Canora, Saskatchewan

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The "Welcome to Canora" statue, named "Lesia"
The "Welcome to Canora" statue, named "Lesia"
Flag of Canora
Motto: "Heart of Good Spirit Country"
Canora is located in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°38′02″N 102°26′13″W / 51.63394°N 102.43691°W / 51.63394; -102.43691
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region East Central
Census division No. 9
Rural Municipality Good Lake
Post Office Founded 1904
Incorporated (Village) 1905
Incorporated (Town) 1910
 • Mayor Terry Dennis (2009)
 • Town Manager Michael Mykytyshyn
 • Governing body Canora Town Council
 • M.P., Yorkton—Melville Garry Breitkreuz (2011)
 • M.L.A., Canora-Pelly Ken Krawetz (2011)
 • Total 7.31 km2 (2.82 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,219
 • Density 303.7/km2 (787/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-6)
Postal code S0A 0L0
Area code(s) 306/639
Highways Hwy 5 / Hwy 9
Railways Canadian National (freight),
Via Rail (passenger)
Waterways Whitesand River Assiniboine River
Not to be confused with Kenora.
This article is about a town in Saskatchewan, Canada. For other uses, see Canora (disambiguation).

Canora is located at the junction of highways No. 5 and 9 in East Central Saskatchewan.

Centrally located on the corners of four adjacent rural municipalities, the community is home to approximately 2,400 residents and draws upon a substantial trading area. Canora's unusual name comes from the first two letters of the words "Canadian Northern Railway".

The Canora railway station is served by Via Rail on its route from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba.


Canora became a village in 1905 and was incorporated as a town in 1910.


A historical marker for the old Canora Hospital.

Canora is known as the "Heart of Good Spirit Country" as a result of its proximity to several lakes and parks, including Crystal Lake, Good Spirit Lake and Duck Mountain Provincial Park. The area is home to Saskatchewan’s greatest number of golf courses per capita and boasts one of the highest tee traffic counts in the province.

The town was judged to have the best-tasting municipal water in Canada at the 13th annual international water tasting competition held in 2003 in Bath (Berkeley Springs), West Virginia, USA. Canora’s water, supplied by several ground wells northeast of the community, also placed fourth internationally at the competition that received entries from eight countries and 23 states. Free samples of this great-tasting water are available at the CN Station House Museum during the summer months.

Protective Services[edit]

Canora is protected by the Canora-Sturgis RCMP detachment. The detachment has 8 members, between Canora and Sturgis.

Canora and area is served by a full-time Ambulance service – consisting of 3 PCP's, 3 ICP's, and two ACP's.

Canora's fire protection is provided by 21 professionally trained and certified paid-per-call staff. Along with fire protection they also provide rescue services such as vehicle extrication. Their services are also utilised in surrounding Rural Municipalities.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 

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