Deep River

Deep River, Ont, incorporated as a town in 1959, population 4193 (2011c), 4216 (2006c). The Town of Deep River is located in eastern Ontario, 208 km northwest of Ottawa.

Deep River, Ont, incorporated as a town in 1959, population 4193 (2011c), 4216 (2006c). The Town of Deep River is located in eastern Ontario, 208 km northwest of Ottawa. It is on the section of the OTTAWA RIVER referred to as La Rivière Creuse (the Deep River) by 17th-century French explorers and which later was at the heart of Canada's 19th-century TIMBER TRADE.

In a beautiful natural setting with excellent year-round recreational facilities, Deep River is a planned community where streets follow natural land contours and bear names reflecting the area's history: eg, ALGONQUIN, CHAMPLAIN, Spruce and Rutherford. Established by the federal government in 1944 to house employees of the Chalk River Laboratories of ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LTD, it remains a residential community whose economy is rooted in the Canadian nuclear industry.