Frequently Asked Questions
What is there to do in Duck Lake?
Duck Lake is a community rich in history. The wide main street, business frontage, and brick sidewalks are reminiscent of times past. Outdoor murals depicting historical events are viewable throughout town, and two museums - the Regional Interpretive Centre, with a 24 meter veiwing tower, displaying Pioneer, First Nation and Metis artifacts pertaining to the era of 1885 - 1905, and Russell Hanson's Mounted Police Museum, with a great selection of RCMP artifacts and memorbilia, are of good interest. The Glen Scrimshaw Gallery, housed at the RIC provides opportunity to view and purchase his art and prints. The gift shop at the Regional Interpretive Centre is a venue show casing local and area crafts (woodworking, moccasins, jewelry, wheat weaving, teas & honey).
Within a small radius of Duck Lake, one can visit the historical sites of Fort Carlton, Batoche and the St. Laurent Shrine.
Residents have opportunities to involved with community groups, organizations, and boards, and have access to recreational facilities - skating and curling rinks, ball diamonds and playgrounds. There are golf courses in the nearby communities of Rosthern, Waldheim and Prince Albert. And fishing and hunting are possible in the surrounding lakes, rivers and forest.
How did Duck Lake get its name?
"See Seep SaKayegan" is what the First Nations People called the small body of water, more commonly know today as Duck Lake, It is believed to have gotten its name form the multitude of ducks that would migrate through the area in the early spring and late fall.
Where do my tax dollars go?
Tax dollars are budgeted and allocated towards infrastructure upkeep and repairs (roads, facilities and water & sewer lines), water and sewer treatment, utilities (heat, power, lighting), police and fire protection, bylaw enforcement, recycle and garbage removal, administration and salaries, and remunerations.