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Whether it is spring, summer or fall - we have something for everyone!

Amazingly unique local recreational opportunities...
Best known for its trophy fishing, fun watersports, and gorgeous sunsets, the lake is adored by many locals, cottage owners and visitors. A must see visit and one of Manitoba's best kept secrets!

At different ends of the lake you can enjoy walking trails and beautiful landscapes. Benches and picnic tables are situated to allow for wonderful views of the lake and mesmerizing water fountains, camping sites, modern washrooms/showers, picnic shelter, beach, and playground.

Shoal Lake Communiplex

It is a modern arena complex with regulation size artificial skating ice and four sheets of artificial curling ice. It is home to the Shoal Lake Curling Club, Shoal Lake Figure Skating Club, Shoal Lake Minor Sports, Yellowhead Chiefs AAA Midget Hockey Team and regional teams. It is located on Hwy #42 at the west end of The Drive.
Ice time may be booked by contacting the icemaker at 204-759-2094 or 204-365-6085. It is available from the beginning of September to the end of March. April ice may be available. The facility is available for rent during the off season for weddings, auctions, funerals and sales.
Arena: Dan Myhill: 204-759-2094 or 204-365-6085
Curling Club: 204-759-2731
Other inquires or booking information please contact the RM of Yellowhead Office 204-759-2565. 

Lakeview Golf Club

We have a gorgeous nine hole fully irrigated grass green course measuring just over 3,040 yards on the west shore of Shoal Lake. The clubhouse provides snacks, lunch and refreshments throughout the playing season, and has a supply of basic golf needs on hand. Carts and clubs are available to rent on site. Nestled in the trees are 58 seasonal 30 x 60  foot camp sites complete with power, water and sewer. To book a camp site, a tee time or to inquire about our many tournaments, please call the Club House at 204-759-2002.
We have several spectator sports available to take in. This includes: hockey (many different levels), figure skating, volleyball, soccer and football.

Strathclair Arena 

The Strathclair Arena is a year round facility. Winter time activities include curling, skating, hockey or simply enjoying a delicious "rink burger" and coffee on the "inside of the glass." The Strathclair Arena is home to the Strathclair Agricultural Society Fair, as well as ball tournaments, family and school reunions, socials, weddings, sales and a variety of other possibilities! 

Salt Lake ā€“ Carlton Beach

Located 5 miles from Strathclair, Salt Lake Carlton Beach is a nice getaway for camping, swimming and water skiing. All sites are 30 amp sites with washroom and shower facilities. To book your weekend spot contact 204-759-2565. 


Shoal Lake: Fisherman enjoy the abundant supply of walleye, northern pike and perch which are kept healthy year round thanks to two aeration systems supplied in part by the Lions Club. There have been a number of master angler/trophy fish proudly pulled out of Shoal Lake. Fish, golf, and camp close to downtown. Ice fishing shacks are also a common site on the lake throughout the winter months. Patterson Lake: May be one of the best places in Manitoba to catch a trophy brown trout is a small lake located 6.5 km north of Oakburn on Provincial Road #577. While both rainbow and brown trout exist in abundance, the brown trout have provided the most trophy action. Caretaker: Crystal Wolf 204-821-4040.

Walking/Bike Trails

The Rossburn Subdivision: of the TransCanada Trail runs through the north part of the R.M. of Shoal Lake at Oakburn. The North Shore Project: was begun by the Shoal Lake Lions Club. The north shore of the lake is a scenic park with paved walking trails and professionally landscaped. Benches and a picnic table allow you to enjoy the stunning views.


There are many opportunities to participate in water sports in Shoal Lake and Strathclair. From fishing to water skiing, or to taking a leisurely boat ride. Docking is available at Lakeview Park, Marshall Chambers Park and Carlton Beach at Salt Lake.


Shoal Lake: Swimming lessons are offered at Lakeview Park and Marshall Chambers Park every summer. Carlton Beach-Salt Lake offer swimming lessons in July. 


It is not uncommon to see the odd bear or moose, but deer are a very familiar site in this area. Hunters are attracted to the area from all over Canada and the U.S. Shoal Lake is located near the main North American flyway for Snow Geese and Lesser Canada Geese. There is also a heavy population of resident Giant Canada Geese. Habitat is ideal for all waterfowl including Mallard, Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Common Goldeye, Bufflehead, American Wigeon, Redhead, Ring-neck Duck, Lesser Scaup, Wood Duck, Blue-Winged Teal, Green-Winged Teal, Gadwall, Ruddy Duck and Canvasback.

Bird Watching

It is at its peak during May and June migration. For more information please call Ray and Barbara Pettinger at 204-759-2826.


We have a local Snoman Club, Thunder and Ice, that has over 200 miles of groomed trail in our area. The club marks and grooms the trails yearly.

Skating Club

The Shoal Lake Skating Club offers skating lessons for children from beginners to advanced skaters. They offer a Learn to Skate level for beginner skaters, a Pre-Power level for those skaters who have the basic skating skills and several Power Skating levels. They gear the lessons towards having fun while learning and improving skating skills. The program runs from October to March, interested in skating lessons please contact or call 204-759-3437 for more information.

Strathclair Air Cadets

Strathclair Air Cadets Squadron #317. Parade nights are Thursday from 7:25pm to 9:35pm. Contact the Cadet Office at 204-210-2990