Historical Attractions in Saskatchewan with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Saskatchewan!)

Saskatchewan is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in Saskatchewan  that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Saskatchewan’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Saskatchewan when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Moose Jaw Trolley Co

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    Moose Jaw

    The Moose Jaw Trolley Company offers a guided historic tour* of Moose Jaw. Our tour guides will point out and provide details on historic homes and businesses, interesting facts and legends, and tour ...

  • Batoche National Historic Site of Canada

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    Wakaw

    Enjoy the natural beauty of Batoche along our system of walking trails. Available in the visitor centre, the South Saskatchewan Meander guiding pamphlet provides background information about the ...

  • Jasper Cultural and Historical Centre

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    Maple Creek

    The Jasper Cultural & Historical Centre is located in the centre of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. It was built as the town's school, Jasper Street School, in 1910 and educated hundreds of local ...

  • Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site

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    Claybank

    Cradled in the hills of southern Saskatchewan there exists a splendid example of early 20th century industrialism. The Claybank Brick Plant remains frozen in time, virtually unchanged from the day it ...

  • Cannington Manor Provincial Park

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    Kenosee Lake

    A society built on Victorian social values, complete with fox hunts, dramatics societies, poetry clubs, croquet, cricket and tennis ... all supported by an agricultural economy. This was the dream of ...

  • Cumberland House Provincial Park

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    Prince Albert

    Cumberland House Provincial Park is the site of the first inland Hudson's Bay Company post and the oldest village in the province. Today, the only visible remnant of the post is the thick, ...

  • Fort Carlton Provincial Park

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    Saskatoon

    Fort Carlton Provincial Park takes you back in time to the rugged, adventurous days of the fur trade before Canada was a country. This is the original site of a Hudson’s Bay Company fur-trading ...

  • Fort Pitt Provincial Park

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    Loon Lake

    Established in 1829 to act as a halfway point between Fort Carlton and Fort Edmonton, Fort Pitt played important roles in the fur trade, the signing of Treaty Six and in the North-West Resistance of ...

  • Last Mountain House Provincial Park

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    Regina Beach

    Last Mountain house was constructed in 1869 by the Hudson's Bay Company for two reasons: competition was moving in, and the buffalo herds were moving southwest. Come see the reconstructed buildings ...

  • St Victor Petroglyphs Provincial Park

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    Maple Creek

    The St. Victor Petroglyphs are a mystery. No one knows exactly who carved them or why and when they were carved. All we can be certain of is that they provide clues to the people who lived on ...

  • Steele Narrows Provincial Park

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    Loon Lake

    This is where the 1885 North-West Resistance came to an end. The last battle took place at Steele Narrows on June 3, 1885.

  • Touchwood Hills Post Provincial Park

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    Fort Qu Appelle

    The Carlton Trail and a telegraph line passed through this post making it an integral part of the network of posts, trails and communication systems which developed in the province in the 19th ...

  • Wood Mountain Post Provincial Park

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    Maple Creek

    The Post tells the story of Major James Walsh of the NWMP, and how he negotiated with Sioux Chief Sitting Bull who brought 5,000 followers into Saskatchewan after the Battle of the Little Bighorn in ...

  • Fort Walsh National Historic Site

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    Maple Creek

    Take a guided tour of the fort's buildings, the Fort Walsh townsite, two cemeteries and a reconstructed whiskey trading post. Visitors can also explore the ridge along Battle Creek on self-guided ...

  • Tunnels Of Moose Jaw

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    Moose Jaw

    Bootleggers, prohibition, mobsters...what a history! Moose Jaw has some amazing secrets, and the tunnels are ready to be explored!

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  • Gallagher Centre

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    Yorkton

    A sports fieldhouse and the home of major trade shows and banquets for up to 1,200; the curling rink; convention centre; leisure water park including wave pool, waterslide, lane pool and ...

  • Kenosee Superslides

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    Kenosee Lake

    There are slides for all ages - from the Free Fall, Twister and the Double Bonzai slides to The Kiddie Slides. Kenosee Superslides offers a play area for small children which includes a jungle gym, ...

  • Border City Petting Zoo

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    Lloydminster

    The Zoo is open from May 1 - September 30. We welcome individuals and groups to see the zoo. Group rates available upon request.

  • The Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

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    Saskatoon

    The Forestry Farm Park was started in 1913 and officially opened in 1914. The Farm was dedicated to the propagation and production of trees from the prairie environment. The site was known as the ...

  • Its A Blast

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    Regina

    It's a Blast is Regina's newest indoor play centre for children newborn and up. We offer 12,000 sq. ft. of fun. Our play structure is the largest in Western Canada, with 5 slides, a trampoline, lots ...

  • Wild child

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    North Battleford

    Our facility offers a three story, 1200 square foot play structure where kids imaginations can run wild! And yes, adults can play too!

  • Dino bouncers

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    Regina

    Bouncing fun for those active kids with indoor inflatable bouncers - and the first indoor inflatable jump playroom in Regina!

  • The Fun Factory

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    Saskatoon

    Multi level adventure soft play, plus high tech laser tag and laser maze.

  • Frenchman Butte Museum

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    Frenchman Butte

    Each summer more than 2,000 visitors tour the Frenchman Butte Museum site, snuggled into the center of this picturesque hamlet which lies in the valley of the North Saskatchewan River less than an ...

  • Saskatchewan Science Centre

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    Regina

    The Science Centres first attraction, the Powerhouse of Discovery, features hands-on science exhibits and live stage shows and demonstrations. In April of 1991 the Saskatchewan Science Centre opened ...

  • Western Development Museums

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    Moose Jaw

    Get ready to be amazed! Saskatchewan may be many things - but boring - it is not. And we can prove it! Test your knowledge with our SK Challenge, view our SK Resources (including SK timeline.

  • Royal Saskatchewan Museum

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    Regina

    Since 1906. Explore Saskatchewan and your world - the past, the present, and the future - as never before. We are a natural history museum offering life and earth sciences, as well as aboriginal ...

  • T Rex Discovery Centre

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    Eastend

    A brilliant museum for kids in Saskatchewan with exhibits on those amazing creatures - dinosaurs!

  • Saskatchewan Western Development Museum

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    Saskatoon

    The WDM has been the museum of social and economic history for the Province of Saskatchewan for over 60 years.

  • Mendel Art Gallery

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    Saskatoon

    Overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, the Mendel Art Gallery is Saskatoons premier destination for contemporary and historical art, with exhibitions changing quarterly.In addition to exploring ...

  • Saskatchewan Railway Museum

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    Saskatoon

    Open during summer, this railway museum has an impressive collection of railcars, memorabilia and railway buildings!

  • Lake Diefenbaker

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    Elbow

    There are tonnes of things to see and do around Lake Diefenbaker! Whether you are interested in taking advantage of the endless recreational opportunities on the lake, or if it is the intriguing ...

  • Grasslands National Park

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    Val Marie

    The first national park of Canada to preserve a portion of the mixed prairie grasslands. Guided hikes, interpretive trails, bird watching, and nature photography are popular activities in Grasslands.

  • Moose Mountain Provincial Park

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    Kenosee Lake

    Fresh air, blue skies and bacon crackling in the skillet as the morning sun drives the shadows out of Fish Creek Campground. Wrap your hands around that warm cup of coffee, take a deep breath and ...

  • Anglin Lake Recreation Site

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    Christopher Lake

    Escape from the city and experience the rolling hills of the Spruce River Highlands. Hike, camp or picnic among the towering aspen, explore the lake by watercraft, or just sit back and listen for the ...