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Web site at www.townofsaltcoats.ca
Saltcoats is situated only 27 km from the thriving city of Yorkton and due to the picturesque setting of Anderson Lake has earned the title The Laketown of Saskatchewan.
Saltcoats offers residents of the town and RM an ice rink, curling rink, library, community hall, daycare, and a senior’s care home. There is a hotel, restaurant with bed and breakfast, credit union, liquor outlet, two antique stores, auto repair, and hardware and appliance store.
An elementary school from Kindergarten to Grade 8 welcomes children from Saltcoats, Bredenbury and many rural students from the area, as well as a playschool for children 3-4 years old. Our location makes access to all the Yorkton amenities and shopping very convenient.
Points of interest include:
Gunn Park and Saltcoats War Memorial
This park on the lake is dedicated to George Gunn, a former mayor and councilor of Saltcoats. Also located in Gunn Park is the war memorial and cenotaph. Originally, this monument was built in July of 1919 to honour the servicemen of WWI. It later expanded after WWII, and features a captured German artillery piece from 1918. The park is shady with plenty of seating and has an excellent view of the lake.
Town Hall and Historic Bell
The Saltcoats District Community Hall plays a large part in the social life of the community, and can be rented for family and other events. The front of the building features murals by local artists showing the history of town halls in Saltcoats. Outside the hall is the historical bell which was housed in the town hall between 1911 and 1955.
Legion Park and Arboretum
The park features a playground for children, as well as a wide variety of memorial trees with plaques identifying their dedication, as well as species. The Park is accessed via the alley between York Street, Ayr Street and Crescent Lake Road.
Saltcoats Historical Cemetery
The Saltcoats Historical Cemetery is located across the Yellowhead Highway. This well-kept cemetery has a rich history and a story to tell for those curious to know more about their heritage. A pamphlet-guided historical walking tour is available. Walking tour pamphlets are available at the cemetery from May – September and at the Town Office all year round. A cairn is situated at the cemetery which depicts the steps taken to limited self-government in 1890.
Immigration Hall Garden
This park, located at High Street and Hill Street on the site of the former immigration hall, celebrates the brave men and women who came to the Saltcoats area during the early days of Canadian history.
Saltcoats District Regional Park
The Saltcoats District Regional Park features a beautiful beach area located on the eastern shore of Anderson Lake across from the Town of Saltcoats. In addition to a swimming dock, there is a dock for launching boats as well as waterskiing. Canoes can generally be launched directly from the beach if desired. The regional park also features a concession where you can buy a treat or a whole meal. Daily or seasonal camping sites are available for rent and a Pavilion is also available for rent for functions such as family reunions, weddings and other gatherings.
Leflay Nature Trail
The Leflay Trail is approximately 4 km long. It starts in the Saltcoats District Regional Park and meanders through typical parkland groves. A wide variety of flowering and other plants await your notice. Bird life varies with each season. Watch for deer, rabbits, porcupine and other small mammals and amphibians as you walk the trial. Anderson Lake is home to beaver, muskrat and many water birds. An hour is usually required to walk the trial.
Annual Salamander Walk/Run
On a Saturday in June the annual Salamander Walk/Run takes place. Start time is 9:00 a.m. Participants have the choice to walk or run a 6 km route, 12 km route or half-marathon (21.2 km). All participants of age and athletic ability are welcome. Details regarding the date and times are available at the Saltcoats Town Office, the Yorkton and Saltcoats branches of the Cornerstone Credit Union or on line at www.townofsaltcoats.ca.