Delisle, Saskatchewan

Delisle is a town in south central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of Saskatoon beside Highway 7.

Delisle's Business District
Location of Delisle in Saskatchewan
Delisle (Canada)
Coordinates: 51°55′32″N 107°08′00″W
Town Incorporated1913
  MayorDave Anderchek
  Governing bodyDelisle Town Council
  Land3.35 km2 (1.29 sq mi)
  Density310.2/km2 (803/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal code
S0L 0P0
Area code(s)306
HighwaysHighway 7
WebsiteOfficial website


The origins of the town go back to original settlement which was on the old Bone trail. It derived its name from the DeLisle family. Mrs. Lenora DeLisle with her four sons Amos, Fred, Ed and Eugene, came from North Dakota, USA in 1903 and homesteaded on the land 3 miles south of the present day townsite. With the coming of the CN Railway in 1908 the settlement to the south was forced to move to the new townsite. The town was named after the brothers on December 29, 1908. Delisle was named a town in 1913.[4]


Canada census – Delisle, Saskatchewan community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 1,038 (6.5% from 2011) 975 (+8.6% from 2006) 898 (+1.6% from 2001)
Land area: 3.35 km2 (1.29 sq mi) 2.49 km2 (0.96 sq mi) 2.35 km2 (0.91 sq mi)
Population density: 310.2/km2 (803/sq mi) 391.3/km2 (1,013/sq mi) 382.4/km2 (990/sq mi)
Median age: 37.7 (M: 36.1, F: 39.2) 36.7 (M: 35.0, F: 37.5) 36.9 (M: 36.2, F: 38.0)
Total private dwellings: 438 414 374
Median household income: $50,690
References: 2016[5] 2011[6] 2006[7] earlier[8]


A cenotaph stands in the heart of Delisle in front of the old hospital. On it are inscribed the names of those from Delisle and surrounding area who made the supreme sacrifice in the two world wars. In 2002 the Cenotaph was given a refurbishment and was re-dedicated. The service included a small parade consisting of Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Sparks, elementary school children, the complement of HMCS Unicorn, and the RCSCC Jervis Bay Ship's Band leading the way from the Centennial Arena to the cenotaph.

The town also boasts a nine-hole grass green golf course (Valleyview Golf Course).


The town supports one of the largest high schools in the Prairie Spirit School Division bringing in students from smaller, nearby villages and hamlets such as Laura, Kinley, Donavon, Swanson, Vanscoy and the Pike Lake district, as well as rural students. It has a nine-man football team (Delisle Rebels) that has won several provincial titles; a track and field team that competes well for top spots in provincials and holds records for countless events; a soccer team that won provincials in 2009; and a drama program, that while in decline in recent years, has often performed well at large drama festivals. The school also contributes the most players for the Prairie Spirit (West) Band Program.


Hockey Hall of Fame brothers Max and Doug Bentley were born and lived in Delisle, as did their brother Reg, who played 11 National Hockey League games and nephew, Bev Bentley who played with 12 different teams in both Canada and the US between 1949 and 1967. Former NHL goaltender Jack Norris is also proud to call Delisle home. Also from Delisle and seeing games in the NHL were Dick Butler and Jack Miller. As were a number of provincial champion curlers such as Jimmy Hill (Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame), Barbara McNevin, Doug Wyatt and Harold Worth.

Delisle is also the epitome of success in men's fastpitch, having won numerous provincial and western Canadian titles over the years. The team's collective accomplishments have also translated into individual success, highlighted by outstanding athletes such as the Wiebe brothers (Wayne, Terry and Byron), Dave Norris, and Jimmy Climenhaga.


Delisle was the setting for the Canadian modern day hockey movie Paperback Hero (1973 film).


Delisle is considered part of the greater Saskatoon region and as such has direct access to most of its print, radio and television media.


  1. "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-12-15.
  2. National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2014-12-15.
  3. Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System (Town of Delisle)". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-12-15.
  4. "Delisle Community Profile". Town of Delisle. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  5. "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  6. "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-12-15.
  7. "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
  8. "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.

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