Lac La Martre

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Lac La Martre
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Lac La Martre Northwest Territories Canada locator 01.jpg
Location Northwest Territories
Coordinates 63°21′N 117°58′W / 63.350°N 117.967°W / 63.350; -117.967 (Lac La Martre)Coordinates: 63°21′N 117°58′W / 63.350°N 117.967°W / 63.350; -117.967 (Lac La Martre)
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 1,776 km2 (686 sq mi)
Surface elevation 265 m (869 ft)
Frozen Mid October to mid June
Settlements community of Whatì
References [1][2]

Lac La Martre, is the third largest lake in the Northwest Territories, Canada.[3] It is located approximately 125 mi (201 km) northwest of the territorial capital of Yellowknife. The Tlicho community of Whati (formerly called Lac La Martre) is located on the east shore of Lac La Martre.


The lake is located on a main north/south bird migration route. Hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese and other migratory bird species gather to feed in the marshes.[4]


Whatì, a small First Nations community with a population of 460, is located on the shores of the lake.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Principal lakes, elevation and area, by province and territory". Statistics Canada. 2005-02-02. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
  2. ^ "World Lake Database (Lakes in Canada)". Archived from the original on 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2015-02-21.
  3. ^ The Atlas of Canada - Lakes
  4. ^ Discover North - Lac La Marte