Place:Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada

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NameGrenfell
TypeTown
Coordinates50.4°N 102.933°W
Located inSaskatchewan, Canada
Also located inElcapo No. 154, Saskatchewan, Canada    
Contained Places
Cemetery
Grenfell Cemetery ( 1894 - )
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Grenfell (Canada 2011 Census population 1,049) is a town in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. It is situated at the junction of Highway 47 and the Trans Canada Highway east of Regina, the provincial capital. It is south of the Qu'Appelle Valley where Crooked Lake Provincial Park (at Crooked Lake) and Bird's Point Resort (at Round Lake) are popular beach destinations in summer and are accessed by Highway 47.

European settlement from Ontario and the British Isles began in 1882 before the Canadian Pacific Railway reached the site of the town. The post office was established in 1883; "the town’s name honours Pasco du Pre Grenfell, a railway company official."

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