Golden Lake is a body of water located in Renfrew County Ontario, located on the Bonnechere River approximately 25 km southwest of Pembroke, Ontario. It is bounded by the Township of North Algona-Wilberforce, the Township of Bonnechere Valley and Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation.The Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, formerly known as the Golden Lake First Nation, are an Algonquin First Nation in Ontario, Canada. Their territory is located in the former township of South Algona (now part of Bonnechere Valley) at the east end of Golden Lake.
The lake is made up of three sections, with the largest section at the western end of the lake, followed by a slightly smaller section to the east, and finally a much smaller section at the eastern end of the lake, where it flows into the Bonnechere River.
Golden Lake is known for its smallmouth bass and Northern pike fishing, and has a smooth, sandy bottom in most places. The lake reportedly got Its name from the flecks of pyrite or “fool’s gold” that can be seen glinting on the bottom of the lake near the shore. Not far from Golden Lake is another lake called Lake Doré, which is French for “Golden lake.”
Known for its stunning sandy beaches, cottagers and full time residents have flocked to this area since the early 1930’s and today is a much sort after vacation town for tourists from Ottawa in the east and Toronto in the south Cottage prices in the area are still at an affordable rate for families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and this shallow sandy lake is perfect for kids of all ages!