Positioned 177 km north from Saskatoon, the RM of Canwood No. 494 hosts a population of 1,351 and a population density of 0.7/km². The RM features the town of Canwood, the village of Debden, and the localities of Hawkeye, Mont Nebo, Ordale, Pebble Baye, Stump Lake, Victoire, and Wrixen. It also surrounds the First Nation reserves of Ahtahkakoop No. 104 and Mistawasis No. 183.