Kirkland Lake is a lovely town also known as The Mile of Gold, Hub of the North, The Right Environment and Hockeytown. You can visit Kirkland Lake in the Timiskaming district of the Ontario province, in Canada. Kirkland Lake was settled in 1919 as Township of Teck and incorporated as a town in 1972 with the name of Kirkland Lake. The name the city bears now comes from a lake named after a secretary of the Ontario Department of Mines, located in Toronto. The name was given by Louis Rorke, but the lake no longer exists. If you will visit Kirkland Lake you will have the opportunity to meet actor Alan Thicke, hockey player Claude Noel or pianist Mario Barnardi, famous residents of the city.
Homecoming Week is an annual event organized in Kirkland Lake, during Canada Week. In 2012, the festival is scheduled for June 25 - July 2. The event includes live music concerts, outdoor movies, golf tournaments and cook-outs. In the last years, this Kirkland Lake festival attracted thousands of visitors to the city.
Hockey Heritage North is a museum you can visit in Kirkland Lake. It is dedicated to the game of hockey. It is located on an area of more then 1,600 square feet and depicts the history of this wonderful game. It was officially opened to visitors on June 29, 2006 and since then it also opened a foundation, an exhibition center and a conference center, all located in the city limits of Kirkland Lake.
Kirkland Lake Miners' Memorial is a statues raised in the memory of mine laborers. In the 1930s, Kirkland Lake had almost 5,000 residents working in seven gold mines: Macassa, Tough-Oaks, Kirkland Lake Gold, Lakeshore, Wright-Hargreaves, Tack-Hughes and Sylvanite. In present, fewer mines are opened in Kirkland Lake, but the memorial remains an important attraction that honors those that used to work there.