The Town of Eston is located in the heart of West Central Saskatchewan at the junction of Highways 44 and 30.
The town boasts a busy business district with services including a drug store, a grocery store with liquor vendor, two motels, restaurants, gift shop, a service station and a card lock, a car wash, a bank, a credit union, a dumping station, a lumber yard and a hardware store. Tradespeople such as plumbers, electricians, building contractors and welders are resident in the town. There are also a number of businesses serving the local agricultural industry.
Eston has its own weekly newspaper, The Press Review, and a local television station.The Saskatoon StarPhoenix is available on a daily basis.
The town has a resident physician, a health centre where both emergency and long term care services are available, and an RCMP detachment.
The Eston Wheatland Library branch, located on Main Street, has a large selection of books, magazines and other materials and provides free internet service. Eston is linked to a province-wide network for the borrowing of books and other library materials. The local genealogical society has a small library within the main library. Copies of the local newspaper are available on microfilm from 1917 to the present.
A large multi-use community recreation and convention centre provides year-round recreational opportunities including hockey, bowling, curling and figure skating. The Eston Lions Swimming Pool is open during the summer season.
Eston has two dance schools, as well as aerobics and other exercises classes. The Wheatland Plus 50 Club provides a varied program of activities for those over 50 years of age.
Eston boasts three municipal heritage buildings, one on the Main Street and two at the local museum complex, the Prairie West Historical Centre. Besides preserving artifacts illustrating the area's past, the centre is building up a collection of archival material pertaining to the area.
There is an in-town camp ground adjacent to the community complex. Two other parks provide green space.
The town has two schools, a K-12 school and the Eston College, a degree-granting institution.
There are four churches in town: Eston Full Gospel Church, Holy Cross Anglican Church, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, and St. Andrews United Church.
Eston has an airport in town with two paved runways; #11 is .92308 km long while #16 is 0.6 km long.
Eston is located within the boundaries of the Rural Municipality of Snipe Lake, an oil-rich area which also boasts prime agricultural land as well as many opportunities for hunting and fishing.
It is approximately 20 miles north of the South Saskatchewan River and the Eston Riverside Regional Park, a prairie oasis boasting excellent camping, a nine-hole golf course with grass greens, a swimming pool and recreation hall and facilities. The Lancer Ferry which crosses the South Saskatchewan River is nearby.
Annual events in Eston include Ladies Night Out in April; the June Eston indoor Rodeo; July 1st Canada Day events including a parade, sports events at the recreation grounds and a beef-on-a-bun lunch and heritage program at the museum; fowl suppers in season; Bizarre Bazaar, a large craft show and sale in November; Christmas in November, a ladies luncheon, fashion show and silent auction; a dinner theatre and community Christmas party and Christmas light tour in December; bonspiels, hockey and curling tournaments and skating carnival in season as well as a host of other special events throughout the year.
Are you new to the Eston area or know someone who is? Our friendly welcome wagon volunteer would love to meet you and share a welcome package from local businesses!
Contact Cathy Bayda for more information