Real Estate in Sandy Bay, Saskatchewan
Learn More About Sandy Bay, Saskatchewan
Sandy Bay is a northern village in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located 190 km northwest of Creighton via the Hanson Lake Road and Highway 135. The community is on the banks of the Churchill River. It is at the end of Highway 135, after passing through Pelican Narrows. Sandy Bay is 72 km north of Pelican Narrows. Pelican Narrows, the neighbouring community, is the administrative centre for the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and the majority of the townsite is reserve land. Sandy Bay is split into two parts: the northern village part and the north part, which is reserve (Wapaskokimaw Reserve #202).
Sandy Bay is situated at "road's end" in the northeast area of north eastern Saskatchewan and occupies land that was home to Aboriginal peoples for hundreds of years before it became the site of power generation from the Churchill River for mineral exploration and extraction.
It is close to the Manitoba border, and its economic and social ties to that province are extensive.
Sandy Bay is administered by the Northern Village of Sandy Bay. The community has a health clinic, a rehabilitation centre, a recreation board and a K-12 school. SaskTel put a communications tower in Sandy Bay in 2008 and the community has cellular service including, as of 2011, a 3G network. Sandy Bay has a population of about 1,200, of whom about one quarter are members of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation.