Saturday, June 2, 2018 -
9:30am to 11:30am

Come to Avonlea Heritage Museum and experience the Badlands of Avonlea. This guided tour will teach you about the natural history of the area, recent fossil discoveries, and the animals and plants around you. Not to mention the exquisite scenery! If you are able to walk 2 kilometres over uneven prairie, give us a call at 306-868-2101 or email info@avonleamuseum.ca to confirm availability.

 
Saturday, May 26, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Doorn's Greenhouse will bring tons of their vibrant bedding plants to sell at the museum. Come enjoy good company and choose your favourites while the weather is good for planting!

The Avonlea Badlands are truly a remarkable and unique environment. It is interesting to see how the seasons, weather, and time of day change this unique habitat. Visitors in the early morning are treated to a variety of bird songs. The shadows of evening are a photographer's dream. The stifling heat of high noon is astounding on a hot day as you drop into the desert-like bottom. June is an awesome time to tour as plant and bird life abound, but anytime is great. Contact the museum for tours.

In 2013, our museum met with landowners of the Avonlea Badlands to set up and organize scheduled tours. This arrangement has been beneficial to both the museum and the landowners. The museum benefits by welcoming interested individuals who often tour both the badlands and the museum. Landowners benefit because tours are now more controlled and have tour guides who ensure that the land and property are treated respectfully. It is important to be aware of and respectful of potential dangers. Cattle and horses are often found in or near the vicinity of the Badlands tours.

The Avonlea Badlands are a wonderful place to explore and many hikers, photographers, naturalists, geologists, palaeontologists enjoy the beauty of diverse ecosystems that are uniquely Saskatchewan. Guides lead you through hoodoos and points of interest in what some describe as a martian landscape. The tours are weather permitting and guided by volunteers and museum staff, so we ask that you call (306-868-2101 from Jun-Aug) or email (info@avonleamuseum.ca from Sep-May) and check our Events page for last minute cancellations as sometimes the weather doesn't co-operate. If you leave us your mobile number, we can call or text cancellations. You must be able to walk about 2 kilometres as there are no vehicles allowed past the gate and the terrain is uneven.

Cost:

  • $15.00 - Adult
  • $ 7.50 - Student

Group rate: (min. 6 people per booking)

  • $10.00 - Adult
  • $ 5.00 - Student

* includes a free tour of the museum *

Remember:

  • walking shoes
  • hat
  • water
  • bug spray
  • sun screen
  • camera
  • take only memories; leave only footprints

Visitors are asked to meet their guide at Avonlea Heritage Museum, 219 Railway Ave, Avonlea, Sk, (at the end of Main Street).

2018 Tour Dates

To be announced...

Call 306-868-2101 or email info@avonleamuseum.ca to confirm availablility.

 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 9:00am

Come in to check out what's for sale this year!

 

Submit resumes to:
info@avonleamuseum.ca

or

Avonlea Heritage Museum
Box 401
Avonlea, SK S0H 0C0

 
Saturday, August 11, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Bring your collectable vehicle to display and enjoy the day with friends. People's Choice awards, Beef-on-a-Bun lunch available, live entertainment on the deck, beer garden, market vendors

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

Come to the Avonlea Community Hall for some delicious home cooking. This is our first fall supper in the new hall attached to the rink and we are excited!Stay afterward for the Halloween Cabaret to be put on by the Avonlea Volunteer Fire Dept.

 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:30pm

Grab a hotdog at the Co-op to support the museum and fill up with gas to support the Avonlea Volunteer Fire Dept.

 
Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Vendors: Charlene Forrest - Various cinnamon buns, butterhorns, The BEST chocolate chip cookies, bacon wrapped jalapenos and stuffed potatoes; Charles Sudom - Jerky, tarts, strawberries, honeydew melons, baby potatoes; Kinley - eggs, cukes, zucchini.  Come and check out what we have in the last market day of the season.  

 
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 9:30am

This is the last scheduled Saturday tour to the Avonlea Badlands. We encourage you to attend.

 

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