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Chapter 17: Parks, Recreation, Sports

17.7: Sandy Lake

The area around Sandy Lake 1 received a large influx of settlers at the turn of the 19th century. The lake attracted settlers, and with the arrival of the Canadian Northern railway line 2 between Neepawa to the east and Russell to the west, the area soon became populated. The hamlet of Sandy Lake 3 has strong Ukrainian connections.

Sandy Lake is like Pelican Lake (figure 17.5) in that it has long been a popular resort. It is though quite different in origin being the infilling of a depression in the ground moraine 4 of this area. People from all over Manitoba own cottages—seen mainly on the southeast 5 and southwest 6—on the shores of the lake. Cottages owners here have the advantage of proximity to the facilities of Riding Mountain National Park (off the photo to the north) without the restrictions imposed by the National Park, for example, use of cottages in summer only.

Figure 17.7: Sandy Lake

Figure 17.7: Sandy Lake

Figure 17.7

Vertical air photograph: A21808-6

Flight height: 24,400 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 3.34 inches

Scale: 1:84,480 (approx.)

Date: August 6, 1970

Location: Townships 17 and 18, Ranges 20 and 21WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62K Riding Mountain

                    1:50,000 62K/9 Elphinstone