Located less than half a day’s drive to some of the best recreation areas the province has to offer, Shaunavon is the perfect starting place to explore all that southwest Saskatchewan has to offer. Explore the Grasslands National Park, Frenchmen River Valley, T-Rex Centre, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and so much more! With accommodations suitable for every price point and style of adventure, call Shaunavon home while you discover the Southwest.
Pine Cree Park
WOW! This scenic little park is beyond your wildest expectations, bring your camera. Come picnic or camp, but don’t expect power, water and sewer facilities–the water here is in the form of a beautiful little creek winding its way through the trees and a hand pump on a shallow well. You won’t forget your stay here!
Located 32 km west of Shaunavon on Highway 13.
Camping Fees: $20/night/unit ($15 if you have a season’s pass). Extra vehicles will be charged the day pass of $10
Day Entry: $10 per vehicle
- Trailers over 28ft are not allowed in the park.
- Bridges (required to access much of campsite) support a maximum of 3tons
For more information visit the Pine Cree Regional Park page on the Town of Eastend’s website.
Frenchman River Valley
Formed by glacial meltwater, this beautiful valley extends for many miles. You will find rugged scenery, featuring many coulees in the Frenchman River Valley. Pictures can not adequately capture the beauty found here.
Approximately 44 kms. south of Shaunavon on Highway 37.
Lac Pelletier Regional Park
A small, beautiful spring fed lake surrounded by trees and cabins. A great place for camping, boating and fishing. Also located there is a one of a kind golf course, which you have to see to believe!
Approximately 77 kms. east of Shaunavon on Highway 13.
Visit the Lac Pelletier Regoinal Park Website
This area was originally created as an irrigation project for the PFRA. Over the years it has developed into a major recreation area. If camping, fishing, water skiing or just relaxing is something you are interested in, you are in the right area.
Approximately 70 kms. northeast of Shaunavon.
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
You will not want to miss this beauty! Beautiful rolling hills, lodgepole pines, trembling aspen and plentiful wildlife are only a portion of the attractions of this park. Lots of great camping available, trails to explore and sights to see.
Approximately 122 kms. west of Shaunavon on Highway 13, turn right at Highway 21.
Visit the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Website.
Fort Walsh National Historic Site
As you arrive here you can envision the past. The landscape is unbelievable, green rolling hills and bluffs of trees with the old fort snuggled in. You step back in history without even trying. As you have travelled this far, you won’t want to miss the Comglomerate Cliffs, as they are relatively close to Fort Walsh and a “must see.” If you are planning on going “across country” from Cypress Park to Fort Walsh be sure to check the weather, roads are impassable when wet.
For more information visit the Fort Walsh National Historic Site page on the Parks Canada website.
Grasslands National Park
A park like no other, wide open prairie conserving nature the way it should be! This park protects one of Canada’s few remaining areas of undisturbed mixed prairie grasslands. Grasslands National Park which can only be visited during the daytime as there are no camping facilities, consists of two blocks, one of which can be accessed near the Village of Val Marie.
Located approximately 120kms. southeast of Shaunavon.
Visit the Grasslands National Park Website.
T. Rex Discovery Centre
The home of Scotty, the world’s most massive T. rex skeleton. The T.Rex Discovery Centre is nestled into hills surrounding the Town of Eastend.
Approximately 33 kms. west of Shaunavon on Highway 13.
For more information visit the T.Rex Discovery Centre page on the Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s website.
The Great Sandhills are a unique phenomenon to this area of Southwest Saskatchewan. The large mass of sand and dunes cover 1,900 square kilometres and are subject to very strong winds, creating an ever-changing landscape. Some of the dunes stand 15 to 20 metres high, and cover several hectares of land.
Start your visit at the Great Sandhills Museum & Interpretive Centre in Sceptre, Saskatchewan.
Approximately 170 kms. northwest of Shaunavon.