The Rural Municipality of Excelsior No. 166 (2016 population: 806) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 7 and SARM Division No. 3.
The RM of Waldeck No. 166 was originally incorporated as a rural municipality on December 13, 1909. Its name was changed to the RM of Excelsior No. 166 on March 1, 1916.
Communities and localities
The following urban municipalities are surrounded by the RM.
WaldeckResort villagesBeaver FlatThe following unincorporated communities are within the RM.
New Main Centre
Old Beaver Flat
Old Main Centre
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Excelsior No. 166 recorded a population of 806 living in 228 of its 244 total private dwellings, a -16% change from its 2011 population of 959. With a land area of 1,198.35 km2 (462.69 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.7/km2 (1.7/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Excelsior No. 166 recorded a population of 959, a 16.2% change from its 2006 population of 825. With a land area of 1,198.35 km2 (462.69 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.8/km2 (2.1/sq mi) in 2011.
The RM of Excelsior No. 166 is governed by an elected municipal council and an appointed administrator that meets on the second Wednesday of every month. The reeve of the RM is Harold Martens while its administrator is Dianne Hahn. The RM's office is located in Rush Lake.
RailC.P.R. West. -- serves Uren, Ernfold, Morse, Herbert, Rush Lake, Waldeck, Aikins, Swift CurrentRoadsHighway 628—intersects with Highway 1
Highway 1—serves Waldeck, Rush Lake, and Herbert
Highway 812 -- Highway 1 serves Herbert