Welcome home, or welcome to Kindersley if you are new! Our community is a vibrant and progressive hub of west central Saskatchewan where opportunities feel as limitless as the summer sky. Home to approximately 5,000 people and surrounded by rich agricultural land and a thriving oil and gas industry, Kindersley offers the tranquility of a rural lifestyle with all the amenities and benefits of a small city.
Conveniently situated along Highway 7, the major transportation corridor linking Calgary and Saskatoon, Kindersley is easily accessible, boasts services of a community twice its size, and has abundant accommodations to suit any length of stay. Innovation and entrepreneurship is alive and well here as any visit to our diverse selection of major outlets, specialty stores, and local businesses will attest.
Where did Kindersley get its name? Our town was named in honor of Sir Robert Kindersley, who was a heavy stockholder in the Canadian National Railway. Later, he was also the governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company. More information can be found in books such as “What’s in a Name” by E.T. Russell or by picking up a “Kindersley Memories” book from the Kindersley & District Plains Museum.
In return for naming the Town after him, Lord Kindersley sent us an oil on canvas painting of himself as well as the Chain of Office that our Mayor wears for special events. Each link on the Chain of Office can be engraved with a new Mayor’s name.