Country Life researched quaint villages and
towns across Canada for the best places to live or visit.
Researchers named Lumsden as one of Canada's 10 prettiest
towns in its April 2002 issue.
is situated just off the four lane Highway #11 (Louis
Riel Trail), 27 km northwest of Regina and 216 km southeast
of Saskatoon. A 15 minute car ride can get you to the
shores of Last Mountain Lake.
are about 1600 people that call Lumsden home, plus the
residents of the numerous acreages and farms in the
surrounding countryside. The Elementary
School hosts 438 students in Grades K to 8 and the
draws also from the surrounding towns to add up to 375
students in Grades 9 - 12.
information on local weather go to http://www.weatheroffice.com,
click on Saskatchewan, then click on both 'Regina' (on
the map) and 'Last Mountain Lake' (on the list of locations),
since Lumsden is between these two areas.
Brief History & Introduction To Lumsden
1904 Flood Photo Gallery
1974 Flood Photo Gallery
is a vibrant, growing community of 1600 people, located
in the heart of the Qu'Appelle Valley, 30 kms northwest
of Regina on the Highway #11. Recognized nationally
by Harrowsmith magazine in 2003 as the "prettiest"
town in Saskatchewan. Home of the provincial champion
Lumsden Monarch hockey team and Lumsden Cubs baseball
has hosted many major events including numerous provincial
championships. In 2003, Lumsden hosted the Provincial
Student Leadership Conference which attracted 800 student
delegates (all billeted in Lumsden and area) and 300
Railroad selects town site. Named for CPR chief engineer,
Hugh D. Lumsden.
Lumsden incorporated as a village (January 10)
First major flood.
Lumsden incorporated as a town (March 15).
Building boom - many stately brick homes and businesses
were built, including Balfour' s General Store, hotel,
and United Church.
Lumsden is a thriving farm service centre. Described
as one of the best farming districts in Saskatchewan.
Highway #11 diverted around Lumsden.
Water/sewer infrastructure installed. Lumsden begins
evolution as a commuter town.
Lumsden High School opens. Academic and athletic excellence
has been a Hallmark of Lumsden High School since its
inception. LHS has received numerous academic awards.
Girls' and boys' volleyball, curling, golf, wrestling,
football, track and field, and cross-country running
have won provincial championships.
Highest water levels in history. Decision is made to
construct major flood protection works. This marks the
beginning of a major population growth period. The population
of Lumsden has doubled since 1974.
Lumsden Duck Derby inaugural race. Funds to go to the
construction of the new rink.
Lumsden Sports Centre opens.
New public works and firehall facility, as well as new
Plans for new water treatment plant.
Duck Derby continues to be a success having generated
about $400,000 in profits. All proceeds go to capital
projects at Lumsden Sports Centre. Lumsden Arts Council
was established with the help of artist in residence.
Centennial committee formed to plan celebrations for