetball courts, a cardio-fitness centre and two indoor ice surfaces. Around the city you'll find a waterfront golf course, a curling club with leagues for all ages, and beaches and parks galore. Nearby Aaron Provincial Park provides recreational opportunities for the whole family, from camping, fishing, boating and canoeing in the summer to cross country skiing in the winter. Dryden offers a wide selection of accommodations for visitors with more than 400 hotel rooms and a great choice of rental cabins, RV parks and campgrounds. In the summer you can enjoy camping, swimming, baseball, soccer, basketball, skateboarding, and golf. In the winter there is curling, skiing, skating and hockey. All four seasons offer a full range of activities in our Wildness City.

Business

Industry and business investment will find an ideal place to grow in Dryden. The solid economic base of the tourism and mineral based resource sectors provide a strong foundation for diverse business opportunities, including partnerships with First Nations communities. For businesses that serve the local region, the city is well connected to other cities, towns, and communities by the Trans Canada Highway, CP Rail and Dryden Regional Airport. For businesses serving a wider market, our new state-of-the-art broadband wireless network provides fast, reliable connections to virtually anywhere in the world. Dryden offers ample opportunities and incentives to launch a new business or to relocate an existing one. Tax rates, registration fees and land costs are low, and the resource base is rich. The city is partnering with the private sector in a major community revitalization initiative to entice new development in the downtown core. Business development services are readily available- The Dryden Development Corporation’s municipal economic development manager (vkurz@dryden.ca), The Regional Community Futures Development Corporation, The Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre, and funding assistance available through a variety of lending programs. Dryden's downtown core serves as the region's financial accounting and real estate hub.

Natural Abundance

Cultural and community amenities flourish in Dryden. The lush natural surroundings provide a sumptuous backdrop for the many events that the city hosts each year. The Dryden and District Museum offer a unique perspective of local history and growth, including a feature display of the 18 point Ontario Record Trophy Whitetail Deer. The Dryden Regional Training and Cultural Centre is home to the Dryden Entertainment Series that present a variety of performances in our 500-seat auditorium. The Centre has the reputation of being an architectural achievement in comfort, lighting, acoustics and sightlines. Neighbouring First Nations communities are host to annual Pow Wows, Which display colourful and lively celebrations reflective of local Aboriginal culture. Other community amenities include the Dryden Regional Health Centre, seniors housing complex and long term care facility, local fire and police services, airport and community centre with convention facilities. Dryden, Ontario's leading small city, is an active, balanced community. It will continue to offer businesses and families a quality lifestyle that blends a progressive outlook with practical and accessible work and play opportunities. Our city, carved from the wilderness, offers a secure future and outstanding quality of life for everyone.

Experience

An outstanding quality of life is Dryden's most treasured resource. People of all ages and income levels can enjoy an exciting and challenging career. Families can enjoy affordable housing and nearby recreational activities in a secure and beautiful setting. Every season offers great choices- curling, snowmobiling and hockey; fishing, hiking and canoeing; golf, soccer, biking, skiing and snowboarding; hunting and fishing. Dryden is an active community with more than 200 clubs and organizations. Young families can take advantage of daycare, nursery, and toy library resources. Public access to the internet is available at the city's award winning library. Dryden offers excellent schools, with French immersion and innovative high school programs, post secondary training at the college campus or through distance education. As the regional shopping hub, Dryden has a strong retail sector with everything from major national and international retailers to unique local boutiques. With an exciting blend of modern conveniences and natural beauty, Dryden is a place where families can thrive.

 
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