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Box 57
Chaplin, SK  S0H 0V0
Chaplin Location: Hwy 1, Chaplin, 45 minutes W of Moose Jaw.
Full Wheelchair Access
Major Credit Card(s)
Modern Washrooms
Part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, Chaplin, Old Wives and Reed Lakes are important inland sites for migrating birds including over 30 species of shorebirds, American Avocet and endangered Piping Plover. The Chaplin Nature Centre, conveniently situated on Hwy 1 at Chaplin provides visitors with an understanding of the area's importance related to shorebirds, brine shrimp and the mining industry. Guided tours weather permitting. Saskatchewan Birding Trail anchor. Tourist information and gift shop. Annual Chaplin Shorebird Festival held first Friday and Saturday in June.

Open May 15 to Aug 31.

Nearby Attractions

Swimming pool, golf course, gas station, grocery store, pool hall, hotel, restaurants and campgrounds.

Rates & Hours of Operation

  • Debit card accepted
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • Admission by donation
  • Rate details : Shorebird Shuttle tours $20/person, minimum group of 3 people required. Group tours and rates upon request.
  • Hours of operation : Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On-Site Amenities & Services

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Tourist information
  • Gift shop
  • Picnic area
  • Modern washroom

Tour Information

  • Self-guided tour
  • Guided tour
  • Tours upon request

Attraction Features

  • Birding/Wildlife viewing
  • Unique natural feature

Group Tour Information

  • Group tour services
  • Student group services
  • Group rates
  • Bus parking
  • Estimated viewing time (hours) : 1.50

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Saskatchewan Birding Trail affiliate