When the first Europeans arrived, the area was inhabited by Cree. Peter Pond built a fur-trade post in 1781; the village of La Ronge on the west shore is one of the oldest settlements in Saskatchewan. Today the area is a tourist centre catering to campers, fishermen and hunters. The name probably comes from the French verb ronger, "to gnaw," referring to the local beaver population.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. "Lac La Ronge". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 21 December 2016, Historica Canada. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lac-la-ronge. Accessed 28 March 2020.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Francis, D., Lac La Ronge (2016). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lac-la-ronge
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel, "Lac La Ronge". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited December 21, 2016. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lac-la-ronge
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Lac La Ronge", Last Edited December 21, 2016, https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lac-la-ronge
Lac La Ronge
|Article by||Daniel Francis|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|
Lac La Ronge, 1414 km2, elevation 364 m, is located in the rugged, sparsely populated Canadian Shield country of central Saskatchewan, 235 km north of Prince Albert. About 58 km long and studded with many islands, it drains northeast via the Rapid River into the Churchill River.
Fur traders frequented this site in northern Saskatchewan as early as the 1770s (photo by Douglas E. Walker). \n