Kinoosao, Saskatchewan

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Kinoosao is located in Saskatchewan
Location of Kinoosao in Saskatchewan

Kinoosao is an isolated community in northern Saskatchewan, Canada on the east side of Reindeer Lake. It is accessible by road only over Manitoba Provincial Road 394 and Saskatchewan Highway 994, coming from the closest town, over 95 km away, Lynn Lake, Manitoba. Kinoosao is one of two communities in Saskatchewan accessible by road solely by first entering a neighbouring province (Manitoba) (the other being Sturgeon Landing). It is 6.5 km wide in size and is located in Division 18 in Saskatchewan.[1] It is at 57°04′55″N 102°01′10″W / 57.081993°N 102.01934°W / 57.081993; -102.01934.

A total of 60 people lived there in May 2006, within 16 dwellings.[1]

The name "Kinoosao" is the Cree language term for "fish".[2] Two other towns in Canada have names derived from the Cree word: Kinuso, Alberta, and Kinistino, Saskatchewan. Kinoosao is one of eight communities of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation.

Location of Kinoosao on a NASA satellite map of Reindeer Lake


The community of Kinoosao began in November 1952, when a fisherman's co-operative wanted to build a fish-filleting plant to help serve the communities along Reindeer Lake.[3] Mail service to the community began in 1954, when they received it twice-monthly from La Ronge.[4]


No restaurants, hotels or campgrounds exist in the community off the coast off Reindeer Lake.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Community Demographics - Kinoosao, SK". Canadian Government. Retrieved 2007-10-22.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Information". Grand Slam Lodge. Retrieved 2007-10-22.
  3. ^ "Community Profiles - Kinoosao, SK". Canadian Government. Archived from the original on May 19, 2005. Retrieved 2007-10-23.
  4. ^ "Description of Kinoosao settlement, from E.T. Russell's What's in a Name?, p. 169". Northern Research Portal. Retrieved 2007-10-23.

Coordinates: 57°04′52″N 102°01′25″W / 57.08111°N 102.02361°W / 57.08111; -102.02361