Gods Lake

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Gods Lake
Location Northeastern Manitoba
Coordinates 54°40′26″N 94°14′48″W / 54.67389°N 94.24667°W / 54.67389; -94.24667Coordinates: 54°40′26″N 94°14′48″W / 54.67389°N 94.24667°W / 54.67389; -94.24667[1]
Primary inflows Wesachewan River
Primary outflows Gods River
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 1,151 km2 (444 sq mi)
Average depth 400 ft (120 m)
Max. depth 400 ft (120 m)
Surface elevation 178 m (584 ft)
Islands Elk Island and many smaller islands
Settlements Gods Lake, Gods Lake Narrows, Gods River
References [1][2]
Gods Lake is located in Manitoba
Gods Lake
Location of Gods Lake in Manitoba

Gods Lake is a lake in northeastern Manitoba in Canada. The lake covers an area of 1,151 square kilometres (444 sq mi), making it the 7th largest lake in the province.[3] It lies north of Island Lake at an elevation of 178 metres (584 ft),[3] approximately 280 kilometres (174 mi) east of Thompson, Manitoba. It has a perimeter of 678 kilometres (421 mi).[1] It drains north through Gods River into the Hayes River.


The First Nations communities of Gods Lake Narrows, Gods Lake (God's Lake 23), and Gods River are located on the shores of the lake.

Gods Lake Narrows is in the southern portion of Gods Lake where the lake narrows. The community is built on an island in the narrows of the lake and on the west and east shores. Gods Lake Narrows consists of the northern community of Gods Lake Narrows (a designated place in the 2011 Canada Census) with a population of 85[4] and God's Lake 23, a God's Lake First Nation community of 1,341 people.[4]

At the mouth of Gods River on the northern end of the lake is the primary settlement of the Manto Sipi First Nation community of Gods River (God's River 86A) with 596 people.[4][1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Atlas of Canada Toporama". Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Gods Lake)". Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Manitoba – Lake Areas and Elevation (lakes larger than 400 square kilometres)". The Atlas of Canada – Lakes. Natural Resources Canada. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  4. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-10-07.