to Black Lake a community that lives and thrives by following a
traditional way of life that has ancient historic roots. Our community
is surrounded by a rugged landscape and although winter road access
is now a reality Black Lake is still a "fly in" community located
near the very the top of Northern Saskatchewan. Nestled on the shores
of the Lake from whence it takes its name Black Lake is a beautiful
and plentiful source of freshwater as well as a place where excellent
fish and game resources abound.
Our community of nearly 1000 souls has endured while many
others have faded into the dust of history, for although Black Lake
is one of most remote communities in Saskatchewan and does not have
an industrial base, the people have maintained their equilibrium
and relevant prosperity by following a traditional lifestyle of
fishing, hunting and trapping.
Recent archeological finds have indicated that people have
made the Black Lake area a "living community" for more than six
thousand years. People were harvesting the fish in Black Lake's
crystalline waters and taking the animals of the Beverly Caribou
Herd before the time that the ancient pyramids of Egypt were built.
The people of Black Lake live with a deep appreciation of all that
nature provides in the way of resources and also of the restrictions
of a severe climate with pronounced seasonal changes.
being so very remote Black Lake boasts a very modern infrastructure
with the expected amenities of the 20th-century including schools
and stores as well as a full range of other businesses and government
Black Lake is a community with a past and a future that welcomes
all to explore its beauty and abundance!
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