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?".
The town has also been regarded as the, "Alaska of Canada".