Swift Current is situated at the junction of Highway #4 and the Trans Canada Highway. Surrounding smaller towns including Cadilac, Leinan, Wymark, Maple Creek and Leader.
It is said that the Cree First Nation people once called the area "kisiskâciwan," meaning "it flows swiftly." Then in the 1800s, after the arrival of the Europeans, the area was named, "Riviere Au Courant," which translates into "Swift Current."
Attractions are, both, historical and entertaining in Swift Current. Such venues which entertain travelers include an art gallery, live theatre, museum, casino, the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame, festivals, events, concerts and exhibitions.
History is explored at the Doc's Town Heritage Village, the Mennonite Heritage Village and when visiting with other heritage buildings like the Goodwin House (a 1900 stagecoach station), the Lyric Theatre (1912) and the Imperial Hotel (1903).