Wadena, Saskatchewan

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Town of Wadena
Wadena is located in Saskatchewan
Location of Wadena in Saskatchewan
Wadena is located in Canada
Wadena (Canada)
Coordinates: 51°56′45″N 103°48′05″W / 51.94583°N 103.80139°W / 51.94583; -103.80139
Census division10
Rural municipality (RM)Lakeview No. 337
Post office establishedJune 12, 1905
Incorporated (village)1910
Incorporated (town)February 27, 1912
 • MayorSara Sobchyshyn (2020)
 • Chief Administrative OfficerLaura Rudolph
 • Governing bodyWadena Town Council
 • MP Yorkton—MelvilleCathay Wagantall (2019)
 • MLA Kelvington-WadenaHugh Nerlien (2020)
 • Land2.99 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
 • Total1,269
 • Density424.4/km2 (1,099.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal code
S0A 4J0
Area code(s)306 / 639
Highways Hwy 5 / Hwy 35
RailwaysCNR, CPR
WaterwaysQuill Lakes, Fishing Lake, Milligan Creek
WebsiteOfficial website

Wadena (/wəˈdnə/ wə-DEE-nə) is a town in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, located east of Saskatoon, north of Fort Qu'Appelle and northwest of Yorkton on the eastern shore of the Quill Lakes. The town is known for its birdwatching and hunting opportunities as Quill Lakes is part of a major flight path. The Wadena and District Museum, located just south of Wadena on Highway 35, also hosts an annual Vintage Day in July.

Wadena is the administrative centre of the Rural Municipality of Lakeview. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Fishing Lake Saulteaux First Nation band government.[5]

The town is named after Wadena, Minnesota, the place of origin of some early settlers of Scandinavian American descent.[6] The town in Minnesota was in turn named after a Chippewa/Saulteaux Chief.


In the 2011 Canada Census conducted by Statistics Canada, Wadena's population was 1,306[7] living within 2.91 square kilometers (1.12 square miles), for a population density of 449.5/sq km (1,166.8/sq mi).[7]

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Wadena had a population of 1,269 living in 606 of its 677 total private dwellings, a change of -1.5% from its 2016 population of 1,288. With a land area of 2.99 km2 (1.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 424.4/km2 (1,099.2/sq mi) in 2021.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Saskatchewan". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System (Towns), retrieved 2008-10-28
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Library of Parliament (2008), Riding history for Yorkton—Melville (1966– ), retrieved 2008-10-28
  5. ^ Fishing Lake First Nation
  6. ^ David McLennan. "Wadena". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Canadian Plains Research Center. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Canada Census 2011 (Community Profiles)". 8 February 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  8. ^ Sanderson, Anne (January 7, 2009). "Wallin attends first meeting as Canadian Senator". Wadena News. p. 1.
  9. ^ "Keith Magnuson".
  10. ^ "Deputy Commander UNC". Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  • Sanderson, Anne (September 26, 2012). "Nominations close for area municipalities". Wadena News. p. 1.
  • Wadena News Staff (August 1, 2012). "Welcome home!". Wadena News. p. 1.

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Coordinates: 51°56′45″N 103°48′05″W / 51.94583°N 103.80139°W / 51.94583; -103.80139 (Wadena, Saskatchewan)