Shoal Lake, Manitoba

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Shoal Lake
Locality
Shoal Lake is located in Manitoba
Shoal Lake
Shoal Lake
Coordinates: 50°26′16″N 100°35′28″W / 50.43778°N 100.59111°W / 50.43778; -100.59111Coordinates: 50°26′16″N 100°35′28″W / 50.43778°N 100.59111°W / 50.43778; -100.59111
Country  Canada
Province  Manitoba
Rural municipality Municipality of Shoal Lake
Incorporated (village)[1] January 12, 1909
Incorporated (town)[1] October 10, 1997
Amalgamated[1] January 1, 2011
Government
 • Federal riding Brandon—Souris
 • Prov. riding Riding Mountain
Area[2]
 • Total 2.58 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 714
 • Density 276.9/km2 (717/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal Code R0J
Area code(s) 204
Website www.shoallake.ca

Shoal Lake is a locality in the southwest of Manitoba, Canada. Originally incorporated as a town, Shoal Lake amalgamated with the Rural Municipality of Shoal Lake on January 1, 2011 to form the Municipality of Shoal Lake.[1][3]

History[edit]

Shoal Lake was first settled in 1875 when the North-West Mounted Police established a barracks along the Carlton Trail at the south end of the lake. The community was established in 1884, and moved to its current location at the lake's north side in 1885 to coincide with the building of the Manitoba & Northwestern Railroad (now CPR).[4] The community incorporated as a village on January 12, 1909, and then changed to town status on October 10, 1997.[1] It amalgamated with the Rural Municipality of Shoal Lake on January 1, 2011.[1]

Geography[edit]

The community lies to the northeast of a lake of the same name. With a length of 9 km (5.6 mi) and a stock of walleye and northern pike, the lake is a destination for boating and fishing.[5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Strathclair (15 km east)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 5
(41)
11
(52)
16.5
(61.7)
33.9
(93)
36.7
(98.1)
38.3
(100.9)
35
(95)
38
(100)
36.7
(98.1)
31
(88)
19.4
(66.9)
8
(46)
38.3
(100.9)
Average high °C (°F) −11.7
(10.9)
−8.7
(16.3)
−1.9
(28.6)
9
(48)
16.8
(62.2)
21.2
(70.2)
23.7
(74.7)
23.5
(74.3)
17.4
(63.3)
9
(48)
−2.1
(28.2)
−9.4
(15.1)
7.2
(45)
Daily mean °C (°F) −17.1
(1.2)
−14.2
(6.4)
−7.1
(19.2)
2.9
(37.2)
10.2
(50.4)
15.3
(59.5)
17.7
(63.9)
16.8
(62.2)
10.9
(51.6)
3.3
(37.9)
−6.7
(19.9)
−14.3
(6.3)
1.5
(34.7)
Average low °C (°F) −22.5
(−8.5)
−19.6
(−3.3)
−12.3
(9.9)
−3.2
(26.2)
3.6
(38.5)
9.3
(48.7)
11.6
(52.9)
10
(50)
4.4
(39.9)
−2.4
(27.7)
−11.2
(11.8)
−19.3
(−2.7)
−4.3
(24.3)
Record low °C (°F) −45
(−49)
−44
(−47)
−38.5
(−37.3)
−25.6
(−14.1)
−15
(5)
−3.3
(26.1)
−1.1
(30)
−4
(25)
−10
(14)
−22
(−8)
−36
(−33)
−43
(−45)
−45
(−49)
Precipitation mm (inches) 21.6
(0.85)
16.8
(0.661)
22.4
(0.882)
26.4
(1.039)
43.4
(1.709)
76.2
(3)
71.6
(2.819)
62.6
(2.465)
46.3
(1.823)
29
(1.14)
19
(0.75)
21.9
(0.862)
457.1
(17.996)
Source: Environment Canada (normals and extremes from 1981-2010) [6]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, Shoal Lake had a population of 714 living in 325 of its 357 total dwellings, a 5.0% change from its 2006 population of 680. With a land area of 2.58 km2 (1.00 sq mi), it had a population density of 276.7/km2 (716.8/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

Attractions[edit]

The community has a nine-hole golf course and hosts facilities for baseball, ice hockey, and curling. It is home to the province's official museum to the North-West Mounted Police, which was built in 1984 to replicate barracks established at the south end of the lake in 1875.[7]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Shoal Lake is located at the junction of highways 16, 21, and 42. It is serviced by the Shoal Lake Airport and Shoal Lake Water Aerodrome and by the Greyhound bus service (freight only).[8]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Manitoba Municipalities: Shoal Lake". The Manitoba Historical Society. April 11, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Census Profile: Shoal Lake, T, Manitoba (Dissolved census subdivision)". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. April 28, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Town of Shoal Lake and the Rural Municipality of Shoal Lake Amalgamation Regulation". http://www.gov.mb.ca. The Queen's Printer for the Province of Manitoba. June 15, 2010. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ Dickie, Reid. "Shoal Lake History". WordPress. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Shoal Lake Municipal Authority: Rural Municipality of Shoal Lake Crown Lands – Existing Subdivision". http://www.gov.mb.ca. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed July 15, 2014
  7. ^ "Shoal Lake Visitor Information". Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Greyhound.ca Station Locator". Greyhound.ca. Retrieved July 16, 2014.  Search "R0J1Z0" or "Shoal Lake, Manitoba"

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