Elliot Lake, Ontario on the Trans-Canada Highway

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 Trans-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.

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Elliot Lake Businesses


Elliot Lake Mining and Nuclear Museum
Highway 108, at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre
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.

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