Assiniboia, Saskatchewan

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Assiniboia is located in Saskatchewan
Location of Assiniboia in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 49°37′N 105°59′W / 49.617°N 105.983°W / 49.617; -105.983
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
Federal Electoral District Cypress Hills-Grasslands
Provincial Constituency Constituency of Wood River
Village 22 December 1912
Town 1913
 • Mayor Bob Himbeault
 • Member of the Legislative Assembly Yogi Huyghebaert
 • Member of Parliament David L. Anderson
 • Land 3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,418
 • Density 247.0/km2 (639.8/sq mi)
Demonym Assiniboian
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
Website Town of Assiniboia

Assiniboia is a town in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located 110 kilometres (68 mi) south-southwest of Moose Jaw beside Highway 2 and Highway 13. This town is the administrative office of the Wood Mountain Sioux First Nation reserve.


Assiniboia Grain Elevator

The Dominion Land Survey's description of the area around Assiniboia is Sec.18, Twp.8, R.29, W2. It was first settled by people of English, French, Romanian, Scottish and Scandinavian descent.[2] From 30 March 1908 to 23 November 1912, the post office at this location was named Leeville, Saskatchewan.[3]

The settlement of Assiniboia originated on 12 October 1912, when the Canadian Pacific Railway put 980 lots up for sale at the townsite as it built a branch line through southern Saskatchewan. The community grew rapidly and on 22 December 1912, it was incorporated as a village. In 1913, the population rose from 400 to 1,400, and the community was incorporated as a town. The town's name comes from the former district of Assiniboia, in which the town is located.[4]

During the Great Depression, town officials employed out-of-work men to construct the Assiniboia's sewer system. Unfortunately, the town could not afford to operate it until 1948.[2]

The RCAF Station Assiniboia WWII airfield, (now operated as the Assiniboia Airport) is located 6 miles north of Assiniboia. It was used for elementary flight school training during the World War II years of 1942-1944.[5]




  • Seventh Avenue School (kindergarten - grade 4)
  • Assiniboia Elementary School (grades 5 - 8)
  • Assiniboia Composite High School (grades 9 - 12)
  • Southeast Regional College - Assiniboia Campus (post-secondary)


  1. ^ "Municipality Details". Municipal Directory System. Ministry of Municipal Affairs. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b McLennan, David (2006). "Assiniboia". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Canadian Plains Research Center. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Assiniboia". Post Offices and Postmasters. Library and Archives Canada. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Community Profile" (PDF). Town of Assiniboia. 10 October 2006. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  5. ^ "BCATP Schools". Flight Ontario. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000". Environment Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 

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