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10 Interesting Facts About Swift Current

Facts About Swift Current

  • Swift Current, also known as Speedy Creek, is the fifth-largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. 
  • In 2016, Swift Current became the first city in Saskatchewan to install a permanent rainbow crosswalk.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Swift Current was 41.7 °C on 12 July 1886. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −47.8 °C  on 16 February 1936.
  • Swift Current’s tallest commercial building is the EI Wood Building, located downtown.
  • The longest-running business in Swift Current is the Imperial Hotel, also known as “The Big Eye” due to the large eye painted on the side. It was built in 1903 and was used as evidence that Swift Current should be granted village status.
  • The Estimated Population of Swift Current is 16,604.
  • The settlement of Swift Current was established in 1883 after the CPR surveyed a railway line as far as Swift Current Creek.
  • Swift Current host to the Windscape Kite Festival, which is the largest festival of its kind in Western Canada.
  • Swift Current is 817 m above sea level.
  • The Swift Current railway station has been designated a historic railway station in 1991.
Facts About Swift Current
Facts About Swift Current

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