Lac La Martre

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Lac La Martre
Lac La Matre.jpg
Lac La Martre is located in Northwest Territories
Lac La Martre
Lac La Martre
Lac La Martre Northwest Territories Canada locator 01.jpg
LocationNorthwest Territories
Coordinates63°15′01″N 117°55′05″W / 63.25028°N 117.91806°W / 63.25028; -117.91806 (Lac La Martre)Coordinates: 63°15′01″N 117°55′05″W / 63.25028°N 117.91806°W / 63.25028; -117.91806 (Lac La Martre)
TypeGlacial
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length76 km (47 mi)
Max. width25 km (16 mi)
Surface area1,776 km2 (686 sq mi)
Average depth9.1 m (30 ft)
Max. depth19.8 m (65 ft)
Surface elevation265 m (869 ft)
FrozenMid October to mid June
SettlementsWhatì
References[1][2][3][4]

Lac La Martre, is the third largest lake in the Northwest Territories, Canada.[5] It is located approximately 201 km (125 mi) northwest of the territorial capital of Yellowknife. The Tłı̨chǫ community of Whatì (formerly called Lac La Martre) is located on the east shore of Lac La Martre.

Fauna[edit]

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.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Whatì, a small First Nations community with a population of 470, is located on the shores of the lake.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Principal lakes, elevation and area, by province and territory". Statistics Canada. February 2, 2005. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  2. ^ "World Lake Database (Lakes in Canada)". Archived from the original on March 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Lac la Martre". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. The Canadian Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on May 24, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  4. ^ "The Fishing - at Lac La Martre". Lac LA Martre. Lac La Martre Adventures. Archived from the original on May 24, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  5. ^ The Atlas of Canada – Lakes
  6. ^ Discover North - Lac La Marte