Kirkland Lake is a town and municipality located in Timiskaming District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. The 2016 population, according to Statistics Canada, was 7,981.
Kirkland Lake was founded as a mining town, and there is still a gold mine in town with the rest of the town supporting the mine.
From the west, take the Highway 11 leg of the Trans-Canada Highway, then turn east on Highway 66 (just south of Kenogami Lake). You'll drive through Swastika before reaching downtown Kirkland Lake. (Yes, Swastika is a real town, it had the name before World War II, and jokes about the name are not appreciated.)
From the south, take the Highway 11 leg of the Trans-Canada Highway, then turn north on Highway 112. That highway ends at Highway 66; turn east to get to downtown Kirkland Lake.
From the east, Quebec Highway 117 from Rouyn-Noranda becomes Ontario Highway 66 at the provincial border - keep driving west for a bit over a half-hour after crossing the border to reach Kirkland Lake.
Ontario Northland operates an intercity bus from North Bay to Kirkland Lake.
- 1 Esker Lakes Provincial Park, Highway 672, ☏ (summer), (winter). Open Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day.
- 2 Heritage North, 400 Government Rd W, ☏ . M-F 8:30AM-4:30PM, "Evenings & Weekends By Appointment". A meeting venue with "an extensive collection of historical artifacts, photographs, literature and hockey memorabilia" on display
- 3 Kirkland Lake Miners' Memorial, 175 Government Rd W. Roadside attraction
- 4 Museum of Northern History at the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau, 2 Chateau Dr. Winter: Tu-F 12PM-5PM, Sa 12PM-4PM; Summer: Tu-F 10AM-5PM, Sa 12PM-4PM. The museum's permanent exhibits highlight northeastern Ontario's geography, history, culture, and economy. Adult $6, Senior (55+) or Student (5-17) $4, Under 5 Free, family of 4 $15.
- 1 The Dish Cafe, 77 Government Rd West Unit 2, ☏ . Tu-Th 5PM-8PM, F-Sa 5PM-9PM. The menu changes constantly, and features fresh seasonal ingredients. "Reservations are recommended!" Local art is on display in the restaurant's gallery.
- 2 [dead link] Mama's Corner Restaurant, 5 Duncan Ave South, ☏ . M-Sa 3PM-9PM. Pizza and Italian-style entrees.
- 3 Plum Blossom Bakery Cafe, 59 Kirkland St W, ☏ .
- 1 Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kirkland Lake, 350 Government Rd W, ☏ . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM.
Kenogami Lake is just north of the junction of Highways 11 and 66 - if you're approaching Kirkland Lake from the east, you're passing through Kenogami Lake.
- 1 MacPherson's General Store, 5411 Highway 11, Kenogami Lake, ☏ . M-Sa 8AM-9PM, Su 9AM-8PM. A typical Northern Ontario general store, with a gift shop, a gas pump, and (from May to October) a restaurant.
|Routes through Kirkland Lake|
|Jct ← Swastika ←||W E||→ becomes → Rouyn-Noranda|