Shoal Lake

Shoal Lake Branch
Shoal Lake is located at the junction of highways #16, #21 and #42.

Shoal Lake was first settled in 1875 when the North West Mounted Police established a barracks along the Carlton Trail at the south end of the lake. The community was established in 1884, and moved to its current location at the lake's north side in 1885 to coincide with the building of the Manitoba & Northwestern Railroad (now Canadian Pacific Railway). The community incorporated as a village on January 12, 1909, and then changed to town status on October 10, 1997. It amalgamated with the Rural Municipality of Shoal Lake on January 1, 2011, which combined further with the Rural Municipality of Strathclair on January 1, 2015 to form the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead.

Shoal Lake is the home to one of the longest servicing police detachments in Canada and hosts Manitoba's official museum honoring the North West Mounted Police. Built in 1984 in Lakeview Park, the museum is operated by the Shoal Lake Historical Society and is a replica of the log barracks established at the south end of Shoal Lake in 1875.

The community boast the Lakeview Golf Club, a nine-hole golf course, and the Shoal Lake Communiplex, which includes a regulation size artificial ice skating rink and four sheets of artificial curling ice.

The Shoal Lake Agricultural Society Fair is held every third Wednesday in July, and caters to the entire family while other annual celebrations include Just for U Daze on Father’s Day Weekend in June, and Canada Day Celebrations at Lakeview Park.

The Shoal Lake Flying Club also organizes Fly-In Breakfasts, Socials, FlyOuts and other events throughout the calendar year to promote the Shoal Lake Regional Airport.

 

 

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