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Kamsack is a small town of 1,900 people (2016) at the confluence of the Whitesand and Assiniboine Rivers in East Central Saskatchewan, Canada.


Map of Kamsack

Kamsack is located in the scenic Assiniboine River Valley and is surrounded by rolling hills, forest area and farmland. The community is the gateway to Duck Mountain Provincial Park.


The lands around what is now Kamsack were settled in the 1880s by a handful of agricultural settlers. The farming area around Kamsack was well settled by 1905. These farms consisted of a variety of ethnic groups which are still present to this day: Doukhobors, Ukrainians, Europeans, Americans and Eastern Canadians were all among the early settlers to the area. In 1903 the Canadian National Railway and Kamsack railway station were built which literally forced the birth of Kamsack. The town is still today served by Via Rail passenger service. The name Kamsack came from an early post office of the same name, which was located in one of the early settlers' homes. The name "Kamsack" came from a indigenous word meaning "something vast and large". In the 1900s, the Doukhobor village called Nadezhda (Russian: Надежда, 'Hope'), some 15 km (9 mi) to the northwest of Kamsack, was the site of the annual general meetings of the Doukhobor community of Saskatchewan. By around 1910, the meeting site had shifted to the village of Veregin, some 10 km (6 mi) west of Kamsack, where a permanent Doukhobor central office was established.

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Kamsack is situated at the junction of Highway 5 and 9, about 80 km (50 mi) northeast of Yorkton, 270 km (170 mi) northeast of Regina, 355 km (221 mi) east of Saskatoon, and 470 km (290 mi) northwest of Winnipeg.

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The closest major airports with scheduled service are in Regina and Saskatoon, served by Air Canada and Westjet.

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The town is walkable but you'll need a private vehicle to visit the area attractions.


Prayer House, National Doukhobor Heritage Village in Veregin.
  • 4 National Doukhobor Heritage Village, 1 Ave S, Veregin (15 km W of Kamsack on Hwy 5), +1 306-542-4441, . Daily 10AM-6PM. Both a National and Provincial Historic site, this museum complex depicts the lifestyles of the Doukhobor immigrants who settled the area. The village features a museum, administrative building, bakery with brick oven, bath house, Prayer Home, barns and blacksmith shop. Doukhobors at Veregin (Q5302215) on Wikidata Doukhobors at Veregin on Wikipedia



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Routes through Kamsack
ChurchillCanora  N VIA Rail Winnipeg Churchill icon.png S  DauphinWinnipeg
SaskatoonCanora  W Saskatchewan Highway 5 (jct).svg E  → becomes Manitoba secondary 363.svgRoblin via Manitoba Highway 83.svg
END  W Saskatchewan Highway 57 (jct).svg E  → becomes Manitoba Highway 57.svgSwan River via Manitoba Highway 83.svg

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