Wollaston Lake

Wollaston Lake, 2681 km2, elev 398 m, lies in the wooded Shield country of NE Saskatchewan.

Wollaston Lake, 2681 km2, elev 398 m, lies in the wooded Shield country of NE Saskatchewan. To the NW it drains via the Fond Du Lac R into Lk Athabasca and the Mackenzie R system; to the NE it drains via the Cochrane R into Reindeer Lk and the Churchill R system. Discovered by Peter Fidler about 1800, it was used by fur traders as a link between the 2 watersheds. It was named in 1821 by arctic explorer John Franklin after the English chemist William Hyde Wollaston.