The Village of Alida is located approximately 85 kms east of Estevan, and 15 kms west of Storthoaks within the RM of Reciprocity. In 2006, 106 residents lived within the Village and farming and oil are the major local industries.
Alida was founded as a Canadian Pacific rail station in the late 1800s, and it was named for Lady Alida Brattain. The local area was settled by immigrants from Europe, and other parts of North America. Several ghost towns are in the vicinity, including Nottingham to the east, Auburton, to the west, and Cantal to the northwest.
Today, Alida has a Credit Union, a post office, grocery/liquor store, hotel, Diner, autobody shop, a library, a skating/curling rink, a nuisance ground and many other trucking and oilfield related businesses. Alida Memorial Hall is the location of weekly bingos and an annual dinner theatre. The local school closed down in 2005, and students are now bused to Carnduff, Oxbow, or Redvers schools.
Alida is the hometown of the local MLA (Cannington Constituency), Dan D’Autremont.
The local hockey team is the Alida Wrecks.
- Skating & Curling Rink
- Alida Memorial Hall
- Annual Dinner Theatre