Carlyle, Saskatchewan

Carlyle (2016 population 1,508) is a town in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. Carlyle is the largest town servicing the far south-eastern corner of Saskatchewan and as a result, has become the economic and services centre of the area. Estevan and Weyburn are the closest cities and both are over 100 kilometres away. Regina lies 200 km northwest.

Carlyle
Town
Carlyle is located in Saskatchewan
Carlyle
Carlyle
Carlyle is located in Canada
Carlyle
Carlyle
Coordinates: 49°22′34″N 102°09′36″W / 49.3760°N 102.1600°W / 49.3760; -102.1600
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
RegionSaskatchewan
Census divisionDivision No. 1
Rural MunicipalityMoose Mountain No. 63, Saskatchewan
Post office founded1883-12-01
Incorporated (Village)1902
Town1905
Government
 • MayorJennifer Sedor
 • CAONatalie Miller
Area
 • Total5.56 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total1,508
 • Density271.4/km2 (703/sq mi)
Time zoneCST
Postal code
S0C 0R0
Area code(s)306
HighwaysHighway 9 Highway 13
Websitetownofcarlyle.com
[1][2][3]

Carlyle was featured on Global Regina's 'Focus Saskatchewan' on January 12, 2014.

HistoryEdit

In 1870 Canada purchased Rupert's Land from the Hudson's Bay Company and created a vast territory called the North-west Territories. The future site of Carlyle was in this territory. In 1874 the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), as part of their March West, travelled through the area of present day Carlyle en route to what is now Southern Alberta to deal with the Cypress Hills Massacre. This route taken is known as the Red Coat Trail, which today's highway 13 through Carlyle approximates.

 
Carlyle, Saskatchewan (c. July 1980)

The original Carlyle townsite was chosen by John G. Turriff at NW26-07-03W2 in 1882, which is about 8 kilometres south of present-day Carlyle, near the point where Swift Creek and Morrison Creek meet Moose Mountain Creek. The first post office opened at that location on 1 December, 1883. When it looked like the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was going to build its track north of the townsite, the town moved north to 07-08-02W2 in 1900. Carlyle was incorporated as a village in 1902, and as a town in 1905. The CPR was constructed and in operation in 1900. The Canadian National Railway (CNR) laid steel into the townsite on 28 October, 1909, and on 7 July, 1910, the first passenger went through town. The CNR just happened to go past Carlyle's original location. Early settlers to the district were mainly of British descent. The name Carlyle was chosen by the first postmaster to honour the niece of the Scottish historian and essayist, Thomas Carlyle: his niece and her husband settled in the Arcola district, and farmed and raised a family there. Trains were running through the town site in 1901 and the population increased from 23 that year to nearly 400 in 1906. In 1941, Carlyle still had around this number, but by 1956 the population had surged to 829. Subsequently, and unusually for a smaller community in Saskatchewan, Carlyle's population has slowly but steadily continued to climb. The former Carlyle railway station now houses the Rusty Relics Museum.

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – Carlyle, Saskatchewan community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 1,508 (4.3% from 2011) 1,446 (14.6% from 2006) 1,257 (-0.2% from 2001)
Land area: 5.56 km2 (2.15 sq mi) 3.19 km2 (1.23 sq mi) 3.03 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
Population density: 271.4/km2 (703/sq mi) 451.1/km2 (1,168/sq mi) 415.2/km2 (1,075/sq mi)
Median age: 35.1 (M: 35.1, F: 35.2) 33.6 (M: 32.3, F: 34.7) 36.2 (M: 35.6, F: 37.2)
Total private dwellings: 620 596 547
Median household income: $118,569 $56,262
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]

TransportationEdit

Carlyle sits at the cross-roads of Saskatchewan highways 9 and 13. A freight railway line goes the town as well. The last passenger train to depart from Carlyle was in 1959. There is no public transportation to or from town, with the exception of a shuttle that goes to the Bear Claw Casino. Locally, the town operates a Handi-Transit van for the elderly and disabled.[8] The Carlyle Airport is owned and operated by the town. The Carlyle Flying Club sells 100LL and Jet A.

Parks and recreationEdit

About 25 kilometres north of Carlyle on highway 9 in the heart of Moose Mountain Uplands is Moose Mountain Provincial Park, the most significant tourist attraction in the region. The park features Kenosee Lake, Kenosee Superslides, golfing, mini-golf, the Moose Mountain Chalet, camping, hiking, fishing, and many more activities. The Bear Claw Casino & Hotel is also located north of Carlyle on highway 9. It is on the White Bear First Nation.

In town, there's a 9 hole golf course,[9] Carlyle Sports Arena (CSA), an outdoor swimming pool,[10] curling,[11] a motocross track, and a splash park for children. Lions Park in Carlyle has a soccer pitch, five ball diamonds, the aforementioned swimming pool, camping, and walking paths.

The town holds the only Dickens Festival in Canada over the first weekend of December each year since 2002.[12]

The Cornerstone Theatre group runs at least two shows a year. The one on the first weekend in December is in co-ordination with the Dickens Village Festival. The theatre shows are sold out every year.[13]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Carlyle
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8
(46)
13.3
(55.9)
22.2
(72.0)
33.5
(92.3)
37.2
(99.0)
40.6
(105.1)
43.3
(109.9)
39.5
(103.1)
36.7
(98.1)
32.5
(90.5)
21.1
(70.0)
17.2
(63.0)
43.3
(109.9)
Average high °C (°F) −10.9
(12.4)
−7.4
(18.7)
−0.3
(31.5)
10.1
(50.2)
18.5
(65.3)
23
(73)
25.5
(77.9)
24.8
(76.6)
18.1
(64.6)
10.9
(51.6)
−0.7
(30.7)
−8.9
(16.0)
8.6
(47.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.1
(3.0)
−12.7
(9.1)
−5.4
(22.3)
3.9
(39.0)
11.6
(52.9)
16.4
(61.5)
18.7
(65.7)
17.8
(64.0)
11.5
(52.7)
4.7
(40.5)
−5.3
(22.5)
−13.7
(7.3)
2.6
(36.7)
Average low °C (°F) −21.3
(−6.3)
−17.9
(−0.2)
−10.4
(13.3)
−2.4
(27.7)
4.6
(40.3)
9.7
(49.5)
11.8
(53.2)
10.6
(51.1)
4.9
(40.8)
−1.5
(29.3)
−10
(14)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−3.4
(25.9)
Record low °C (°F) −45.6
(−50.1)
−47.2
(−53.0)
−40
(−40)
−25
(−13)
−11.7
(10.9)
−4.4
(24.1)
0
(32)
−4.4
(24.1)
−15
(5)
−23.3
(−9.9)
−33.9
(−29.0)
−43
(−45)
−47.2
(−53.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 17
(0.7)
14.2
(0.56)
25.5
(1.00)
26.7
(1.05)
47.4
(1.87)
75.6
(2.98)
64.4
(2.54)
58.6
(2.31)
48.1
(1.89)
20.8
(0.82)
16.1
(0.63)
18
(0.7)
432.4
(17.02)
Source: Environment Canada[14]

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-04-26.
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-04-26.
  3. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line". Archived from the original on 2007-04-21. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ https://www.townofcarlyle.com/p/handi-transit-van
  9. ^ https://www.golflink.com/golf-courses/sk/carlyle/carlyle-golf-country-club
  10. ^ https://www.townofcarlyle.com/p/recreation
  11. ^ https://carlylecurlingclub.com/
  12. ^ "Redirects - Tourism Saskatchewan". SaskTourism.com. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  13. ^ "Cornerstone". CornerstoneTheatre.ca. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  14. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 23 July 2010

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 49°38′N 102°16′W / 49.633°N 102.267°W / 49.633; -102.267