Located just 1 1/2 hours from Winnipeg, West Hawk Lake is the only crater lake in Canada accessible by road. Unlike all the other lakes in the area (which were formed by glacier action) West Hawk Lake was created a hundred million years ago by the impact of a meteor that blasted a hole deep enough to bury the Empire State Building at 110 meters (365 feet) deep. It is a favorite diving spot because of its ' depth and clear water. The townsite at West Hawk is a picturesque collection of log buildings housing restaurants, resorts, stores, and a Museum of Geological History at the campground.
- numerous and varied resorts and hotels - gas / service stations - several restaurants - a grocery store - a lumber yard and hardware store - daily and seasonal campgrounds - lovely public beaches - horse back riding - canoe routes and hiking trails, including the Trans Canada Trail - the best 18 hole golf course in the province - national caliber biathlon trails - cross country ski trails and downhill ski runs - kilometers of well groomed snowmobile trails - an elementary and junior high school - a community complex with hall, curling rink, skating rink - part-time (summer) doctor - volunteer ambulance service - volunteer fire departments - RCMP detachment - Post Offices - active seniors group - sewer and water service in the town site - Chamber of Commerce - Churches - Yatch Club - Laundromat - Beach Concessions - many other retail and service businesses
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