Escape to Nature

North of Lake Huron, midway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, you’ll find the community of Elliot Lake. Here, you can play golf on one of Northern Ontario’s premier 18-hole championship golf courses, Stone Ridge, alongside breathtaking views of rock escarpments and boreal forests. If hitting the slopes is more your style, Mt. Dufour is a great spot with an enviable vertical incline for skiers and snowboarders alike. And all year long, you can get up close and personal to wildlife in its natural habitat on the 182- hectare Sheriff Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, located on the edge of the city.

Learn about Elliot Lake’s development into a mining community and its roots back to early First Nation settlements, the fur trade, and 19th-century logging at the Nuclear Mining Museum. (The region is where the majority of the world’s uranium – used for Cold War nuclear arms and electricity production – originated.) Today, the city is home to a vibrant and eclectic arts community, where you can check out an award-winning dance, music, or theater performance at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre, or pick up some stunning local art to take home from its cooperative art gallery, which also hosts special exhibits throughout the year.