The Town of Hague was named after Mr. J. Hague, an engineer for the C.N.R. when the track was laid to connect Saskatoon & Prince Albert. The community was incorporated as a Village in 1903 & incorporated as a Town on Nov. 1, 1991.
Situated approximately 45 kms northeast of Saskatoon and 95 kms southwest of Prince Albert along twinned Highway #11, the Town of Hague is conveniently located near major amenities and many historical and recreational attractions.
When the main line CNR railroad was put through Saskatchewan, the railroad had to construct water towers along the lines. These towers held about 40,000 gallons (approx 180,000 liters) of water and would enable the locomotives to fill quickly and frequently. In most cases, water had to be pumped into the tower from a lake or creek. The hague tower was filled by a pump located at the old spring feed well east of Hague. The tower is 54 feet high and consists of two separate structures. The inner tub is made of 3″ thick cedar and is supported by 16′ square timbers, 22′ high in the air. The height provides the gravity pressure needed to fill the locomotives. The outer shell, which is not attached to the tub, simply serves as an insulated cover for the water. By having a stove at the bottom of the building during the winter months, the outside shell would prevent the water from freezing. As our symbol and a historical site, the railroad water tower is one of the few left standing.
Hague is a recreational community offering one of the best sporting complexes in the Valley area. Three sheets of artificial ice provide excellent curling conditions, and some of the best hockey games originate in Hague. We are home of the Hague Royals, winners of the Provincial Finals title in 1983. For everyone’s enjoyment, Hague also offers an outdoor arena in the winter, and excellent ball diamonds and a tennis court in the summer.
Our community; rich in Mennonite heritage, was settled and developed in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The fertile land that our area had to offer made ideal conditions for farming. To this day, there are many large dairy, poultry, hog and mixed farming operations in the area.
As a prosperous and thriving community our local businesses and organizations offer many convenient services. 2016 Census results in a population of 874 people. From a K-12 school to suit our childrens’ needs to easily accessible businesses to suit our seniors’ needs, Hague has a lot to offer for a small, but growing community. Located in the heart of Hague, the Sask River Valley Museum boasts a unique display of the history of our town and surrounding area.