Savant Lake

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Savant Lake
Savant Lake is located in Ontario
Savant Lake
Savant Lake
Location of Savant Lake in Ontario
Coordinates: 50°14′19″N 90°42′31″W / 50.23861°N 90.70861°W / 50.23861; -90.70861[1]
CountryFlag of Canada.svg Canada
ProvinceFlag of Ontario.svg Ontario
RegionNorthwestern Ontario
DistrictThunder Bay
 • Typelocal services board
 • MPBob Nault (Kenora, LPC)
 • MPPGreg Rickford (Kenora—Rainy River, PC)
430 m (1,410 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Postal Code
P0V 2S0
Area code(s)807

Savant Lake is an unincorporated place and community in Unorganized Thunder Bay District in northwestern Ontario, Canada.[1]


Town was originally named after a civil engineer in charge of building the railroad, Bucke. In 1928, another town of the same name was discovered in Ontario, Canada. At that time, the name of the lake north of the town, Lake Savant, became the town's official name.

In 1901, Gold was discovered on Lake Savant. Therefore, in 1905, the Saint Anthony Goldmine located south of the town opened. It serviced the town until it was closed in 1941.

In 1913, CN Savant Lake railroad station was built. Until 1959, the main form of transportation was dog teams until Ontario Highway 599 was completed. In 1973, Hydro (electricity) was brought in.[2]


Savant Lake is on Ontario Highway 599, roughly halfway between Ignace and Pickle Lake. The community is also connected to Sioux Lookout via Ontario Highway 516, and is the proposed northern terminus of an extension of Ontario Highway 811, if the extension is ever built.

Savant Lake is on the Canadian National Railway transcontinental main line,[3] between Fowler to the west and Staunton to the east. Savant Lake railway station is on the line and is served by Via Rail transcontinental Canadian trains.

Savant Lake (Sturgeon Lake) Water Aerodrome is located 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) southeast of the community.

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  1. ^ a b "Savant Lake". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
  2. ^ Wildewood on Lake Savant
  3. ^ Map 13 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 1,600,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2011-08-13.