History walks with you though our parks
Fort Carlton Provincial Park is a historic park that tells the story of the Hudson’s Bay Company and its fur trading activities from 1810 to 1885. Step back in time and explore its fur trading history, connection to the signing of Treaty 6 and the 1885 Northwest Resistance with a visit to Fort Carlton.
Guided tours are available of the park’s fort featuring reconstructed palisade walls and several buildings filled with artifacts and activities to make history come to life! Walking trails, a picnic area and many activities and areas to explore at your own pace make Fort Carlton an ideal day trip from Prince Albert or Saskatoon. Looking to extend your stay? Overnight rustic campsites are also available.
Cannington Manor Provincial Historic Park is a historic park that tells the story of an agricultural settlement in southeastern Saskatchewan founded on ideals of the British aristocracy at the tail end of the Victorian period. Established in 1882, the dream of Cannington Manor as a thriving agricultural hub was not to be, but its legacy continues through the park today.
Just 27 km from Moose Mountain Provincial Park, it makes for a great day trip location with picnic areas and many activities to explore at your own pace. Costumed interpreters guide visitors through the daily lives of the village’s residents and the realities of earlier settler life in Saskatchewan through hands on activities and storytelling.
Wood Mountain Post
Wood Mountain Post Provincial Historic Park is a historic park that shines a light on the “wild west” days of western Canada. With so much to explore, from Metis settlement to the formation of the Canada-U.S. border to the founding of the Northwest Mounted Police and the arrival of Chief Sitting Bull following the Battle of Little Bighorn the adventures don’t stop in this ranching community.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Holy Trinity Anglican Church Provincial Historic Site is home of the oldest standing building in Saskatchewan, built between 1854 and 1860. It is the oldest wood-frame church west of the Red River, made from locally cut and hewn timber. The church still contains original materials including hinges, locks and stained glass that were brought from England. It was designated a Provincial Historic Site on August 26, 1981 by the Saskatchewan Government.
St. Victor Petroglyphs
There are more than 300 carvings at St. Victor Petroglyphs Provincial Historic Park. It is believed that the petroglyphs were carved as far back as 1500 years ago. Though it is not known who made the carvings or exactly why, they provide clues about the people who lived on this land at that time.
To preserve the glyphs and for public safety, access to the cliff edge is restricted. However, there is a lookout point where visitors are able view the glyphs. The best time to view the glyphs is on a clear day, either early in the morning or close to sunset, when shadows cast on the faint carvings and give them more definition. St. Victor Petroglyphs Provincial Park is located 30 minutes south of Assiniboia and is open year round for self-guided exploration.