Huron Fish Weirs, The

Constructed in the narrows connecting Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching, the weirs consisted of a network of stakes driven into the lake bed, with openings at which nets were placed to trap fish. The weirs were noted by Champlain in 1615 when he led a Huron war party through the area.


At the Mnjikaning Fish Weirs National Historic Site of Canada along Bridge Street on the east side of Atherley Narrows, Orillia

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: County of Simcoe

Municipality: City of Orillia