Central - Batoche
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    15 km E of Rosthern on Hwy 312, then 11 km N on Hwy 225. Along the South Saskatchewan River. GPS: 52.4515N, -106.6222W.
    Latitude: 52.754911° N,
    Longitude: -106.110578° W
    Beginning June 1, 2020, limited visitor services and facilities will be available, due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please plan ahead and check the Parks Canada website for the most up-to-date information on hours of operation and what to expect when you arrive.

    The Batoche​ National Historic Site features beautiful trails, guided tours, interpretive signage, historic silhouettes and viewing areas that offer a glimpse into the historic battle between the Metis and First Nations, and General Middleton's Canadian Forces. Geocaching and new trails available. Bike rentals provide an opportunity to view the lush river valley scenery while biking along the shores of the South Saskatchewan River; while kayak and canoe rentals allow visitors to view the same scenery while paddling on the river (reservations recommended).  
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    Open May 20 to Oct 4.
    Saskatchewan Tourism

    CanoeSki Discovery Company - Discover the Trails of 1885 by Canoe - South Saskatchewan River

    Rosthern

    South Saskatchewan River - WC

    Batoche

    Jul 11, 2020 to Jul 12, 2020

    Experience a historical canoeing adventure on the South Saskatchewan River and visit the national historic sites of the Northwest Resistance, where battles raged between Louis Riel's followers and the Canadian militia. From the river, hike the trail to the battle campsite near Tourond's Coulee/Fish Creek. Camp overnight at a wilderness site on the riverbank at Petite Ville, the archaeological site of an ancient Métis wintering village. Enjoy the wildlife and valley scenery as you continue canoeing downstream to the former Métis village of Batoche. At the Carlton Trail crossing, finish paddling and hike the old trail to Batoche National Historic Site, where you will visit the site of Louis Riel's short-lived provisional government with its original church, rectory and cemetery. Discover the Trails of 1885 with CanoeSki Discovery Company!

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    Saskatchewan Tourism

    CanoeSki Discovery Company - Explore the Forts- David Thompson Voyageur Canoe Trek - South Saskatchewan River

    South Saskatchewan River - WC

    Rosthern

    St. Louis

    Jul 17, 2020 to Jul 19, 2020

    Follow in the footsteps of famous explorer and mapmaker David Thompson. CanoeSki Discovery Company invites you to paddle the South Saskatchewan River and to visit ancient fort sites where Thompson spent time as a clerk for the Hudson's Bay Company. Explore South Branch House archaeological site and hear tales of a massacre and the fort's destruction in 1794. Before exploring the forts and fur trade, discover more recent history of the Métis people at Petite Ville where the trip starts and at Batoche National Historic Site mid-way through the trip. It's a multi-storied experience and a must for history and archaeology aficionados and anyone fascinated with early Canadian heroes.​

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    May 20 to Jun 28, Mon to Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Jun 29 to Sep 2 daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sep 3 to Oct 4, Mon to Fri 9 1.m. - 5 p.m.

    Rates And Discounts

    For information on events and fees visit the website. Parks Canada Discovery Pass available.
    • Family rates
    • Group rates

    Access

    • Country / Rural

    Services

    • Tours upon request
    • Bus parking
    • Tourist information available
    • Guided tour
    • Self-guided tour
    • Estimated viewing time (hours): 3

    Amenities

    • Gift shop
    • Modern washroom
    • Trail brochure / Map
    • Picnic area
    • Meeting rooms
    • Pit toilet
    • Interpretive signage
    • No. of meeting / banquet rooms: 3

    Activities

    • Geocaching
    • Children's activities
    • Canoeing
    • Kayaking
    • Interactive workshop

    Equipment Rental

    • Canoe rental
    • Kayak rental

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair access
    • LGBTQ-friendly

    Language Services

    • French

    Maps & Docs

    Contact Info

    Phone(s): 306-423-6227 |
    batoche.info@pc.gc.ca

    Open May 20 to Oct 4.

    May 20 to Jun 28, Mon to Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Jun 29 to Sep 2 daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sep 3 to Oct 4, Mon to Fri 9 1.m. - 5 p.m.

    15 km E of Rosthern on Hwy 312, then 11 km N on Hwy 225. Along the South Saskatchewan River. GPS: 52.4515N, -106.6222W.

    Latitude: 52.754911° N, Longitude: -106.110578° W

    Central - Batoche

    Beginning June 1, 2020, limited visitor services and facilities will be available, due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please plan ahead and check the Parks Canada website for the most up-to-date information on hours of operation and what to expect when you arrive.

    The Batoche​ National Historic Site features beautiful trails, guided tours, interpretive signage, historic silhouettes and viewing areas that offer a glimpse into the historic battle between the Metis and First Nations, and General Middleton's Canadian Forces. Geocaching and new trails available. Bike rentals provide an opportunity to view the lush river valley scenery while biking along the shores of the South Saskatchewan River; while kayak and canoe rentals allow visitors to view the same scenery while paddling on the river (reservations recommended).  

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    Location Information

    15 km E of Rosthern on Hwy 312, then 11 km N on Hwy 225. Along the South Saskatchewan River. GPS: 52.4515N, -106.6222W.

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    lat. 52.754911° N, long. -106.110578° W

    Contact Info

    Phone: 306-423-6227 |
    batoche.info@pc.gc.ca

    Travel Offers

    CanoeSki Discovery Company - Discover the Trails of 1885 by Canoe - South Saskatchewan River

    Jul 11, 2020 to Jul 12, 2020

    STARTING AT: $450

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    CanoeSki Discovery Company - Explore the Forts- David Thompson Voyageur Canoe Trek - South Saskatchewan River

    Jul 17, 2020 to Jul 19, 2020

    STARTING AT: $655

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