Discover Kirkland Lake

Outdoor Adventures

Kirkland Lake offers an abundance of opportunities to enjoy the wilds and wonders of nature.  

Camping

Camping

Whether you are setting up a tent, RV’ing, or looking to rent a place, you’ll find it here amidst the peace and quiet of the great north. Culver Park, Raven Park, Kap Kig Iwan Park and Crystal Beach feature beaches and a range of amenities; daily, weekly, monthly or seasonal stays are available. For a quieter getaway, Esker Lakes Provincial Park,  located about 30 minutes from town, offers 100 campsites, 63 of which have electrical service. Trailer, single tent and group camping sites are available.

 

Biking

Mountain Biking

Kirkland Lake offers the biking enthusiast everything from groomed roads in a provincial park to rough and tumble bush roads.  The Ontario Trails Council has an excellent listing of regional trail opportunities.

 

Fishing & Hunting

Fishing

If anything symbolizes northern Ontario in the popular imagination, it is that of a solitary fisherman on an isolated lake, or a duck hunt in the crisp cool air of an October morning. Hunting and fishing have always been part of our way of life in the north. In Kirkland Lake, opportunities to do both abound. Please note however, that both activities are strictly regulated in Ontario. Be sure to consult the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources before embarking on your adventure.

 

Skiing

Skiing

Winter wouldn’t be winter if you couldn’t hit the slopes at least once! Exciting downhill skiing is available at Mount Kanasuta, a short hop across the border in Quebec. If you want to stay closer to home, you can enjoy a day of fun at the Larder Lake Ski Club. They offer six runs and a great snow-boarding pipe. If cross-country skiing is more to your liking, you’ll find excellent trails within Town limits. The best places are behind the Joe Mavrinac Community Complex, and around Culver Park.

 

Hiking

Hiking

Excellent hiking trails abound in the Kirkland Lake district. Esker Lakes Provincial Park offers a number of short, easy jaunts with such colourful names as The Lonesome Bog Trail and the Trappers Trail. A bit more challenging but still within the capabilities of most weekend enthusiasts is the 45-minute climb up Mount Cheminis. Kap Kig Iwan Provincial Park, offers an incredible vista complete with towering deciduous trees, primeval boreal forests and picturesque waterfalls.

 

Canoeing/Kayaking

Canoeing

The pristine waters of the north make the KL District a canoer’s paradise. Canadian Canoe Routes has an excellent summary of trips you can make in the region. ones to note include the Howard to Beaverhouse Lake and the Larder River run.  The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources publication: “Kirkland Lake District Canoe Routes” also lists some great trips: Misema River and Howard Lake; Gowganda to Matachewan Routes; Englehart River to Lake Timiskaming; and Watabeag River

 

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Kirkland Lake is the snowmobiling hub of the north, offering front door access to over 300 KM of the finest groomed trails in both northeastern Ontario and northwestern Quebec. For more information, visit the Golden Corridor Snowdrifters.

 

Boating

Boating

No northern experience is complete without a boat ride. It could be an early morning jaunt on an remote pot hole, looking for bass. Or a turn as Captain on a pontoon boat cruising Kenogami Lake. Even a canoe ride late in the season, watching the geese on the river. Whatever your pleasure, you will find it in the Kirkland Lake District.

A Pleasure Craft Operator Card is required to operate power-driven boats and watercraft in Canada - It’s The Law.

Every person who operates a motorized boat in Canada must obtain proof of competency. You can obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card by passing a Transport Canada Accredited boating safety test. Getting your Operator Card proves that you are a competent boater and ensures that you understand Canada’s navigation rules and how to boat safely.

Boaters can obtain their official Pleasure Craft Operator Card, commonly known as a boat license or boat card, by successfully passing the BOATsmart! exam.

 




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