Sunset Acres Resort is located along the north-eastern shores of Last Mountain Lake providing inhabitants with a wealth of different activities from which to choose. The Walleye and Pike fishing on Last Mountain Lake is among the best in North America. Ice fishing, cross-country skiing, skating and snowmobiling are typically available in the winter months from November to late March. Sunset Acres resort has a natural beach area, an inland marina and water canal system with boat launch and a planned campground area. The resort is a great bird watching area and is also located within proximity to excellent hunting grounds.
Last Mountain Lake, originally known as Long Lake, is the largest naturally occurring body of water in southern Saskatchewan. Formed by glacial activity over 10,000 years ago, the lake’s southern tip is about 45 kilometres northwest of Regina at Craven in the Qu’Appelle Valley.
The Lake is approximately 90 Km in length and 3 Km wide at its widest point. The Lake was renamed for a Plains Cree legend about the Great Spirit shoveling dirt from the valley, the lake now occupies, and forming Last Mountain Hills east of Duval.
There are several resort areas located along both the east and west shores of the lake with the densest development at the southern end. Historic access to the area was opened up by the Saskatchewan Railroad and Steamboat Company who operated a rail line along the shore and also operated steamships on the lake.
A number of park areas are located along the lake including Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park, Last Mountain House Provincial Park, the Regina Beach Provincial Recreation Site, Etter’s Beach Provincial Recreation Site and the Last Mountain Regional Park. Rowan’s Ravine offers a full-service marina and campground, a restaurant, mini-golf, and other facilities. Rowan’s also holds a large fishing tournament every September. The lake contains various fish species including walleye, yellow perch, northern pike, lake whitefish and others. It is best known for walleye and pike.
Last Mountain House Provincial Park is located on the southeast shore and provides tours of historical Last Mountain House, which was built by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1869 and used as a trading post until 1871. The Post competed with the increasing number of independent traders who had followed the buffalo that had moved into the area. The buffalo soon moved on and some time after the second season the post was completely destroyed by fire and was not rebuilt.
Last Mountain Regional Park is at the north end of the lake and is home to the Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary, the first federal bird sanctuary in North America, established in 1887. As the first such wildlife reserve of its kind on the continent, Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1987. Over 280 different bird species have been recorded at the site including endangered species such as the peregrine falcon, burrowing owl and whooping crane.
Also at the northern end of the lake is a wetlands area part of which has been set aside as the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area.
Escape the city, relax and enjoy the sunset.
Take a long walk along the shoreline or go for a swim in this pristine freshwater lake from your very own private dock.