Town of Wynyard

Mayor’s Message

Welcome to Wynyard! 

This friendly and diverse Saskatchewan town is located on the Yellowhead Highway 16.The town of approximately 2000 people, is situated near Big Quill Lake, the largest saline lake in Canada.

Wynyard celebrated its 100th birthday in 2011. Some of its first residents were Icelandic and Ukrainian and later British and Polish immigrants who came through the USA to Saskatchewan in search of the land of opportunity.  Over time, the town grew, fueled by the immigration of the various other peoples.  Along the way, it became an important CP Railway town.  Today, the Wynyard station is a designated Historical Railway Station.

Wynyard is a picturesque energetic town with a bright future. It has an abundance of modern homes, condos, rental homes, senior retirement housing, and with more development on the way.

Wynyard has many Recreational/Sports entities and groups; a Hockey Arena, Curling Rink, Swimming Pool, a 9 Hole Grass Green Golf Course, School of Dance, a Senior Centre, Civic Centre Auditorium, Ukrainian Hall, a Legion Club Room and a Sports Ground with Ball Diamonds. We have a Hospital and Medical Clinic, an Elementary Public School and a Composite High School, a Fireman’s Association, Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs and more.

The Town of Wynyard has a good cross section of business’s, restaurants, parks, a Museum, Airport and an Interpretive Centre.

Wynyard also has the identity of being twinned with a town in south-central France.The twinning became a reality in 1972, after the town of Les Martres-de-Veyre had honored a Canadian soldier from Wynyard who became their war hero during WW2.  The soldier, Peter Dmytruk had joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and served as a tail gunner with the 405th Bomber Squadran. In a mission over France, Flight Sergeant Dmytruk’s plane was shot down near the small town of Les Martres-de-Veyre.  Over time, he joined the French Resistance in the German-occupied France, and ended up losing his life fighting for the French people.

Wynyard is also renowned for being located along the largest North American Bird Migration Flyway and is located in the Quill Lakes Important Bird Area. Every year, over a million migratory birds pass through this Flyway.

Wynyard has much to offer; for all ages.  Come for a visit and enjoy your stay.

Ted Czarnecki
Former Mayor (2012-2016)