Swift Current is a small city in Southwest Saskatchewan. It is situated along the Trans Canada Highway 170 kilometers west from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and 218 kilometers east from Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Swift Current provides scenic and open spaces for recreation. One of the defining features of the City is the Swift Current Creek, which winds its way across a hundred miles of prairie until it empties into the South Saskatchewan River. Alongside it runs the Chinook Pathway, a perfect trail for joggers, cyclists, naturalists and bird watchers. It’s here where you will find over 60 different wildflowers including cattails, prickly pear cactus and wild licorice. Native grasses and reeds along the creek provide nesting and habitat for songbirds and waterfowl including the Gray Catbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird and the Blue-winged Teal.
A little-known fact is that Swift Current is the birthplace of Medicare. Health Region No. 1 was established during the 1940's by the provicial government in a downtown clinic as an experiment in government-run health care. People came from all over the world to observe the experiment, which was later used as a model for the rest of Canada and in other countries
The Art Gallery of Swift Current is a public gallery offering exhibitions of regional, provincial and national artwork.
Built in 1912, the Lyric was the first Vaudeville theatre erected in Saskatchewan.
Swift Current’s new Museum & Interpretive Centre showcases a 9,000 year history of the Southwest through its new permanent exhibits.