Craik, Saskatchewan

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Town of Craik
Aerial view of Craik
Aerial view of Craik
Nickname(s): Friendliest Town by a Dam Site
Town of Craik is located in Saskatchewan
Town of Craik
Town of Craik
Town of Craik is located in Canada
Town of Craik
Town of Craik
Location of Craik in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°02′53″N 105°49′08″W / 51.048°N 105.819°W / 51.048; -105.819
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Census division No. 7
Rural Municipality No. 222
Post office established 1903-08-01
Village Incorporated 1903
Town Incorporated 1907
 • Mayor Rick Rogers
 • Governing body Craik Town Council
 • Land 3.02 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 453
 • Density 150.0/km2 (388/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0G 0V0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 11
Website Town Website

Craik is a town in south central Saskatchewan, Canada, incorporated on August 1, 1907. It is strategically located along Provincial Highway 11 (Louis Riel Trail) in the RM of Craik No. 222, 140 km southeast of Saskatoon and 117 km northwest of Regina.


Town hall, Craik

Craik began as a railway station along the railway line established between Regina and Saskatoon by 1890, with homesteading beginning in 1901. The route between the two main settlements was by foot and cart prior to this. Many of the settlers came from western Europe via the United States in response to the availability of farming land. Craik was incorporated as a village in 1903, and a town in 1907.


Craik was part of the Davidson School Division, but after amalgamations of school divisions it became part of the Prairie South School Division. Craik is home to a kindergarten to grade 12 public school, as well as the Praxis International Institute.

Craik Sustainable Living Project[edit]

Craik is part of the Saskatchewan Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) and is home to the Craik Sustainable Living Project, which is working to build a sustainable community. Major components of this project are the Eco-Village and Eco-Centre, as well as education and action.


The town's economy is based almost exclusively on agriculture, although efforts by the town and RM have been made to attract and develop industry related to the principles of sustainability. The community has a compost program that includes kitchen scraps as well as seasonal yard waste, with service provided by Titan Carbon Smart Technologies.


Local news coverage is provided by the Craik Weekly News and the Davidson Leader.


Recreation facilities include a curling/skating rink, ball fields, and golf course.

The Craik and District Regional Park has an outdoor swimming pool as well as access to trails. The Craik Reservoir (Arm Lake) created by a dam on the Arm River is used for boating and fishing, with a bird sanctuary located at the north end of the lake.[4]

Arts and culture[edit]

  • The Prairie Pioneer Museum (c. 1966) is a municipal heritage property on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.[5]
  • The Craik Town Hall built in 1912-13 is also on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

Notable persons who were born, grew up or lived in Craik:


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  6. ^ "Canadian Register of Historic Places (Craik Town Hall)". Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
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  24. ^ NHL (1979-02-11). "Jeremy Reich Player Page - NHL - Hockey". Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
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External links[edit]

North: Davidson | Girvin
West: Lake Diefenbaker Craik 51°2′50″N 105°49′5″W / 51.04722°N 105.81806°W / 51.04722; -105.81806 East: Last Mountain Lake
South: Moose Jaw | Aylesbury