La Ronge, population 2,700 (2016), is a northern town in the boreal forest of Saskatchewan. Its location is approximately 250 km (160 mi) north of Prince Albert where Highway 2 becomes Highway 102. La Ronge lies on the western shore of Lac la Ronge, is adjacent to Lac La Ronge Provincial Park, and is on the edge of the Canadian Shield.
This town is also the namesake of the larger La Ronge population centre comprising the community, Air Ronge, and the Kitsakie 156B and Lac La Ronge 156 reserves of the Lac La Ronge First Nation.
Airlines at main airportEdit
- Rise Air, toll-free: . A regional airline operating in Saskatchewan. Operates flights to La Ronge from Prince Albert (40-45 minutes) and from smaller northern Saskatchewan communities. Connections available from Saskatoon.
- 2 La Ronge Water Aerodrome.
La Ronge is connected to southern Saskatchewan by Highway 2, which continues north as Highway 102. It's about 4 hours north of Saskatoon and 6 hours north of Regina.
- Bill's Taxi, ☏ .
- Blues Taxi & Towing, ☏ .
- L.A. Family Taxi, ☏ .
- 1 Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Stanley Mission (Lac La Ronge Provincial Park, adjacent to Stanley Mission on the N shore of the Churchill River. 44 km N of La Ronge on Hwy 102 then 36 km E on Hwy 915. Boat access only.), ☏ , LacLaRonge.ProvPark@gov.sk.ca. Accessible only by boat, the Holy Trinity Anglican Church is the oldest standing building in Saskatchewan, built between 1854 and 1860. It is the oldest wood-frame church west of the Red River, made from locally cut and hewn timber. The church still contains original materials including hinges, locks and stained glass that were brought from England. It was designated a Provincial Historic Site on August 26, 1981 by the Saskatchewan Government. Guided trips by licensed operators are available.
- 1 Lac La Ronge Provincial Park (13 km N of La Ronge on Hwy 102). Saskatchewan's largest Provincial Park, this provincial park has close to 100 lakes and more than 30 canoe routes, many of which follow old fur trade routes. Summer activities include camping, hiking, boating, fishing, and swimming. In the winter, there's cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. Saskatchewan's highest waterfall is in the park. Nistowiak Falls are located north of Lac La Ronge along the Rapid River.
- 1 La Ronge Co-op, 950 Boardman Street, ☏ , email@example.com. Part of the Lake Country Co-operative Association, offers a full line of groceries as well as hardware, electronics, seasonal merchandise and sporting goods. Fishing licences available. RV dump sewage disposal station.
- 2 Montreal River Outpost, 123 Curtiss Street, Air Ronge, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Offers retail sale and rental of canoes, kayaks, SUPs, paddles, PFDs, waterproof gear, camp kitchens and more. Lessons and shuttle service are also available.
- 3 Robertson Trading Ltd, 308 La Ronge Avenue, ☏ , toll-free: , email@example.com. M-F 8AM-6PM, Sa 8:30Am-5PM. A genuine trading post where raw furs are bought and sold along with Saskatchewan-made products including First Nations artwork such as birch bark bitings, beadwork, traditional leathercraft and prints of paintings by local artists. Robertson's is also a fishing and trapping licence vendor.
Eat & drinkEdit
- 1 The Harbour Inn, 1327 La Ronge Avenue, ☏ .
- 2 Eagle Point Resort, 3 Marine Drive (2 km N of La Ronge, located at the end of McGibbon Bay on the west shore of Lac La Ronge), ☏ , toll-free: , firstname.lastname@example.org. Features cottage rentals, fully serviced RV sites, and a full-service marina offering boat/motor, canoe and paddleboat rentals. It also offers Saskatchewan's most northerly golf course.
- 3 La Ronge Hotel & Suites, 1120 La Ronge Avenue, ☏ , toll-free: , email@example.com.
- 4 Waterbase Inn, 303 La Ronge Avenue, ☏ .
- 1 Woodlands and Waterways Regional Visitor Centre, 11 Highway 2, Air Ronge, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. M-W, F 10AM-4PM; Th 10AM-8PM; Sa-Su noon-4PM; closed Su during winter months. Lac La Ronge Visitors Centre is a warm and welcome environment filled with local arts, crafts and preserves. They also provide information on the area along with maps and voyageur certificates.
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