Mayor's Message


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.  Some call it “The Pearl of the Pines – exceptional by nature”.

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 access.  Nipawin is doing very well in maintaining and updating its infrastructure.  In June 2020, the town’s new Water Treatment plant was commissioned, keeping up Nipawin’s long held tradition of excellent water.

Nipawin offers well-maintained facilities for citizens and visitors, alike.  The world-class 18-hole Evergreen Golf Course offers an outstanding course and driving range.  The Evergreen Centre complex provides full-service restaurant and catering services combined with a lounge and small conference rooms along with a large auditorium and curling ice area to allow for large or small group functions and events.  Winter activities include many opportunities such as:  SJHL Hockey with the Nipawin Hawks at the Centennial Arena, snowmobiling on an extensive system of groomed trails, and cross-country skiing and downhill skiing at the Wapiti Ski Hill merely a half hour distance away, to list a few.

There are opportunities for all ages to enjoy the green space of Nipawin’s beautiful, centrally located, Central Park.  The Park saw the opening of a new outdoor pool, complete with water slide in July of 2017.  The Nipawin Skate Park allows young people to enjoy and enhance their biking skills.  Families can enjoy the area’s Regional Park which offers daily and seasonal campsites, spray pool, zip line, a swinging bridge, and stocked 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 schoolhouse and small prairie church.  July 1st Canada Day Events at the museum include freshly baked bread from an outdoor clay oven.  Considered a tourism destination, Nipawin is home to the famous Premier’s Cup, Fish for Freedom and Vanity Cup fishing tournaments, Houseboat rides on the Saskatchewan River, Nipawin Exhibition, and fishing for the elusive walleye on Tobin Lake (largest pike and walleye records) are among the attractions.

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

I am sincerely proud to be 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 this community and area.

Perhaps, if you are lucky, you may 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 this wonderful community that’s “Exceptional by Nature”.

                                                                                                Mayor Rennie Harper