South - Mossbank
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5 km N of Mossbank via Grid 718. Watch for signs with duck that reads "OWLNA."
Latitude: 50.00098° N,
Longitude: -105.9664° W
Designated a Migratory Bird Sanctuary and part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve, Old Wives Lake Nature Area is located just five minutes outside of the community of Mossbank. The site is significant both historically and environmentally, and contains Old Wives Lake, the second largest saline lake in Canada and the fourth largest in North America. Offering some of the best birdwatching in the country, surveys of the lake have identified up to 65,000 birds per day while an estimated 500,000 shorebirds use Old Wives Lake as a stopping point while on their migration south to South America from the Arctic breeding grounds.
 

The self-guided, 2.4-km walking trail traverses through a variety of terrain - natural, grassland and possible wetland. Refer to the informational signs located along the trail complete with viewing deck, gazebo and picnic areas and further history of the area and the story behind the naming of Old Wives Lake.

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Self-guided. Tour at your own risk - please take safety precautions as you will encounter wildlife along the trail.

Rates And Discounts

  • Free admission

Access

  • Country / Rural

Services

  • Tours upon request
  • Self-guided tour
  • Tourist information available

Amenities

  • Picnic area
  • Pit toilet
  • Trail brochure / Map

Activities

  • Birding / Wildlife viewing
  • Geocaching

Maps & Docs

Contact Info

Phone(s): 306-354-2294 |
townofmossbank@sasktel.net

Self-guided. Tour at your own risk - please take safety precautions as you will encounter wildlife along the trail.

5 km N of Mossbank via Grid 718. Watch for signs with duck that reads "OWLNA."

Latitude: 50.00098° N, Longitude: -105.9664° W

South - Mossbank

Designated a Migratory Bird Sanctuary and part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve, Old Wives Lake Nature Area is located just five minutes outside of the community of Mossbank. The site is significant both historically and environmentally, and contains Old Wives Lake, the second largest saline lake in Canada and the fourth largest in North America. Offering some of the best birdwatching in the country, surveys of the lake have identified up to 65,000 birds per day while an estimated 500,000 shorebirds use Old Wives Lake as a stopping point while on their migration south to South America from the Arctic breeding grounds.
 

The self-guided, 2.4-km walking trail traverses through a variety of terrain - natural, grassland and possible wetland. Refer to the informational signs located along the trail complete with viewing deck, gazebo and picnic areas and further history of the area and the story behind the naming of Old Wives Lake.

SHOW MORE

Location Information

5 km N of Mossbank via Grid 718. Watch for signs with duck that reads "OWLNA."

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lat. 50.00098° N, long. -105.9664° W

Contact Info

Phone: 306-354-2294 |
townofmossbank@sasktel.net