- Last Mountain Lake
Lake, southern central Saskatchewan, Canada.Draining southward into the Qu'Appelle River, and with an average width of 2 mi (3.2 km) and a length of 60 mi (96 km), it occupies an area of 89 sq mi (231 sq km). It is a popular fishing and resort area.
* * *also called Long Lakelake in south central Saskatchewan, Canada, which drains southward to the Qu'Appelle River. Named after a hill 12 mi (19 km) to the east, the lake averages only 2 mi in width but extends northward for nearly 60 mi. It has an area of 89 sq mi (231 sq km). Since the establishment (c. 1865) by Isaac Cowie, the trader-author, of a Hudson's Bay Company post near Silton at its southern tip, the lake has been noted for fishing; most lucrative commercially are its buffalo fish, which were mistaken for black bass when imported from the U.S. for stocking. The lake is known as a bird sanctuary and as a stopping place on a flyway, notably for whooping and sandhill cranes during spring and fall migrations. It is also a popular vacation area, with several beach resorts and Buffalo Pound (2,340 ac [947 ha]) and Rowan's Ravine (652 ac) provincial parks along its shores, serving the nearby cities of Regina (20 mi southeast) and Moose Jaw. The Company trading post has been reconstructed within Last Mountain House Historic Park.
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