|Town of Craik|
|— Town —|
|Nickname(s): Friendliest Town by a Dam Site|
|Census division||No. 7|
|Rural Municipality||No. 222|
|• Mayor||Rick Rogers|
|• Governing body||Craik Town Council|
|• Land||5.41 km2 (2.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||75.5/km2 (196/sq mi)|
|Postal code||S0G 0V0|
*Last Mountain Lake
Craik is a town in south central Saskatchewan, Canada, incorporated on August 1, 1907. It is strategically located along Provincial Highway 11 (Louis Riel Trail) in the RM of Craik No. 222, 140 km southeast of Saskatoon and 117 km northwest of Regina.
Craik began as a railway station along the railway line established between Regina and Saskatoon by 1890, with homesteading beginning in 1901. The route between the two main settlements was by foot and cart prior to this. Many of the settlers came from western Europe via the United States in response to the availability of farming land. Craik was incorporated as a village in 1903, and a town in 1907.
Craik was part of the Davidson School Division, but after amalgamations of school divisions it became part of the Prairie South School Division. Craik is home to a kindergarten to grade 12 public school, as well as the Praxis International Institute. Craik is part of the Saskatchewan RCE.
Craik is home to the Craik Sustainable Living Project, which is working to build a sustainable community. Major components of this project are the Eco-Village and Eco-Centre, as well as education and action.
The town's economy is based almost exclusively on agriculture, although efforts by the town and RM have been made to attract and develop industry related to the principles of sustainability. The community has a compost program that includes kitchen scraps as well as seasonal yard waste, with service provided by Titan Carbon Smart Technologies.
Local news coverage is provided by the Craik Weekly News and the Davidson Leader.
Recreation facilities include a curling/skating rink, ball fields, and golf course. The Regional Park has an outdoor swimming pool as well as access to trails. The Craik Reservoir is used for boating and fishing, with a bird sanctuary located at the north end of the lake.
Arts and Culture
The Prairie Pioneer Museum (c. 1966) is a municipal heritage property on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
Location relative to other communities in Saskatchewan
|North: Davidson | Girvin|
|West: Lake Diefenbaker||Craik||East: Last Mountain Lake|
|South: Moose Jaw | Aylesbury|
Notable persons who were born, grew up or lived in Craik:
- Jim Archibald - ice hockey player  
- Kenton Dulle - ice hockey player  
- Jim Edwards - umpire hall of fame 
- Kim Ehman - film maker 
- Tommy John Ehman - singer-songwriter 
- Garnet Exelby - ice hockey player  
- Terry Garvin - author  
- Sherry Johnson - poet 
- Chris Neiszner - ice hockey player 
- Jim Nodge - artist 
- Chad Reich - ice hockey player  
- Jeremy Reich - ice hockey player 
- Alexander (Alex) Edward Spalding - writer, poet and Inuktitut linguist 
- Ernie Spencer - Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture 
- Alexander White - Navy war hero 
- Thomas Orval Wilson - R.C.A.F war hero 
- http://www.historicplaces.ca/visit-visite/affichage-display.aspx?id=5825 Canadian Register of Historic Places.