Welcome to Cobalt!

A Parks Canada National Historic Site

The Great Cobalt Silver Discovery created the town almost overnight in the early 1990s. Named Ontario’s Most Historic Town and a Parks Canada National Historic Site, the Cobalt of today enjoys all the services of a much larger community but with a relaxed lifestyle. Come for a day, discover a century!

GO – Built in 1926, the Cobalt Classic Theatre was renovated in the 1990s and returned to its former glory. It offers a wide variety of arts and cultural programming in a modern, fully-equipped artistic venue.

DO – You will find many of Cobalt’s once famous mine sites on the Heritage Silver Trail. Get a map from the Mining Museum for a self-guided tour, or book in advance for a guided tour in the summer.

SEE – The Cobalt Mining Museum boasts the world’s largest display of native silver ore along with an impressive collection of artifacts and photos dating back to the early days of the silver rush.

SNAP – Many of Cobalt’s historic buildings are still up and running as tourist hot spots, or small shops and businesses.