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The Summer Village of Bondiss is a small municipality located approximately 170 KM northeast of Edmonton, Alberta on the South East shore of Skeleton Lake. Skeleton Lake is a medium-sized lake located within the County of Athabasca in central Alberta. The lake is 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) northeast of the Town of Boyle, Alberta, along Highway 63. It is located in Athabasca County, 170 kilometres (110 mi) northeast of the City of Edmonton.
The lake's name is a translation of the Cree Cheply Sakhahigan which means "place of the skeletons." A Cree Chief is buried along the eastern shore of the lake.
There are now approximately 900 cottage and trailer sites around Skeleton Lake. There are 11 subdivisions surrounding the lake which are part of the County of Athabasca containing approximately 300 lots. As well, the Summer Village of Mewatha Beach with approximately 220 properties, the Summer Village of Bondiss with approximately 200 lots and Shoreline Campground with approximately 215 sites are all located on the shores of Skeleton Lake. A public golf course is located in the Summer Village of Bondiss on the east side of the lake.
Skeleton Lake is a good setting for power boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing and canoeing. Snowmobiling, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing are enjoyed during the winter months. The area around the lake is a conservationist’s paradise, with rolling hills and forests filled with wildlife including deer, moose, and many other birds and animals.
The Summer Village of Bondiss is a combination of full time residents and part time enthusiasts who all share their love for the lake. The residents are proud of the serenity of the lake, and encourage all residents and visitors to take care of the lake they love.