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Loon Lake, Saskatchewan

Loon Lake is located in Saskatchewan
Loon Lake
Location of Loon Lake in Saskatchewan
Loon Lake

is a farming and resort village in the boreal forest of northwestern Saskatchewan, Canada. The population is about 400 people in this village with about an additional 400 in the farming community nearby. The Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation reserve is right next door and has a population of about 800 people. It is northeast of Lloydminster.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Attractions 3
  • Climate 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Steele Narrows is about 15 kilometres 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.

Demographics

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

Attractions

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

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[1]

References

  1. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 10 August 2010

External links

  • Makwa Lake Provincial Park


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