Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

Who was Doc Dunnet? He was the medical doctor for Avonlea and district from 1912-1957. The museum is researching this most respectable character of our history. You can take part in the festivities during afternoon tea at 2pm, or celebrate with us at the wine & cheese at 7:30pm. We encourage you to come dressed from his era, or perhaps enter his look-a-like contest and enjoy the festivities!

  • Doc Dunnet babies can sign his poster
  • Doc Dunnet Skit by Jaida & Tanner (2 performances - one during Tea, one during Wine & Cheese)
  • Doc Dunnet look-a-like contest
  • 2:00pm Tea - donations gratefully accepted
  • 7:30pm Wine & Cheese - $10/person
 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Come and browse the merchandise in our Market on Main. Vendors sell their products under the shade of the big poplar at the end of Main St. in Avonlea. You never know what will be available, so check it out. Homemade hamburgers, curly fries and hotdogs will be available as a museum fundraiser. You could make a morning of it and also sign up for a hike to the Avonlea Badlands from 9:30-11:30.

 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Bring your collectable vehicle to display and enjoy the day with friends.

 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Come and browse the merchandise in our Market on Main. Vendors sell their products under the shade of the big poplar at the end of Main St. in Avonlea. You never know what will be available, so check it out. Homemade hamburgers, curly fries and hotdogs will be available as a museum fundraiser. You could make a morning of it and also sign up for a hike to the Avonlea Badlands from 9:30-11:30.

 
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at beautiful Long Creek Golf & Country Club for a delicious steak dinner or hamburger.

 
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Vendors:

  • Darlene Watson - plants ;
  • Charlene Forrest - baking, etc ;
  • Cathy Geisler - photography ;
  • Charles Sudom - jerky, tarts and strawberries ;
  • this could be you! ;

Come and browse the merchandise in our Market on Main. Vendors sell their products under the shade of the big poplar at the end of Main St. in Avonlea. You never know what will be available, so check it out. BBQ'd hamburgers and hotdogs will be available as a museum fundraiser sponsored by Harvest Meats. You could make a morning of it and also sign up for a hike to the Avonlea Badlands from 9:30-11:30, or with the NPSS in the afternoon 1-4. We are expecting a number of botanists from the NPSS (Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan) to be in attendance this day for both morning and afternoon Avonlea Badlands hikes.

 
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Hike into the Avonlea Badlands with members of the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan. Learn about native prairie plants from these expert botanists. 

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

Browse our Events for times.

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

 
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

POSTPONED TO JULY 1
https://www.avonleamuseum.ca/content/avonlea-badlands-0701
 Here's your chance to see the Avonlea Badlands in person. This 2 kilometre hike with hoodoos, erosion, and buttes is fun for the whole family. More information here. Call the museum to book your spot! 306-868-2101

 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Here's your chance to see the Avonlea Badlands in person. This 2 kilometre hike with hoodoos, erosion, and buttes is fun for the whole family. More information here. Call the museum to book your spot! 306-868-2101 

 

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