Cross Lake, Manitoba

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For homonymy, see Cross Lake (disambiguation).
Cross Lake
Cross Lake is located in Manitoba
Cross Lake
Cross Lake
Coordinates: 54°37′32″N 97°46′48″W / 54.62556°N 97.78000°W / 54.62556; -97.78000Coordinates: 54°37′32″N 97°46′48″W / 54.62556°N 97.78000°W / 54.62556; -97.78000
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Census division 22
Region Northern Region
Elevation 207 m (679 ft)
Time zone CST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−6)

Cross Lake is the name of two closely related, adjoining but independent communities in the Canadian Province of Manitoba. One of the Cross Lakes is the Cross Lake Indian Reserve (Pimicikamak Cree) where the main urban area is called Cross Lake. The other Cross Lake is on nearby provincial Crown land. The communities are located about 520 kilometres by air north of Winnipeg, and 120 kilometres by air south of Thompson. They are situated on the shores of the Nelson River where the river enters Cross Lake. An all-weather road, PR 374, connects the communities to PR 373 via the Kichi Sipi Bridge.

History[edit]

The lake of Cross Lake is a lake in Manitoba, Canada on the Nelson River north of Lake Winnipeg. It is long and narrow and extends at least 40 miles east-northeast. The Nelson enters and leaves on the west side. The Minago River enters on the west. From the Minago a portage led to Moose Lake and the Saskatchewan River. On the east side a portage led to the Carrot River and Oxford Lake on the Hayes River.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Cross Lake
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7.5
(45.5)
8.2
(46.8)
15
(59)
27.5
(81.5)
33.5
(92.3)
33.5
(92.3)
35.5
(95.9)
34
(93)
31.5
(88.7)
21
(70)
15.6
(60.1)
6
(43)
35.5
(95.9)
Average high °C (°F) −17.4
(0.7)
−12.1
(10.2)
−4.2
(24.4)
5.5
(41.9)
14
(57)
20.2
(68.4)
23.3
(73.9)
21.7
(71.1)
13.6
(56.5)
5.4
(41.7)
−5.5
(22.1)
−14.7
(5.5)
4.2
(39.6)
Average low °C (°F) −26.5
(−15.7)
−22.4
(−8.3)
−16.3
(2.7)
−6
(21)
2.7
(36.9)
9.4
(48.9)
12.8
(55)
11.6
(52.9)
5.1
(41.2)
−1.3
(29.7)
−12.2
(10)
−23
(−9)
−5.5
(22.1)
Record low °C (°F) −44
(−47)
−42
(−44)
−40
(−40)
−29.4
(−20.9)
−16
(3)
−2
(28)
3
(37)
−0.6
(30.9)
−6
(21)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−37.2
(−35)
−41.5
(−42.7)
−44
(−47)
Precipitation mm (inches) 17.3
(0.681)
16.5
(0.65)
16.6
(0.654)
18.4
(0.724)
42.6
(1.677)
68.6
(2.701)
69.7
(2.744)
67
(2.64)
53.5
(2.106)
33.4
(1.315)
23.2
(0.913)
25.6
(1.008)
452.3
(17.807)
Source: Environment Canada[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Cross Lake designated place had a population of 388 living in 114 of its 123 total private dwellings.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013.