city in Saskatchewan, Canada

Weyburn (pop. 11,000 in 2016) is a small city in Southeastern Saskatchewan, midway between Estevan and Regina.

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Main street

Weyburn was founded as a junction point between the mainline Canadian Pacific Railway (1892) and the US-bound Soo Line (1893). It was historically an important railway town as crossroads for CN, CP and Soo Line trains; from 1910 until 1931 the Weyburn Security Bank was headquartered in the city. Souris Valley Mental Health Hospital, a cutting-edge institution when it opened in 1921, closed in 2006 and was demolished in 2009

Weyburn is the ninth-largest city in Saskatchewan.

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Map of Weyburn

By carEdit

Weyburn is located at the intersections of Highways 13, 35, and 39; 115 km (71 mi) southeast of Regina via the CANAM Highway (Highways 6 & 39) and 85 km (53 mi) northwest of Estevan. The Red Coat Trail (Highway 13) traverses southern Saskatchewan and continues 510 km (320 mi) east to Winnipeg.

If driving from the USA, the closest port of entry is Fortuna, North Dakota, where Highway 35 becomes US Route 85; alternatively, Highway 39 continues southeast to North Portal, North Dakota and becomes US Highway 52. The North Portal customs office is open 24 hours a day, while the Fortuna/Oungre port closes at 9PM.

By planeEdit

The closest major airport is in Regina. A shuttle service connects Regina Airport to Weyburn.

  • 1 Weyburn Aiport (4.1 km (2.5 mi) NE of Weyburn). No commercial flights, private aircraft only.    

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There is no bus service to Weyburn.

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Tommy Douglas Statute
  • Weyburn and Area Heritage Village, 424 Tenth Avenue SE, +1 306-848-3217. Seasonal (May-August). A replica of a village community from the turn of the century right up to about the 1940s. $5/person.
  • Soo Line Historical Museum, 411 Industrial Lane (Hwy 39 East), +1 306-842-2922. Local history museum, native artefacts, Soo Line historical archives, Weyburn and district pioneer artefacts. The Wilson Silver Collection holds more than 5,000 items dated 1750-1972, everything from full tea services to opera glasses and spoons. The 1909-era one-storey, historically-listed Estevan red-brick structure and smokestack were built as a 75-kilowatt municipal power station; the Museum building houses Weyburn's Tourist Information Booth and a small souvenir shop. Open year round with extended hours June-August, guided tour available.
  • Turner Curling Museum, Zandee Sports Arena, 327 Mergens Street NW, +1 306-848-3217. Sa 1-5PM (or by appointment). World's first curling museum. Over 18,000 curling pins, one of the largest collections, and many rare historical curling pieces. By donation..
  • Tommy Douglas Statute (The Greatest Canadian) (near the Riverfront Boardwalk). Tommy Douglas is often described as the "Father of Medicare in Canada". It was created by Lea Vivot, and was unveiled by Douglas' grandson, the actor Kiefer Sutherland, on 10 September 2010.  
  • Weyburn Security Bank building, 76 Third Street.. Two-storey building with a glazed terracotta façade, designed by a Minneapolis-based architectural firm and built in 1910 as the local bank's headquarters. Sold to the Imperial Bank (a predecessor of CIBC) in 1931, it remains in use as the local CIBC branch.
  • Allie Griffin Art Gallery, 45 Bison Ave (lower level of Weyburn Public Library).

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Routes through Weyburn
ShaunavonAssiniboia  W   E  CarlyleWinnipeg
NipawinFort Qu'Appelle   N   S    → becomes  Williston
Moose JawRegina via    NW   SE  EstevanMinot
Regina via      N   S     → becomes  Williston


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