Wynyard is a small town located in east-central Saskatchewan, inbthe Yellowhead Route #16 of the Trans Canada Highway, about midway between Yorkton and Saskatoon. The town is located just south of Big Quill Lake (to the NW) and Little Quyill Lake (to the NE). Wynyard is a community with 1,800 residents. The town has a strong agricultural and business sector and is home to a number of cultural and recreational attractions, including parks, museums, and festivals.
The area that is now Wynyard was originally inhabited by Indigenous peoples, including the Cree and Assiniboine, who were first visited by European explorers first visited the area in the late 1700s.
The town of Wynyard was officially established in 1905, when the Canadian Northern Railway (CNR) built a line through the area with a railway station here. The town was named after a village in North Yorkshire, England. The town became a regional transportation hub, with the railway connecting to other parts of the province and beyond.
Wynyard quickly became a thriving agricultural community, with main crops being wheat, barley, and oats. After World War II, Wynyard continued to grow and develop, with new schools, hospitals, and other public facilities.