Wanuskewin

Wanuskewin, Saskatoon: Hours, Address, Wanuskewin Reviews: 4/5

Parks • History Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Wanuskewin has been a gathering place for all Indigenous People of the Northern Plains for over 6400 years. From guided trail hikes, Indigenous cuisine, art galleries, and daily dance performances, Wanuskewin showcases all elements of Indigenous Culture in a meaningful and authentic way. Guests are invited to learn about on grassland conservation efforts and the special ties our live bison herd has to the sacred site. *UNESCO World Heritage Proposed Site* *2016 & 2019 TIAC Indigenous Tourism Destination* *2019 Tourism Saskatchewan Business of the Year* *Longest Running Archaeological Dig in Canadian History* *Drop in Daily Programs throughout the summer* *Daily dance performances throughout the summer* *Massive Expansion and Renovation to facilities in 2019* *Gift Shop featuring authentic hand crafted items" *Award winning culinary delights" "Indigenous Art Galleries" "State of the Art cultural exhibits and Displays"
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Rebecca A
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One of the best, and most important sites to see near Saskatoon
Feb. 2021
My family has gained so much from our visits to Wanuskewin. Nature, fun, history, beauty, knowledgeable staff, and FANTASTIC food are among them! The restaurant has new takes on traditional foods, made largely with locally sourced ingredients. It is delicious every single times and will not disappoint! The bison burger in a bannock bun is one of my absolute favorites. In February 2021 they did a Valentines cook-at-home meal that included all of the ingredients (and specific instructions) for herb infused, butter basted bison steaks, potatoes, and three-sisters-succotash. It was easily the best meal I have ever had In. My. Life. and I think of it do this day!
Written 1 July 2021
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Cheryl M
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Completely underwhelming & disappointing
Oct. 2020
We planned to spend at least a half-day here of our 2-day stop in Saskatoon, only to drive out there and discover that nearly the whole building is under massive renovation and there is basically nothing of interest to see except 2 small galleries of modern artwork. Yes, the home page mentions being "at the tail end of construction" but in no way does it convey the lack of displays etc.

We had been SUPER excited to have an opportunity to discover "pre-contact" items as advertised on the website (where we saw NO mention of the state of disrepair and lack of displays etc). Completely underwhelming and hugely disappointing, to say the least. Given that one of the major draws of this place is the bison, I'll stick to seeing them closer to home at Elk Island National Park!
Written 17 October 2020
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Samantha M
Regina, Canada130 contributions
beautiful, educational walk on the land
Jun. 2019
Had a beautiful 2-3 hour walk on the land. So much history here wow. Learning about the buffalo jumps was so eye opening. Regret not coming earlier in the day to take advantage of all the programming. I will return !
Written 24 February 2020
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Viktoriya K
Saskatoon, Canada387 contributions
Perfect to learn history of the province
Dec. 2019 • Business
With the First Nations taking over many parts of government it’s is important to learn their history as a part of Canadian tapestry. It is a historic spot for bison hunt and a traditional meeting place. There are also souvenirs for sale to take home alongside the aboriginal art exhibits. A must visit point on an educational Prairie tour.
Written 14 December 2019
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Honest Review
247 contributions
Read the negitive reviews! Its all true. Should be free
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Was no one there and for good reason. Pay so much to go for a walk on a trail? Government funded joke. Stay in Saskatoon it's much better on the river trails. If you want to get out of the City try Cranberry Flats or Batoche National Historic Site.
Written 7 November 2019
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Hi TheGood_or_Bad thank you for your feedback. I wanted to address a few things that you had mentioned in your review. First off, yes we agree that Batoche and Cranberry flats are amazing spots for hiking opportunities and for cultural and historic destinations. The difference between Wanuskewin and each of these sites however is that we are not solely government funded. We are a registered charity who annually applies for funding from a number of different organizations that makes up a portion of our operations. As a non profit organization, every dollar we make from admissions, goes back into our organizations for things like trail maintenance, Cultural programming, facilities, etc During this time, we are undergoing a major renovation that includes a huge building expansion, greater permanent exhibits, expansive art galleries, gift shop, restaurant and a reintroduction of a Cultural bison herd. We hope to become the first UNESCO designated site in Saskatchewan’s history and endeavour to become a major tourism destination in the country. Ultimately however I am disappointed to hear that we have not met expectations. If possible could I ask you to please contact me to discuss further how we could be doing better marketing@wanuskewin.com
Written 13 November 2019
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laurenmm25
Dubbo, Australia12 contributions
Don’t Waste Your Time or Money
Oct. 2019 • Solo
This place came highly recommended by the visitor information centre in town, but unfortunately did not live up to expectations. There is currently a lot of construction underway as others have mentioned. That aside, there still isn’t a great deal to do there. There is no public transport to get there. An Uber will take you there, but for the return trip Uber said I was outside the Saskatoon range, so I had to get a taxi (approximately $30 one-way trip). The art gallery/shop are quite small (I imagine it will be more extensive once renovations are complete). Most of the walking trails are still accessible, although they’re nothing to write home about. I found the walking trails along the river in town much nicer. Save your money and your time, and explore the walkways along the riverfront in town instead.
Written 2 November 2019
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Phil_P_Danes
Peterborough, UK272 contributions
Under construction
Oct. 2019 • Friends
Disappointing, $10 for a coffee shop and some spanish art.
As in the heading it is under construction and it does look like it will be really good. I guess we just visited 12 months too early.
Written 6 October 2019
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Ivan R
Cayo Largo, Cuba33 contributions
Construction
Sep. 2019 • Couples
With all the construction going on, it was a little difficult to visit. Staff was very friendly but could have been abit more helpful. Still a nice place to go for a walk.
Written 21 September 2019
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Merrill C
Dubuque17 contributions
Major Renovation Underway, but the land, displays & future plans were inspiring
Sep. 2019
Construction workers and machinery were busy all around the main structure, and the most scenic part of the yellow loop trail was closed to the public. Staff was friendly and easy to engage in conversation of the improvements underway, esp. the coming of the bison herd. The few displays we could see are well done, and it is clear there are educational activities for children when the Park is in full operation. Trails would be a challenge for persons with mobility issues. Did not try the on-site restaurant.
Written 19 September 2019
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Woodbug58
White Rock, Canada6 contributions
Wataskawin
Aug. 2019 • Friends
Was under construction a waste of time unless you just want to walk. So far out, saw the price to get in, only went to gift shop and walked out.
Written 16 August 2019
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Wanuskewin is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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