The town features in the board game Trivial Pursuit, which asks what features on the reverse of the town welcome sign; the answer is:
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?".