Discover Kirkland Lake

Scenic Spots, Parks and Natural Wonders

Old Toburn Mine Shaft

Scenic Spots

Originally known as the Tough Oakes Burnside, the Toburn Mine was the first mine to produce in Kirkland Lake and officially ceased operation in 1953. The old head frame is located at the east end of town, and today is recognized as significant cultural asset.

Miners' Memorial Monument

This stunningly beautiful monument pays tribute to the miners and the industry that built Kirkland Lake. The monument is a 40 tonne, 32-foot high black granite abstraction of a head frame surrounded by the life size figures of five miners at work underground. Created by artists Sally Lawrence and Rob Moir, it is designed to honour the workers who toiled underground, and mourn those who gave their lives in the mines of Kirkland Lake. 

Wright-Hargreaves Park

This park occupies part of the Wright-Hargreaves mine property, which used to be one of the most productive mines in the Kirkland lake camp, and one of the deepest in the world (2.5 km).  Today, the park is home to the local cenotaph, honouring Kirkland Lake's Comrades who fought in the wars.

Swastika Fireman’s Park

This beautiful park, situated in the heart of Swastika, is a haven for ducks, geese and other shoreline wildlife. The Park envelops the Blanche River and is a favourite backdrop for wedding photos, and other special occasions.

Culver Park

Located just 9 km from downtown Kirkland Lake, Culver Park offers 25 beautiful acres of land and water to soothe the spirit and calm the mind. Fishing, boating and family beach activities are available.

Esker Lakes Provincial Park

Straddling the great continental divide between Arctic and Atlantic watersheds, this park preserves the legacy of glaciers that retreated 10,000 years ago – dozens of kettle lakes, part of the famous 250-kilometre Munroe esker, undulating hills and sand dunes. Now cloaked in forest, this fascinating landscape can be intimately explored along a network of hiking trails. (more...)

Mount Cheminis

Towering 500 m above sea level, Mount Cheminis offers visitors a challenging climb and one of the most rewarding sites to be found in northern Ontario. (more...)

Arctic/Atlantic Watershed

This landmark is a popular photo spot located north of Kirkland Lake on Highway 11. Waters flows south into the Great Lakes and on to the Atlantic Ocean and north of this point all waters flow into Hudson Bay and on to the Arctic Ocean.

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