Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Here's your chance to see the spectacular Avonlea Badlands in person on private land with permission. This informative, guided 2 kilometre hike with hoodoos, erosion, and buttes is fun for the whole family. More information here. Learn about plants, animals, dinosaurs that made this their home as well as geological formations. Contact the museum to book your spot!

 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Here's your chance to see the spectacular Avonlea Badlands in person on private land with permission. This informative, guided 2 kilometre hike with hoodoos, erosion, and buttes is fun for the whole family. More information here. Learn about plants, animals, dinosaurs that made this their home as well as geological formations. Contact the museum to book your spot!

 
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Here's your chance to see the spectacular Avonlea Badlands in person on private land with permission. This informative, guided 2 kilometre hike with hoodoos, erosion, and buttes is fun for the whole family. More information here. Learn about plants, animals, dinosaurs that made this their home as well as geological formations. Contact the museum to book your spot!

 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Here's your chance to see the spectacular Avonlea Badlands in person on private land with permission. This informative, guided 2 kilometre hike with hoodoos, erosion, and buttes is fun for the whole family. More information here. Learn about plants, animals, dinosaurs that made this their home as well as geological formations. Contact the museum to book your spot!

 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Here's your chance to see the spectacular Avonlea Badlands in person on private land with permission. This informative, guided 2 kilometre hike with hoodoos, erosion, and buttes is fun for the whole family. More information here. Learn about plants, animals, dinosaurs that made this their home as well as geological formations. Contact the museum to book your spot!

 
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Here's your chance to see the spectacular Avonlea Badlands in person on private land with permission. This informative, guided 2 kilometre hike with hoodoos, erosion, and buttes is fun for the whole family. More information here. Learn about plants, animals, dinosaurs that made this their home as well as geological formations. Contact the museum to book your spot!

 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy this picturesque landscape with rich evening light and cooler temperatures. Our informative guides lead you to interesting locations in the Avonlea Badlands. You must be able to walk 2 kilometres over uneven terrain. Remember walking shoes and insect repellant. This is private land and you must reserve your spots in advance. Please contact us to confirm availability. Read more about our Avonlea Badland Tours.

 
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Enjoy this picturesque landscape with rich evening light and cooler temperatures. Our informative guides lead you to interesting locations in the Avonlea Badlands. You must be able to walk 2 kilometres over uneven terrain. Remember walking shoes and insect repellant. This is private land and you must reserve your spots in advance. Please contact us to confirm availability. Read more about our Avonlea Badland Tours.

 
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Enjoy this picturesque landscape with rich evening light and cooler temperatures. Our informative guides lead you to interesting locations in the Avonlea Badlands. You must be able to walk 2 kilometres over uneven terrain. Remember walking shoes and insect repellant. This is private land and you must reserve your spots in advance. Please contact us to confirm availability. Read more about our Avonlea Badland Tours.

 

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).

2019 Tour Dates

Avonlea Badlands Tours from 9:30-11:30am May 18, June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Avonlea Badlands Shadows Tours evenings on June 6, July 4, August 1

Avonlea Badlands Milky Way PhotoTours late at night on August 3 & 31

Avonlea Badlands Moonlight PhotoTours late evening on July 13 & Aug 10

Browse our Events for times.

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

 

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