Cabri, Saskatchewan

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Cabri is located in Saskatchewan
Location of Cabri in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°37′N 108°28′W / 50.62°N 108.46°W / 50.62; -108.46Coordinates: 50°37′N 108°28′W / 50.62°N 108.46°W / 50.62; -108.46
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division No. 8
Rural Municipality No. 168
Post office established 1912
Incorporated (village) May 13, 1912
Incorporated (town) April 16, 1917
 • Mayor David Gossard
 • Town Administrator Dianne Hahn
 • Total 1.33 km2 (0.51 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 399
 • Density 298.9/km2 (774/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0N 0J0
Area code(s) 306

The town of Cabri is situated in Southwest Saskatchewan, directly north of Gull Lake, northwest of Swift Current and east of the Great Sand Hills. It was incorporated as a village in 1912 and as a town in 1917.[3]

The Cabri ferry started operation in 1912, crossing the South Saskatchewan River between what was then the village of Cabri and the town now known as Kyle.[citation needed]


The origin of the town's name has several explanations, all of which revolve around the indigenous antelope. Local folklore suggests that it was the early settlers' pronunciation of the First Nations word for "antelope". Another possibility is that it was derived from the Latin word Antilocapridae, the genus to which the pronghorn belongs. Another suggestion is that voyageurs and Metis thought that pronghorns look like goats, and called them "cabri", a French equivalent word for goat.[4]



  • Cabri School, part of the Chinook School Division. It is a small school with about 100 students[7]


Cabri is along Saskatchewan Highway 32, which runs from the city of Swift Current to the town of Leader. It is also along the Great Sandhill Railway line from Swift Current to Burstall.[8] There is also a small local airport, the Cabri Airport.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Bobby Gimby - orchestra leader, trumpeter, and singer/songwriter


  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Urban Municipality Incorporations". Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  4. ^ "History of Cabri". Town of Cabri. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2007-03-13. 
  7. ^ "Cabri School". Chinook School Division. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  8. ^ "Great Sandhills Railway". Great Sandhills Railway. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Cabri History Book Committee, Through the Years: History of Cabri and District, 1984
  • Glenn Sawyer, The Cabri Ferry Crossing and Its Changing Faces, 2008

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