Saskatchewan Government Airways (SGA)

Saskatchewan Government Airways – the government owned commercial airline, was formed through Order In Council No. 1200/47 on August 15, 1947. The governments goal was to use aircraft to open the province’s vast north to develop the northern half of the province, the government purchased M&C Aviation to create Saskatchewan Government Airways (SGA) in 1947. SGA was a Crown Corporation that operated scheduled and charter services in the north, and also developed the “smokejumpers” to fight forest fires.

SGA operated from 1947 to 1965 from a main base at the Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport and a number of sub-bases in northern Saskatchewan operating a passenger and freight services. SGA maintained operations until 1965, when the newly elected Liberal government sold it to a group of private investors to form North Canada Air Limited more commonly known as NORCANAIR.

Important: New Entry to Museum

Effective August 1, 2020, the museum no longer has street-front access. Unfortunately, due to the economic impact of Covid-19, the museum has had to move all its activities to our unit at the rear of Hangar 5. The new entrance to the museum will be via the gate at the north side of the building. Signage with contact and entrance instructions is displayed. Please check back here for updates on our progress as we reorganize the museum. As always, contact us with any questions or to schedule a visit or a flight.