Welcome to Foam Lake
Foam Lake is conveniently situated between Yorkton and Saskatoon at the junction of Highway 16 and Highway 310 in East-Central Saskatchewan. As the centre of a mixed farming area, Foam Lake offers the basic business and professional requirements for the many surrounding communities. As well, Foam Lake is located approximately 12 miles southeast of the Heritage Marsh which is a large staging area in the fall for thousands of geese, ducks, cranes and swans on their southward migration. The heritage marsh presents an excellent opportunity for hunting, bird watching and nature enthusiasts.
Foam Lake is a community of 1200 people. The community offers a wide variety of recreational, cultural, spiritual and social groups for all ages.
In 1996, after the UN declared Canada the best place in the world to live (for the 5th consecutive year), a research company used the same criteria to locate the best province. It was announced that Saskatchewan won. At that time, the provincial CBC radio held a search for the best place in the province to live. Foam Lake won hands down.
The name Foam Lake was chosen by Joshua Milligan, the first settler to the area in 1882, when he noticed the foam which formed along the shores of a shallow body of water northwest of the Town’s present site. Following the Milligans, were a group of Icelanders who settled in the area in 1892. They were looking for a steady source of water and settled in the Fishing Lake area before moving to Foam Lake in 1894. The Ukrainians were next to arrive between 1900 and 1910. They were in search of Freedom and land of their own. In 1872, Parliament passed a Dominion Lands Act, granting each immigrant a quarter section of land for ten dollars.
COMING UP DECEMBER 7th – FOAM LAKE’S ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS – click to enlarge poster
Weather for Foam Lake, SK