|Lake type||Rift lake|
|Surface area||295 km² (114 sq mi)|
|Max. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk A lake (from Latin lacus) is a Terrain feature (or Physical feature) a body of Liquid on the surface of a world that is localized to the A rift lake is a Lake formed as a result of subsidence related to movement on faults within a Rift zone an area of Extensional tectonics in A drainage basin is an extent of Land where Water from Rain or Snow melt drains downhill into a body of water such as a River, depth||216 m (710 ft)|
|Surface elevation||176 m (580 ft)|
Lake Timiskaming (French: Lac Témiscamingue) is a large freshwater lake on the provincial border between Ontario and Quebec, Canada. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people A lake (from Latin lacus) is a Terrain feature (or Physical feature) a body of Liquid on the surface of a world that is localized to the The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The lake, which forms part of the Ottawa River, is 110 kilometers (70 mi) in length and covers an area of almost 295 km² (114 sq mi). This is about the river in Canada For other uses see Ottawa River (disambiguation. While the water level is only 176 m (577 ft) above sea-level, the lake is in places up to 216 m (709 ft) deep. Mean sea level (MSL is the average (mean height of the Sea, with reference to a suitable reference surface There are several islands on the lake, notably Mann and du Collège Islands.
The name is from the Algonquin Temikami or Temikaming, meaning "deep waters". The Algonquins (or Algonkins) are an aboriginal North American people speaking Algonquin, an Anishinaabe language.
The lake and surrounding area are popular for outdoor recreation. In June 11, 1978, 12 children and 1 volunteer from St. John's School of Ontario (defunct), Toronto, died of hypothermia, when their canoes capsized on a school canoe trip. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Saint John's School of Ontario (SJSO was the third of three private Anglican boys' boarding school in Toronto founded on conservative Anglican ideas and Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Hypothermia is a condition in which an organism's temperature drops below that required for normal Metabolism and bodily functions A canoe is a small narrow Boat, typically human-powered though it may also be powered by sails or small electric or gas motors
There are 30 species of fish in Lake Timiskaming, the best known are northern pike, sturgeon, lake trout, walleye, smallmouth bass, bullhead, carp, ling, perch and whitefish. The northern pike (known as the pike in Britain Esox lucius, is a Species of carnivorous Fish of the genus Esox (the pikes Sturgeon is the Common name used for some 26 species of fish in the family Acipenseridae, including the genera Acipenser, Lake trout ( Salvelinus namaycush) is a freshwater char living mainly in Lakes in northern North America. The walleye (common US name or yellow pickerel (Canada ( Sander vitreus vitreus, formerly Stizostedion vitreum vitreum) is a freshwater Perciform The smallmouth bass ( Micropterus dolomieui) is a Species of Freshwater Fish in the sunfish family ( Centrarchidae) Carp is a common name for various Freshwater Fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large Perca is the genus of fish referred to as perch or sometimes yellow perch, a group of freshwater Fish belonging to the family Percidae
The lake was shaped during the last ice age when glaciers carved into the rock. An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the Temperature of the Earth 's surface and atmosphere resulting in an expansion of continental Ice sheets "Glacial" and "Glaciation" redirect here For the geological periods see Glacial period. It is also the remnants of a huge basin called Lake Ojibway-Barlow, which existed about 9,500 years ago.
Lake Timiskaming is centered on a major rift valley that extends several hundred miles to the north-east called the Timiskaming Graben. A rift valley is a linear-shaped lowland between highlands or mountain ranges created by the action of a geologic Rift or fault. The Ottawa-Bonnechere Graben (also known as the Ottawa Graben) with its branch the Timiskaming Graben, is an ancient Rift valley in the It is the northern extension of the Ottawa-Bonnechere Graben, which is part of the Saint Lawrence rift system. The Ottawa-Bonnechere Graben (also known as the Ottawa Graben) with its branch the Timiskaming Graben, is an ancient Rift valley in the The Saint Lawrence rift system is a seismically active zone paralleling the Saint Lawrence River. There have been recent earthquakes along the rift valley, the most recent being in 2000. An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth 's crust that creates Seismic waves Earthquakes are recorded with a Seismometer 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. There are numerous faults in the area and has produced cliffs such as Devil's Rock, just 5 km (3 mi) south of Haileybury and is dated to be 2,220 million years old. In Geology a fault, or fault line, is a planar rock fracture which shows evidence of relative movement In Geography and Geology, a cliff is a significant vertical or near vertical rock exposure Devil's Rock or Devils Rock is a Granite Escarpment, located south of Haileybury, Ontario, Canada. Temiskaming Shores is a City in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. There are known kimberlite pipes within the rift valley that are considered to be diamondiferous. Kimberlite is a type of potassic Volcanic rock best known for sometimes containing Diamonds It is named after the town of Kimberley in South Africa In Mineralogy, diamond is the allotrope of carbon where the carbon atoms are arranged in