Kirkland Lake…built on gold and the stuff of legends. Make your way off the beaten a track and discover what “KL” has to offer you.
POPULATION: 7,981 | DISTANCE FROM OTTAWA: 6 h 32 min | DISTANCE FROM TORONTO: 6 h 8 min
Visit the Museum of Northern History, located in the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau. Learn how a down on his luck prospector became one of the richest men in Canada. Wander through his log cabin mansion and meet Charlie Chow, the diminutive hotelier who could cover a gold mine’s payroll – and did. Or Roza Brown a feisty immigrant who dressed in rags, could out cuss a miner and counted the King as a confidante….and grub staked the prospectors that would make Kirkland Lake one of the most famous mining camps in the world. Wander through the Toburn mine site, one of the original mines along KL’s Mile of Gold. Take in the miner’s memorial, a stunning tribute to the men and women who died in the mines.
Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? A ten minute drive in any direction from your hotel will put you in the heart of a nature’s wonderland. Enjoy an early morning paddle with only a Loon for company. Hike the trails to the waterfalls along the Larder River, or take a midnight ride along the many snowmobile trails. Marvel at the how the moon and stars look so very different at -40° and dream of the hot tub waiting for you. Fresh air, fresh water, fresh attitude.