Thursday, 12 December 2019

Weyburn Water Tower

The Weyburn Water Tower at sunrise.  This historical landmark sits high on Signal Hill and can be seen for miles in all directions.  When I last saw it about twelve years ago it was looking unloved but on this visit I was pleased to see that it had been painted and was looking pretty spiffy.

There are three other "lighthouse" shaped water towers in Saskatchewan, at Kamsack, Humboldt and Kerrobert, but I believe the one in Weyburn is the oldest being built in 1909.

Signal Hill was a native settlement where the smoke signals created there could be seen a great distance.  W.O. Mitchell was born in Weyburn and Tommy Douglas called it home.

- Michael Truman
Past Presence


  1. It looks like a lighthouse!

  2. Thanks for the interesting photos. Now I need to find out how they signaled...

  3. Looks like it was modeled after a lighthouse, and good to know that it has been painted and is being preserved.