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For other places with the same name, see Swift Current (disambiguation).

Swift Current is a city of about 16,600 people (2016) in Southwestern Saskatchewan. It was a small wheat growing town in the 1930s, but has since developed into a regional city.


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The settlement of Swift Current was established in 1883, after the Canadian Pacific Railway surveyed a railway line as far as Swift Current Creek.


Winters are long, dry, and cold, while summers are short, warm, and relatively wet. The coldest month is January, with a mean temperature of −10.1 °C (14 °F), while the warmest month is July, with a mean temperature of 18.2 °C (65 °F). The driest month is February, with an average of 11.8 mm (0.46 in) of precipitation, while the wettest month is June, with an average of 77 mm (3.0 in). Annual precipitation is low, with an average of 392.5 mm (15.45 in). Its location in southwest Saskatchewan gives it slightly milder winters than the provincial capital, Regina, even though it is higher in elevation. Chinook winds happen several times a year allowing residents to enjoy unseasonably warm weather for short periods of time.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Swift Current is on Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) 170 km (110 mi) west from Moose Jaw, and 218 km (135 mi) east from Medicine Hat, Alberta.

By air[edit]

Get around[edit]

Map of Swift Current

  • Swift Transit, +1 306-770-2263. Red Line – M-Sa 7AM-7PM. Blue Line – M-F 8:40AM-6PM (no service 3:30-4:44PM) $3, children 6-13 $1.




  • Swift Current Mall, junction of Highway #1 and Highway #4.. M-W Sa 9:30AM-6PM, Th F 9:30AM-9PM, Su noon-5PM. Safeway.
  • Wheatland Mall, 1150 Central Ave N, +1 306-773-6306. M-Sa 9:30AM-6PM, Su noon-5PM. Pioneer Co-op, Giant Tiger.




  • Westwind Motel, 155 North Service Road, +1 306-773-1441. Check-in: 10AM-11:30AM (office closes 11:30PM), check-out: 11AM.
  • Silver Saddle Suites, 150 21st Avenue NE (Corner of Highway #4 South and Chaplin Street), +1 306-778-3422, .
  • Comfort Inn, 1510 South Service Road East, +1 306 778-3994.
  • 1 Green Hectares Bed & Breakfast, Waker Road (500 m. Saskatchewan Drive/Cypress Regional Hospital), +1 306-773-7632. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Working cattle ranch and B&B. Luxury rooms with en suite bathrooms in "Red Barn" or rooms in the Ranch house with shared bathrooms. Full hot ranch breakfast with fruit salad and homemade jellies and honey. $75-120.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Swift Current
Medicine HatMaple Creek  W Saskatchewan Highway 1.svg E  Moose JawRegina
The BattlefordsRosetown   N Saskatchewan Highway 4 (jct).svg S  Val MarieLewistown
ENDLeader  W Saskatchewan Highway 32 (jct).svg E  END

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