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This 1200 resident resort community, on the eastern shore of Lake Nipissing and about 14 km south of North Bay, is a popular for cottages and camping. It is also famous as the birthplace of the Dionne quintuplets in 1934.

The town is in Parry Sound District, and was named by the first settler & postmaster, George Morrison, in 1881 for the town of Callander in Scotland’s Perthshire, to the northwest of Stirling. The  municipality renamed itself from North Himsworth to Callander in 2003, adopting the name of its major community.

Callander Attractions

Callander Lookout

south on Highway 1

This lookout offers a panoramic sunset view of Lake Nipissing that stretches for 45 km to the west.

Callendar Museum

107 Lansdowne Ave., Callendar
(705) 752-2282

Located in the original home of the Dionne Quintuplet’s Doctor Defoe, this museum displays pioneer artifacts as well as Dionne Quints artifacts. Open mid-April to mid-October, Tuesday through Sunday (Spring and fall, open afternoons only).

Callendar, Ontario Area map

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