COVID-19 – July 2020 update
FULL SITE *including TRAILS*
To limit the spread of COVID-19 Wanuskewin’s entire site, including all trails & heritage centre, will remain closed to the public.
Wanuskewin will re-open to the public on
Saturday, September 5, 2020.
After thoughtful consideration, the Elders, Board of Directors and Staff of Wanuskewin have decided to keep the award-winning Park closed until the September Long Weekend. This closure includes all of Wanuskewin’s facilities, trails and grounds.
Wanuskewin is currently completing a major construction and renovation project, resulting from the Thundering Ahead Capital Campaign.
The renewal includes a major building expansion and renovation of the Interpretive Centre, including new meeting spaces, classroom space, and an impressive new conference and events centre. Expanded galleries, a new gift shop, and improved restaurant and catering spaces will allow for Wanuskewin to showcase Indigenous artisans and expand culinary tourism experiences. Permanent exhibits are in development and will open later in the autumn, 2020. On the grounds, a new entry plaza, repaired and expanded trail systems, bison handling facilities, a maintenance compound and paddocks have been constructed.
The primary goal of this ambitious expansion is to become recognized as a world-class destination and Saskatchewan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the future.
We are thankful for your patience, understanding, and continued support as we prepare to welcome guests back in September. We are hopeful that by remaining closed now, we will be able to showcase a completed and renewed National Historic Site. We cannot wait to see you in September.
For more on COVID-19, the Public Health Agency of Canada has created a link to a self assessment tool and more information here.