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ABOUT LESSER SLAVE LAKE
Lesser Slave Lake is located 250 kilometres north of Edmonton on Highway 2. Between the Swan and Marten hills in the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River, it is the largest lake wholly within the Province of Alberta, Canada; 30 kilometres wide, 108 kilometres long and covering about 1160 square kilometres. Its' magnitude, beaches and sand dunes can be seen from an altitude of 1020 metres at the Marten Mountain viewpoint, about a 45 minute drive north of the Town of Slave Lake on Highway 88.
Lesser Slave Lake and Marten Mountain funnel many migratory birds through the narrow area of the Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park north of the lake. Built and operated by the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory and ideally located between these natural barriers is he newly opened Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC).
The surrounding boreal forest (the belt of coniferous trees formed in North America and Eurasia over glacial areas) with its' ferns, marshes and sand dunes provide habitat for many species of wildlife including martens, groundhog, mule and white-tailed deer, moose, elk, muskrat, beaver, black bears, grizzly bears, lynx, gray wolves, red squirrels, chipmunks and snowshoe hares.
Lesser Slave Lake has miles of beautiful clean sand beaches including the longest in western Canada. The shallow depth allows it to warm very quickly during hot weather for water sports but predominant westerly winds can also make it very rough for boating during stormy periods. People on Seadoos' take advantage of waves of up to one metre or more during these periods while calmer days are great for sail boating. Because of unpredictable weather, large boats cannot be moored on the beach without risk of damage but docking facilities are available at several marinas located along the lake and on the banks of the Lesser Slave River. Public boat launches are available to accommodate smaller boats.
Lesser Slave Lake has a reputation for being one of the top Walleye fisheries in North America. Northern Pike (Jack), Walleye (Pickerel) and Perch are the fisherman's choice but the lake also hosts a variety of other fish including Ling and Whitefish. One annual Fisherman's Derby is now claimed to be among the largest in north America. Surrounding creeks and rivers are also great for catching Goldeye, Grayling and other trout.
Town of Slave Lake, at the eastern edge Lesser Slave Lake, has a
population of 7031 (2007) and all of the amenities that you might
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