|Rural Municipalities (R.M.)||Abernethy No. 186|
|Post Office founded NWT||1884-04-01|
Balcarres (//; 2006 population 598) is a town located in southeastern Saskatchewan along Highway 10 and Highway 22, approximately 85 km northeast of Regina. Highway 619 and Highway 310 are nearby highways to this community.
Balcarres post office was established in the North-West Territories on 1 April 1884. The name originates from the first postmaster, Balcarres Crawford, at the neighbouring community of Indian Head, Saskatchewan. 
The town is home to several businesses including L&J Country Foods, Balcarres Country Inn, Henry's Family Fair, Baber's Pharmacy, a Royal Bank, as well as many others. Terminal 22, a large inland grain terminal, is located to the west of town along the Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway rail lines.
Neighbouring communities include Fort Qu'Appelle to the west, to the southeast Abernethy, and to the north Ituna. The File Hills Indian reserves Little Black Bear, Peepeekisis, Okanese, and Starblanket are also located to the northeast.
Balcarres has a hospital and senior citizens home called the Balcarres Integrated Care Centre or BICC, and an elementary and high school, which educates children from the communities of Balcarres, Abernethy, and the File Hills Indian reserves. There is a United, an Anglican and a Baptist church.
Sites of interest
Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site of Canada is within 8 miles or 12 kilometres of Balcarres. Valley Centre Recreation Site, Lebret Recreation Site, and Katepwa Point Provincial Park are all within 20 kilometres as well.
- Lat (DMS) 50°48′ N
- Long (DMS) 103°33′ W
- Dominion Land Survey 13-21-12-W2
- Time zone (CST) UTC−6
- James Garfield Gardiner was a premier of Saskatchewan and minister in the Canadian Cabinet
- Walter Dieter of the Peepeekisis Reserve near Balcarres, Saskatchewan. He was the founding Chief of the National Indian Brotherhood in 1968, which is today known as the Assembly of First Nations
- Noel Starblanket of the Peepeekisis Reserve near Balcarres, Saskatchewan. He was Chief of the National Indian Brotherhood (today known as the Assembly of First Nations)
- Doug Trapp was a professional ice hockey left wing for the Buffalo Sabres
- Mandy Meyer was a guitar player for both Asia and Krokus
|North West: Lipton||North: Ituna||North East: Okanese|
|West: Fort Qu'Appelle||Balcarres||East: Melville|
|South West:||South: Katepwa||South East: Abernethy|
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