Kandahar, Saskatchewan

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Candahar Post Office
The road into Kandahar in May 2003
The road into Kandahar in May 2003
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality Big Quill
Provincial Constituency Constituency of Arm River-Watrous
 • Member of the Legislative Assembly Greg Brkich, (SP)
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC−6)

Kandahar is a small hamlet on Highway 16 near Wynyard, Saskatchewan, Canada, named by Canadian Pacific Railway executives in the late 19th century for a British military victory in Kandahar, Afghanistan. In 1925, Kandahar was listed as a Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. Station on the Minnedosa, Saskatoon, Edmonton Section, CPR. From 1910 to 1913, the spelling of the post office was Candahar. The hamlet is too small to be enumerated on its own, so its population belongs to the Rural Municipality of Big Quill No. 308

It is located near the south shore of Big Quill Lake, the largest inland body of salt water in Canada. Until the 1970s it was a thriving town with various stores and attractions, including a popular steak house. However, in the late 1980s the village's only school closed, and the population has steadily decreased since.

The one room school house was named Kandahar School District #3333.

Area statistics[edit]

  • Lat (DMS) 51°45′29″ N
  • Long (DMS) 104°21′43″ W
  • Dominion Land Survey Section 21, Township 32, Range 17 West of the 2nd Meridian

Time zone (CST) UTC−6


Coordinates: 51°45′29″N 104°21′43″W / 51.7581°N 104.3619°W / 51.7581; -104.3619

North: Quill Lake
West: Dafoe Kandahar | Candahar East: Wynyard
South: Product | Copeland

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System (– SCHOLAR SEARCH), retrieved 2007-04-24 [dead link]
  2. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency, retrieved 2007-04-24 
  3. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, retrieved 2007-04-24