Community Profile

Where the Eagle will continue to soar and develop with the Ojibways of Eagle Lake

The Eagle Lake First Nation is situated on the northeast shores of Eagle Lake and is located in the heart of the Canadian Shield in the boreal forests and lakes of Northwestern Ontario. The community is approximately 30 km southwest of Dryden and is accessible via Highways 502 and 594, and is a two-hour drive from the U.S. border. As of February 2013, Eagle Lake’s total population is 589 with 268 on-reserve and 321 off-reserve.

The people of Eagle Lake are governed by a Chief and three Council members, elected every two years under the Indian Act. Eagle Lake is part of the Grand Council Treaty #3 which was signed on October 3, 1873. Grand Council Treaty #3 covers 55,000 square miles.

Population

Age Groups %
0 to 14 years 60 26.1
15 to 19 years 20 8.7
20 to 29 35 15.2
30 to 39 20 8.7
40 to 49 years 35 15.2
50 to 59 years 30 13.0
60 to 69 years 25 10.9
70 to 79 years 5 2.2
Totals
Total Population 230
Median Age 33.4%
% of population age 15 and over 76.7%
Labour Availability 105
Note:

  • Various Skills
  • Source: 2011 Census

Distances to Major Centres

  • Major Centres

    Major Centres Km Mi
    Dryden Ontario 31 20
    Kenora Ontario 112 70
    Fort Frances Ontario 197 122
    Thunder Bay Ontario 388 241
    Toronto Ontario 1,745 1,084
    Duluth Minnesota 520 323
    Minneapolis Minnesota 729 453
  • Canada-US Border Crossings

    Canada-US Border Crossings Km Mi
    Fort Frances/International Falls 197 122
    Rainy River/Beaudette 296 184
    Thunder Bay/Grand Portage 388 241
  • Transportation

    Transportation Km Mi
    Access to Trans-Canada Highway and major trucking companies 5 3
    Dryden Regional Airport 42 26
    Note: Paved road to main highways.