Our Town. Our Story.
Just north of the U.S. boarder, our warm, welcoming town in Saskatchewan’s Big Muddy Badlands may be named for a racehorse, but the pace here is beautifully relaxed. But don’t go thinking that relaxed atmosphere means nothing is going on. This is a place full of ambition and potential with a lot to offer the people who come to live, work, play or invest here.
The Town 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 Epson Derby in England. A CPR official named the new settlement “Coronach” after the winning horse. Coronach is located 10km north of the Canada-US border crossing at Port of Scobey in south central Saskatchewan and serves as the starting point for the Outlaw Trail between Canada and Mexico and as a gateway to Saskatchewan’s amazing Big Muddy Badlands. Originally settled with an agriculture based economy in the early 1900’s, Coronach transitioned into an industrial hub in the 1980’s with the establishment of the Poplar River Power Plant and an operational coal mine dragline. Now, in the 21st century the community is working on expanding its industries and continues to reinvent itself.