August 2008 SaskSecrets 

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Place Name Trivia

Fall is bird migration season in Saskatchewan, which makes for great bird watching in many locations throughout our province. How much do we love birds in Saskatchewan? We name our lakes and towns after them! In fact, as you read in this month’s edition of SaskSecrets, what may be the largest northern pike ever caught in Saskatchewan came out of Mirond Lake, near the town of Pelican Narrows.

Question:

Which of the following are actual Saskatchewan place names?

a) Duck Lake
b) Crane Valley
c) Gull Lake
d) Parrot Point
e) Loon Lake

Mallard Duck

Answer:

The town of Duck Lake is located on Highway #11, 88 kilometers North of Saskatoon and 44 kilometers South of Prince Albert. Crane Valley is southwest of Regina, not far from Assiniboia. Gull Lake is about half an hour west of Swift Current on the Trans-Canada #1 Highway. Loon Lake is located between Lloydminister and Meadow Lake Provincial Park, not far from the Alberta border.

Parrot Point does not, to the best of our knowledge, exist.