The City of Elliot Lake, located 30 kilometres north of Lake Huron in the Algoma District, and nestled midway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, is a community well known for its early successes in the mining industry and re-establishment as a leader in retirement living and is fast becoming one of Ontario’s premier wilderness and adventure destinations.
What makes the community of Elliot Lake unique is the natural setting. Located in the Canadian Shield, the City is surrounded by dense forest, over 4,000 lakes, rivers, and hills of Precambrian bedrock. The geographical area of Elliot Lake extends over 700 square kilometres, creating a wealth of opportunity for eco- and geo-tourism, including angling, hunting, ATV and snowmobiling, and cross-country and downhill skiing, with hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and untouched wilderness to explore.
Elliot Lake is known as a four-season destination and is home to a modern alpine ski hill, cross country ski trails, a championship 18-hole golf course and is located at the heart of the Deer Trail Touring Route. Numerous restaurants, great shopping, an abundance of activities and attractions will keep the urban adventurer captivated. Visitors will find an array of hotels, lodges and campgrounds suiting all budgets and preferences.
Local festivals include the Jewel in the Wilderness Festival, Heritage Weekend and the Elliot Lake Arts on the Trail festival.
Did you know, in 1975, Canadian musician Stompin’ Tom Connors recorded “Damn Good Song for a Miner,” about the city of Elliot Lake and its mining culture in the 1960s. Elliot Lake is also a prominent setting in Alistair MacLeod’s award-winning novel No Great Mischief.