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Red Lake Travel Guide, Ontario

The Municipality of Red Lake is situated in Ontario, Canada. It is also the census subdivision for Ontario. Red Lake is located around 535 kilometers from Thunder Bay and around 100 kilometers from the border of Manitoba. It is made up of six different communities namely Red Lake, Starratt – Olsen, McKenzie Island, Madsen, Cochenour, and Balmertown. In this Red Lake Travel Guide we will summarize some of the facts about this municipality.

Red Lake Travel Guide - Climate

Red Lake experiences sub arctic type of climate. Snow fall hits this town in the month of October and doesn’t melt before the month of March. Although melting continues till the end of April, at times the city might have to face snow in the month of June too. Temperatures during winter drop down to -35 degrees Celsius and locals participate in various activities like ice hockey, ice fishing, skiing, snow – mobiling, and downhill sliding.

Summer in Red Lake is quite short and people enjoy boating, hiking, canoeing, and camping.

Red Lake Travel Guide - Demographics

The population of Red Lake, as per the census of 2006, was around 4500 inhabitants. The total area of this municipality is 611 square kilometers which reflects the small population density of this town. It is not like the other crowded metro cities that you might have visited till now.

Red Lake Travel Guide - Transportation

Red Lake is situated in the proximity of Highway 105 and it happens to be the northern most settlement of Ontario situated on the famous King’s Highway. Red Lake is connected to the neighboring communities of McKenzie, Cochenour, and Balmertown through Highway 125 which is an extension of Highway 105. On the other hand, Highway 618 connects Red Lake to Starratt – Olsen and Madsen. Highway 618 is also an extension of Highway 105.

Red Lake is the tourism, passenger, and cargo hub for the entire north western region of Ontario.

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