Culture and History
Difficult to find a region where culture and history is so prominent. Our Destination Temiskaming blog has a full section on culture and history. Through the blog you will learn about the first nations, voyageurs, miners, lumber barons and today’s well-known artists and artisans.
Culture in Temiskaming Shores and the entire Temiskaming region is definitively an asset that has to be exposed even more. Some of the best known artists are Rose-Aimée Bélanger, Laura Landers, Lionel Venne, Ernie Fauvelle, Carmen Cantin, Murielle Newton-White, Don Mackenzie, Cal Knight and so many more. Culture provides residents with events, festivals, a way of life but also attracts new people to the community and to the area. There is real potential to create a vibrant cultural hub, a strong cultural identify that is attractive to residents, visitors and businesses.
History is also a big part of our region and who we are: one lake, two provinces and three nations. At first, the lake brought people together in our region. The presence of the first nations, , the trips of the first Voyageurs, the building of Fort Témiskaming and Mission St. Claude are all elements key to what we are. Then came the famous Cobalt silver rush which brought tremendous growth and wealth to the region. Cobalt was the place to be in Ontario back in the early 1900’s.
S.S. Meteor on Lake Temiskaming
Cafe METEOR Bistro
Discover the Cobalt Mining Museum
Jamie Dupuis, The Rising North Star
Moore’s Cove, Lest We Forget
Historical Cobalt Business Facts
Difficult to find a region where culture and history is so prominent. Learn about the first nations, voyageurs, miners, lumber barons and today’s well-known artists and artisans.