Aberdeen, Saskatchewan

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Main Street
Main Street
Aberdeen is located in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°19′34″N 106°17′30″W / 52.32611°N 106.29167°W / 52.32611; -106.29167Coordinates: 52°19′34″N 106°17′30″W / 52.32611°N 106.29167°W / 52.32611; -106.29167
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 15
Rural Municipality Aberdeen
Post office Founded 1905-04-01
Incorporated (Village) 1907
 • Mayor Bruce Voldeng
 • Town Manager Susan Thompson
 • Governing body Aberdeen Town Council
 • Total 1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 599
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0K 0A0
Area code(s) 306
Grain elevator at Aberdeen

Aberdeen (2011 population 599) is a small town in central Saskatchewan, Canada approximately 40 km northeast of Saskatoon on the Fish Creek in Division No. 15.

Aberdeen was first settled by immigrants of Russian, English, Scottish and Ukrainian descent in the 1890s.[4] The railway arrived in 1905.


Initial settlers in Aberdeen moved from Eastern and Atlantic Canada (of English or Scottish ancestry), Ukrainian immigrants (1898–1899) and Mennonite's (from Manitoba) in 1901.[5]

In 1905 the Canadian Northern Railway reached the town, by 1908 the railway had become critical for the sale of wheat, with 120 rail cards of hard wheat leaving the town that year.[5]

The business on main street peaked in the early 1930s, until much of Main Street was destroyed by fire in 1937.[5]


Population by ethnic origin, 2011
Ethnic group[9] Population Percent
European 575 95.8%
Other North American 65 10.8%
Métis 25 4.2%
Total respondent population 600 100%


Most people commute to Saskatoon to work or farm in the area.


Aberdeen Rec Complex[edit]

The Aberdeen Rec Complex is located in the town and consists of a Library, meeting room, ice rink, curling rink, bowling alley, dance studio, music room and meeting rooms.[10]

Water supply[edit]

SaskWater purchases water from the city of Saskatoon and then sells the water to the town of Aberdeen, that in turn sells the water to local residents. This is facilitated through the use of a $4 Million pipeline that was completed in 2010.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Details
  5. ^ a b c http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=563788
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  9. ^ "NHS Profile, Aberdeen, T, Saskatchewan, 2011 (The sum of the ancestries in this table is greater than the total population estimate because a person may report more than one ancestry (ethnic origin) in the National Household Survey.)". 2011. Retrieved 2014-11-10. 
  10. ^ http://www.aberdeenrecplex.ca/
  11. ^ SaskEnterprise News taken from the Star Phoenix, April 17, 2010

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