Lakes and Rivers

Saskatchewan holds over 81,000 sq. kilometers (31,000 sq. miles) of inland water, amounting to over 10,000 individual lakes and tributaries. However, residents often discuss their plans for going to "the lake" during summer holidays, which never needs any further clarification. A vital natural resource, water in Saskatchewan supports fishing and forestry, helps produce thermal and hydroelectricity, serves as a means of transportation, and has constant recreational use.

~ Source: World Book Encyclopedia 2003 edition.

From Above

“The combination of landscape and climatic environment determines the whole range of themes in the literature of the prairies. This is the never-ending flat land where mixed farm and wheat fields are etched out of the barren plains and the snake-like fissures of the wandering rivers.”

~ Donald Stephens

341. Northern lake and forested shore 342. Near Moose Mountain 343. Near Moose Mountain


344. Near Moose Mountain 345. Qu’Appelle Valley 346. Lac La Ronge


347. Cypress Hill 348. Cypress Hill  


At the Lake

349. Candle Lake 350. Steephill Lake 351. Deschambault Lake


352. Lac La Plonge 353. Lynx Lake 354. A northern lake


355. Whelan Bay 356. Whelan Bay 357. Emma Lake


358. Anglin Lake 359. Anglin Lake 360. Anglin Lake


361. Maple Creek 362. Emma Lake 363. Emma Lake


364. Emma Lake 365. Emma Lake 366. Emma Lake


367. Emma Lake 368. Northern Lake 369. Bigstone Lake


370. Anglin Lake 371. Emma Lake 372. Emma Lake


373. Anglin Lake 374. Anglin Lake  


By the Shore

375. Lake Waskesiu 376. A dam near Eastend 377. The Maple Creek area


378. Lac La Ronge 379. Landing 380. Waden Bay


381. Reindeer Lake 382. Dore Lake  



383. Cliffs near Rattler Creek 384. Pre-Cambrian Rocks 385. Northern Lakeshore


386. Amisk Lake 387. Amisk Lake 388. Amisk Lake


389. Montreal River 390. Northern River  


Creeks and Rivers

“The native peoples who first inhabited this region gave the name Saskatchewan to the most salient geographical feature of the area- the river that flows rapidly. Agricultural settlers later used the same name to designate the only Canadian province that has no boundaries following any natural geographic features of the land.”

~ Ted Regehr, Remembering Saskatchewan

391. Beaver Creek in late fall 392. Otlen River 393. Emma Lake


394. South Saskatchewan River 395. McLennan River 396. Clearwater River


397. Methye Portage    


Rapids and Waterfalls

398. Anglin Lake 399. Anglin Lake 400. Anglin Lake


401. Lac La Ronge 402. Potter Rapids 403. Waddy River


404. Northern Rapids 405. Woodcock Falls 406. Fredette Falls


407. Nistowiak Lake 408. Twin Falls 409. Chipman Falls


410. Fond du Lac River 411. Elizabeth Falls 412. Nistowiak Falls


413. Nistowiak Falls 414. Twin Falls 415. Stanley Falls


416. Hunt Falls 417. Hunt Falls  


Artistic Interpretations

“I may not know who I am, but I know where I am from.”

~ Wallace Stegner

Mac Hone

418. Untitled (riverbend)    


Robert Hurley

419. Untitiled    


Ruth Pawson

420. Untitled (lake scene) 421. Untitled (boats by the lake) 422. Untitled (boats on the shore)


423. Untitled (lake scene) 424. Untitled (lake scene) 425. Untitled (stream)


426. Autumn Tapestry 427. Untitled (river) 428. Untitled (bridge and river)


Alexander Campbell

429. Untitled (fusiliers on the lake) 430. Untitled (fusiliers on the lake) 431. Untitled (fusiliers on the lake)


432. Untitled (fusiliers on the lake)    


A.F.L. Kenderdine

433. Untitled (lake scene) 434. Untitled (lake scene) 435. Untitled (lake scene)


James Ratt

436. Untitled (trapline scene) 437. Untitled (winter lake scene) 438. Untitled (tree-lined river)


John Halkett

439. Untitled (fishing scene) 440. Autumn Landscape 441. Spring Trapping


442. Camp 443. Evening Tea 444. Rapids


Myles Charles

445. English Bay 446. Untitled (rainbow and lake) 447. Untitled (day vs night)


Bob Dalby

448. Untitled (lake scene) 449. Untitled Iisland) 450. Untitled (spiring)


451. Untitled (sailing boats) 452. Untitled (canoe trip)  


“The gusts were growing fiercer, snow was biting at his face like flying sand. He ducked his head and watched the drifts unroll beneath him, a white scroll of vellum, luminous in the dim light.”

~ Guy Vanderhaege, The Last Crossing


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