Denare Beach is a northern village on the east shore of Amisk Lake, Saskatchewan. Located on Highway 167, the community is 20 km (12 mi) southwest of Flin Flon and 422 km (262 mi) northeast of Prince Albert.
The area originally settled around Amisk Lake was called "Beaver Lake". Amisk is Cree for Beaver and thus the origin of the name. In 1937, the subdivision of the present community of Denare Beach took place. The community quickly became a resort area following the construction of a roadway to the mining centre of Flin Flon. When Saskatchewan Parks became responsible for the area they changed the name from Amisk or Beaver to Denare Beach. Taking the first two letters from Department of Natural Resources they arrived at the name of Denare Beach. The community has managed to retain its resort atmosphere.
The area is rich in heritage of the Native Canadian culture, the fur trade, European exploration and mineral prospecting. The landscape and lake frontage have attracted human activity for many centuries. An old portage along the "Mill Stream" has from time immemorial provided a transportation link between Amisk Lake and Mosher Lake. Archaeological discoveries indicate that this route was popular with the Indian and fur trading travelers. Many pictographs can be seen in the southern part of the lake to this day. Swampy and Woods Cree are the prevalent Aboriginal cultures which thrive in this beautiful area. A trading post and small permanent settlement of white trappers and fishermen was established in the immediate vicinity in the early part of the 20th century.
The Konuto Lake mine operated by Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Company Limited was located less than 2 kilometers south east of the Northern Village of Denare Beach.
Due to the small population of Denare Beach, the Government of Saskatchewan permits its residents in Creighton, Denare Beach, Sandy Bay, and Pelican Narrows to utilize the basic and emergency medical services of Flin Flon. The nearest Saskatchewan medical centre is in Prince Albert, 400 kilometers southwest of Creighton. One of the most frequently accessed services is the Flin Flon General Hospital, and Flin Flon Ambulance Service.
- List of communities in Northern Saskatchewan
- List of communities in Saskatchewan
- Villages of Saskatchewan
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- "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
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