Old Mission Resort Offers a Multitude of Activities to Do.
Lake Temiskaming Tour
Located less than 250 meters from Fort Temiscamingue, a Hudson Bay Trading Post on the Quebec side of Lake Temiskaming, the Old Mission property encompasses Mission Point, the site where, in 1866, Temiskaming Districts first church, school and hospital were built. The mission was established to foster relations between the French, English and Algonquin peoples who came together to trade at Fort Temiskaming. The mission pioneered the current theme behind the Lake Temiskaming Tour initiative – Three cultures – two provinces – one great lake!
Fort Temiscamingue itself is now a National Historic Site commemorating the trading post’s role in the fur trade for nearly two centuries. Now administered by Parks Canada, a visit to Fort Temiscamingue is well worth the short trip from the Old Mission across the narrows of Lake Temiskaming.
Hiking is a popular attraction at Old Mission Resort. While there are trails with amazing panoramic views right on the property, many Temiskaming hiking trails are maintained by Nastawgan Trails Inc., a volunteer organization. Nastawgan is an indigenous word for “traditional travel routes”. Adjacent to the Fort Temiskaming Hudson Bay Trading Post, the Old Mission Resort is central to the trail head of several of these routes established by the Anishinawbeg First Nation people thousands of years ago.
From half day hikes to Devil’s Rock or Hermit Lake, full day hikes to Beaver Mountain and multi-day treks along the Ottawa-Temiskaming Highland Trail, your sense of hiking adventure will be fulfilled! Maps and books detailing each route are available at the office. Book now to plan your escape!
Ville Marie Golf Club
Within view of Old Mission Resort is the very scenic Ville Marie Golf Club. Situated directly across the bay, this 9-hole, par 35 course is characterized by its bushes, marshy spaces, water obstacles, superb variety of mature trees, wide fairways and well-maintained greens.
Book a tee off time through Old Mission Resort and your golf cart will be waiting for you right at the dock! Try a little angling in the morning and chip a few balls in the afternoon. Ask about our Fish N Chip Package to satisfy two favorite summertime activities!
In the early years of the Old Mission, there were no roads or railways. The primary means of transportation in the area was by water. As one of the only inhabited areas of the region, the Old Mission was poised to welcome the first steam ship, the S.S. Mattawan, which arrived June 4th, 1882. Since then, for a period of over 80 years, more than 50 boats steamed on Lake Temiskaming opening endless opportunity in the Temiskaming District.
Today, Old Mission Resort pays tribute to these important steamboats and you will find much of our theme is developed based on them. They were the primary means of transportation for decades. A century later, much of the areas amenities like golfing, fine restaurants, lodging, heritage sites, museums, shopping centers, farmers markets and other attractions can still be reached directly from the water. The following YouTube video by Mike Jacobs provides an amazing guide to local attractions all of which can be accessed directly from Lake Temiskaming