Outlook, Sask, incorporated as a town in 1909, population 2204 (2011c), 1938 (2006c). The Town of Outlook is located 80 km south of Saskatoon on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, just north of Lake Diefenbaker.
The town of Outlook developed as a result of railway land development. In 1908 the Canadian Pacific Railway purchased the farm of a local homesteader and announced that it would be developed as a townsite. At the time the auction of lots took place, the site was covered in wheat standing in stooks ready for threshing. Many buyers had hauled in lumber in anticipation and after buying lots began immediately constructing homes and businesses. The name supposedly refers to a comment by a CPR land agent, who commented on the wonderful outlook from the site.
Today Outlook remains a service centre for the surrounding agricultural area.