Silver Islet is a small, quaint community located at the tip of the Sibley Peninsula along with Sleeping Giant Provincial Park in Ontario’s Superior Country. The homes here were originally built for miners of the Silver Islet Mining Company. They are now used as summer cottages. A rich vein of silver was discovered here in 1868 and in early 1884 the pumps that held back the waters of Lake Superior stopped working and flooded the islet’s mine shafts. To this day the mine shafts are still under the water and on a calm clear day they can be seen from the lake. The Silver Islet General Store and Tea Room was built in 1871 and has long been a staple and another historical landmark of the community. It is currently being restored and will soon open back up to serve visitors.