Creighton Saskatchewan is a bustling community of nearly 2000
souls with a future assured by the gifts of geography and resources.
The town's origins date to the time of early prospectors and mining
development when people began to settle the area along a road that
was constructed from Flin Flon Manitoba to nearby Amisk Lake. Like
a few other communities in Northern Saskatchewan Creighton primarily
owes its existence to the rich mineral deposits of Copper and zinc
as well as other precious metals that were found in the area and
extracted since the 1930's.
The earlier finds of these minerals at Flin Flon hastened
the exploration for similar resources on the Saskatchewan side of
the border but the biggest find seems to have been the natural beauty
and resort and recreation potential on the Saskatchewan side of
the border in the area surrounding Creighton. The community prides
itself on its educational and recreational facilities and capacity
Although the mines have given many of the people of Creighton
employment many others are actively employed in the business, service
and tourist industries as well as government agencies and departments.
Creighton is a core service community to many resort lakes in the
area and the associated small communities that have developed in
A strong sense of community pride and friendly rivalry along
with much co-operation with its Manitoba neighbour makes Creighton
one of the larger and well-developed communities in the north. The
residents of the town invite all who are inclined to come and visit
and especially to stay if they find its active northern lifestyle
to their liking.