West Red Lake Mining Museum, created by Enid Carlson

WEST RED LAKE

Mining Museum

Find us at 51.024367, 94.187395
20 miles west of the town of Red Lake, Ontario
Proudly run by volunteers

Take a Day Trip.  Visit your Local Volunteer Museum

Introduction

Back in the 1920s and '30s the west end of Red Lake was a hive of activity with many small gold mines in the area.  The log building is actually an original cabin from the 1926 Gold Rush to Red Lake which was the third-largest in the world.

A Story or Two

Please visit the Museum itself to get a feel for the place and the gold rush days.  You will find new displays several times during the summer.  For now here are a few stories to wet your appetite.

Historical Photographs

The museum changes the theme of the display several times a year, so visitors are likely to see new stories and pictures each time they visit. Mining properties, homesteads and characters from that era provide plenty of interesting subject matter.  Plan a visit to the west end!

Map & Contacts

Here is how to find the Museum.  It has been built by volunteers and is maintained that way.  Please join us by visiting, tidying up or contact us with ideas, stories or photos.

Recent Photographs

Today, many groups venture to the west end of Red Lake to explore lake and surrounding bush.  Photographers find many scenes worth saving as photos and videos.  Here are some examples from the recent past. Please share your thoughts and photos with us,.

Blog

Here are happenings at the West End we have heard about.  I am hoping that guests will contribute entries to this blog as time goes by.