Moose Lake, Manitoba

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Moose Lake
Moose Lake is located in Manitoba
Moose Lake
Moose Lake
Coordinates: 53°42′0″N 100°17′59.99″W / 53.70000°N 100.2999972°W / 53.70000; -100.2999972Coordinates: 53°42′0″N 100°17′59.99″W / 53.70000°N 100.2999972°W / 53.70000; -100.2999972
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Census division 21
Region Northern Region
 • Total 1.66 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m (840 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,137
 • Density 684.4/km2 (1,773/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−6)

Moose Lake is a small Canadian community located on the northern limits of the Saskatchewan River delta on the western shore of South Moose Lake about 74 km Southeast of The Pas in Manitoba. Adjacent to the non-treaty community is an Indian reserve, home to the Mosakahiken Cree Nation.


Thomas Henry Peacock Lamb (also known as THP or Ten Horse-Power Lamb), an Englishman from Yorkshire, began a trading post in the community in the year 1900. It was known as Lamb's Store. Later, his son Tom Lamb (who later started Lamb Air) took over the store and operated it with his children for years.

Eventually, Tom's son-in-law Jock McAree and daughter Carol took over the store. Jock ran the store for several years and later his son Greg McAree took over, they added a video games room and expanded with a laundromat. A company called Northern later bought out Greg and his family.

THP's daughter, Billie Lamb Allan, wrote a memoir of her family's life at Moose Lake at the beginning of the 20th century. The book "Dew Upon the Grass" was published in 1963. The title came from a favorite quotation of her father from the King James version of the bible: "The King's wrath is as the roaring of a lion, but his favour is as dew upon the grass." "Dew Upon the Grass" chronicled the lives of Thomas Henry Peacock Lamb and Caroline Alice Marks Lamb as they raised eleven children in northern Manitoba.

The town has an airport, Moose Lake Airport, known by the IATA code YAD.


In the 2011 Census, the Moose Lake population centre had a population of 1,137 living in 254 of its 260 total private dwellings.[1] Also in the 2011 Census, the Moose Lake designated place had a population of 112 living in 38 of its 66 total private dwellings.[2]


  1. ^ a b "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013.