6 Fall Family-Friendly Attractions You May Not Know About
Sip, wander, crunch and gather!
The most family-friendly activities combine food, nature and fun. Autumn-loving explorers anticipate apple orchards, pumpkin patches, blazing-red and gold hiking trails, fresh harvest meals and puzzling corn mazes.
Petrofka Orchard, Waldheim
Visit Petrofka Orchard and vegetable farm with over 1,500 apple trees, scenic walking trails, a riverfront picnic area and a country store.
You might find gourmet sandwiches, Doukhobor soup, apple-cinnamon buns and perogy buns at the Prairie Sensation Café.
Han Wi Moon Dinner, Wanuskewin Heritage Park
The Han Wi Moon Dinner experience begins at near dusk, with a walk on sacred land with your guide. Afterward, taste bison tenderloin and seasonal, locally foraged items such as wild mushrooms and sunchokes. Listen to a Dakota Star Storyteller as the sun sets over the prairies and the night sky emerges.
“What we loved about our time at Wanuskewin Heritage Park was that it’s not limited to a certain age group. As it’s a link to Canada’s history that remains largely unexplored and a glimpse to our past, unlike any other national historic site in Canada.” -DarlingEscapes.com
Corn Trails, Canora
Explore Corn Trails’ 50 acres of corn field with plenty of dead-ends and loops. For a unique maze experience, wander in the moonlight on Friday Flashlight Nights. But watch out for zombies on your way to the witch’s house at Halloween.
“My whole family LOVED it. The maze was hard enough to get us good and lost, but because it's split into sections with a break in the middle no one got discouraged. It took our family about an hour and a half, with lots of laughs along the way.” -Becky W.
Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Maple Creek
The Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a mustering of poets, cowboys and musicians from Canada and the USA. Celebrate western heritage with humour, music, poetry, literature, art and crafts. You’ll meet artisans like silversmiths, woodworkers and natural woolen craftspeople. Discover authentic saddle and tack pieces, photography and artwork of all kinds.
Pumpkin Fest, Black Fox Farm and Distillery, Saskatoon
At Pumpkin Fest in September, savour pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup or a pumpkin doughnut. Pick a pumpkin right from the field or go for a wagon or pony ride. In October, visit the Pumpkin Smash fundraiser. Find out what happens when a 2,000-pound pumpkin is dropped on a car. Then see it again when two more giant pumpkins meet the same fate.
Beaver Creek Trails, Beaver Creek Conservation Area Near Saskatoon
The Beaver Creek Trails range from one to four km. See autumn colours emerge in the densely forested valley walls. It’s a great spot for kids to go on an adventure with clearly marked trails, great views and fun opportunities to feed the chickadees.
Fall festivals are happening all around the province, too. Experience fresh food, local art, crafts and musicians and harvest-themed fun.
- Kindersley: Goose Festival
- Prince Albert: Pumpkin Music Festival
- Weyburn: Flavours of Fall
- Rosetown: Harvest Family Festival
- North Battleford: Downtown Fall Festival
- Yorkton: Bringing in the Harvest
- Parkside: A Touch of Autumn by Honeywood
- Regina: Nuit Blanche
- Saskatoon: Nuit Blanche
- Province-wide: Culture Days
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