Constance Lake

Constance Lake off Highway 11

Turn north just west of Hearst to get to Constance Lake

Constance Lake is about six kilometres north of Highway 11. Constance Lake First Nation is a fairly nice community of about 700 people.  I’ve visited a few times but never thought to take photos before this trip, however I was anxious to make it past Hearst before lunch and therefore didn’t stop in on this journey.

There are advertisements for an Ojibway-Cree Heritage Centre on Highway 11 just west of Constance Lake.  However I think it is still under construction, even though it planned to open in June 2006.  This will likely be a worthwhile attraction for anyone driving between Hearst and Longlac.

Constance Lake First Nation, highway11.ca

I almost ended up playing Friday night BINGO in Constance Lake and have always regretted that I didn’t get to have the experience.  Or a shot at winning a truck!Credit: User P199 at Wiki Commons.)

You can get gas in town at Norm’s Gas Bar, and for food there’s Kendra’s Diner on the outskirts of Constance Lake.  Other services include the Sutherland General Store, an outfitters, and a shop called Crafts and Things.  There’s also a post office and the Lecours Lumber operation.

Constance Lake is also home to a power project that uses discarded wood fibre to make energy.  It is visible from Highway 11, about 10 kilometres before you turn off to Constance Lake.

Calstock Mill, constance lake, ontario highway 11 highway11.ca

The mill at Calstock, just south of Constance Lake. (Credit: User P199 at Wiki Commons.)

One thought on “Constance Lake

  1. The Cree & Ojibway Historical Centre, namely Eagle’s Earth, that you speak of eventually opened I believe in July of 2007 and closed about a year later… I am not familiar with the details but I believe it was due to a lack of funding. This costed apparently around 9 million dollars to build and was opened only about a year worth. Money well invested, that is…

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