Special Thanks to the Fort Qu’Appelle Times, Visitors Guide 2014
4 Lakes, 4 Seasons, 4 Everyone
We invite you to discover the beauty, excitement and history of the Calling Lakes Qu’Appelle Valley Region. With an abundance of arts and culture, recreation and family activities, you may want to stay longer than planned.
Saskatchewan’s Summer Paradise: Beautiful Beaches, Stunning Shore Line’s, Breathtaking Wildlife and Wilderness
We Love Our Beaches:
• Echo Valley Provincial Park – Echo Beach (entry fee’s apply)
• Echo Valley Provincial Park - Pasqua Beach (entry fee’s apply)
• B-Say-Tah Beach – On Echo Lake (free)
• Fort Qu’Appelle Town Centre – On Echo Lake (free)
• Katepwa Point Provincial Park – Katepwa Beach (free)
Most beach area’s feature change facilities, picnic areas, playgrounds, and summer programming for families and children. Program info is available seasonally.
Public Boat Launches are available at:
• B-Say-Tah Beach
• Katepwa Point
• Fort Qu’Appelle Town Centre
• Echo Valley Provincial Park
For more information on available boat launches please contact the RM of North Qu’Appelle at: 306-332-5202 or visit www.saskparks.net
Walking, Hiking and Wildlife Observation
The area is home to an abundance of beautiful and unique plants, animals and historical landmarks. Several walking and hiking trails are available. In the summer you may see pelicans and other birds, foxes, raccoons, beavers and minks to name a few. You will also find spear grass, wheat grass, chokecherry, snowberry, wild rose and wolf willow.
Popular Walking and Hiking Paths: 10 Kilometer Tansi Trail
The Tansi Trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail system. The scenic 10km loop through the town of Fort Qu’Appelle and the Treaty 4 Grounds includes two red steel bridges. Recently the 5.8km trail to Lebret was developed further. Walking the trail will give you an opportunity to see the legendary Qu’Appelle Valley in the same way as the first people who set eyes on this land. More information is available at the Fort Qu’Appelle Town Office, the Fort Qu’Appelle Museum or the Calling Lakes Regional Tourism Centre.
Qu’Appelle Valley Interpretive Trail (Echo Valley Provincial Park)
The nature trail, located on the Pasqua Lake side of the park, is a 3-km loop and takes about an hour to walk. The trailhead is on the south side of the parking lot, in the area named Hole in the Wall. Trail brochures are available at the trailhead or at the main campground entry gate.
The trail has staircases and steep sections. Good hiking footwear is recommended. While on the trail you will tour shaded coulees, walk along the ridge of the valley for a breathtaking view and cross grassy meadows.
For group hikes, please phone ahead and make arrangements with park program staff at (306) 332-3215.
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Mission Ridge Winter Park
Experience a day, or a weekend, of skiing or snowboarding at Mission Ridge. Professional instructors, a highly trained safety patrol, and friendly staff await your arrival. Ten runs travers 25 acres of skiing area. Four lifts include a magic carpet lift for beginners. After a day on the slopes enjoy a full service bar and restaurant with excellent options for the perfect après ski experience. For more information visit: www.missionridge.ca
Calling Lakes Cruisers Snowmobile Club
Our Mission: To Ride the Valley
We are a snowmobile club in the Beautiful Qu'Appelle Valley. Our 340 Km of groomed trails include 4 warm up shacks and scenic rides throughout the valley and 4 lakes areas. Towns include Fort Qu’Appelle, Indian Head, Balcarres, Lipton Dysart, Balgonie, Lemberg, and Abernethy. Several rallies and fundraisers are held throughout the season. For more information callinglakescruisers.ca
Something for Everyone:
Arts Shows and Live Music at the Qu’Appelle Valley Centre for the Arts
For the current schedule and rental information please contact: www.qvcarts.ca
A Visit to Historic Lebret
This a great place for those looking to embrace history culture and excitement: Be sure to visit the beautiful Sacred Heart Church, The Stations of the Cross, The Lebret Museum and the historic and well maintained graveyard.
Saskatchewan Fish Culture Station
The fish culture station Visitor Information centre provides literature, panel displays and audio visual materials on various species raised at the station. Did you know that the station has the ability to rear as many as 50 million fish each year? The visitor information is open to the public from 9:00am to 4:00pm from May to September. For more information please contact the Fish Culture Station: (306) 332-3200.
Memories are restored at the Fort Museum:
History comes to life through a wide array of collections and treasures. These include artifacts from First Nations, memorabilia from Fort San and many other jewels from the past. Be sure to tickle the ivories on a fully restored player piano. The Museum is open in June to Labour Day in the afternoons. Groups and off season guests are welcome. Please call (306) 332-5751 to make an appointment.