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Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Nestled in the heart of the Cypress Hills, Fort Walsh National Historic Site is a place to embark on adventure daily!  Engage with interpretive exhibits in the visitor centre, and discover the history that makes Fort Walsh an important part of the Canadian story.

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Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park

There are no shortage of things to do and see in Grasslands National Park.   Divided into two sections, the East Block and the West block, each side offers amazing views and experiences.

Be sure to check in with the office to see what guided tours are available during your stay.  Choose from front- country, back-country, equestrian camping, or stay in one of the A-framed Otentiks.

Enjoy the views of the best dark skies around and hike the various trails that are available.

West Block:

Wildlife viewing is a popular thing to do in the West Block of Grasslands National Park.  Visit the protected Prairie Dog Colonies to see the social creatures interacting with eachother.  Spot free roaming bison along the hillsides.  Find deer, coyotes, badgers, and all sorts of birds.

Drive the scenic road through the Frenchman Valley and stop at scenic lookouts for the best sunsets and sunrises around.  Learn the history of the area from the interpretive signs at each stop.

The Frenchman Valley Campground   has 4 Otentiks and 20 electrical tent/ RV sites.  

Be sure to visit 70 Mile Butte, Eagle Butte, and Two Trees day use area located south of Val Marie.

 

East Block:

The East Block of Grasslands National Park is where you'll find the breathtaking Badlands Parkway.  Look out over the Valley of 1000 Devils and see unique dome shaped formations that have been eroded, showing layers of time.  Search for dinosour fossils as you explore this side of the national park.  

Rock Creek Campground  has 8 Otentiks available and 24 electrical sites.  

 

 

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A Hike in the Park

Grasslands National Park

Join an Inerpreter to deepen your knowledge and connection to this unique landscape.  Learn about rare Grasslands wildlife, paleontology, history, and much more!  Hikes are designed to give you an insiders look at the work being done by Parks Canada to protect Grasslands National Park.  Check out the website for dates, times and meeting locations.

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Two Trees Recreation Area

Grasslands National Park

The Two Trees Recreation Area is part of the West Block of Grasslands National Park. It is located south of Val Marie, Saskatchewan, and makes a great picnic area.  There are easy hiking trails, picnic tables, a BBQ, and toilets.

 

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Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park - Saskatchewan

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park - Saskatchewan

650 campsites ranging from unserviced to full-service await! The Saskatchewan side of the Interprovincial Park is divided into two separate blocks: Centre Block (Core Area), and West Block (Wilderness Area).

The Centre Block (south of Maple Creek on Highway #21) is where the majority of the campsites are located, as well as all the park’s front country services and amenities.  There are many things to do in this portion of the park.  Try ziplines, e-bikes, segway tours, paddle board rentals, horse back tours, mini golf, golf, and more! 

The West Block Wilderness Area (near Fort Walsh on Highway #271) features limited unserviced campsites as well as the equestrian campground.  Visit the stunning Conglomerate Cliffs, Historic Fort Walsh, and the site of the Cypress Hills Massacre.

Cypress Hills is the highest point in Canada between Labrador and the Rocky Mountains, and the only place on the prairies in Canada where a lodge pole pine forest occurs naturally. Cypress Hills is also one of Canada’s largest Dark Sky Preserves! 

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Let's Learn About Coffee

The Daily Grind Roastery & Coffee Shop

If you are looking for something unique to do in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, visit The Daily Grind for a tour of the roastery.

Learn about roasting, curing, grinding and brewing a perfect cup of coffee using a variety of methods, and go home with a half pound of one of their house roasted blends. Email thedailygrind@sasktel.net for more information or to book a group.

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Wilkinson Memorial Observatory

Town of Eastend

The Wilkinson Memorial Observatory, in Eastend, Saskatchewan, is one of the best equipped observatories in western Canada. You can see the amazing rings of planet Saturn, follow the space station as it soars through outer space, and feel the vast expanse of our incredible Universe. Arrive in Eastend early so the family can enjoy the other great things to do in Eastend as well.

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Goat Yoga

Grotto Gardens Family Fun Farm

Are you looking for a unigue experience in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan?

Stretch your body and clear your mind with this unique yoga session. Connect with nature as the goats roam around and laugh as they visit you mid "downward goat."

Grotto Gardens Family Fun Farm many activities to add to you " things to do" list.

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Silk Sellinger Photography

Silk Sellinger Photography

Silk Sellinger Photography focuses on capturing emotive storytelling images, your authentic selves & the moments that truly make your family unique. Multiple packages & payment plans available with 10% of all proceeds donated.

Gather your family, friends, partner, or take solo photos in amazing locations around Maple Creek and southwest Saskatchewan.  From Cypress Hills to the Great Sandhills, alpaca walks to seasonal themes, Silk Sellinger's photos and videos will be keepsakes to treasure forever.

 

 

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The Great Sandhills

Town of Leader

One of the best things to do in southwest Saskatchewan is to explore the Great Sandhills.

The Great Sandhills encompass 1900 sq. km of land and are one of the largest set of active dunes in the country. The view from the top of the hills is breathtaking, and visitors to the area consider it a once in a lifetime experience. The largest sand dunes are 25 meters in height and cover several hectares of land.

Climb the set of dunes right at the parking lot, or hike west from the boot monument to an even larger set.

Be sure to visit the Sandhills Museum and Interpretive Centre in Scetre.

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Larger than Life Statues

Town of Leader

Finding roadside attractions is something many people love to do.  Leader, Saskatchewan, has several for you to discover.

Explore Leader’s nine famous wildlife sculptures. Created by the late Ralph Berg of Cabri, SK and Grant McLaughlin of Moose Jaw, SK, these larger than life sculptures depict several of the area’s amazing animal inhabitants. The wildlife sculptures are open and accessible year-round, so come anytime.  Download the TripVia Tours App to get audio and sound effects to go along with the sculptures.

As you tour through the town, you will spot several other quirky attractions, including huge big red chairs.

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Wallace Stegner House

Town of Eastend

Wallace Stegner House is the childhood home of the great American and Puliter Prize winning author, Wallace Stegner. 

Wallace Stegner House is an artist retreat operated by the Eastend Arts Council Inc., a not-for-profit corporation run by a volunteer board.

Artists and writers from around the world are invited to create and explore the land from Wallace Stegner's historic childhood home as part of a one month residency program.

To learn more about Eastend Arts Council programs or to apply for residenceies, please visit our website at www.stegnerhouse.ca

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Broken Spoke Fine Art Gallery & Gift Shop

Broken Spoke Fine Art Gallery & Gift Shop

This "hidden gem" art gallery housed in an iconic heritage building features Western Canadian Artists.  The gallery gift shop ffeatures unique artistic gifts, gemstones, artifacts, fossils and jewellery.

If you are looking for something different to do in Maple Creek, mine for gems in the garden out back of the art gallery.  

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Carefree Adventures

Carefree Adventures

Join Carefree Adventures one on of their many guided kayak tours.  From the Frenchman River in Grasslands National Park, Eastend dam, Cypress Lake, or other locations in the area, you are sure to enjoy your time on the water and the ease of having all the equipment provided.

Beginner kayak lessons are available.

While searching for things to do in southwest Saskatchewan or southeast Alberta, check Carefree Adventure's calendar for unique tours that often include yoga and a locally sourced picnic.

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Historic Reesor Ranch

Historic Reesor Ranch

Gather your herd at the Historic Reesor Ranch a year-round ranch vacation destination that offers romantic getaways, family vacations and group retreats.

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ATV Adventure

Historic Reesor Ranch

Explore the scenery at the Historic Reesor Ranch on a guided ATV tour through their beautiful property.  This is just one of the many things to to while staying at this heritage ranch.  

 

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Horseback Riding

Historic Reesor Ranch

Enjoy one of Canada’s signature tourism experiences with authentic western horseback riding adventures at The Historic Reesor Ranch.  Located just outside of the west block of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, this property offers stunning views and a horseback ride is the perfect way to take it all in.

Be sure to check out all of the other things to do while staying at the ranch.

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Old Man on His Back Nature Conservancy

Old Man on His Back Nature Conservancy

Old Man on His Back Prairie Heritage and Conservation Area is now a Nocturnal Preserve! The Visitor Centre is open weekends from mid-May to the end of September. For information, or to arrange a visit during the week, please call interpreter Alan Dumontel at 306.662.7809

One of the highlights of visiting this nature conservancy is seeing the herd of bison roaming the land.

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Alpaca Walk

Grotto Gardens Family Fun Farm

Enjoy a 30 minute guided Alpaca walk.  This experience is for families, friends, couples, or just for you to enjoy on your own.

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Prairie Wind & Silver Sage

Discover the Little Brick Schoolhouse in Val Marie; gateway to Grasslands National Park!  Visit the museum, art gallery and gift shop for exclusive Grasslands National Park souveniers, carefully curated selection of field guides, and unique local gifts and crafts.  Enjoy free wifi as you stroll our prairie gardens sippling latte from our expressor bar.  The Schoolhouse is open seasonally, but the shop is always open online at pwss.org.