Originally established as French, Saskatchewan the name of the community was changed to Clavet on December 1, 1909. Due to its low population level, in 1927 the village was dissolved, with administrative responsibilities transferred to the rural municipality of Blucher; it was not until 1964 that the population reached a point that permitted Clavet to become an organized municipality again.
In Clavet there is a motel (and bar), one gas station, an auto repair shop, and a school. The school is kindergarten to grade twelve and it is named after the town (Clavet School). Clavet is approx. 30 minutes away from downtown Saskatoon.