Bethune, Saskatchewan

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Bethune is located in Saskatchewan
Location of Bethune in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°43′N 105°13′W / 50.717°N 105.217°W / 50.717; -105.217Coordinates: 50°43′N 105°13′W / 50.717°N 105.217°W / 50.717; -105.217
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality Dufferin No. 190
Post office Founded 1905-06-05
Village established 1912
 • Type Mayor & council
 • Mayor Doug Patience[1]
 • Administrator Rodney Audette
 • Total 1.04 km2 (0.40 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 400
 • Density 383.1/km2 (992/sq mi)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
Postal code S0G 0H0
Area code(s) 306

The village of Bethune lies within the RM Dufferin No. 190, province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The village is 56 km northwest of Regina on Highway 11 which is now designated as the Louis Riel Trail.[5] The population of Bethune is 400 people. Bethune is nestled amidst some beautiful waterways. Arm River flows along a river valley north of Bethune and features picturesque camping sites, and the Qu'Appelle River is a short way south. Last Mountain Lake or Long Lake is northeast of Bethune whereas Buffalo Pound Lake is just southwest.

The post office of Bethune, Assiniboia, NWT was established 5 June 1905, three months before Saskatchewan became a province. The village takes its name from C.B. Bethune, the engineer on the first train to travel the railway in 1887.[6]

Recreational sites[edit]

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is located within 19 km or 12 mi. Grandview Beach is also located 19 km or 12 mi from Bethune. Kedleston Beach is closer: 15 km or 9 mi from Bethune. Another conservation area named Regina Beach Recreation Site is located 19 km or 12 mi from Bethune.

The Gillis Blakley Bethune and District Heritage Museum is a Municipal Heritage Property on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.[7]


Title Wagon trails to blacktop Published Bethune, Sask: Bethune & District Historical Society, 1983 Note Subtitle on spine: A history of Bethune and district Other Authors Bethune & District Historical Society Other Titles History of Bethune and district ISBN 0-919845-12-6[8]


Canada census – Bethune, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 500 (+8.4% from 2006) 365 (-2.9% from 2001)
Land area: 1.04 km2 (0.40 sq mi) 1.04 km2 (0.40 sq mi)
Population density: 383.1/km2 (992/sq mi) 353.4/km2 (915/sq mi)
Median age: N/A (M: N/A, F: N/A) N/A (M: N/A, F: N/A)
Total private dwellings: 167 148
Median household income:
References: 2011[9] 2006[10] earlier[11]

Area statistics[edit]

  • Lat (DMS) 50° 43' 00" N
  • Long (DMS) 105° 13' 00" W
  • Dominion Land Survey Sec.24, Twp.20, R.24, W of the 2nd meridian
  • Time zone (cst) UTC−6

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Administration & Governance
  2. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ Village of Bethune
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2009-01-06.  Canadian Register of Historic Places.
  8. ^ WebPAC PRO © Innovative Interfaces, Inc., University of Saskatchewan Online Library Database, retrieved 2007-08-06 
  9. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  10. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  11. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

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