The Village of Glaslyn was incorporated in 1929 and celebrated its 75th Birthday in 2004.
Like many small communities in the northwest, Glaslyn was promoted as a new frontier full of promise and we still believe this to be true. Homesteaders came from all over in the 1930's, when the land dried up down south, to this new unbroken land to make a life for their families whether they were coming to break land for farming, set up trap lines, or log the plentiful forests.
Agriculture and Forestry are the two main industries in the community; however, the Eco-Tourism industry is quickly advancing with bed and breakfasts in the immediate area and many outfitters in the community.
The railroad came through the community in 1926. The original CN Water Tower and Station House are now the site of a very impressive community funded Museum. The beautiful eight sided water tower is one of only two of its kind in Saskatchewan and was operating as the village's water storage facility up until the new water treatment plant was built in 1993.
Glaslyn currently has a population of 375 with a K - 12 school, full array of service and retail businesses, RCMP Detachment, recreational facilities, fully equipped well-trained fire and rescue fleet, and churches representing four denominations.
Glaslyn is a very warm and welcoming community. Its residents include young families and a very active senior citizen group. Strong volunteer commitment has kept the recreational facilities fully operational for the public while maintaining the lowest user fees in the area so that all youth may have the opportunity to take part in hockey, figure skating and baseball.
There are many activities in the surrounding area including camping, fishing, boating, and golfing at Little Loon Regional Park located 4 miles East of Glaslyn. Turtle Lake is a 25 minute drive from Glaslyn to the Northwest, Meadow Lake Provincial Park is 1 hour to the North and Jackfish Provincial Park is 20 to the South. There are many ATV trails and an established snowmobile trail in the winter season. With the Provincial Forest boundary so close, there are many species of wildlife in the area whether you are interested in photography or sightseeing.