Small town friendly, big town services.
The Town of Maidstone, population of 1200 people and growing is situated in an oil rich area, with agriculture being our main industry. Maidstone was founded in 1905 and incorporated in 1955. We are located at the crossroads of Highway 16 and 21; between the Battle and North Saskatchewan Rivers (one of our local history books is titled “Between the Rivers”).
The town has a great variety of businesses, several restaurants, overnight accommodations, Hospital, group home, senior’s lodge and housing facilities. Our elementary and high school provides quality education for approximately 400 students. A whole array of clubs and organizations provides something for all interest. The Town of Maidstone Library is now also offering free Internet Access.
Delfrari Park boasts a campground for RV’s and tents, complete with shower facilities and much more. The park contains a large man-made pond which is stocked with trout and is home to tame. You will also find many wild ducks and geese. A paved hiking trail meanders though the park. The park is mostly maintained by volunteers as the museum grounds are also.
The Historical Society host the Museum out of an old CN station at the entrance. The Museums’ pioneer village is home to a school, church, general store, barber shop and Black smith, all original, with much more to be seen.
We are surrounded by small lakes, many of which are used by the community, a provincial park, Silver Lake is found 17 km north of Maidstone. Silver Lake’s facilities include a campground, picnic area, golf course, driving range, 3 ball diamonds, Nature trails with a lookout tower and a concession booth. There is mini-golf and a playground area for the young people. An outdoor Swimming area which also offers 2 weeks of Summer Swimming lessons every year too (early August).
We are also proud to have Shiloh Church and Cemetery as one of our historical sites, known as the First Black Settlement in Saskatchewan. The church was built in 1912 by the members who had traveled from Oklahoma in 1905-1911. Since 1991 Shiloh Church was designated a Provincial Historic site.
Pine Island, It is just north of the Big Gully Creek, 12 miles northeast of the town of Maidstone. Previous location of several trading posts found, along with a breathtaking view of the river NE of town. There’s a lot to see – Come and visit and look around.