Vanscoy, Saskatchewan

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Main Street in Vanscoy
Coordinates: 52°00′N 106°59′W / 52.000°N 106.983°W / 52.000; -106.983
Country Canada
Provinces and territories of Canada Saskatchewan
Rural Municipalities (R.M.) Vanscoy No. 345
Post office Founded 1909-10-01
 • Mayor Robin Odnokon
 • Land 1.49 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 377
 • Density 253.7/km2 (657/sq mi)
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
Postal code S0L 3J0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Hwy 7

Vanscoy is a village of 339 residents in the rural municipality of Vanscoy No. 345, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Vanscoy is located on Highway 7 near Highway 762 in central Saskatchewan, 29 km southwest of Saskatoon, the largest city in the province. To the west is Rice Lake, the north, Goose Lake and on the east, Pike Lake and Pike Lake Provincial Park. One of the largest economic industries near Vanscoy is Agrium Vanscoy Potash Operations which produces 1,790,000 metric tonnes of potash a year. Vanscoy has a Tempo gas station/convenience store including post office and Robin's Nest Cafe. Mooney Agencies is the local SGI ISSUER and general insurance brokerage. Community facilities include circle hall, ice rink, curling rink and ball diamond[5]

The Dominion Land Survey places the village in Sec.17, Twp.35, R.7, W3.


Vanscoy School provides schooling for Kindergarten to Grade 8 within the Village of Vanscoy, after which they generally go to nearby Delisle for Grades 9 to 12.[6]


Canada census – Vanscoy, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 377 (+11.2% from 2006) 339 (-1.7% from 2001)
Land area: 1.49 km2 (0.58 sq mi) 1.49 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Population density: 253.7/km2 (657/sq mi) 228.1/km2 (591/sq mi)
Median age: 37.6 (M: 37.7, F: 37.5) 38.6 (M: 38.1, F: 40.5)
Total private dwellings: 153 140
Median household income: $34,717
References: 2011[7] 2006[8] earlier[9]

Sites of Interest[edit]

Within 19 kilometers or 12 miles of Vanscoy is the Otapasoo Trails Recreation Site. Pike Lake Provincial Park has hiking trails, boating, and marsh land conservation area, and is located 16 kilometers or 10 miles to the south east of Vanscoy. Vade, Hawker, Hawoods, Farley, Dunfermline, Chambers, and Cory are unincorporated areas near Vanscoy. These areas were rail sidings and communities of origin in the early 1900s and not much is left at these sites.


Vanscoy is considered part of the greater Saskatoon region and its close proximity to the city allows it direct access to most of its print, radio and television media.


  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, retrieved 2007-05-26 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System (Vanscoy)". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency, retrieved 2007-05-26 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, retrieved 2007-04-24 
  5. ^ "Agrium - Vanscoy, Saskatchewan". Archived from the original on 2007-04-04. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  6. ^ "Vanscoy School". Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  9. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

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