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Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Location: Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, 19 km N of Moose Jaw on Hwy 2, 13 km E on Hwy 202. 24 km N of Hwy 1 via Hwy 301.
Cycling Trails
Cycling Trails
Hiking Trails
Hiking Trails
Cross-country Ski Trails
Excellent hiking, mountain biking, cycling and cross-country skiing trails available in Buffalo Pound Provincial Park for trail users of all ages and levels.

Nicolle Flats Nature Area features interpretive hiking and mountain biking trails with breathtaking views and outstanding bird/wildlife watching opportunities.

The nature area features several trails, including the Valley Trail (roughly 1 km), the Nicolle Flats Trail (3 km each way), the Valley Interpretive Trail (1.5 km), the Dyke Trail/Trans Canada Trail (The Great Trail) (8 km) and the Bison View Interpretive Trail (2.9 km). Nicolle Flats Marsh Boardwalk Interpretive Trail is currently closed. Check out the viewing tower on the Bison View trail as you may see a herd of bison roaming the area.

The park has partnered with local mountain bike clubs including Moose Jaw Pavers to maintain an extensive 30 km network of mountain biking trails. Several national and provincial mountain bike races, including the Canada Cup have been held here. Trails on the south side of Buffalo Pound Lake include the Terminator, Joe's, White Track and the Barrels. A short stretch on pavement brings you to the trail circling Nicolle Flats and heading northwest to the North Shore Trail.

During winter, Buffalo Pound Provincial Park has 7 km of ungroomed cross-country ski trails starting from the Lower Chalet area.

Open Year Round

Nearby Attractions

Park amenities include: campgrounds, washrooms, showers, laundry, boat launch, parking, picnic sites, beach, heated outdoor pool, convenience store, concession stand, playground, 18-hole mini golf course.

Trail Stats

  • Length : Hiking 17 km, mountain biking 30 km, cross-country skiing 7 km
  • Difficulty : Beginner to advanced
  • Surface : Natural terrain, boardwalk, paved sections; ungroomed ski trails
  • Environment : Moist Mixed Grassland Ecoregion - rolling grasslands, wooded coulees, wetlands; Moose Jaw and Qu'Appelle Rivers confluence; bison herd; excellent mountain biking trails.

Trail Activities

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Trail running
  • Cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Birdwatching
  • Geocaching
  • Cross-country skiing

Additional Trail Information

  • Backcountry
  • Entry fees apply
  • Parking at trailhead
  • Picnic area
  • Trail markers
  • Interpretive signs at trailhead
  • Interpretive signs enroute
  • Self-guided nature trail
  • Viewing platform(s)
  • Camping near trailhead

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Trans Canada Trail (The Great Trail) designation
  • Saskatchewan Birding Trail affiliate
  • Walking (Volksmarch) Club affiliate