Kirkland Lake Gold Camp, The

The discovery of gold in the vicinity of Kirkland Lake in 1911 led to the development of a highly lucrative mining industry in this part of northeastern Ontario. During peak-production years in the late 1930s, about 5,000 men were employed by mines in the region yielding an annual output valued at more than $30 million.


Near the Toburn Vault, the remains of the original Tough-Oakes mine buildings, Highway 66, at the eastern approach to Kirkland Lake

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Timiskaming

Municipality: Town of Kirkland Lake