Last Mountain Lake is located in south-central Saskatchewan with the south end of the lake approximately 45 kilometres northwest of Regina. The lake averages 1.5 Km in width and spans west and north for over 90 Km. Last Mountain Lake was formerly referred to as Long Lake. The northern tip of Last Mountain Lake is home to Last Mountain Bird Observatory. Reserved by the Canadian government in 1887 as a natural wildlife area, it is the first federal bird sanctuary reserve in all of North America.
Today, the area at the northern end of Last Mountain Lake is designated as a "Wetland of International Importance". This area is known as a migratory stop for over 280 species of birds and a breeding ground for as many as 100 different species. The south end of the reserve is located approximately 8 km north of the Sunset Acres Resort along the lake's shoreline.
Driving here from Saskatoon, head east on highway 16 to highway 20, turn south on highway 20 and continue to Cymric (Arlington Beach) turnoff, this is rural route 746. Turn west and travel to the grid road 1 mile east of Arlington Beach, turn south on the grid road and follow the signs to Sunset Acres Resort.
Driving from Regina, travel north on highway 11 to highway 20 (Lumsden turnoff), travel north on highway 20 to the Cymric turn off (rural route 746). Turn west and travel to the grid road 1 mile east of Arlington Beach. Turn south on the grid road and follow the signs to Sunset Acres Resort.