at the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau


Sir Harry Oakes

Welcome to the Museum of Northern History at the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau. Step through the ornate doors of the Chateau and travel back in time to when gold was king. Witness the hardy life of the early pioneers and their struggles as they forged a community out of the unforgiving wilderness. Explore the inner workings of some of the richest mines in Canadian history. Marvel at the tenacity of Sir Harry Oakes, one of the poorest men to walk into, and one of the richest to walk out of the northern goldfields.

Mystery, adventure, excitement… it’s all waiting for you at the Museum of Northern History.





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Kirkland Lake Region Commemorative Plaque

The Kirkland Lake Region Commemorative Plaque has been designed to pay tribute to the men, women and families who came from around the world to the land of the Algonquins, Cree and Ojibway to develop the area into one of the premier mining regions of the world.

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