Canal Lake is located in the Kawartha Lakes region of South Central Ontario. It is part of the Trent-Severn Waterway System connected to Lake Simcoe to the West and connected to Mitchell Lake to the East both by lift locks. The Lake is approximately 8.5 square kilometers in surface area and has depths which average between 4.4 feet and 15 feet. Settlements on the lake include Bolsover to the Southwest and Rohallion to the North. Kirkfield is the nearest village of decent size. The “Hole in the Wall” bridge crosses Canal Lake and is a designated National Historic Site of Canada.
Canal Lake is popular among fisherman. There is a variety of fish available including largemouth bass, pike, muskellunge, and an abundance of panfish.
Canal Lake is approximately an hour and half drive from Toronto and a forty minute drive from Lindsay.