Alida, Saskatchewan

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Village of Alida
Flag of Alida
Alida is located in Saskatchewan
Location of Alida in Saskatchewan
Alida is located in Canada
Alida (Canada)
Coordinates: 49°23′N 101°52′W / 49.383°N 101.867°W / 49.383; -101.867
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural MunicipalityReciprocity
Post office Founded1913-12-01
 • TypeMunicipal
 • Governing bodyAlida Village Council
 • MayorJames Boettcher
 • AdministratorKathy Anthony
 • MPRobert Kitchen
 • MLADan D'Autremont
 • Total0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
 • Total120
 • Density327.2/km2 (847/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CTS)
Postal code
S0C 0B0
Area code(s)306
Highways Hwy 318
Hwy 361
Hwy 601

Alida is a village within the Rural Municipality of Reciprocity No. 32, in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The village is approximately 85 km east of the City of Estevan. Farming and oil are the major local industries. Several ghost towns are in the vicinity, including Nottingham to the east, Auburnton, to the west, and Cantal to the northwest. With the investment of oil and other industries the area continues to grow.


Canada census – Alida, Saskatchewan community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 120 (-8.4% from 2011) 131 (23.6% from 2006) 106 (-9.4%% from 2001)
Land area: 0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi) 2.69 km2 (1.04 sq mi) 0.35 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Population density: 327.2/km2 (847/sq mi) 135.9/km2 (352/sq mi) 306.4/km2 (794/sq mi)
Median age: 49.0 (M: 50.2, F: 43.8) 41.8 (M: 45.5, F: 38.5) 40.0 (M: 38.5, F: 40.6)
Total private dwellings: 68 73 62
Median household income:
References: 2016[3] 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]


Amenities in Alida include a Credit Union, a post office, Center Street Groceries (grocery/liquor store), the Wayline Inn, Maggie's Diner, Alida Farm & Auto (autobody shop), Fuller's Bus Service Ltd, a library, Three Star Trucking Ltd, and a skating/curling rink. Alida Memorial Hall is the location of weekly bingos and an annual dinner theater. The local school closed down in 2005, and students are bused to Carnduff, Oxbow, or Redvers schools.

The local hockey team is the Alida Wrecks.


Alida was founded as a Canadian Pacific rail station in the late 19th century, and it was named for Dame Alida Brittain. The rail line was closed in 1976 when a spring storm washed out the rail bridge near Lauder, Manitoba, at the beginning of the line. The economic viability of the line had been in question for some time, so the bridge was never repaired. Track was removed beginning in 1978.[7]

The local area was settled by immigrants from Europe, and other parts of North America.

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  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  3. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ "Alida on". Retrieved 2008-02-11.

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Coordinates: 49°23′N 101°52′W / 49.383°N 101.867°W / 49.383; -101.867