This 16,000 resident mining town was laid out as a planned community and built in 1954, after uranium was found in the area in 1948. Elliot Lake is midway between the cities of Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, and lies 42 km north of the Trans Canada Highway, on highway 108. The city has over 170 lakes close-by, offering a wealth of summer and winter recreational opportunities.
The city was named after the nearby lake, which was named in the late 1800s by an early geologist to the area. Today it has a population of about 11,000 (2018).
Elliot Lake Attractions
Elliot Lake Mining and Nuclear Museum
255 Hwy 108, Elliot Lake, Ontario P5A 2T1
Highway 108, at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre
Exhibits relating to the mining of uranium through to its use in nuclear reactors. There is also a section for natural history and the areas’ logging history.