Journey back in time to talk with a 19th century Métis settler about life on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Imagine the shocking changes as the troops and warriors gathered and battle began to rage. Witness the bullet holes at the final battlefield of the Northwest Resistance of 1885 and learn more about how a traditional way of life changed forever as a new country began to form.
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RR#1 Box 1040
Wakaw SK S0K 4P0
Hours of operation
June 30 to September 4
Every day, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.
Parks Canada’s sites nearby
Fort Battleford National Historic Site
Step back into a turbulent time in Canada’s past, as life on the prairies changes forever for the First Nations and Métis as the newly-formed North West Mounted Police march into Fort Battleford.
Prince Albert National Park
Prince Albert National Park offers accessible wilderness and extensive outdoor recreation in central Saskatchewan. Hike boreal forests, canoe pristine lakes and see free-range bison, with the town of Waskesiu as a convenient base.
Battle of Tourond's Coulee / Fish Creek National Historic Site
This is the scene of an important victory for the Métis resistance in their fight against the Northwest Field Force of the Dominion of Canada. Discover the story of Fish Creek and the Battle of Tourond's Coulee.