The Visitor Information Centre is open seasonally from June through August and is located just off Highway 4 at the south entrance to the City. The visitor centre is operated by the local Chamber of Commerce, and also shares a building with the Museum. Call or stop by and their friendly staff will be pleased to assist you.
The Meadow Lake Museum features items of interest from our pioneers' lives, and a look at the development of forestry in our area. In 2016, a new outdoor expansion was added to house the growing collection.
Meadow Lake is the gateway to the north, just a short drive away from the beautiful Meadow Lake Provincial Park and other outdoor recreation areas. The northwest region of Saskatchewan offers a spectacular variety of recreational attractions. The local parkland, with its many small lakes, is ideal for cottage vacations and camping, while the northern forest areas feature great fishing and hunting, and some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. Year round, there is always somewhere to explore.
The Meadow Lake Provincial Park is one of Saskatchewan's most popular destinations. It covers 1,600 square kilometres and features two dozen lakes that are linked together by the Waterhen River. The lakes are fished for northern pike, walleye, and lake trout.
Wildlife: The clear lakes, and the forests of aspen, birch, jackpine and spruce, create a diverse natural habitat for 130 bird species (such as pelicans, bald eagles, golden eagles, and blue herons) and a range of animals from beaver, coyotes and wolves, to moose, elk, whitetail dear and black bear.
All-Season: Although it's the place to be in summer, Meadow Lake Provincial Park also offers fine winter activities such as cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and ice fishing.
Beaches: There are seven that are designated as swimming beaches. Red Cross swimming courses are offered.
Venues: Miniature golf. Tennis courts. Baseball diamonds. Playgrounds. Riding stables. Special park programs. Check the park bulletin boards to find out about all the good things going on.
Boating: Many lakes have boat launches. More remote lakes require a short portage. Canoe trips vary from a few hours to several days. Sail board, boat and canoe rentals are available.
Hiking: There are many nature trails throughout the park. Venture off on your own, or join the park staff on a guided tour.
Camping: Electrified sites, group camping, service centres with showers, and picnic areas.
The Makwa Lake Provincial Park has land that adjoins five lakes. The park offers choice camping, ranging from sites with electricity, showers, flush toilets, and service centres, to sites that allow you to "rough it". As well, group camping can be arranged.
Canoes and power boats are available for rent, and the nearby village of Loon Lake provides ample services. There is also a nine-hole grass green golf course, and horseback riding or wagon riding for entertainment.
Steel Narrows and Fort Pitt
Located in the area are the historically significant locations of Steele Narrows and Fort Pitt. Steele Narrows was the site of the last battle in the North West Rebellion of 1885. Fort Pitt is the site of an early Hudson's Bay Company fur trading post. There are Provincial Historic Parks at both locations offering picnic areas and fishing.
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City of Meadow Lake Indoor Facilities Masking in Effect September 15, 2021
The City of Meadow Lake is advising residents that masks will be required at all indoor City facilities starting Wednesday September 15, 2021. Wearing masks is an effective way to limit the spread of COVID-19 while vaccination is still encouraged as the best protection against the virus. Residents are encouraged to bring their own masks when attending at City facilities.
City Council is working to determine what effect this mask mandate will have on the Civic Centre come November 1, once it is no longer being used by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
While the vast majority of employees and visitors to City facilities will be required to mask up, please note the following exceptions: • children under 2 years of age, persons who are medically exempt and individuals who cannot place or remove masks without assistance are not required to wear a mask • masks are not required while in the pool • masks can be removed while seated to consume food or beverages
The City consults regularly with medical health experts to re-evaluate health and safety measures. We will continue to provide regular updates to our residents and employees. The City thanks all residents for their cooperation as we work together to keep our community healthy and safe.