Melfort, “the City of Northern Lights”, is Saskatchewan’s newest city with just over 6,000 people. The first settlers came to the area in 1892. Melfort was named after Mary Melfort Campbell of Melfort, Argyleshire Scotland, wife of Indian Agent, Regenald Beatty. The first rail line constructed in Melfort made the area a main trade and cultural centre. Today Melfort still services a very strong trading area. The city is situated in east central Saskatchewan on one of the richest, most productive farmland areas in all of Canada.
With having such fertile land, naturally Melfort’s major industry is agriculture, also heavily dependent on trade with a trading population of over 60,000.
Melfort is a excellent location if your looking for a city big enough to offer most of the services that are found in a large city, yet still at the point where you have the friendliness and relaxing atmosphere of a town. The citizen here aren’t just a statistic or another face in the crowd.
Some of the facilities you’ll find in Melfort include Public Library, 6 Sheet Artificial Curling Rink, Second Artificial Ice Rink (Main Arena), Bowling Alley, Dance Centre, Gym and Fitness Centre, Soccer Pitches – Full Size and Mini Pitches, Class A, B and C Ball Diamonds, Lighted Tennis Courts and Outdoor Basketball/Ball Hockey Courts.
101 Central St.
Exquisite clocks, lamps and furniture within this antique shop. Open Wednesday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Limited wheelchair access.
Melfort & District Museum
401 Melfort St. W.
(306) 752-5870 or (306) 752-5086
This old powerhouse has been revamped and currently holds artifacts from Melfort and the area’s past. Open Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission fee. Wheelchair accessibility.
Northern Lights Palace
110 McLeod Ave. W
This arena host many events and functions. A seating capacity of 1800 and a concert capacity of 3400. Other features of the facility include a 5 lane, 25 m pool, whirlpool, sauna, beach area, wave pool, suntan area, spray and splash pool, a 150 ft water slide and a café. Open year round. Admission fee Wheelchair accessible.
Northeast Leisure Centre
Showcases travelling exhibits by Saskatchewan and local artist. Open Sept 1 to June 30, Thursday to Saturday. Admission free. Wheelchair accessible.