Mayor's Message

Mayor Rennie Harper

Early settlers of the Town of Nipawin dubbed it the “Pearl of the Pines”. Nipawin is indeed a gem situated on the forest fringe in the boreal area of northeastern Saskatchewan. Nipawin not only offers a full-service community but is also nestled between two lakes – Codette and Tobin. Nipawin is surrounded by some of the best agricultural land in the Province and perhaps, Canada.

Nipawin is a safe, friendly, optimistic and welcoming community that provides employment and business opportunities for future growth and development. There is a strong retail and service sector with good transportation connections. Nipawin is doing very well in maintaining and updating its infrastructure. In that regard, 2018 will see the new Water Treatment plant in operation and keeping up Nipawin’s tradition of excellent water.

Nipawin offers excellent facilities for citizens and visitors, alike. The world-class 18-hole Evergreen Golf Course offers an outstanding course and driving range. The Evergreen Centre offers full-service restaurant and catering services along with a lounge and small conference rooms along with a large auditorium to allow for large or small group functions. Winter activities include many opportunities such as: SJHL Hockey at a newly renovated Centennial Arena, snowmobiling on an extensive system of groomed trails, downhill and cross-country skiing, to list a few.

There are opportunities for young and old alike to enjoy the green space of our beautiful Central Park. Central Park will see the opening of a new outdoor pool in July 2017. The Nipawin Skate Park allows young people to enjoy and enhance their biking skills. Families can enjoy our area’s Regional Park which offers daily campsites, spray pool, a swinging bridge and a trout pond. Nipawin’s Living Forestry Museum allows for a stroll through the past. The museum boasts, among other things, a working antique sawmill, cabooses and an old one-room school house and small prairie church. July 1st events at the museum include freshly baked bread from an outdoor clay oven. Considered a tourism destination, Nipawin is also home to the Premier’s Cup, Fish for Freedom and Vanity Cup fishing tournaments, Houseboat rides on the river, Nipawin Exhibition and fishing for the elusive walleye on Tobin Lake (largest pike and walleye records) are some of the other attractions.

Nipawin is well known for its volunteers and its home town spirit. Our Town offers an outstanding quality of life including access to excellent health services and facilities as well as to an excellent education system.

I am sincerely proud to be the Mayor of the Town of Nipawin and to be part of a dedicated Town Council which actively strives to build partnerships and develop opportunities for the residents of our community and area.

Perhaps, if you are lucky, you may also have the opportunity to see a spectacular view of the Northern Lights as they dance across our clear northern skies.

Welcome and enjoy your stay, however long or brief, in our wonderful community.