An eccentric struggling artist, Tom has divided his calendar between Toronto and Algonquin Park for five years. Nearly forty, he is frustrated in his attempt to make a living as an artist. Moody, fiercely independent and prone to fits of despondency, he has not been seen in eight days.
Head Ranger at Canoe Lake who is responsible for enforcing the Park’s poaching and liquor laws. Mark has spent the past two years as a Recruiter for the War and just recently returned to Algonquin Park after being injured at Vimy Ridge.
George is a veteran fishing guide on Canoe Lake and close friend of Tom Thomson. George and Larry Dixon are usually found together. Trained as a typesetter, he has been displaced by technology and has reinvented himself in Algonquin Park.
Rumoured to be engaged to Tom Thomson, Winnie has organized the search for Tom since he disappeared. She lives in nearby Huntsville and has a family cottage on Canoe Lake. She is fiercely independent and disapproves of Tom's choice of friends.
Nearly eighty, Larry is the last of the Canoe Lake lumbermen. Living on his own in an isolated, dilapidated shanty, Larry operates an active bootlegging and trapping business. Tom Thomson is one of his few remaining friends.
Dr. Goldwyn Howland
Psychiatric doctor on ordered medical leave from his position at the Spadina Military Hospital in Toronto. Along with his young family, he has recently arrived on Canoe Lake for rest and recuperation at Taylor Statten’s cottage