Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a National Historic Site located on land with 6000 years of aboriginal history, is designed to help visitors and locals understand First Nation culture, history and tradition. It’s galleries, exhibitions, people and landscape is an incredible tribute to the people of the Northern Plains.
Length of Trip : Half day (3-4 hours)
Cost : $8.50 for adults $7.50 for seniors $6.50 students $4.00 for children Kids under 5: Free
Best time to go : Open year-round including stat holidays.
Wheelchair friendly : Yes
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat : Wanuskewin has a terrific canteen-style restaurant on-site, serving breakfast, lunch and snacks. The pulled bison sliders are delicious. In Saskatoon: Fine Dining: Truffles Bistro Calories Mid-level: The Hollows Duck Duck Goose Tapas Budget: Two Gun Quiche House Woods Ale House
Official Site : Wanuskewin Heritage Park RR #4, Penner Road Saskatoon, SK Canada S7K 3J7 Ph: 306-931-6767
Getting There : Wanuskewin Heritage Park is located 5 kilometers (20 minutes) northeast of Saskatoon city centre, along the South Saskatchewan Riverbank. 3 kilometres north of 51st Street East on Wanuskewin Road then 2 kilometers east of Wanuskewin Road on Penner Road
Note from Robin : Once you’ve checked out the galleries, go for a walk along the Path of the People, which leads to other lovely trail sections stretching over 6km around the museum. Here’s an article I wrote about the importance of Indigenous Tourism in Canada, and beyond.
Photo: Douglas E Walker
Photo: Kevin Hogarth