Living in Red Lake

The Municipality of Red Lake is made up of five distinct communities - Red Lake,  Madsen/Starratt-Olsen, Balmertown, Cochenour, and McKenzie Island - each with its own unique charm. The Municipality, with a population of about 4,100 people, is vibrant and bustling. Known mainly for its bountiful wilderness, Red Lake showcases the very best of the Boreal Forest and Canadian Shield, making it the perfect location for enjoying the outdoors. There are hundreds of clean, clear fresh-water lakes scattered throughout the area and endless tracts of wild forests create breathtaking scenery, while the stunning sunsets and dancing northern lights are images you won't soon forget. The Municipality of Red Lake combines a serene wilderness experience, with small-town hospitality and first-class amenities. There are many attractions and activities, both indoor and outdoor, to keep you busy and the community offers all of the businesses, services and amenities you would hope to find.


  1. Small-town hospitality
  2. First-class amenities
  3. Bountiful nature
  4. Breathtaking scenery
  5. Exciting job opportunities
  6. Good neighbourhoods
  7. Friendly people
  8. Excellent educational institutions
  9. Great healthcare facilities
  10. Plenty of leisure activities




Red Lake is a great place to call home. This is a municipality that has it all – exciting job opportunities, good neighborhoods, excellent education and health care facilities, and plenty to do in your leisure time. It’s all right at your doorstep in Red Lake!