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Our History

What's in a Name? 

The Resort Village of Candle Lake is located on the shores of Candle Lake, east of Prince Albert National Park in the Rural Municipality of Paddockwood. 

According to the Saskatchewan Archives, the name “Candle Lake” is derived from the Cree Indigenous belief that a strange light can be seen on the lake surface. The light is apparently always seen in the direction of several Indigenous graves on the north short of the Lake. 

Fur, Fish and Forestry: A Candle Lake Legacy 

In 1991, a history book entitled “Fur, Fish and Forestry: A Candle Lake Legacy” was published by the Candle Lake History Book Committee. A second printing was completed in Spring 2020.

The book includes a record of people, past and present, who have contributed to the area. Research material was also provided by the Saskatchewan Provincial Archives, and Saskatchewan Parks and Renewable Resources. 

“Fur, Fish and Forestry: A Candle Lake Legacy” can be purchased for $50 each. Please contact the Resort Village Office at (306) 929-2236 or to request a copy.