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Canadian Pacific Railway Station

305 Idylwyld Drive N, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7L, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 1994/12/19

View from NW; Government of Saskatchewan, Frank Korvemaker, 1981
Canadian Pacific Railway Station
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Autre nom(s)

Canadian Pacific Railway Station
Canadian Pacific Railway Station

Liens et documents

Date(s) de construction

1907/01/01 à 1908/01/01

Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2004/08/26

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

The Canadian Pacific Railway Station is a Municipal Heritage Property located on a one-half hectare lot at 305 Idylwyld Drive N. in the downtown area of Saskatoon. The property features a grand two-storey, brick and stone railway station, which was constructed in 1907-1908, and its surrounding lot.

Valeur patrimoniale

The heritage value of the CPR Station resides in its association with Saskatoon's emerging status as an important prairie city. By constructing a station of this size and stature, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company helped confirm Saskatoon's growing prominence in the West. Unlike the wooden structures in smaller centres and rural areas, Saskatoon's CPR station was significantly larger and built of brick, an indication of the permanent nature of the depot. Similarly, the station's chateau-style of architecture, which emulated Edmonton's grand Strathcona station, speaks to the level of importance that the company placed on the flourishing town. Unlike other railway stations, Saskatoon's CPR depot was not built according to a typical CPR plan; rather, since it coincided with the city's building boom, the station was designed specifically to reflect the optimism of a booming prairie town.

Heritage value also lies in the building's central location. The downtown site chosen for the CPR station was only a few blocks from the rival Canadian Northern depot that was built in 1890. The new CPR station attested to the fact that Saskatoon was now served by the three main railway lines—the Canadian Pacific, the Canadian Northern, and the Grand Trunk—and this solidified Saskatoon's identity as a "hub city," a distribution centre to the North and the halfway point between Winnipeg and Edmonton.

The only remaining original railway depot in Saskatoon, the CPR station continues to stand as a symbol of a city's optimism and, remaining on its original site and retaining its original character, it continues to be a landmark in Saskatoon.


City of Saskatoon Bylaw No. 7444.

Éléments caractéristiques

The heritage value of the Canadian Pacific Railway Station resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that reflect the Chateau-style railway architecture, such as the steeply-pitched roof with bay dormers, the 15 metre, polygonal turret, and the large, overhanging eaves supported by heavy, arched brackets;
-those elements that speak to the building's permanent location, such as its size, its brick construction, the Tyndall stone, the massive lintels;
-the building's angular siting on a city lot.




Autorité de reconnaissance

Administrations locales (Sask.)

Loi habilitante

Heritage Property Act, alinéa 11(1)(a)

Type de reconnaissance

Bien patrimonial municipal

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes


Thème - catégorie et type

Économies en développement
Communications et transport

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Commerce / Services commerciaux
Établissement de restauration ou de débit de boissons
Commerce / Services commerciaux
Bureau ou édifice à bureaux


Transport ferroviaire
Gare ou autre installation ferroviaire

Architecte / Concepteur




Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation Heritage Resources Branch 1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK File: MHP 468

Réfère à une collection

Identificateur féd./prov./terr.

MHP 468



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