DescriptionElliot Lake was born with the discovery of uranium deposits in 1954. Nestled within the Precambrian Shield on the edge of the boreal forest, the city boasts some of the most exceptional wilderness surroundings in North America. Its location on one of the hundreds of lakes in the area provides many recreational outlets, including rockhounding, camping, hiking, bicycling, boating, canoeing and sailing, golfing, curling, swimming, fishing and ice fishing, hunting, skiing and snowmobiling.
Nearby Mississagi Provincial Park, is an unspoiled natural environment park offering camping, hiking, swimming and canoeing. Sheriff Creek Sanctuary offers hiking trails along marshes and forested areas, with opportunities for bird-watching. Also, the Firetower Lookout on Milliken Mine Road offers a panoramic view of Elliot Lake, Manitoulin Island and the U.S. mainland. Picnic tables and hiking trails are available.
Visitor InfoElliot Lake Welcome Centre Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre 255 Hwy. 108 ELLIOT LAKE, ON P5A 2T1. Phone:(705)848-2287 or (800)661-6192
Self-guiding toursA brochure outlining a 120-kilometre (75-mi.) triangular scenic drive called the Deer Trail as well as maps for fishing, snowmobiling, canoeing and hiking are available from the welcome center.
Things to SeeElliot Lake Nuclear and Mining Museum