Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox
Sixty kilometres southwest of Regina is the small community of Wilcox, home to one of Canada’s most reputable schools: Athol Murray College of Notre Dame. Hidden away in the school’s museum is a room of ancient manuscripts, historical artifacts, and is home to one of the largest rare books collections in North America. From the medieval books written on vellum (an ancient form of paper made of animal skin) to the theological writings of Thomas Aquinas; this room is a trove of history and magic. While at the College, you can admire some of the most beautiful pastel portraits of influential Canadians, as well as the Tower of God, which unites the world’s great religions.
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Located less than an hour from Regina, Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is an excellent choice for those looking to get close to nature, relax or experience some of the great boating and hiking Saskatchewan has to offer. While you’re here don’t miss the 2.9-km Bison View Interpretive Trail that provides a close-up view of bison as they stroll through the prairie or the Nicolle Flats Interpretive Area to see the summer home of the Great Blue Heron also the winter home for the white-tailed deer. Year-round, Buffalo Pound is a great place to visit.
Danceland is the home of the ‘World Famous Horsehair Dance Floor’, built with coils of horse tail hair under a maple floor. Located in Manitou Beach, SK this one-of-a-kind dance floor has the ability to ‘float’ or ‘sway’ more than an inch when there are dancers on it. Built in 1928, Danceland is open year round.
Death Valley Paintball
Located 45 minutes north west of Regina, near Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park, Death Valley Paintball boasts 7 unique courses with differing terrain, ranging from woodsball inspired courses, a speedball inspired course, a trench warfare course, an urban tactical course, even an electronic course. We also have the first and possibly only fully automated and timed paintball target range in North America.
Contact: 306-725-3260 or 306-725-7669
Lajord Hutterite Colony
Hutterite people live in colonies belonging to the largest, oldest, and most successful communal society in the Western World. The Hutterite people are known for embracing modern technology for the well-being of their community. You will also have a wonderful conversation with them about their way of life. Eco Party Tours will escort you to an experience like no other with visits to several areas on the Colony and a chance to see their love of the land and spirituality. A home-cooked meal, prepared with Colony harvested food will be served in the communal dining room by the Hutterite women.
Last Mountain Provincial Park
Last Mountain House was constructed in 1869 by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a winter outpost of its Fort Qu’Appelle operation. The post only operated for a short time, but it marked the end of the fur trade in southern Saskatchewan and the advent of settlement in the west. Located on a high plateau above Last Mountain Lake, the area provided the outpost with all the raw materials needed. The small outpost housed a Clerk, a Postmaster, numerous servants and their families. Men used the post as a base from which to hunt and trade for dried meat, grease and pemmican. Last Mountain House’s primary role was to supply provisions for the Hudson’s Bay Company’s northern posts.