Lac-Simon, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Quebec
There are also a number of residential cottages and summer houses around the lake. It is about 24 kilometres (15 miles) long and 3 kilometres (2 miles) wide with a large island containing a smaller pond itself. There are several small islands on it, some of which are large enough to camp on.
Around 1910, the missionary Étienne Blanchin and the Hudson's Bay Company encouraged Grand-Lac-Victoria Algonquins to come and establish a community at Lac-Simon. Other Algonquins were then invited to move to Lac-Simon.
The return of deer to the area was featured in an episode of Lorne Greene's New Wilderness in the mid-1980s.
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