212 1st Street East, Coronach, SK S0H0Z0
+1(306) 267-2150
TownofCoronach@live.ca

Community Profile

Coronach Saskatchewan

Community Profile


Our Town

Located 10 km north of the Canada-US border in south central Saskatchewan, Coronach is a warm and welcoming prairie community that serves as the starting point for the Outlaw Trail between Canada and Mexico and as a gateway to Saskatchewan’s own Big Muddy Badlands.

Accessibility

Population

Climate

Coronach is located 100 miles(160 km.) south of Moose Jaw on Highway #36 and approximately 2 miles north of the Canada/USA border. Highway #18 runs directly through Coronach. Legal Description is as follows: Section 11, Township 2, Range 27, West of the Second Meridian. Coronach has an Altitude of 2536 feet (773m.), Latitude of 49° 6 ‘ 42″ N, and a Longitude of 105° 30’ 58″ W.

The population in Coronach rose dramatically from 340 in 1975 to 1300 in 1982, mostly due to the construction of the Poplar River Power Station and Coal Mine.  Since the construction, Coronach has become stable with approximately 650 residents and 272 within the surrounding Rural Municipality.

The average annual precipitation is approximately 11 inches. Summers are characterized by being hot and dry, which is why we have an amazing pool. The winters here are warmer than the north, but still “Saskatchewan cold” and often affected by Chinook winds  and southern weather patterns. Snowfall averages are moderate to low, which lets snowmobilers enjoy the winter.

Soil

Housing

Senior's Housing

Coronach is located in the Brown Soil Zone. The rolling land is nearly all suitable for grain farming, although some areas are only suitable for grazing and ranching. The land is mostly strip-farmed and is suitable for most Western Canadian crops such as wheat, durum, barley, oats, flax, rye and winter wheat. Some of the highest protein concentrated wheat in the world is grown in this area. Trends are gradually changing with more and more specialty crops such as peas, lentils, canola, and mustard being grown. 

Coronach boasts a wide variety of rental housing units, which are available through Saskatchewan Housing, as well as private individuals. These homes range from single and double family dwelling units to one and two bedroom apartments. There is a moderate to low number of homes available for sale.

The Town of Coronach has serviced lots for sale at an extremely low price and is prepared to service more as the need arises. The situation is monitored closely and land is available for housing at all times. The Town of Coronach’s infrastructure is capable of comfortably maintaining a population of 1800 residents.

There are two mobile/modular home parks, both with rental and purchase lots available.

Heritage Square consists of ten low rental suites that are self-contained units. Pretty Valley Lodge has four double suites and six singles, with a recreation/entertainment area available to its occupants and their families. VERY affordable monthly rates. South Winds Manor, which was previously an apartment block, has been renovated for senior single or double occupancy.

Coronach is the place to call home.

We are a small town of around 650 people in southern Saskatchewan. Our community is one where everyone knows everyone, kids can walk to school and everyone has a friendly neighbour to socialize with. We want to introduce you to a slower pace of life. We want you to choose Coronach to raise your family.

Employers

Apply at our two main industries in Town, SaskPowers Poplar River Power Plant or Westmoreland Coal Mining Company. We’re looking for people of all talents, bus drivers, cooks, servers, retail, farm hands, and hairdressers. Or be your own boss, provide locals with a niche service. Be the business that stands our in a crowd. We have a main street filled with opportunities – make your dream a reality!

Education

We have a K-12 school with a licensed daycare, and sports for all ages.

Recreation

Cookson Reservoir has boating in the summer with a boat launch right off our new campground. Fishing is year round with ice huts occupying the lake for ice fishing in the winter. Take a round of 9 hole grass greens, go for a dip in our Swimming Pool in the summer, form a slo-pitch team and play ball. In winter you can curl, figure skate or play hockey. Or check out our equestrian arena which is used year round for riding and roping. Tour one of Saskatchewan’s natural wonders, the Big Muddy Valley, Castle Butte, the Sam Kelly Outlaw Caves, an art gallery and Aust’s General Store in Big Beaver. All of this will be right in your backyard.

History of Coronach

In 1926, the railroad was approaching the site of what was to be the hamlet of Coronach. Buildings were erected and a town was begun. At about the same time, a horse named Coronach won the Epsom Derby in England. A CPR official named the new settlement “Coronach” after the winning horse.

In 1928 Coronach was incorporated as a village and by 1929 the population was 300. As the effects of the depression and drought receded the post war years brought an increased level of prosperity to the area. Consolidation of schools had a great effect on the growth of the population for a few years. However, in the 60’s and early 70’s the population began to dwindle again until, by 1974, it was approximately 325. It looked as if Coronach was to decline as a trading centre.

The announcement by the government, in 1974, that the Poplar River Power Project was to be located in the Coronach area had an electrifying effect on the town. Almost overnight the population began to grow. On November 1, 1978, Coronach was designated an Industrial Town. Today our population is around 700. Coronach is now a busy bustling centre with an exciting future. Many opportunities are to be found in the town for new business and services to meet the needs of the citizens.