Records indicate the community of Weyburn was founded in 1899 when people started to arrive and a settlement started to take shape around a station house and freight shed. 1902 was a boom year with an invasion of Americans brought in new business enterprises from across the border and Weyburn was incorporated as a village. Weyburn was incorporated as a town, and achieved city status on September 1, 1913.
Some people claim Weyburn was named after a railway man who supervised the laying of steel. There are others however, who insist that the City got its name from a Scot. There is a story that on a hot summer’s afternoon, an exploring Scot, upon coming across the Souris River, exclaimed “Wee Burn!” and hence, the community became Wee Burn, later changed to Weyburn.