Community Profile

The Town of Duck Lake is located on Highway #11, 88 kilometers north of Saskatoon and 44 Kilometers south of Prince Albert between the North and South Saskatchewan rivers.   It is the center of an area of great historical importance.  Within a few minutes drive from the town, a person can see the sites of the Battle of Duck Lake and Battle of Batoche; they can visit FortCarlton, the St. Laurent Shrine, and Seager Wheeler Farm.

The area’s history is depicted in the ten murals and one metal sculpture throughout town which depict events that have shaped the community.  Heritage buildings and homes still standing after 100 years, as well as the wide streets, light standards and storefronts, echo the past.

The Regional Interpretive Centre, in operation since 1992, tells the stories of the First Nations, Metis and Pioneers through their displays of artifacts.   It's 90 foot, 127 step, viewing tower gives a great vista of the area.

Modern amenities of the town include a Pre K to Grade 12 school that accommodates a day care, adult education and a nurse practitioner. Senior housing, a special care home, a pharmacy address healthcare, and a grocery and hardware store meet most everyday needs.  Recreation facilities include a skating rink, ball diamonds and a community park.  The Nisbet Forest provides opportunities for hunting, skiing, quadding and snowmobiling, and nearby rivers and lakes are used for fishing, boating and play.  For socialization, there are active senior, church, Legion and Metis groups.  Emergencies are covered by 911 services and a local volunteer fire dpartment.  An upgraded water system is able to supply population growth and fire protection. 

Duck Lake, with its population of approximately 570 residents, is active and community-minded.  It’s a great town in which to live, work and visit.