In June 1924, he took the newly commissioned HBC vessel, the Lac Du Brochet, for its maiden voyage on Reindeer Lake
from the south end of the lake to Brochet.
A massive search was launched around Reindeer Lake
Gabriel Thi-eel-zoa's map of the route from Reindeer Lake
to Kas-ba-tua or White Partride [sic] Lake and thence by White Partridge River to the sea, 8 August.
The community was staffed in 1952 when a fishers' cooperative decided to build a processing plant there to serve the Reindeer Lake
commercial fishing industry.
In some years local residents in the region between Lake Athabasca and Reindeer Lake
remembered that upwards of 500,000 animals would move through, "a continual mass of bodies and legs passing for days and nights.
On Reindeer Lake
plutons range in composition from diorite to granite, although quartz diorites, tonalites and granodiorites predominate.
Saskatchewan s Reindeer Lake
, by comparison, is a typical Canadian Shield lake with granite shorelines and depths exceeding 500 feet.
Consider this passage composed at Brochet, at the north end of Reindeer Lake
, before his final push northward:
They went north up Reindeer Lake
to Brochet, through the Barrens, paddling the length of Nueltin Lake and down the Thlewiaza River to Hudson Bay, where they turned south and finally reached Gimli, Manitoba, in a race against the approaching winter.
Managing Editor Rob Neumann visited Lawrence Bay Lodge on Reindeer Lake
David Thompson, still with The Hudson's Bay Company, established Bedford House on the southern tip of Reindeer Lake