This City of 16,000 is the major population centre for southwest Saskatchewan, and lies midway between Regina and Medicine Hat on the Trans-Canada highway. With one of the highest non-local traffic counts along the Trans-Canada #1 Highway, the City has prioritized tourism in terms of local development.
As the largest center in the southwest region of Saskatchewan, Swift Current is proud to boast a vibrant downtown business core as well as two large shopping malls; The Swift Current Mall and the Wheatland Mall. In addition Swift Current has a tremendous education system, health services, social and cultural amenities, business, industry, and sports and recreation.
Our Comprehensive High School and Great Plains College reach out to the region in providing secondary and post-secondary education. The Cypress Regional Hospital, along with the various care centres, and government social services provide the finest care services for the City and region.
In addition, private practices offer professional assistance in medicine, dentistry, optometry, opthamology, accounting, and law to name a few. Emergency Services in Swift Current are second to none including policing by a municipal detachment of the RCMP, fire and ambulance.
Swift Current offers a variety of housing options, including homes and apartments that compare favorably with other Canadian cities. Just as the housing options vary according to taste, there are common denominators that are present in every housing option - safe neighborhoods, easy walking distance to parks, churches, playgrounds, schools, stores and recreational facilities.
Swift Current's community pride is the cornerstone of its many successful sports, recreation and cultural endeavors. Highlights include an indoor aquatic centre, two fantastic 18 hole golf courses offering the finest fairways and greens, a multi faceted Chinook Pathway offering a beautiful walk or ride along the Swift Current creek, and a network of parks and recreational areas you would expect in a City twice our size.
Swift Current also houses a tremendous Art Gallery; and the Allied Arts Council performing series that attracts the country's top artists and performers to our city.
There is no doubt the residents of our City enjoy a quality of life second to none!
Swift Current is a City of family and friends. Our continuing efforts to maintain a high quality of life and favorable business climate is only rivaled by our desire to welcome new families to our city.
The City celebrates its heritage with the Frontier Days celebration held on the July 1st long weekend of each year. Along with the Canada Day Parade, exciting carnival rides and exhibits this tremendous weekend hosts one of the biggest rodeos in the province.
Take a look at some of the statistics for Swift Current, provided by Statistics Canada
The Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre is a welcoming space in downtown Swift Current that provides programming and resources to assist newcomers who have chosen to settle in Southwest Saskatchewan.
As a regional gateway it welcomes immigrants and refugees, and supports their adjustment in Canada with services, initiatives and activities that promote diversity, participation and integration.
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on weekends and statutory holidays.
Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre
237 Central Avenue North
Swift Current, SK S9H 0L3
P: (306) 778 6262 F: (306) 778 6226