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The Town of Capreol - June 16, 2007
Capreol is now part of the City of Greater Sudbury, as a result of the recent regional restructuring. Located less than 30 minutes from downtown Sudbury Centre, Capreol, with a population of 3,600, is an attractive and enjoyable place to live, learn, work and play.
Our well designed town offers something for everyone with it's community involvement, complete range of recreational activities, child care facilities, senior citizen club and residence, low-cost building lots, beautiful homes, and a tidy industrial park.
Situated in the richly wooded valley along the Vermilion River, Capreol is a wonderful place to visit or live. With virtually all services well within walking distance, one can easily enjoy swimming, ball games, tennis, curling, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, skating and hockey, or just plain relaxing in the parks of the quiet downtown area.
An attractive area in every season, Capreol welcomes the sportsman, the camper, the canoeist, the photographer, the artist, and the nature lover alike.

Incorporated as a town in 1918, Capreol, Ontario displays a rich railway heritage as a vital divisional crossing for Canadian National Railways. On an average day about thirty trains, some consisting of up to 140 cars cross our main (Young) street. No one, well almost no one, minds the five to eight minute wait at the crossing because we aware of the importance of the railroad not only to Capreol, but our whole country. We will start worrying once the trains stop running.

Our railroad heritage is recorded and displayed in the Northern Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre at our Prescott Park. The 6077, donated by the C.N.R was built in 1944 with a length of 93 feet. and a weight of 320 tons. This steam locomotive served Northern Ontario faithfully until replaced by diesel in 1958.