RM of Swan RiverThe Rural Municipality of Swan River, with 2,784 residents, lies just east of the Saskatchewan border, forming a valley between the Duck and Porcupine mountains.
The land between two parks
It has within it's borders the Town of Swan River; villages of Benito and Bowsman; and
the hamlets of Durban and Kenville. The first settlers came around the turn of the century from Europe, England, the United States and Eastern Canada. The Rural Municipality of Swan River was incorporated on May 1, 1901.
While farming and logging play a dominant role in our economy we also have a large assortment of other businesses and services available. There is plenty of room for growth and new businesses or industry would be welcomed.
There is a vast range of recreational activities available to our residents and visitors.
Our municipality offers the beautiful slopes of Thunder Hill, groomed for skiing and snow-boarding in the winter and providing a challenging mountain bike course and hiking trails in the summer. There are numerous groomed cross country skiing and snowmobile trails The numerous parks and lakes provide some of the best camping, boating and fishing in the province. The Rural Municipality of Swan River has access to a 9-hoIe golf course and country club, several skating and curling rinks, a swimming pool and many community halls.
We are a municipality that is proud of our history of community, family and agriculture.
We have many "Century Farms" and annual district homecoming celebrations
to acknowledge residents both past and present. We encourage you make the Rural Municipality of Swan River your travel destination. Come experience the beauty.