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Big River, Saskatchewan Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Big River

Big River is a town located on the southern end of Cowan Lake in north central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is just north of Saskatchewan's extensive grain belt on Highway 55 (part of the inter-provincial Northern Woods and Water Route) and about sixteen kilometres west of Prince Albert National Park.Except for some land cleared for farming and a few natural meadows, the town is surrounded by the northern boreal forest. Delaronde Lake is accessed west of the village.Big River began as a company town created as a base for the lumber industry at the turn of the 20th century. Commercial fishing also played a major role in the town in the early years. In 1910 a post office was opened in Big River.Métis film producer and director Wil Campbell was born here. He helped establish the first video program for Aboriginal people with Alberta Native Communications in 1968 and founded the Dreamspeakers Festival Society and the National Film Board's Native Studio.

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