Picture yourself sitting beside the campfire for a relaxing evening just after sunset. It is completely quiet, except for the odd crackle from the fire. Then out of the distance comes that haunting cry of the loon. You know everything is just right.
Makwa Lake Provincial Park, located 5 km west of Loon Lake and half an hour south of Meadow Lake Provincial Park, takes its name from the Cree word for loon. That is because there is no shortage of these elegant creatures on the five clean lakes adjoining this natural environment park. The park features several sandy beaches, three campgrounds, a total of more than 305 campsites, showers and convenient access to groceries and supplies. There is one resort with rental cabins in the vicinity.
History buffs are just 10 minutes away from Steele Narrows, the scene of the last skirmish of the North-West Resistance. You can hike up to the top of the hill for a grand view of the battlefield below.