Elbow has most of the essential services you would expect to find in either a tourist destination or a place to call home. We have a voluntary fire department, first responders who work with the EMS programs nearby; we are also home to an RCMP detachment. Services provided by the Village include: garbage pickup, excellent water & sewer systems, with a new sewage lagoon under construction, a 1-million dollar project funded in part by the Village, and both the Federal & Provincial Governments.

Our Community Development Committee has been successful in attracting an electronic assembly business to town. Commutron Industries assembles electronic circuit boards, and employs up to 30 people at times. More recent community enhancement projects would include the active involvement in the Gardiner Dam Terminal grain elevator. Anyone interested starting a business in a great location should consider Elbow. We are situated right on Lake Diefenbaker, which would provide an endless supply of fresh water. We have lots of space, a low cost of living and we are situated just 1.5 hours from all of southern Saskatchewan's major centres. For information about economic development possibilities, e-mail us at

Elbow is a very active little community, with a population of 300 neighbours and friends, and a great place to raise a family. Think life in a small town is boring? Get active in the following clubs & organizations:

  • Elbow Library Board
  • Elbow Civic Centre Board
  • Elbow Service Club
  • Lake Diefenbaker Tourism Committee
  • Elbow Museum Board
  • Loreburn- Elbow Legion
  • 19ers Minor Hockey
  • 19ers Hockey Senior Team
  • Recreational Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Men's & Ladies Golf Clubs
  • Volunteer Fire Department
  • First Responders
  • Churches, including Catholic, Lutheran & United
  • Elbow Housing Authority (senior/low income housing units)