Unincorporated community
Titanic is located in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°51′32″N 106°25′56″W / 52.85889°N 106.43222°W / 52.85889; -106.43222
Rural MunicipalityDuck Lake No. 463
Census DivisionNo. 15
Named forRMS Titanic
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)

Titanic is an unincorporated community in the Rural Municipality of Duck Lake No. 463, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is midway between Saskatoon and Prince Albert National Park.


Originally settled by French Canadians and named Mourey for a local Catholic priest, its postmaster applied to have the name changed to Titanic in 1912, following the tragedy of the RMS Titanic earlier that year. It was first among nearly 30 communities across the country which petitioned the postmaster general to change their names to Titanic that same year. The name "Mourey" had been adopted just seven months prior to the disaster, so historical attachment did not run deep.[1] A new name was to honor the ship and its passengers.

The school closed in 1959, St. Anne Catholic Church closed in 1964, and the post office itself in 1967.[2] Today, a cemetery and memorial grotto to the church that once stood can be found.

See also


  1. ^ Bosker, Brent (14 April 2012). "Titanic, the little place in Saskatchewan". Prince Albert Now. Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Only Canadian community named after the Titanic is in Saskatchewan". CTV Saskatoon. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2017.