Arctic Watershed, The

The height of land known as the Arctic Watershed crosses Highway 11 at this point. North of here, water drains into Hudson Bay; rivers, lakes and streams to the south flow into the Great Lakes. As the northern wilderness came under development, the erratic line of the watershed defined territorial boundaries. It marked the southern limit of Rupert's Land, the vast territory granted to the Hudson's Bay Company in 1670. Two centuries later, it formed the northern boundary of lands ceded to the Crown by the First Nation Ojibwa in the Robinson-Superior Treaties of 1850.


On Highway 11 where the watershed crosses the thoroughfare, about 14 km northwest of Kenogami Lake

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Timiskaming

Municipality: Kenogami Lake