The Heritage Centre houses the Algonquin Museum.
For 8000 years, the Ottawa Valley has been inhabited by native peoples. In 1873, the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn received Crown Patent to a total of 1561 acres which became the Golden Lake First Nation. As a result of policies of Canadian government policies and assimilition, traditional customs and language have been almost completely lost. However, there have been efforts to return the traditional culture and language to the people.
The education center is a school built in 1920.
Our connection to Golden Lake is that my sister-in-law’s ex-boyfriend had a cottage on the south side of the lake, not far from the Algonquins. For a few days this summer and last summer, we enjoyed the scenery of the lake, as well as other sights in the Ottawa Valley.
Our Lady of Nativity church.
A Golden Lake sunset.
A double rainbow after a short rain shower on Golden Lake.
Building a sand castle on Golden Lake.