Saltcoats, Saskatchewan

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Saltcoats is located in Saskatchewan
Saltcoats is located in Canada
Location of Saltcoats in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°2′0″N 102°10′0″W / 51.03333°N 102.16667°W / 51.03333; -102.16667
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality 213 , Saskatchewan
Post office established 1888-12-01
Village organized April 4, 1894
Town proclaimed 1910
 • Mayor Grant McCallum
 • Federal Electoral District M.P. Gary Breitkreuz
 • Provincial Constituency M.L.A. Bob Bjornerud
 • Land 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 474
 • Density 352.2/km2 (912/sq mi)
Postal code S0A 3R0
Area code(s) 306
Website Official website

Saltcoats is a small town in East Central Saskatchewan near the Manitoba border in Canada. The town's population was 474 in 2011. The town was built in the late 19th century, and its economy was driven by the railway. There is no longer passenger service to the town.


The community was established in 1887 ahead of the arrival of the Manitoba and Northwestern Railway in 1888 when the post office was opened.[4] In 1894, Saltcoats was the first village incorporated in the North-West Territories as they then were.[5] The town was originally named 'Stirling', but that was later changed to Saltcoats, after Saltcoats, Scotland, the birthplace of a major railway shareholder and the home port of Allen Steam-ship Lines which brought over many of the immigrants from the British Isles that settled in the region.[6]

In 1902, 208 Welsh settlers (44 families) fleeing unfavorable conditions in Welsh Patagonia came to Saltcoats, but within a generation their community lost its cultural cohesion and melted into the English-speaking cultural matrix.[7]


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  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ David Maclennon, "Saltcoats, Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 12 June 2008.
  5. ^ Maclennon.
  6. ^ "SaskBiz Profile: Saltcoats, Saskatchewan". 
  7. ^ Williams, Colin H. "Multicultural Canada — Welsh". Multicultural Canada Project, Simon Fraser University. Archived from the original on 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 

Coordinates: 51°02′N 102°10′W / 51.033°N 102.167°W / 51.033; -102.167 (Saltcoats, Saskatchewan)