Rouleau, Saskatchewan

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The grain elevator in Rouleau
The grain elevator in Rouleau
Nickname(s): Dog River
Town of Rouleau in Saskatchewan
Town of Rouleau in Saskatchewan
Rouleau in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°11′25″N 104°54′27″W / 50.19028°N 104.90750°W / 50.19028; -104.90750Coordinates: 50°11′25″N 104°54′27″W / 50.19028°N 104.90750°W / 50.19028; -104.90750[1]
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality Redburn #130
Post office Founded April 1, 1895
Incorporated as a Village (NWT) July 23, 1903
Incorporated as a Town (Sask) March 1, 1907
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Governing Body Rouleau Town Council
 • Mayor Grant Clarke
 • Total 1.61 km2 (0.62 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 580 m (1,900 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 453
 • Density 282.2/km2 (731/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (No DST)[3] (UTC-6)
Postal code S0G 4H0
Area Codes 306 / 639
ISO 3166 code CA-SK
Federal Electoral District Palliser
Provincial Electoral District Indian Head-Milestone
MP Ray Boughen
MLA Don McMorris
Highways Hwy 39
Website Town of Rouleau

Rouleau /ˈrl/ is a town in southern Saskatchewan, Canada located in a rural region known as the Breadbasket of Canada. It lies within census Division No. 6 and rural municipality Redburn No. 130.

As of 2011, the population was 453 (an increase of 13.3 percent from the 2006 census), in an area of 1.65 square kilometres. Rouleau is situated on Saskatchewan Highway 39 and is about 70 km southwest of Regina.


Railway Avenue, 1911

A post office was established at Rouleau in the provisional District of Assiniboia, North West Territories as early as April 1, 1895. It incorporated as a village on July 23, 1903.

Rouleau was named after Charles Borromée Rouleau (b.1840-d.1901). Rouleau was a magistrate on the Council of the North West Territories in Battleford from 1883 until 1887 when he became judge for the Northern Alberta district.[7][8]


Canada census – Rouleau, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 453 (+13.3% from 2006) 400 (- 7.8% from 2001)
Land area: 1.61 km2 (0.62 sq mi) 1.65 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Population density: 282.2/km2 (731/sq mi) 243.1/km2 (630/sq mi)
Median age: 39.9 (M: 40.6, F: 38.5) 41.9 (M: 41.0, F: 44.0)
Total private dwellings: 207 183
Median household income:
References: 2011[9] 2006[10] earlier[11]


Corner Gas[edit]

Principal shooting set of Corner Gas in 2010

The town is best known as the main filming location for the CTV television series Corner Gas. The series' production team built a full-size mock gas station and coffee shop at the western entrance of the town for filming, causing confusion among visitors thinking Corner Gas and The Ruby were real establishments. The town's grain elevator was also repainted with the name "Dog River" as it appears in the background of many episodes of the series.

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper stopped in Rouleau to play a cameo role in the television show Corner Gas for an episode which aired in early 2007.

The buildings used as sets for the program were allowed to fall into disrepair after the show wrapped up production.[12] They were purchased by an entrepreneur, Sylvain Senecal, who converted them into a museum and souvenir shop.[13] The set was demolished in November 2016.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Natural Resources Canada (HAJIC)". Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Sask municipal directory". Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Time zones & daylight saving time". National Research Council Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  4. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System (Town of Rouleau)". Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  6. ^ CTI Determine your provincial constituency, 2005, retrieved 2007-05-26 
  7. ^ Welcome to Rouleau Saskatchewan, AKA Dog River, Host to Corner Gas!, retrieved 2007-05-27 
  8. ^ ROULEAU, CHARLES-BORROMÉE. "Dictionary of Canadian Biography". Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  10. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  11. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Disused Corner Gas set becoming eyesore: mayor". CBC News. July 9, 2009. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  13. ^ Healy, Don (May 3, 2012). "Photos: Corner Gas film set is back in business". Leader-Post. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 

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