Island Lake, Manitoba

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Island Lake
First Nations Community
Aerial view of the community
Aerial view of the community
Island Lake is located in Manitoba
Island Lake
Island Lake
Location of Island Lake in Manitoba
Coordinates: 53°51′56″N 94°39′06″W / 53.865486°N 94.651566°W / 53.865486; -94.651566Coordinates: 53°51′56″N 94°39′06″W / 53.865486°N 94.651566°W / 53.865486; -94.651566
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba

Island Lake is a small community in east central Manitoba, Canada.

The community is on several islands in Island Lake, which is the 6th largest lake in the province. The community is located 297 kilometers (185 mi) east from Thompson, Manitoba and 610 kilometers northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba . Other nearby communities on the lake are Garden Hill, St. Theresa Point and Wassagamack. The community is served by the Island Lake Airport. The community of Island Lake consists of several government and private agencies such as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment, Manitoba Conservation office, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (operates the airport) Stevenson Island School (Frontier School Division), Manitoba Telephone Company, Manitoba Hydro office, The Northwest Company which operates the Northern Store, several small convenience stores and Island Lake Lodge, a fly fishing lodge on Stevenson Island.

Perimeter Airlines has daily service to Island Lake from Winnipeg, Manitoba using Bombardier Dash 8 and Fairchild Swearingen Metroliners. They also have a Medevac Base on Stevenson Island serving the community 365 days a year.

Climate[edit]

With 21.11 hours of fog annually, Island Lake is one of the least foggy places in Canada. Only Penticton gets less fog during the year, and no one gets less fog in February when Island Lake averages a mere 0.67 hours.[citation needed]

Climate data for Island Lake
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 5.9
(42.6)
7.5
(45.5)
16.2
(61.2)
29.2
(84.6)
32.2
(90.0)
37.3
(99.1)
35
(95)
32.3
(90.1)
30.4
(86.7)
21.7
(71.1)
15
(59)
4.4
(39.9)
37.3
(99.1)
Average high °C (°F) −17.7
(0.1)
−12.4
(9.7)
−3.8
(25.2)
5.6
(42.1)
13.7
(56.7)
19.5
(67.1)
22.5
(72.5)
21.1
(70.0)
13.5
(56.3)
5.7
(42.3)
−4.9
(23.2)
−14.8
(5.4)
4
(39)
Daily mean °C (°F) −22.9
(−9.2)
−18.6
(−1.5)
−10.8
(12.6)
−0.8
(30.6)
7.7
(45.9)
14
(57)
17.5
(63.5)
16.4
(61.5)
9.5
(49.1)
2.6
(36.7)
−8.3
(17.1)
−19.4
(−2.9)
−1.1
(30.0)
Average low °C (°F) −28.1
(−18.6)
−24.8
(−12.6)
−17.8
(0.0)
−7.1
(19.2)
1.5
(34.7)
8.4
(47.1)
12.5
(54.5)
11.6
(52.9)
5.5
(41.9)
−0.6
(30.9)
−11.6
(11.1)
−23.9
(−11.0)
−6.2
(20.8)
Record low °C (°F) −45
(−49)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−42.2
(−44.0)
−28.9
(−20.0)
−16.6
(2.1)
−1.9
(28.6)
2.2
(36.0)
2.2
(36.0)
−4.4
(24.1)
−13.4
(7.9)
−34.8
(−30.6)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−45
(−49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 20.1
(0.79)
18.6
(0.73)
24
(0.9)
26.2
(1.03)
42.8
(1.69)
69.1
(2.72)
89.4
(3.52)
77.4
(3.05)
61.8
(2.43)
55.8
(2.20)
36.3
(1.43)
24.4
(0.96)
546.2
(21.50)
Source: Environment Canada[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census, the Island Lake designated place had a population of 91 living in 27 of its 30 total private dwellings.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 27 April 2010
  2. ^ "Census Profile, Island Lake". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 15 September 2016.

External links[edit]