Canoe Narrows, Saskatchewan

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Canoe Narrows
canoe lake
Nickname(s): canoe
Canoe Narrows is located in Saskatchewan
Canoe Narrows
Canoe Narrows
Location of Canoe Narrows, Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 55°9′50″N 108°9′16″W / 55.16389°N 108.15444°W / 55.16389; -108.15444
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
 • Chief Francis (Pluck) Iron
 • MLA Athabasca Buckley Belanger
 • MP Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River Rob Clarke
 • Total 25.71 km2 (9.93 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 716
 • Density 27.9/km2 (72/sq mi)
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC−6)
Postal code S0M 0K0
Area code(s) (1)306
Highways Hwy 965

Canoe Narrows is an Indian reserve in the boreal forest of northern Saskatchewan, Canada. It location is on Canoe Lake approximately thirty miles west of Beauval, within ancient hunting grounds of the Woodland Cree.

The population in 2011 was 716 people.[4]

Bordering Canoe Narrows to the east is the village of Jans Bay with a population of 187.[4] Bordering Canoe Narrows to the west is the village of Cole Bay with a population of 230.

Commercial fishing was the community's original means of support; however, fish populations have diminished somewhat since the late 1970s. The community has since turned to forestry as its main industry.

Canoe Lake First Nation[edit]

This town is the administrative headquarters of the Canoe Lake Cree First Nations band government and is affiliated with the Meadow Lake Tribal Council.

The registered population of the Canoe Lake Cree First Nation was 2217 on February, 2013. There were 982 members living on reserve and 1235 members living off reserve.[5] The Canoe Lake Cree Nation has seven locations with three on Canoe Lake.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  3. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line". Archived from the original on 2007-04-21. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  4. ^ a b
  5. ^ "AANDC (Registered Population)". Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
  6. ^ "AANDC Reserves/Settlements/Villages". Retrieved 2013-03-15. 

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Coordinates: 55°10′01″N 108°09′11″W / 55.167°N 108.153°W / 55.167; -108.153