Avonlea Heritage Museum
$5/adult | $3/student
Located at the end of Main Street in Avonlea Saskatchewan sits the museums focal point: the original 1912 CN Train Station. Since the incorporation in the 1980’s the Train Station has been home to our collection. Expanding later to a 1918 Cook Sleeper & Supply Car, and The St. David’s Anglican Church from Truax. The Museum today continues to grow with a Pioneer Display Building added in 2010 which is filled with murals done by local artist Paul Geraghty depicting life in the area before settlement. The rest of the building is dedicated to an impressive indoor Main Street showing local artifacts from the history of Avonlea’s businesses. Take your time exploring life of the Prairies all throughout time. Recently added is our Agriculture Display Building, which once finished will display the practices and importance of agriculture in Saskatchewan. Stay tuned for a grand opening. Stop by the Musuem today to enjoy a guided, or self-guided tour.
Open Everyday | 10:00am-5:00pm | May-August
$20/18+ | $15/12-17 | $10/5-11
*Ask about rates for private tours, school groups, photographers, etc.
The Avonlea Badlands located only about 4km outside of the Village of Avonlea is a must see. This unique landscape is located on private property and can only be accessed by pre-booking a guided tour. Tours here began in 2013 to help protect the fragile landscape and ecosystem and manage visitors while still allowing as many people as possible to experience what the Badlands have to offer. On a tour you will not only see the greatest features of the Badlands but also learn about the geology, paleontology, and archeology of the area, and the native plants and animals that call this home. Add this to your Saskatchewan bucket list and book your visit today.
Tours go out at two main times. Morning tours offer a great look at the birds and other wildlife in the area and is a nice hike before the hot summer sun heats up the desert like climate. More interested in photography? Try our evening tour going around sunset bathing the walls of the badlands in the orange glow of the iconic Saskatchewan sunsets. This easy hike of 3 km takes groups through native prairie to drastically change the view to badlands stretching out over the landscape. The tour takes an hour and a half to casually enjoy all the sights and the many notable spots. Contact the museum to book your spot before they fill up.
*The Avonlea Badlands can only be accessed with a pre-booked, guided tour.
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