R.M. of Canwood


We are a progressive municipality which serves a population of 1,351 people (2021 census) and includes 27 townships with a strong agricultural base.  Our boundaries begin approximately 50 km northwest of the City of Prince Albert. The Rural Municipality of Canwood No. 494 was initially incorporated as The Rural Municipality of Thompson in 1913.  The name was changed from Thompson to Canwood on May 1, 1916.

We border the Prince Albert National Park and are surrounded by many beautiful lakes. The Canwood Provincial Forest is in the southeast of the municipality, and the Big River Forest is in the northwest part of the municipality.

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Provincial Disaster Assistance Program

The R.M. of Canwood has received designation under the Provincial Disaster Assistance program (PDAP) for cleanup of the plow wind event that occurred on June 14th, 2023.  if you wish to learn more about this designation please contact the R.M. Office or call PDAP at 1-866-632-4033