This town is nestled close to the US border, just west of Highway 6 from Regina. The area along the US border lies along a coal seam that lies close enough to the surface to be strip mined. The seam continues further east, near Estevan. The area has a number of interesting natural features including the Outlaw Caves and some native burial sites.
The town was founded in 1926 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, and named by its English settlers after a horse that won the Epsom Derby.
Annual events include the Coronach Agricultural Fair (July) and the Poplar River Rodeo (September).
Coronach District Museum
240 1st St W (in former hospital building)
This museum depicts the early settlers to the area with displays, photos., records and artifacts (some as old as 200 years). Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission fee.
Poplar River Power Station and Strip Mine
10 km SE of town
Buses to the power station (8 km SE of the town) and the mine (16 km north of town) include interpretive guides, depart from the Junction of Centre Street and Railway Ave (Highway 18). Durable clothing and flat-heeled shoes recommended. Allow 2 hours for this free tour. Tours depart at 9:30 am and 1 pm, May to September.