Elk Lake was first known as Bear Creek Village, then Jamestown, Smyth, Elk City, Elk Lake City and then finally by 1910, Elk Lake.  The name Elk Lake is attributed to the Cree Indians who named the lake (a widening in the river) for the herds of elk and caribou that were once found in the area.

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HISTORY

TOWNSHIP OF JAMES (ELK LAKE)