Climax, Saskatchewan

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Climax, Saskatchewan
Village
Grain elevators along the railway tracks in Climax.
Grain elevators along the railway tracks in Climax.
Climax, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Climax, Saskatchewan
Location of Climax in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 49°07′12″N 108°13′48″W / 49.120°N 108.230°W / 49.120; -108.230
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 4
Rural Municipality Lone Tree
Post office Founded N/A
Village Incorporated N/A
Government
 • Governing body Climax Village Council
 • Mayor Nancy Kirk
 • MP David L. Anderson
 • MLA Wayne Elhard
Area
 • Total 1.00 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 182
 • Density 182.7/km2 (473/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code S0N 0N0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 18
Highway 37

Climax is a village in Lone Tree No. 18, Saskatchewan, Canada. The village is located in the southwestern region of the province, just north of the U.S. border, situated on Highway 18 (E-W) between Frontier and Canuck and on Highway 37 (N-S) between Shaunavon and the Port of Climax.

The current head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, Willie Desjardins, is from Climax.

Demographics[edit]

In 2012, Climax had a population of 82 living in 37 dwellings, a -55.7% decrease from 2006. The village has a land area of 1.00 km2 (0.39 sq mi) and a population density of 182.7/km2 (473/sq mi).[1]

In Mainstream Culture[edit]

  • The town features in the board game Trivial Pursuit, which asks what features on the reverse of the town welcome sign; the answer is:
"Come again!".
  • The town also features in a local joke used by drivers coming north into Canada from the U.S., detailing towns on the way north, nicknamed the 'Honeymoon Route': "I get to Havre, Montana, then Turner, but I never make it to Climax!"
  • The town is mentioned in the popular US political drama The West Wing in Season 6, Episode 17 : "A Good Day". A humorous sub plot in the episode follows Deputy National Security Advisor Kate Harper reluctantly dealing with the escalation of a confrontation and hostage taking between ranchers on either side of the Saskatchewan / Montana Border. Another government official updates Ms. Harper by saying "A sawmill in Climax is piling on". Harper, unsure where Climax is, responds: "Is that us or them?".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada (2006). "Climax - Community Profile". Census 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°12′N 108°23′W / 49.200°N 108.383°W / 49.200; -108.383