Bolsover, Ontario

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Bolsover is a village located in the city of Kawartha Lakes, west of the village of Kirkfield at the junction of Kawartha Lakes Road 48 and Kawartha Lakes Road 46. The village is located to the south of Canal Lake. The community is likely named for Bolsover in Derbyshire, England.[1]


By 1869, Bolsover was a Village with a population of 150 in the Township of Eldon County Victoria. It was established on the Talbot River. It was on the line of the proposed Toronto and Nipissing Railway. There was a stage to Woodville. The average price of land was $5 to $16. [2][clarification needed]


Bolsover is home to the Western Trent Golf Club.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

Dave Devall, well-known former meteorologist who worked for television station CFTO-TV (CTV Toronto) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, resides in Bolsover. [4]

"Captain" John Sanlon, well-known skipper of the Butternut Queen. Known for his scenic excursions along the Trent-Severn Waterway and throughout Canal Lake. Never met a glass of wine he did not like. Can sing with the best of them at a karaoke function. All around good guy with a heart of gold.


  1. ^ Rayburn, Alan (1997). Place names of Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 37. ISBN 0-8020-7207-0. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  2. ^ The province of Ontario gazetteer and directory. H. McEvoy Editor and Compiler, Toronto : Robertson & Cook, Publishers, 1869
  3. ^ Bolsover Golf Courses - Ontario, Canada -
  4. ^ The Barron Blog

Coordinates: 44°31′45″N 79°03′40″W / 44.52917°N 79.06111°W / 44.52917; -79.06111