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Tom Thomson is one of the inspirations for the group of Canadian artists known as the “Group of Seven.” He described himself as an artist, guide and woodsman. He helped popularize Algonquin Provincial Park and drowned mysteriously in 1917 at Canoe Lake. The Tom Thomson Memorial on Canoe Lake overlooks the lake he loved and drowned in.

The Tom Thomson Memorial is stone, with a brass inscription plate that was designed, engraved and set on the south face of a simple truncated pyramidal cairn of boulders, strongly plied and cemented in a commanding position close to the old camp of the artist. There, above the rocks that still show the paint-scrapings made by the artist in cleaning the palette after work, the simple and fitting memorial stands facing southwards down the long reach of the lake.

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Address: Canoe Lake, Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, ON P0A, Canada

Tom Thomson Memorial
Canoe Lake, Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, ON P0A, Canada
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