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) of the Cross Lake First Nation 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.

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.[1]

The adjoining reserves of Cross Lake 19 (population 1,751 in 2011[2]), Cross Lake 19A (population 1,889 in 2011[1]) and Cross Lake 19E (population 682 in 2011[1]) of the Cross Lake First Nation had a combined population of 4,322 in 2011.

Together these communities formed a population centre of 4,710 in 2011.

Geography[edit]

The communities are situated on the eastern shores of Cross Island and Cross Lake. The lake is 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 trail leads to Moose Lake and the Saskatchewan River. On the east side a portage trail leads 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[3]

References[edit]

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