Duck Lake, Saskatchewan


Duck Lake, Saskatchewan
Town of Duck Lake
—  Town  —
Duck Lake Town Office
Duck Lake, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Location of Duck Lake in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°49′N 106°14′W / 52.82°N 106.23°W / 52.82; -106.23
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Village Incorporated 1898
Town Incorporated 1911
Government
 - Mayor Lloyd Debray
 - Town Administrator Betty Fiolleau
 - Governing body Duck Lake Town Council
Area
 - Land 2.86 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - Total 610
 - Density 213.5/km2 (553/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0K 1J0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 11
Highway 212
Website Official Site

Duck Lake is a town in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located 88 kilometres north of Saskatoon and 44 kilometres south of Prince Albert on highway 11, in the rural municipality of Duck Lake. Immediately to the north of Duck Lake is the south block of the Nisbet Provincial Forest.

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History

In 1885, Duck Lake was the site of the Battle of Duck Lake, a conflict between Métis warriors and the Government of Canada, at the start of the Northwest Rebellion. At Duck Lake, the Prince Albert Trail, which ran from Regina to Prince Albert, crossed the Carlton Trail and it marked the halfway point between the Métis headquarters at Batoche and the North-West Mounted Police at Fort Carlton.

Historic Carpenter Gothic style All Saints Anglican Church built in 1896 is a municipal heritage site. Its historic cemetery contains the graves of some of those who fought in the Battle of Duck Lake as well as those of other pioneers of the community.[1]

The 1973 western Alien Thunder was partially filmed here.

Notable people from Duck Lake

  • Glen Scrimshaw - Artist in the painting medium
One of the murals documenting the region's history
Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre

References

External links

Further reading

Barnholden, Michael. (2009). Circumstances Alter Photographs: Captain James Peters' Reports from the War of 1885. Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks. ISBN 978-0-88922-621-0.

Coordinates: 52°49′N 106°14′W / 52.817°N 106.233°W / 52.817; -106.233 (Duck Lake, Saskatchewan)


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