Explore the Museum of Northern History at the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau

Sir Harry Oakes Chateau

From Wednesday, May 1 to Monday, October 14, 2019 from Noon to 5 p.m.

Sir Harry Oakes Chateau

Explore the impressive chateau of the eccentric Sir Harry Oakes (1874-1943), the famous prospector of the gold-mining era who put Kirkland Lake on the map.

Acquired by the Ontario Heritage Trust in 1981, the site is home to the Museum of Northern History – where you can witness the hardy lives of early pioneers and their struggles as they forged a community out of the unforgiving wilderness.

Come and marvel at some of the unique architectural features, and learn about the man who lived life large – and then was murdered at his Bahamas home (the crime remains unsolved) ...


  • Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Admissions (excluding HST):

  • Adults: $6.10
  • Seniors (55+): $4.10
  • Students (5-17): $4.10
  • Infants (less than 5): Free

Operated in partnership with the Town of Kirkland Lake.

For more information, visit our website.


Sir Harry Oakes Chateau
2 Chateau Drive
Kirkland Lake, Ontario