8 Unique Saskatchewan Boutiques Off the Beaten Path
When it comes to shopping off the beaten path in Saskatchewan, you’ll find charming small town storefronts and warm, welcoming shopkeepers everywhere. These rural places will take you way beyond the urban retail scenes of Saskatoon and Regina.
Stepping in to a little shop on the prairie is a Saskatchewan experience you won’t find in the cities. You’ll discover the creative talents of local artisans – everything from one-of-a kind art and jewelry to vintage, antiques and reclaimed farmhouse fixtures. Poke around for rustic, trendy and refined items, like pottery, jewelry, clothing, books, art and local fare.
Pop in on your way through or plan a day trip to one of these hidden boutique gems.
The Sinking Canoe, Indian Head
The Sinking Canoe houses an intriguing selection of items in a quaint red cottage barn. Explore a well-curated collection of antiques, collectibles and objets d'art. Outside of seasonal operating hours from May to October, contact the owners to schedule your visit.
This shopping experience pairs well with lunch at Sherry’s on Grand Café. Locals and visitors love the healthy gourmet food and the boutique with fresh flowers, Canadian designer clothing and gifts.
The Black Spruce Gallery, Waskesiu
The Black Spruce Gallery features the work of artists and crafters inspired by the northern boreal forest. Visitors to Prince Albert National Park will discover nature-themed fine art for a diverse range of tastes and budgets.
Afterwards, visit Evrgreen Coffee and Food to find out why the coffee and artisan sandwiches get rave reviews.
Cowtown Kids Toy & Candy, Maple Creek
Cowtown Kids Toy & Candy houses a huge selection of nostalgic candy and toys loaded with fond memories and excellent play value. Find all of this and stellar customer service in a beautiful, lovingly preserved historic building.
This toy shopping experience goes perfectly with a famous cinnamon bun from The Daily Grind bakery and café.
Aust’s General Store, Big Beaver
Aust’s General Store, a classic small town country store, sells a little bit of everything – from hardware to underwear. The Aust family says; “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.”
This 4,000 sq. ft. hidden gem was built in 1928 and it’s been in the Aust family since 1959. It’s a popular coffee stop for locals and visitors in this tiny hamlet. Unique souvenirs are available here too, including t-shirts and hoodies from the local brand of Big Beaver Apparel.
Yvette Moore Gallery, Moose Jaw
Yvette Moore Gallery showcases the art of Yvette Moore along with collections of locally handcrafted pottery, jewelry, sculptures and glass works. Metal art by Steady Metalworks, glass art by Brenda McLaughlin and pottery by Dietrich Parsons are some fine examples.
The Gallery Café here features home-style baking and an artistic take on classic prairie cuisine.
Kinder Surprises Antiques and Vintage, Davidson
The Kinder Surprises boutique is housed in a gorgeous hip roof barn and jam-packed with beautifully displayed items. Each treasure comes with its own history and story – from antiques and reclaimed building parts to glassware and furniture.
This hidden gem is located just off the highway, halfway between Saskatoon and Regina. The operating hours may vary.
On the Avenue Artisan’s Gallery, Prince Albert
On the Avenue Artisan’s Gallery carries the work of painters, potters, wood artists, turners, sculptors and jewelry makers. This is a great showcase of local talent for all price ranges.
After finding a special creation, indulge in great coffee, homemade food and tasty pastries at The Bison Café.
Prairie Wind & Silver Sage, Val Marie
Prairie Wind & Silver Sage is known for prairie grasslands-inspired books, handcrafts and great coffee. Explore a unique selection of hard-to-find resources about local culture, history, and grasslands ecology.
Looking for more Saskatchewan-inspired creations? Shop locally online at these one-of-a-kind marketplaces:
- SaskMade Marketplace
- Saskatchewan Craft Council Online Gallery Shop
- SaskBooks Bookstore
- SaskGalleries Art Gallery
Where is your favourite shopping gem? We’d love to see your photos and hear your stories. #ExploreSask