FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking of making a move to the Hearst or Kapuskasing area?

Here are some commonly asked questions about the places Lecours Motor Sales calls home.

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How big are Kapuskasing and Hearst?

Kapuskasing has a population of 8,500 residents and Hearst has 5,000. Both communities are 100Km apart via highway 11. There are other great smaller communities in the surrounding area.

What is there to do in the North?

There are plenty of outdoor activities to do, we have the best snowmobile trail system in Canada, great outdoor living for camping, fishing, hunting.  ATVs are also a big part of our lifestyle with an abundance of trails available.  Hockey is a big part of our communities so we invite to come out and support either the Junior A’s Lumberjack in Hearst of the U18 Kap Flyers.
Arena Claude Larose in Hearst
Sports Palace in Kapuskasing
Both communities have retail stores to support this lifestyle.
Gaston's Sports & Marine
North 49 Powersports
PL Sales & Service
Lebel Chainsaw
BB Autosports & Marine
Typers Bait & Tackle
Camp grounds in the area of Kapuskasing and Hearst:
Hearst RV Parks
Twin Lakes Camping

Do I need to live in Kapuskasing or Hearst?

The answer is no, there is a lot of great communities within a 50Km radius, if you prefer a quieter lifestyle, there are great options.
Town of Kapuskasing
Town of Hearst
Municipality of Mattice-Val Cote
Township of Opasatika
Township of Moonbeam
Municipality of Valharty
Community of Smooth Rock Falls

Are there any major stores in the area?

Yes, some major national brands such as Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart, Dollarama, Shoppers Drug Mart, Your Independent Grocers, Rexall Pharmacy, Hart Stores and many more.
Please visit our Northern Corridor Chamber of Commerce business directory: https://www.ncchamber.ca/search_results

Are they any good dine-in restaurants?

Yes of course! Here is a list of some amazing restaurants in the area.
O'Brien's Grill
Chuck's Roadhouse
Papa Franco's Restaurant
Companion Hotel-Motel
PizzaPlace Bar & Grill
241 Bar & Grill

What is the price of an average home?

Prices for a single detached dwelling starts at $250,000.
Realtor.ca listings in Kapuskasing
Realtor.ca listings in Hearst

What is the price of rentals in the area?

Rental for a 1 bedroom, start at $800/month, 2-bedroom apartment will start at $1100/month, a 3-bedroom apartment will start at $1350/month. Please check out these sites for availabilities. 
Ouellette Asset Management Corp
BUMA Apartments

What are the options for schools?

Kapuskasing and Hearst offers schools both English and French, Public or Catholic.
French Catholic 
French Public 
English/Anglophone Public

Do people mostly speak French?

No, both communities are bilingual but a little bit of French goes a long way in our communities.

Could my spouse or partner work from home?

Yes absolutely, in fact this is a great option for flexible work.
High speed internet is available within both communities. This has been a trend in the area for a few years, where people are relocating to more affordable housing with a much better lifestyle.