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Intersection of Main and Railway Streets
Intersection of Main and Railway Streets
Balgonie is located in Saskatchewan
Balgonie is located in Canada
Location of Balgonie in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°29′17″N 104°16′08″W / 50.488°N 104.269°W / 50.488; -104.269Coordinates: 50°29′17″N 104°16′08″W / 50.488°N 104.269°W / 50.488; -104.269
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Southeast Saskatchewan
Census division Division No. 6
Post office Founded 1883
Village incorporated 1903
Town incorporated 1907
 • Mayor Frank Thauberger
 • Administrator Valerie Hubbard
 • Governing body Town Council
 • Total 3.15 km2 (1.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,625
 • Density 515.8/km2 (1,336/sq mi)
Postal code S0G 0E0
Area code(s) 306
Website Official website

Balgonie (2006 population 1,384; UA population 1,384) is a town in located in the White Butte area of south-eastern Saskatchewan.

Balgonie has a Subway Restaurant, 2 gas stations, an outdoor pool, and a large new arena. It is also home to Greenall School.


Balgonie was named for Balgonie Castle in Scotland.[4] In 1882, the first train ran through the area on the Canadian Pacific Railway. A post office was established in 1883, and a school was built in 1891. Balgonie was incorporated as a village in 1903 and as a town in 1907.[4] The town's population plummeted during the 1930s and 1940s, but the completion of the Trans-Canada Highway in the late 1950s brought new growth.[4]

One of Balgonie's most famous residents was William Wallace Gibson (1876–1965), who created the first Canadian-built airplane. Gibson successfully flew his airplane in Victoria in 1910.[5] Gibson was the subject of the 1991 stop-motion animated short The Balgonie Birdman, directed by Brian Duchscherer and produced by the National Film Board of Canada.[6]


The municipality's growth has been both rapid and consistent. Between 1996 and 2001 the population grew 9.5%. Between 2001 and 2006 the growth rate increased even further, to 11.7%.[7]

Canada census – Balgonie community profile
2011 2006
Population: 1,625 (+17.4% from 2006) 1,384 (+11.7% from 2001)
Land area: 3.15 km2 (1.22 sq mi) 3.15 km2 (1.22 sq mi)
Population density: 515.8/km2 (1,336/sq mi) 439.3/km2 (1,138/sq mi)
Median age: 33.3 (M: 32.6, F: 34.3) 32.5 (M: 32.5, F: 32.5)
Total private dwellings: 574 474
Median household income: $57,544
References: 2011[8] 2006[9] earlier[10]


Home of Team Selzer, World Women's Curling Silver Medalists, and consistently competitive high school football.

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  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on 6 October 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  4. ^ a b c McLennan, David (2008). Our Town: Saskatchewan Communities from Abbey to Zenon Park. Regina, Saskatchewan: Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina. pp. 19–20. ISBN 978-0-88977-209-0. Archived from the original on 2010-04-10. 
  5. ^ Phillipson, Donald J. C. (2010). "William Wallace Gibson". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica-Dominion. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  6. ^ Brian Duchscherer (director) (1991). The Balgonie Birdman (Stop-motion animated film). National Film Board of Canada. 
  7. ^ Balgonie versus other cities' Community Profile
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

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