Canoe Lake (Nipissing District)

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Canoe Lake
Canoe Lake is located in Ontario
Canoe Lake
Canoe Lake
Canoe Lake in Ontario
LocationAlgonquin Park, Nipissing District, Ontario
Coordinates45°32′56″N 78°43′4″W / 45.54889°N 78.71778°W / 45.54889; -78.71778Coordinates: 45°32′56″N 78°43′4″W / 45.54889°N 78.71778°W / 45.54889; -78.71778
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)[1]
Shore length121 km (13 mi)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.
Canoe Lake, 1914 sketch by Tom Thomson. Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound

Canoe Lake is a lake located in Algonquin Provincial Park in Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada.[1] Canoe Lake is a major access point for many canoeists entering Algonquin Park as well as being home to many cottages.

At km 14.1 of Highway 60 is the short road that leads to the Canoe Lake Access Point for canoe trippers and visitors. The access point consists of a large parking area, a Ministry office to obtain tripping permits for the park interior and the regionally well-known Portage Store. The "P-store" as it is often colloquially known, is a well stocked outfitters and canoe equipment rental operation that includes one of the few commercial restaurants available in Algonquin Park. They serve a variety of meals and offer an ice cream counter as well. A gift shop is attached offering souvenirs, t-shirts and other items for sale.

Approximately halfway up Canoe Lake from the Highway 60 access road is also home to the two Taylor-Statten summer camps Camp Ahmek for boys located on the eastern shore and Camp Wapomeo for girls located on a small island group.

Influential Canadian artist Tom Thomson drowned in Canoe Lake on July 8, 1917 during a canoeing trip; his body was discovered in the lake eight days later.

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