Fairbank Lake

Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results

The 2022 spring phosphorus value for Fairbank Lake is 3.2 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Fairbank Lake since 2001 is 4.8 µg/L which is well below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely oligotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Fairbank Lake from 2001 to 2022 (PDF 29 KB).

Report Card
Download or print a detailed copy of the Fairbank Lake Report Card, which outlines the characteristics and water quality of Fairbank Lake (portrait view: PDF 73.9 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

For more information on the health of Fairbank lake shoreline, view your lakes shoreline classification. (PDF 797 KB).

General Information

Fairbank Lake has 94 permanent residents and 323 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Fairbank Lake is located in Fairbank and Trill townships. It is located off Regional Road 4, running north from Highway 17 and about 55 kilometres west of Sudbury. Fairbank Lake is 705.1 hectares in size with a shoreline perimeter of 28.2 kilometres. The maximum depth of Fairbank Lake is 43 metres. View maps of Fairbank Lake.

Watershed Information
Fairbank Lake is located in the Fairbank watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit the Watershed Map link.

Lake Stewardship
The Fairbank Lake Camp Owners' Association are stewards of the lake.

For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups of the Greater Sudbury area, visit the following link: Lake Stewardship.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
For more information on the fish species, view the list of Fairbank Lake's documented fish species.

Aquatic Insects
For more information, view the list of aquatic insects documented in Fairbank Lake.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.