The town of Wakaw saw growth of over 100 people in the past few years to not have 985 residents. Wakaw is about halfway between Saskatoon and Prince Albert.

Wakaw has a public school from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Businesses in Wakaw are quite extensive with a bank, insurance providers, construction, restaurants, retail shops, pharmacy and more. There is also the Wakaw Lake regional park and golf course for enjoyment in the summer. Being a small town in Saskatchewan there is also of course an arena.

The town of Wakaw has Ambulance/Fire/Emergency services (911 in Wakaw) as well as a medical clinic/hospital.