Jean Nicolet - Ontario Heritage Trust


Jean Nicolet

Born in France, Nicolet (c.1598-1642) came to Canada in 1618. He lived for a number of years with the Nipissing First Nations, adopting their lifestyle and thereby helping to strengthen their alliance with the French. An intrepid explorer, Nicolet is generally credited with the discovery of Lake Michigan, which he partially explored in 1634.


In Lee Park, Memorial Drive, North Bay

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Nipissing

Municipality: City of North Bay