Landscape and Geography

The community of Deschambault Lake is 340 kilometres northeast of Prince Albert and lies 30 kilometres by gravel off the paved Hanson Lake Road (Highway 106).Approximately 1100 people live in Deschambault Lake. The industries in the community include crafts, trapping, fishing, rice harvesting, and saw mill. People in the community enjoy skating, hockey, boating, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, boating, camping, and fishing. Schools are available for students from nursery to grade twelve. The community was named in 1880 after Mr. Deschambault, a Hudson's Bay Company postmaster at the time who was stationed at Reindeer Lake. The Woodland Cree Village of Deschambeault Lake is now the new Treaty Land Entitlement Reserve that has since been named Kimoosom Pwatinak, which when translated means "Grandfather Dakota Land.


Hottest Month: July (18°C / 64.4°F average) In July, the community experiences its warmest temperatures, with an average of 18°C. This is a pleasant time for outdoor activities, and residents can expect mild weather and longer daylight hours.
Coldest Month: January (-20°C / -4°F average) January is the coldest month, with an average temperature of -20°C. During this time, residents should prepare for cold and snowy conditions, dressing in warm layers and taking precautions to ensure safety during outdoor activities.
Wettest Month: July (40.6 mm / 1.6 inches average) July is also the wettest month, with an average precipitation of 40.6 mm. This means residents can expect more rainfall during this month, which can lead to increased humidity and the possibility of occasional thunderstorms.
Windiest Month: May (13 km/h / 8 mph average) The windiest month is May, with an average wind speed of 13 km/h. This can result in slightly cooler temperatures and possibly increased pollen levels for allergy sufferers during this time.
Annual Precipitation: 224.7 mm (8.8 inches per year) The community receives an annual average precipitation of 224.7 mm, which is relatively low compared to many other regions. This means that the area experiences a mix of rain and snow throughout the year, depending on the season. Overall, the community experiences a subarctic climate, with cold winters and mild summers. Residents should be prepared for varying weather conditions and seasonal changes, ensuring appropriate clothing and preparations for each month's climate characteristics.