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Ontario Tourism Region : Northeastern Ontario
- Pop. 1,158. In North Himsworth T., Parry Sound Dist., on the E end ofL. Nipissing, 11 km SE of North Bay.
- The first settlers were lumbermen from nearby Wasi Falls just south of the village.
- A post office was opened in 1881, and George Morrison, the first settler and the postmaster, suggested the name of Callander, his hometown in Scotland.
- In 1934 the Dionne quintuplets were born in a farmhouse near Callander, delivered by Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe.
- News of the multiple birth reached the world when the father, Elzire Dionne, went to the North Bay Daily Nugget to place five separate birth notices.
- A plaque at a lookout over L. Nipissing, 1.5 km S of Callander, explains the creation of the lake.
- When glacial ice began to retreat, about 9000 BC, the Nipissing Basin formed an eastern extension of Georgian Bay and drained into the Ottawa and Mattawa Rs.
- With the gradual tilting of the land, the lake began to drain westward about 7,000 years later, creating the French River.
Natural Resources Canada in the District of Parry Sound.
Address of this page: http://www.ruralroutes.com/callander