Golden Lake

Golden Lake is a body of water located in Renfrew County Ontario, located on the Bonnechere River approximately 25 km southwest of Pembroke, Ontario. It is bounded by the Township of North Algona-Wilberforce, the Township of Bonnechere Valley and Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation.

Golden lake
Golden Lake Ontario.jpg
at sunset
Golden lake is located in Ontario
Golden lake
Golden lake
LocationRenfrew County, Ontario
Coordinates45°34′N 77°21′W / 45.57°N 77.35°W / 45.57; -77.35Coordinates: 45°34′N 77°21′W / 45.57°N 77.35°W / 45.57; -77.35
Primary inflowsBonnechere River
Primary outflowsBonnechere River
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area13.5 sq mi (35 km2)
Average depth35 ft (11 m)
Max. depth81 ft (25 m)
SettlementsKillaloe, Golden Lake

Omàmiwininì Pimàdjwowin, the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre is located at 1674 Mishomis Inamo, Pikwakanagan First Nation.[1]

The lake is made up of three sections, with the largest section at the western end of the lake, followed by a slightly smaller section to the east, and finally a much smaller section at the eastern end of the lake, where it flows into the Bonnechere River.

Golden Lake is known for its smallmouth bass and Northern pike fishing, and has a smooth, sandy bottom in most places. The lake reportedly got its name from the flecks of pyrite or "fool's gold" that can be seen glinting on the bottom of the lake near the shore. Not far from Golden Lake is another lake called Lake Doré, which is French for "Golden lake."


  1. ^ "Algonquin Way Cultural Centre". Ottawa Valley. Retrieved 13 August 2018.

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