Simpson, Saskatchewan

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Simpson is located in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°27′N 105°27′W / 51.450°N 105.450°W / 51.450; -105.450
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
Rural Municipalities (R.M.) Wood Creek No. 281
Post office Founded 1911-04-01
 • Total 1.41 km2 (0.54 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 118
Website Simpson

Simpson is a village in Saskatchewan, Canada between Regina and Saskatoon on Highway 2. Wood Creek No. 281 is the rural municipality which has it offices in the village The post office was founded in 1911 by Herman Bergren and Joseph Newman during construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is named after George Simpson, a governor of the Hudson's Bay Company.[5]


The early 1904 pioneer homestead settlers were George, John and Robert Simpson, Bill Grieve, William Cole, E.C. Howie.


  • Last Mountain Lake Sanctuary is a nearby tourist attraction. This is North America's oldest sanctuary for birds. Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Last Mountain Lake Wildlife Management Unit, Last Mountain Regional Park are all conservation areas near Simpson on Long Lake or Last Mountain Lake.[6]
  • Manitou Beach located on a salt water lake - the land of healing waters -, and the historic Danceland dance hall are located near to Simpson at Watrous, Saskatchewan This is also a major tourist attraction for the area.[7]

Sites of interest[edit]

The previous Wood Creek No. 281 Rural Municipality Office has been designated on April 5, 1982 as a municipal heritage site and now houses the Simpson district museum.[8]


Area statistics[edit]

  • Lat (DMS) 51°27′00″ N
  • Long (DMS) 105°27′00″ W
  • Dominion Land Survey Section 3, Township 29, Range 25 West of the 2nd Meridian
  • Time zone (cst) UTC−6




  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System (– Scholar search) [dead link]
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line 
  5. ^ Barry, Bill (2003), People Places Contemporary Saskatchewan Placenames, Regina, Canada: Print West communications, p. 230, ISBN 1-894022-92-0 
  6. ^ Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Geographical Names of Canada GeoNames Query, retrieved 2007-06-24 
  7. ^ Manitou Beach Online, retrieved 2007-06-24 
  8. ^ Culture Youth and Recreation, Heritage Properties Search (– Scholar search), retrieved 2007-06-24 [dead link][dead link]
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  10. ^ Becquet's Custom Programming (August 17, 2005), Saskatchewan City & Town Maps - Directory (– Scholar search), retrieved 2007-06-24 [dead link]

Published works[edit]

  • Simpson and Imperial year book 1980.

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 51°27′N 105°27′W / 51.450°N 105.450°W / 51.450; -105.450