Monday 27 April 2020

Perigord, Saskatchewan

From Dale and Lynn Redekopp:
"On our annual trip through the back roads of Saskatchewan we never bypass any settlement, no matter how small. That was the case with Perigord, a ghost town located about 21km north of Kelvington on Highway 38. There is a dearth of information about Perigord including its population which I suspect is zero.
Perigord was settled in the early 1900's by mainly French, French-Canadian, and Belgians as well as well as Metis from Manitoba. In those days the French in Saskatchewan were known as “Fransaskois”.
There is not much left of Perigord. One old building on what was Main Street, and the model of a school. The school itself was still standing as late as 2011, but is now gone. The main attraction is the Roman Catholic church St. Athanasius. This church has a very nice interior and the parish celebrated its 100th anniversary in Oct 2018. The church itself was built in 1926/27. The nicely maintained cemetery is across the street from the church. The facilities behind the church have seen better days."


  1. I stopped here just six weeks ago on my way to Porcupine Plain. It's a sizable "country church." There were snow drifts covering the cemetery at the time.

  2. We took these pictures in May 2019.

  3. Interesting to see the miniatures covered to protect them from the weather.

  4. The turquoise and white building was my Grandfather’s General store in the 1950-1960s. Still have family living there or close by to this day in 2023. I was raised in that building until I was 3 yrs old. Lots of great memories!!