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Redvers, Saskatchewan
—  Town  —
Redvers, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Redvers, Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 49°34′18″N 101°41′57″W / 49.571660°N 101.69915°W / 49.571660; -101.69915
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Electoral District Souris—Moose Mountain
Rural Municipality Antler No. 61
Incorporated 1904
 - Total 2.83 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 - Total 917
Postal code S0C 2H0
Area code(s) 306
Website Town of Redvers

Redvers is a small town in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada. It is the first town one passes through traveling west from Manitoba on the Red Coat Trail, once a thoroughfare of the Mounties, and now modern Highway 13. A large statue of a Mountie on a horse can be seen on the road at the edge of town, just west of the intersection with north-south Highway 8.

The Mountie statue, visible from Highway 13.

The town has several churches, a public school, two banks, a small hospital and old-age home, a motel, a weekly newspaper (The Optimist) among many other businesses and services. Redvers is home to the Redvers Rockets, a senior hockey team in the Big 6 Hockey League. Like most towns in the area, its economy is essentially based on farming, oil drilling and various services. Grain elevators are active along a Canadian Pacific Railway line paralleling the Redcoat trail.

The town was named in 1897–1898 after General Sir Redvers Buller, who was then fighting in the Second Boer War, and who had earlier in his career commanded a company to quell the Red River Rebellion. The town was incorporated in 1904. Its centennial was celebrated July 30 – August 1, 2004.

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Coordinates: 49°34′N 101°42′W / 49.567°N 101.7°W / 49.567; -101.7 (Redvers, Saskatchewan)

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