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Geographic Place Names Program

Geographic Place Names reflect the culture and heritage of the province and its people, from earliest recorded history to present day. Today, there are approximately 14,000 official names of populated places, geographic features, parks and reserves in Saskatchewan, including nearly 4,000 named under the GeoMemorial Commemorative Naming Program. 


1. Benefits

Besides providing administrative, technical and research support to the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation’s Geographic Naming Committee, the Geographic Names Program also:

  • Maintains the official registry of Saskatchewan geographic place names;
  • Responds to public and other requests for information on Saskatchewan place names;
  • administer the GeoMemorial Commemorative Naming Program; and
  • Represents Saskatchewan on the Geographic Names Board of Canada

2. Eligibility

Any person may put forth a suggestion for the Geographic Names Program. 


3. How To Apply

If you wish to propose a new GeoMemorial commemorative place name, please follow the Commemorative Naming Guidelines  and complete Part 1 or Part 2 of the Geographic Place Name Nomination Form.

If you wish to propose a new geographic place name or a name change, please follow the Procedures for Geographic Place Name Requests and complete Part 3 of the Geographic Place Name Nomination form.

Completed nomination forms and all supporting documentation should be forwarded to:

Saskatchewan Geographic Names Program
Heritage Conservation Branch
2nd Floor, 3211 Albert St. 
Regina, SK  S4S 5W6


5. Further Information

The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation reviews nominations for a new geographic place name or name change and recommends approval.

Procedures for Geographic Place Name Requests Form 

Guidelines for GeoMemorial Commemorative Place Name 

Commemorative Naming Guidelines – Geographical Names Board of Canada

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