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S0N 1A0 Gull Lake
(306) 672-3361
(306) 672-3777
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The Town of Gull Lake is a progressive community, located 56 km SW of SWIFT CURRENT at the junction of Highways 1 and 37 in the heart of oil country.The town site is situated on what was once part of the 76 Ranch, established in 1887. The 76 Ranch House, built in 1888, is one of southwestern Saskatchewan's oldest existing buildings. The 10, 000-acre 76 Ranch at Gull Lake was one of several massive ranches established by Sir John Lister-Kay’s Canadian Agricultural, COAL and Colonization Company.In 1905 the Gull Lake block was sold to American millionaire developers Conrad and Price; they surveyed the town site and put up the lots for sale. Settlers began to pour in, agriculture superseded ranching as the main local industry and between 1906 and 1912 Gull Lake was booming. In 1912, Gull Lake already had a well-established school, many businesses and services, a doctor, a hospital and a newspaper.

With the discovery of oil and gas in the 1950's the town has continued to prosper.Today, farming, ranching, oil, and gas still form the basis of the local economy; there are two inland grain terminals; and numerous oil businesses, pump jacks, gas wells, and battery sites which dot the landscape. Wind power is another important energy resource that is being developed in the Gull Lake area; and the view south of Gull Lake toward the giant windmills of the Bench Hill, Saskatchewan’s first wind farm, has often been photographed and painted by visiting artists and tourists. Local residents are justifiably proud of this wonderful achievement.

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