Birch Hills, a town of just over 1,000 people, is nestled in one of the finest and most prosperous regions in North Central Saskatchewan. It offers a stable economy and combines the amenities of rural life with the conveniences of urban nearness. The proximity of Birch Hills to larger centres provides for a variety of recreational, entertainment and cultural activities. In addition, the Town is only minutes away from the splendor of northern lakes, parks and campgrounds; some of Saskatchewan’s most popular vacation spots.
Along with the beauty and variety of four distinct seasons, the town and area are recipients of considerable sunshine, moderate winds and adequate precipitation.
Birch Hills is served by a network of hard-surfaced highways and grid roads. Agriculture and business utilize rail and truck transport, while provincial bussing provides regular passenger and express services to major centres.
The community takes its name from hills in the area, which were once heavily treed with birches that were used in manufacturing birch bark canoes during the fur trade era of the 18th century. For well over 200 years the hills to the south of the townsite were called the birch hills and had tremendous stands of large birch trees.
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