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Canoe Lake is located in Ontario
Canoe Lake
Canoe Lake
Location in Ontario
Location Algonquin Park, Nipissing District, Ontario
Coordinates 45°32′56″N 78°43′4″W / 45.54889°N 78.71778°W / 45.54889; -78.71778
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Shore length1 21 km (13 mi)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.
Tom Thomson Canoe Lake Spring 1914
Canoe Lake, 1914 sketch by Tom Thomson. Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound

Canoe Lake is a lake located in Algonquin Provincial Park in Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada. Canoe Lake is a major access point for many canoeists entering Algonquin Park as well as being home to many cottages.

At km 14.1 of Highway 60 is the short road that leads to the Canoe Lake Access Point for canoe trippers and visitors. The access point consists of a large parking area, a Ministry office to obtain tripping permits for the park interior and the regionally well-known Portage Store. The "P-store" as it is often colloquially known, is a well stocked outfitters and canoe equipment rental operation that includes one of the few commercial restaurants available in Algonquin Park. They serve a variety of meals and offer an ice cream counter as well. A gift shop is attached offering souvenirs, t-shirts and other items for sale. Canoe Lake is also home to the Taylor-Statten summer camps; Camp Ahmek, an all-boys camp, and Camp Wapomeo, an all-girls camp.

Influential Canadian artist Tom Thomson drowned in Canoe Lake on July 8, 1917 during a canoeing trip. Canoe Lake was a very influential place for Tom Thompson's artwork, as well as a very special place for him. He resided in Canoe Lake throughout different parts of his career, and frequently canoed the area.

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