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Trip Planner Canada  /  Ontario  /  Kenora District  /  Red Lake
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Things to do: wildlife areas, museums, nature
Red Lake is a municipality with town status in the Canadian province of Ontario, located 535km northwest of Thunder Bay and less than 100km from the Manitoba border. The municipality consists of six small communities — Balmertown, Cochenour, Madsen, McKenzie Island, Red Lake and Starratt-Olsen — and had a population of 4,366 people in the Canada 2011 Census.Red Lake is an enclave within Unorganized Kenora District. The municipality was formed on 1 July 1998, when the former incorporated townships of Golden and Red Lake were merged along with a small portion of Unorganized Kenora District.The name of the town comes from a local legend telling of two men from the Chippewa tribe who stumbled across a large moose. They then proceeded in killing the moose, the blood of which drained into a nearby lake. This turned the lake's waters red in colour, which gave the area its name.HistoryAccording to archeological surveys in the area, it is proposed that the First Nations people have inhabited the Red Lake area for 2,000 years. The first people to live in the land were members of the Sioux and Cree tribes. Approximately 200-300 years ago the Ojibwe people began to inhabit the area, effectively becoming the predominant people at the time.The town experienced a sudden surge of economic, industrial, and population growth with the discovery of gold in 1926. In fact, by 1936, Red Lake's Howey Bay was the busiest airport in the world, with more flights landing and taking off per hour than any other.
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