440 Centre St. Phone: (306)297-3882
The Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre houses the Shaunavon Branch of the Chinook Regional Library,
an art gallery, natural history and heritage rooms as well as a community meeting room.
The Centre is open year round and continues to provide visitors with a variety of cultural experiences.
The Grand Coteau Centre is a hub of activity, as evidenced by the number of vistors which reached an astonishing 10,000 in 2008.
Hours of Operation:
May 1 to September 30: Monday to Saturday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
October 1 to April 30: Tuesday to Saturday 1:30p.m.- 5:00p.m.
Our spacious 1000 ft. gallery features art exhibitions by local, Saskatchewan and Canadian artists. Many of our shows are from the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council’s (OSAC) Arts on the Move program. A full listing of OSAC visual arts touring exhibitions can be found on their website, osac.ca
New exhibitions are featured every one or two months. Exhibitions are subject to change without advance notice. A donation box and guest book are located in the gallery. Please be sure to sign your name and leave us your comments regarding the current show!
For information on exhibition criteria, please see the Art Gallery Exhibition Criteria.
The Museum houses archaeological material from a primary butchering site in South Western Saskatchewan that contains bison material and some stone tools.
Our early settlement collection features artifacts significant to Shaunavon's history. Permanent exhibits include The Crystal Bakery, Agriculture, One-Room Schoolhouse, Everett Baker, Communication, Illerbrun Church, Textiles, Home Life, Work Life, Early Policing and General Store.
A photographic exhibit entitled, “Why Here”, highlights the establishment of Shaunavon in 1913. From bald prairie to town status in less than six months, Shaunavon earned the title of Boomtown. Other exhibits we have displayed at this time are Millinery and Shaunavon Memorabilia.
A future permanent photographic Coal Mining exhibit is under construction.
The Shaunavon Branch of the Chinook Regional Library is located in the GCHCC, adjacent to our gallery space. The library is another hub of our community and offers free internet access, regular children’s programming and Kid’s Corner area. The Shaunavon Library an inviting and cozy locale for meeting friends and relaxing with a good book.
The friendly librarians will be happy to help you with research and computer usage. Interlibrary loans are available for titles not currently held on location.
Services Provided: Four Public Computers With Internet, Wireless Access
Story Time - Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Hours of Operation:
Monday 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday 12:00 Noon - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday 12:00 Noon - 7:30 p.m.
Friday 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.