Established in 1914, Eastend is a jewel nestled in the historic Frenchman River Valley better known as the “Valley of Hidden Secrets”.
Eastend is located on one of Western Canada’s oldest trails – the Red Coat Trail (Highway #13). This was the original route taken by the North West Mounted Police on their historic march west in 1874. They set up a satellite police detachment near here, calling it East End, as it was the east end of their patrol from Fort Walsh (100 miles to the west).
Eastend is famously known as the home to Scotty the World's Largest T.rex. Scotty was discovered on August 16, 1991, by high school teacher, Robert Gebhardt. The T.rex Discovery Centre was built to contain the 65-million-year old fossilized remains of the first T. rex found in Saskatchewan.
On the hilltops you can see the last vestiges of the western frontier – Teepee stones, gathering circles, homesteader shacks, and wagon wheels and crumbling log corrals. One can envision the massive herd of buffalo that once roamed oceans of waving grasses.
The Frenchman River winds along the north side of town. The river attracts an abundant variety of birds, water fowl, fish and pond life and is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Visit Eastend, a community that offers natural beauty, a vibrant arts community and a rich historical past. From breath taking views, boutique shopping, museums, pottery studios, art galleries, and restaurants, to taking in a historical hiking or driving self-guided tours. Play a round of golf on our stunning green 9-hole golf course then cool off at our new Swimming Pool and Splash Park. Spend the evening star gazing at the Wilkinson Observatory, making every minute of your spectacular day and night in Eastend relaxing and memorable.
You may choose to live in Eastend. This sanctuary offers the best of both worlds; the safety of a small community with all the services you need. These include a day care centre, school K to 12, and a dedicated local library. There are year-round activities for all ages, including a Rink, Swimming Pool & Splash Park, Golf Course, Campground, Museum, restaurants, hotel, motel, affordable housing, and Wolf Willow Health Centre. The beautiful open spaces have attracted nature lovers from around the world to come and visit and then make their home in this beautiful town.
Business opportunities in Eastend are always open to creative and imaginative people. Eastend is a progressive community that offers incentives to new businesses. In this ever-changing world, the reality of living in a tranquil community - with global connectivity – combines to offer a unique environment where you can work remotely and enjoy the peaceful calm and quiet evenings under the stars.
In 2016, Eastend undertook a rebranding and initiative designed to bring to life every aspect of this unique community. This included a community theme of “Discover a sanctuary for all your senses… Discover Eastend, Saskatchewan”. The campaign has won several prestigious awards, gained recognition and continues to attract visitors to our beautiful town.
Eastend has been featured in CTV's national morning show "The Social" in their "Canadian Hot Spots You Should Probably Consider Visiting", as selected by National Geographic Traveler magazine. And one of "Up and Comming Destinations Every Canadian Needs on their Radar" - beside well-established International destinations in Australia, Japan, Peru and Mexico – by MSN.com
It is our residents, community groups and tireless volunteers working together with the Town that make Eastend a wonderful place to live in or visit - so come and "Discover Eastend… A sanctuary for all your senses”. What “hidden secrets” will you discover?