Loon Lake, Saskatchewan

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Loon Lake
Village of Loon Lake
Cree women picking cranberries, 1947
Cree women picking cranberries, 1947
Loon Lake is located in Saskatchewan
Loon Lake
Loon Lake
Loon Lake in Saskatchewan
Loon Lake is located in Canada
Loon Lake
Loon Lake
Loon Lake (Canada)
Coordinates: 54°00′47″N 109°05′38″W / 54.013°N 109.094°W / 54.013; -109.094
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
RegionWest-central
Census division17
Rural MunicipalityLoon Lake No. 561
Government
 • TypeMunicipal
 • Governing bodyLoon Lake Village Council
 • MayorLarry Heon
 • AdministratorErin Simpson
Area
 • Total0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population
(2016)
 • Total288
 • Density435.8/km2 (1,129/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal code
S0M 1L0
Area code(s)306
Highways Hwy 26
Hwy 699
WebsiteVillage of Loon Lake
[1][2][3][4]

Loon Lake is a farming and resort village within the Rural Municipality of Loon Lake No. 561 in the boreal forest of northwestern Saskatchewan, Canada. The population was 288 in the 2016 Canada Census, (a -8.3% decrease from 314 in the 2011 Canada Census), with an additional 400 in the farming communities nearby. The Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation reserve is to the east of the village and has a population of about 800 people. The village is located on Highway 26 northeast of the city of Lloydminster.

Demographics[edit]

In the summer time, there are an additional 1500 people at the 200 lake cottages and the 300 provincial park campsites.

Canada census – Loon Lake, Saskatchewan community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 288 (-8.3% from 2011) 314 (2.6% from 2006) 306 (-3.8% from 2001)
Land area: 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi) 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi) 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population density: 435.8/km2 (1,129/sq mi) 475.1/km2 (1,231/sq mi) 463.0/km2 (1,199/sq mi)
Median age: 46.0 (M: 42.5, F: 47.5) 41.3 (M: 41.6, F: 41.0) 39.5 (M: 41.5, F: 36.8)
Total private dwellings: 158 158 154
Median household income:
References: 2016[5] 2011[6] 2006[7] earlier[8]

History[edit]

Steele Narrows is about 15 kilometers north west of Loon Lake. Steele Narrows is the site of the last battle of the North West Rebellion. The battle was fought on June 3, 1885 and resulted in the defeat of the Cree First Nations band government which ended the rebellion.

Attractions[edit]

Loon Lake has a 9-hole grass greens golf course with a licensed dining area. and seven fresh water lakes within 5 miles (8 km) of the town. The town offers postal, food, gas, banking services. There are also two resorts - Pine Cove and Makwa Lake that offer rental cabins.

There is big game hunting every fall within 10 miles (16 km) with a variety of outfitters. It also has a scenic bible camp nearby called Silver Birch Bible Camp. There is also Makwa Lake Provincial Park 5 km West. The community is accessed by Highway 26

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Loon Lake
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.7
(53.1)
13.5
(56.3)
17
(63)
30
(86)
33
(91)
35.6
(96.1)
36.7
(98.1)
36
(97)
34.4
(93.9)
28.9
(84)
19.5
(67.1)
11
(52)
36.7
(98.1)
Average high °C (°F) −11.7
(10.9)
−6.9
(19.6)
−0.2
(31.6)
9.4
(48.9)
17
(63)
20.7
(69.3)
22.8
(73)
22
(72)
15.7
(60.3)
9
(48)
−2.7
(27.1)
−9.7
(14.5)
7.1
(44.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −17.4
(0.7)
−13.3
(8.1)
−6.6
(20.1)
3.1
(37.6)
9.8
(49.6)
14
(57)
16.3
(61.3)
15
(59)
9.4
(48.9)
3.4
(38.1)
−7.2
(19)
−15.1
(4.8)
1
(34)
Average low °C (°F) −23
(−9)
−19.7
(−3.5)
−13
(9)
−3.1
(26.4)
2.7
(36.9)
7.3
(45.1)
9.7
(49.5)
8.1
(46.6)
3.1
(37.6)
−2.3
(27.9)
−11.7
(10.9)
−20.4
(−4.7)
−5.2
(22.6)
Record low °C (°F) −49
(−56)
−46
(−51)
−45
(−49)
−34
(−29)
−10.6
(12.9)
−4
(25)
−1.5
(29.3)
−3
(27)
−12.8
(9)
−24
(−11)
−41.1
(−42)
−46
(−51)
−49
(−56)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 16.1
(0.634)
11.4
(0.449)
18.4
(0.724)
23.7
(0.933)
46
(1.81)
71.8
(2.827)
70
(2.76)
64.9
(2.555)
46.9
(1.846)
17.2
(0.677)
18
(0.71)
18.7
(0.736)
423
(16.65)
Source: Environment Canada[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on October 6, 2006
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System, archived from the original on November 21, 2008
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency, archived from the original on 2007-09-11
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, archived from the original on April 21, 2007
  5. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  9. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 10 August 2010

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°02′N 109°10′W / 54.033°N 109.167°W / 54.033; -109.167