Map of Last Mountain Lake. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Last Mountain Lake with cities and towns
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Last Mountain Lake
Aprime vacation destination, Last Mountain Lake lies within easy reach of Regina. The 97-km-long lake is renowned for its walleye, northern pike, carp, and perch. Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park is ideal for sailing and swimming, while Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area is a bird-watcher's paradise. Farther north, Manitou Beach on the shores of Little Manitou Lake-known as the "Lake of the Healing Waters" to early Native peoples-offers invigorating days at an up-to-date spa and entertaining evenings at a dance hall dating from the 1920s.
Douglas Provincial Park
[E1] This prairie oasis on Lake Diefenbaker offers opportunities for sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing. Several nature trails reveal the park's diverse environments. The 2.5 km Juniper Nature Trail crosses aspen woodlands, grasslands, and sand dunes. The 12 km loop of the Wolf Willow Trail offers lovely lake views. Just south of the park, the Qu'Appelle Dam, the secondary dam of the South Saskatchewan River Project, controls the waters of the Qu'Appelle River.
Elbow [E1] A 1908 schoolhouse is now a museum. Next door, a replica of a sod dwelling contains a wrought-iron stove, a hand-cranked record player, and other items treasured by early homesteaders. ® South of Elbow, the Mistusinne Cairn, a fragment of a 362 t rock sacred to the Cree, is all that could be saved before the Lake Diefenbaker inundation of the 1960s. The cairn overlooks the spot where the rest of the rock lies lost in the lake's depths.
Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area [C5] North America's oldest bird sanctuary, this 10 km2 wetland preserve has served as a haven for migrating birds since 1887. Some 75,000 sandhill cranes and 400,000 geese fly in during the spring and fall migrations. Other transient visitors include white pelicans, double-crested cormorants, and rare whooping cranes. Walking trails and observation lookouts enable easy exploration of this sanctuary.
Manitou Beach [A4]
This Little Manitou Lake resort has been a vacation playground since the 1920s. The 19 km2 lake, fed by an underground stream, is three times saltier than the ocean, enabling swimmers to float effortlessly on the surface. Native peoples and homesteaders believed the lake waters possessed curative powers. Today's visitors find renewed vigor at Manitou Springs Mineral Spa, which provides heated indoor pools, fitness and therapeutic facilities. Next to the spa, Danceland hosts the best of bands and singers as it has since 1928. The original maple hardwood floor, set on cushions of horsehair, is fine for tripping the light fantastic.
Nokomis [C5] In the early 1900s, the postmistress picked the town name from the Longfellow poem Hiawatha. The museum, housed in the old CN station, preserves family histories and photographs. Just behind the museum, Junction City 1907 is a replica of a turn-of-the-century prairie town.
Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park [E5]
At this lakeside getaway, two sand beaches guarantee great swimming. Sailing is popular here, too. A marina, at the south end of the park, is sheltered in a beautiful, secluded harbor.
Watrous [B4] A medieval stained-glass window with over 2,000 segments adorns the west wall of All Saints Anglican Church. The window was removed and buried for safekeeping during the English Civil War of the 1640s. In the early 1900s, it was unearthed and brought to Watrous. A Watrous-to-Young walking trail crosses prairie grassland and passes The Big Rock, a 3.6-m-high and 8-m-long remnant from the last ice age.
Wynyard [A8] The Frank Cameron Museum shows relics from Wynyard's past. The community is a jumping-off point for bird-watchers and hunters heading for nearby Quill Lakes.
DOUGLAS PROVINCIAL PARK
Elbow Harbour and Country Club Mistusinne Cairn
Danceland Manitou Springs Mineral Spa
Nokomis and District Museum
Touchwood Hills Post Provincial Historic Park
Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area
Strasbourg and District Museum
All Saints Anglican Church Big Rock Walking Trail
Frank Cameron Museum
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Map of Last Mountain Lake. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Last Mountain Lake with cities and towns