Hudson Bay is a vibrant and friendly community of 1500 people located in east-central Saskatchewan. Nestled in the Red Deer Valley, between the Porcupine and Pasquia Hills, Hudson Bay always attracts people looking to explore untouched nature.
Hudson Bay has a diverse economy based on forestry, agriculture, manufacturing, processing and eco-tourism. Forestry has continued to be the major source of employment and economic generator over the years, and our community has shown itself to be capable of supporting existing world class industries in the production of plywood and oriented strand board. In 1979 Hudson Bay earned the title of Forestry Capital of Canada. In addition, with the abundance of wildlife in the area, it has also become known as the Moose Capital of the World. The vast tracks of untouched wilderness enable visitors to enjoy year round recreational pursuits. The nutrient rich soils which surround Hudson Bay have enabled farmers to produce a wide range of crops on over 175,000 cultivated acres.
Hudson Bay is accessible by rail, bus, road and air. The town is located at the junction of Highways #3 (east and west) and #9 (north and south). The Canadian National Railway has three lines including the Bay Route to the Port of Churchill. Hudson Bay Transport and other private trucking companies provide truck service and the Saskatchewan Transportation Company provides daily bus service via Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert.
Major highways in all four directions along with daily bus and courier services are all important assets.
# 9 South to Regina & North to The Pas, MB
# 3 and # 41 West to Saskatoon & # 3 East to Manitoba
The Saskota Flyway (Highway 9) is known as the International Road to Adventure, because it takes you from Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, all the way south to Bismarck, North Dakota and beyond, along the way passing through northern forest, prairie parkland, vast stretches of wheat-production, not to mention parks and coal mining country.
Hudson Bay has a long standing history involving the railway. With tracks in all four directions, Hudson Bay still has regular train service. Via Rail offers departures from Hudson Bay to the Port of Churchill every Sunday and Tuesday, with return passenger trains coming through each Thursday and Saturday. As a result of this tourism attraction the Town of Hudson Bay has built a shelter for train passengers waiting to go on their adventure. The shelter is located at the West end of Railway Ave.
For more information on travel phone VIA Rail: 1-888-842-7245
Web site: www.viarail.ca or www.trainpackages.ca
STC Bus Lines
Bus depot 865-2914
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sat. 7:00 a.m. - Noon
Hudson Bay’s Airport is unusual for a town of Hudson Bay’s size and having it available makes industrial expansion locally all that much more attractive.
The airport provides excellent service for charter and local aircraft and serves a water bomber base for forest protection. The airport, with a 5,000 foot runway and a 2,000 foot cross wind runway is able to accommodate almost any size of aircraft. A beacon and lights allow night landing.
For more information regarding the airport click here.
Distances from Hudson Bay to:
- Saskatoon 331 km
- Regina 383 km
- Yorkton 210 km
- Prince Albert 255 km