Primrose Lake

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Primrose Lake
Primrose Lake is located in Saskatchewan
Primrose Lake
Primrose Lake
Location of Primrose Lake
LocationDivision No. 18, Saskatchewan / Lac La Biche County, Alberta
Coordinates54°55′N 109°45′W / 54.917°N 109.750°W / 54.917; -109.750Coordinates: 54°55′N 109°45′W / 54.917°N 109.750°W / 54.917; -109.750
Primary outflowsMartineau River
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area444 km2 (171 sq mi)
Surface elevation559 m (1,834 ft)

Primrose Lake is a large lake in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada. The lake straddles the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, with most of the water surface in Saskatchewan. It is close to the better known Cold Lake, Alberta.

Primrose Lake has a total area of 448 km2 (173 sq mi), with 444 km2 (171 sq mi) water area (of which 17.7 km2 (6.8 sq mi) in Alberta) and lies at an elevation of 559 m (1,834 ft).[1] It is connected to Cold Lake by the Martineau River.

Primrose Lake was used as launch site for sounding rockets of the types super Loki and Arcas in Canada at 54°45′N 110°03′W / 54.750°N 110.050°W / 54.750; -110.050, which was in use between 1970 and 1981.[2]

Fish Species[edit]

The fish species include walleye, sauger, yellow perch, northern pike, lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, white sucker, longnose sucker and burbot


  1. ^ Atlas of Canada - Large Lakes in Canada
  2. ^ Astronautix - Launch sites