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Chapter 17: Parks, Recreation, Sports

17.2: Lake Metigoshe in Turtle Mountain

As in Canada as a whole, recreational activities in Manitoba are attracted to waterside locations—lakes, reservoirs, and rivers. Swimming, fishing, canoeing, and water skiing take place on or in the water whereas several other activities, although not totally dependent on the existence of water, are attracted to waterside sites, for example, biking and golfing in summer and cross country skiing and snowmobiling in winter. Lakes and reservoirs attract cottage developments as shown on several of the following photos, most of which were taken at the early stages of cottage development.

Lake Metigoshe 1 is a “boundary water” because the international border between Canada and the U.S.A. passes through it 2. It is therefore subject to the article of the Boundary Waters Treaty that makes it equally accessible to both countries although most of it lies in the U.S.A. Shown here is the northern extremity of the lake with cottage developments and small docks on both sides of the border (3 and 4). It is reached from Canada by PR 450 5 which runs south from PTH 3, the main east/west road (off the photo to the north), with Deloraine being the nearest town. The area shown is in the western part of the Turtle Mountains that has a thick cover of ground moraine with many depressions filled by lakes such as Lake Metigoshe, Dropmore Lake 6, and Sharpe Lake 7.

Figure 17.2: Lake Metigoshe in Turtle Mountain

Figure 17.2: Lake Metigoshe in Turtle Mountain

Figure 17.2

Vertical air photograph: A19903-13

Flight height: 9,950 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.14 mm

Scale: 1:20,000 (approx.)

Date: May 16, 1967

Location: Township 1; Range 22WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62F Virden

                    1:50,000 62F/1 Deloraine