Visit the Valley: A Day Trip to Lumsden
Some vacations take months of planning and weeks away from home, but you can turn a quiet Saturday into a spontaneous day trip. Whether you’re interested in treating yourself to great food and drink or browsing unique shops, grab your friends, fill your tank and discover these hidden gems in the town of Lumsden, just a short drive from Regina.
Food and Drink
Free Bird’s philosophy is “common food done uncommonly well.” Serving brunch, lunch and dinner, the menu features unique takes on fried chicken, shrimp tacos, pizza and burgers.
Are you curious to find out exactly how a handful of grain becomes a glass of spirits? Take a tour of Last Mountain Distillery with owners Colin and Meredith Schmidt, who will walk you through the process and even let you in on the secret of their dill pickle vodka (hint: it’s dill). Tours are available on Saturdays from 12 to 5 p.m. Pick up a bottle of spirits made from Saskatchewan grain on your way out.
Not far from Lumsden is Over the Hill Orchards and Winery, a certified organic fruit grower. The orchard may be best known for its tangy Prairie Cherry products and selection of fruit wines. Take in a tour or tasting or indulge in a gourmet meal prepared by a guest chef at one of its weekend Supper in the Orchard events. Visitors are also welcome to stop in and pick up a bottle of wine, a package of Prairie Cherry Chocolates or a gluten-free pie.
Iron Bridge Brewery is a family-run, small-batch brewery that opened its taproom doors in 2020. It serves its own beer, along with other Saskatchewan-made craft beer and wines, and has a limited food menu on offer.
On James Street, Thr3e Clothing Connection offers a curated collection of trendy and timeless styles for everyday wear, and has racks and racks of beautiful and stylish clothes, shoes and accessories for women.
The Painted Parasol Gift & Toy is an eclectic boutique shop that offers an assortment of fine products, including home decor, giftware, jewelry, bath and body products, local arts and crafts, toys, candy and baby items.
Lumsden Florist is a quaint little shop located in scenic downtown Lumsden. It offers unique, quality flower designs, a wide selection of plants, DIY workshops and kits, and gift options, such as throw pillows, coffee cups, jewelry and purses.
Other StopsWhile daytripping, visit these market gardens located in the picturesque Qu’Appelle Valley between Lumsden and Craven:
Corn Maiden Market at Lincoln Gardens, a garden centre and country market, has fresh produce and herbs, locally made jams, honey and baking, as well as a gift shop, corn maze and pumpkin patch onsite.
Frontier Gardens has been a popular market garden for over 50 years, with its saskatoon berry U-pick and pumpkin patch.