The one stop site for anything you need to know about Candle Lake. The Resort Village of Candle Lake is one of the most popular all season resorts in Western Canada. It is located approximately 50 minutes NE of Prince Albert. The Provincial Park has over 7,784 hectares of recreational park and is year round.
There's so much to do here- if you love the outdoors, or just feel the need to get away, you've come to the right place. Summer activities include swimming, boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, biking and quadding. Winter activities include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and to top it off. Experience the mixed boreal forest, sand dunes and approximately 30 kms of sandy beaches on the clean pristine lake. For the fisherman in all of us, the lake provides us with Pickerel, Pike, Perch and Whitefish. We also have a trout pond to try your luck at!
Curious as to why it's named Candle Lake? Legend has it that the name came from First Nations people who believed that the lake was haunted.
The story is that there was an unease, which arose from "the strange, glowing lights that appeared on the water at the northern end of the lake". Apparently, this is where several Indian graves are situated. Legend has it that Indian people visited this area during hunting expeditions, but never settled here because they believed the "candles" on the lake were a bad omen. On occasion, the unusual lights continue to be sighted. Scientific speculation suggests the "candles" are a gas emitted from decaying driftwood, creating a phosphorescent glow.
Along with these lights, Candle Lake is also a spectacular place to sit back and watch the magic of Saskatchewan's northern lights.
The scientific term is aurora Borealis, which came from a French scientist named Pierre Gassendi. The word aurora was named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora. The word Borealis came from the Roman god of the north wind. This show is an incredible sight to witness with your friends and family!
Check out our Calender of Events for all the different year round activities at Candle Lake!
Advantage Real Estate is the proud recipient of The Samuel McLeod Prince Albert Marketing Award for 2007!