Wanuskewin Earns Record-Breaking Tourism Award Nominations

November 11, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2020 Wanuskewin has set another record for tourism in Saskatchewan, with five nominations for the 2019 Awards of Excellence. Originally scheduled for April, the Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence had been postponed to November 10th, due to COVID 19, moving to a virtual event held on Facebook Live. The park was honoured to have been recognized in three categories including “Gil Carduner Marketing Award” “Business of the Year (Over 20 Employees)” and “The…

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Wanuskewin to Reopen September 5, 2020

August 31, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31st, 2020 Wanuskewin will re-open to the public on Saturday, September 5, 2020 for the Labour Day Long Weekend. The park is on the tail end of a major $40 Million Dollar renewal project, and although the entire project is not yet complete, we will be opening our beautifully renovated Art Galleries, Gift Shop, Restaurant, Trail System , and of course our Bison Viewing Platform. Wanuskewin is taking COVID 19 preventative measures very seriously…

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Wanuskewin Welcomes More Baby Bison

May 14, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2020 Wanuskewin is delighted to once again announce the birth of a baby bison … three baby bison to be exact. Incredibly, these babies arrived on auspicious days, with the first calf arriving on Earth Day, the third arriving on May 5th Red Dress Day, and the last calf arriving on Mother’s Day May 10th. This new generation of bison is comprised of three females and one male and are the offspring of…

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Wanuskewin Welcomes First Baby Bison

April 24, 2020

Wanuskewin's First Baby Bison

NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2020 Wanuskewin is delighted to announce the birth of a baby bison, who arrived on Earth Day. The female bison is the firstborn of the herd that Wanuskewin welcomed from the United States in December 2019, with genetic links to the famous Yellowstone herd. This marks the first bison born on their ancestral land at Wanuskewin since before the signing of Treaty Six in 1876 and the subsequent extirpation of the species. Wanuskewin…

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Saskatoon Cultural Destinations Form Partnership

March 9, 2020

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Whiskey Scrip

October 4, 2019

Edmonton-based Métis artist Heather Shillinglaw’s installation retells her family’s oral history of her great-great-grandfather John “Old Man Jack” Norris, who, according to family stories, contracted Indigenous and Métis women to transport whiskey on Red River Carts, disguised as homesteading supplies. Shillinglaw’s beaded and quilted hide map of the Carlton Trail traces these journeys from Fort Garry to Fort Edmonton, entangled with the issuance of Métis scrip and the impacts of this smuggled alcohol. Heather Shillinglaw is an Edmonton-based Métis artist…

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