Kamsack, Saskatchewan is the "Garden of Saskatchewan". We invite you to come experience all we have to offer. Here are our reasons why you should consider Kamsack to live, visit and invest:
Kamsack is a place you can be proud of!
We call it "The Kamsack Influence". The Town of Kamsack is......
- home of Northern Quinoa, Canada's only grower & producer of the ever popular super grain, Quinoa.
- home and resting place of Sarah Ramsland, the first woman to hold political office as a Saskatchewan MLA.
- home of Guiness World Record holders, Nolan Nykolaishen and Nathan Hudye, for the "Longest distance travelled by snowmobile over a 24 hour period"
- home of NHL Hockey Players - Darcy Hordichuk and Tyler Wright
- home of Nykolaishen Farm Equipment, a Top 100 Saskatchewan business in 2009
- home of Brier Curling Champion, Mike Chernoff
- the first place many have ever tried Shishliki - Kamsack's local food
- 2009 Winner of the Communities in Bloom Contest
- home of Casmir Broda, 2009 Order of Merit Award recipient
- home of Audrey Horkoff, Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee 2009
- home of those who received the "Garden of Saskatchewan Citizen's Ring Award"
- home of Nashville singer, Billy Joyce (Helmkay)
- home of published author, Cedric Dey
- and much, much more
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2009 Communities in Bloom Winner
In 2009, Kamsack won the Communities in Bloom contest for it's population class. The CIB is a national program involving hundreds of communities across Canada and abroad. In July, trained volunteer judges traveled to participating communities to evaluate the overall contributions of municipal council and departments; industry; business and the private sector - including volunteer efforts. This win illustrates our community's values:
- Environmental Awareness
- Community Involvement
- Heritage Conservation
- Urban Forest Management
- Landscaped Areas
- Floral Displays and
- Turf & Groundcovers
Water, Water, Water
It's no secret that the availablity of water is going to be a major issue throughout the world. In Kamsack, we are very fortunate that we have found an ubundant underground water supply. In fact, large enough to supply a town double our size. We are proud to offer our residents drinking water from a new reverse osmosis water treatment plant. This state of the art treatment plant went online in February 2009 and is run by qualified water treatment operators.
Lots of Opportunities
Who says that you can't operate one of Saskatchewan's Top 100 businesses in Kamsack? Well, it is possible and Kamsack is proud to be home to Nykolaishen Farm Equipment who was recognized for their Top 100 status in 2009. Congratulations Nykolaishen Farm Equipment!
It simply makes sense to consider Kamsack! There were over 150 business licences issued in 2009 ranging from agriculture services, professional services, retails, online services, restaurants, home based direct sellers and more. The real estate market dictates the advantage is Kamsack. We have commercial lease spaces available in our prime C1 zoned area. Commercial & Industrial Lots are available for the low cost of $5000 AND we'll give you back $2000 if you build within 2 years.
With our high tourism traffic travelling through Kamsack on to Duck Mountain Provincial Park and the proximity to the City of Yorkton, your investment opportunity is only limited by your imagination. Kamsack offers affordable commercial property, aggressive town lot policy, new business tax concessions, small business loans program and more.
Currently the Town of Kamsack is undertaking a downtown improvment project called Downtown Action Plan. For more information, click here. Kamsack is a great example of Rural Saskatchewan taking it's future outcomes into their own hands. Consider Kamsack...It just makes sense!
Effective this fall, 2009, the Town of Kamsack also is proud to say that with the help of various grants, their water and sewer infrastructure is completely up to date. All our water mains, water lines, sewer lines, lagoon and water treatement facilities have been updated and is expected to be good for 50 years or more. Ninety-five percent of Kamsack\'s available lots are serviced with water & sewer. Kamsack is ready for you!
To be energy responsible, Kamsack was successful in obtaining grants to help pay for the installation of a new geo-thermal system in it\'s arena and new energy efficient lighting in it\'s municipal buildings. For more information on Kamsack\'s Community Projects, click here.
Year Round Recreational Paradise
The Town of Kamsack is your 10 minute gateway to beautiful Duck Mountain Provincial Park. Whether you\'re an outdoor enthusiast or an organized sports fan, Kamsack has the activity for you to enjoy. You are within walking distance to everything with in town; arena, swimming pool, skateboard park, wildlife orchard, shops, restaurants and more. Kamsack is the proud home of Duck Mountain Ski Area, Saskatchewan\'s Largest downhill ski resort. We have 27 challenging holes of golf all within 10 minutes. For more information on the community groups and activities, click here.
High Quality of Life
If you want, you can live like a king on a labourer's salary in Kamsack. The Town of Kamsack provides you with affordable housing without sacrificing the services and amenities of a larger bustling center. We have over 100 serviced lots - residential, commercial and industrial - waiting for you. Many lots come with mature Elm Trees that frame the many streets of town. For more information, click on the following links:
Youth & Family Services
The Town of Kamsack is proud of our quality educational facilities & service providers. Kamsack offers Pre-K to Grade 12 and Parkland Regional College classes in our community. Click here for more youth & family services offered in Kamsack.
Emergency & Medical Services
Your health is taken care of in Kamsack. Services include: Hospital, nursing home, personal care home, 2 medical clinics, ambulance, home care, fire depratment, chiropractor, vet clinic, optometrist, pharmacy and more. Select the following links for more information.
Kamsack is located next to the east central border of Saskatchewan in the Assiniboine valley. We are the 10 minute gateway to Duck Mountain Provincial Park. Saskatchewan is already considered the heart of the prairies. Our rolling hills and lush forests let us say "There's nothing "Flat" about the Garden of Saskatchewan.
Kamsack is located on the junction of highway 5 & 8 and is center of three major centers: Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg. Check out our distance to:
- Duck Mountain Provincial Park: 23 km
- Manitoba Border: 26 km
- Yorkton: 80 km
- Regina: 267 km
- Saskatoon: 349 km
- Winnipeg: 470 km
- Minot: 447 km
For more statistical facts and information for the Town of Kamsack, click here.