This 16,000 resident mining town was laid out as a planned community and built in 1954,
after uranium was found in the area in 1948. Elliot Lake is 42 km north of the Transportation-Canada Highway,
on highway 108. The city has over 170 lakes close-by, offering a wealth of summer
and winter recreational opportunities.
The city was named after the nearby lake, which was named in the late 1800s by an early geologist to the area.
Link to city's official web site.
Elliot Lake. Business listings
Elliot Lake Mining and Nuclear Museum
Lester B. Pearson Civic Center
Elliot Lake, Ontario P5A 2T1
705-848-2084 Fax: 705-848-7121
Exhibits relating to the mining of uranium through to its use in nuclear reactors. There is also a section for natural history and the areas' logging history.