Tourism Estevan Official Visitors Guide

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Catch the Energy

by Mayor of the City of Estevan, Gary St. Onge

extremely friendly city. Estevan is the Energy City in We certainly have some of the more ways than one. A large best amenities in the percentage of the province. Our new electricity for the events center, Spectra province is generatPlace, is a great place ed at our two power to watch a hockey stations – Boundgame or a concert. ary Dam and Shand. Anyone from around We are right in the the province that has middle of the Bakvisited the facility ken oil play with a have said it is one of large number of oil City of Estevan Mayor, the best they have service companies. Gary St. Onge seen. Part of the lobCoal production is by is shared with the extremely imporR..M. of Estevan Aquatic center tant for the power plants but is which has received rave reviews also exported from here. This also makes for an energized since it opened many years ago. population. Over and over again, Several years ago a local by the name of Mel Murray spearheadI have been told by visitors and ed an initiative to build quality newcomers to our city that it is an

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ball diamonds and we now have several top baseball diamonds in our city. Two large reservoirs – Boundary Dam and Rafferty provide great fishing and boating. Two campgrounds – Woodlawn Park and Hidden Valley provide accommodation for the RVers of the province. Tours are provided during the summer months to visit both power plants and the coalfields and are simply a must for visitors. To support the growth of the city we have many support services and you will find some quaint shops and interesting restaurants among the normal fare of box stores. You will be glad you visited.

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Message from City 3 Attractions 6 Energy 7 Souris Valley 8 Estevan Art Gallery 8 NWMP Museum 8 Estevan Motor Speedway .......... ............................................. page 10 MX Trackside 12 Estevan Drag Racing Association 12 Farmers Market 14 Organic Farmer 14 Roche Percee Rocks 15 Golfing 18 Swimming 20 Parks 21 Estevan Bruins 22 Hunting 23 Fishing 24 16-17 Events 25 Accomodations 26 Dining 27 28-29

Driving time from - To Estevan Regina, SK........................2 hours Weyburn, SK......................1 hour Saskatoon, SK...................5 hours Calgary, SK.....................10 hours Minot, ND.........................2 hours Bismark, ND......................4 hours Winnipeg, MB....................6 hours Brandon, MB.....................4 hours Edmonton, AB.................11 hours Moose Jaw, SK..................3 hours Fleming, SK......................3 hours Maple Creek, SK................6 hours Langenburg, SK.................4 hours Lloydminster, SK................8 hours North Portal, SK..................38 min Swift Current, SK...............5 hours Prince Albert, SK................6 hours Arrive on Highways 18, 39, 47

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Contact Us Contact :Kevin D’Souza Address :322 - 4th Street Estevan, SK S4A 0T8 Phone :(306) 637-2150 Fax : (306) 634-6729 Email Online:

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Attractions Home to a wide range of attractions across various spheres, Estevan is sure to keep you interested be it sports and recreation, or arts and culture. Stay indoors and indulge your artistic senses at the Estevan Art Gallery or get a guided tour of the Souris Valley Museum and the NWMP Museum. These tours will help shed light about the history of the area and give you an opportunity to witness some fascinating exhibits. There is much for the outdoorsman to indulge in as well with opportunities ranging from fishing, hunting, or enjoy a round of golf, and go boating at Rafferty and Boundary Dams. Even for the ‘faux’ outdoorsman there’s spectator sports like motorsports including stock car racing, drag racing and motocross racing. Do not miss the tours of the mines! They’re a great insight into what gives Estevan the title of “the Energy City”. The list of possibilities and things to do in Estevan is extensive and is sure to keep the entire family entertained.

The Estevan Chamber of Commerce is a diversified, member-driven network of businesses striving to improve the business climate and community well being.

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Quick Facts Attractions | Tours

Energy Tours Few places will provide with such indepth, guided tours of the means by which coal fired plants help generate A tour of the Shand Greenhouse is an electricity for informative way to teach children. Photo courtesy of Melanie Hiske our province. L and m a r k s within the community, Boundary Dam and Shand Power Stations are an integral part of the community. The mammoth size and operations of these marvels can be explored and learned through guided tours. The tours are FREE and provide a great insight into the industry of coal mining. Tours run from June to August from Tuesday through Saturday. Participants have the option of selecting between two tours, depending on their preference on tour specifics and time. The morning tour leaves at 9am from the Visitor Information Centre, and tours Rafferty Dam, the Boundary Dam Power Station and the Boundary Dam Mine site. The Rafferty Dam reservoir is the largest body of water in the south eastern corridor. Developed to satisfy the area’s water needs, the Rafferty Dam is also used as flood protection for downstream residents in Saskatchewan and North Dakota. The afternoon tour departs at 1pm from Visitor Information Centre as well and tours the Shand Power Station, Shand Greenhouse and the Boundary Dam Mine site. Newer of the , the Shand Power Station is the most environmentally advanced coal fired plant in > The tours last for approximately the country. 2 hours While drop > Children under the age of 7 are ins are welnot permitted on the tour come, it does > Closed shoes must be worn not guarantee (no sandals, flats, flip flops or crocs) you a spot. To > Cameras and water bottles are reserve your allowed spot, call the > Pictures may only be taken for Visitor Inforpersonal use mation Centre > Provided safety equipment must at (306) 634 be worn in the power plants 6044.

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Estevan’s population is at 12,973 according to the 2011 national census. Major industries in Estevan are coal mining, power generation, oil and gas and agriculture. The City of Estevan covers 795.32 km2 Estevan is close to two border crossings,the Noonan/Estevan Border Crossing on Highway 47 and the Portal/North Portal 24 hour Border Crossing on Highway 39. There is one airport north of (YEN)Estevan Airport Estevan’s official mascot’s name is Lignite Louie. The City of Estevan is Canada’s sunshine capital, averaging 2,540 sunshine-filled hours each year.

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Attractions | Arts & Culture

Souris Valley Museum The Souris Valley Museum is a regional history Museum that focuses on historic daily life in and the development of Southeast Saskatchewan. The collection includes the Schneller Schoolhouse, a CookCar, a Homesteader Shack, two of Estevan’s earliest Fire Trucks and an outdoor Heritage Mining Equipment display. The Museum’s displays are designed to recreate shops and businesses as well as the rooms inside a historic home. The Museum provides educational programming and community events including; summer day camps, public events, school visits and workshops. The Souris Valley Museum is open every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm from Victoria Day to Labour Day (May 18th to September 3rd, 2012). Additional hours and special event bookings are available upon notified request. The Souris Valley Museum is located on Highway #39 West, just outside Estevan, beside the Visitor Information Center (Look for the Heritage Mining Equipment display). For more information, including an events calendar, visit

Estevan Art Gallery & Museum The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum (EAGM) presents exhibitions and programs that reflect Estevan’s rapidly expanding social and cultural diversity. The EAGM intends to make contemporary art and heritage accessible, meaningful, and vital to diverse audiences of all ages. Admission is always FREE! The EAGM also runs the NWMP museum during the summer. The NWMP Wood End Post serves to collect, preserve, research, exhibit and interpret objects that best illustrate the arrival of the North

West Mounted Police to the Estevan area in the summer of 1874 on the Trek West, to 1892. Objects associated with the North West Mounted PoTour the NWMP Museum and get in touch with our lice, important Photo courtesy of Melanie Hiske local history. events, periods, episodes and personalities in Es- at 306 634 7644 or e-mail eagm@ tevan and surrounding area are a or visit 118 – 4th throwback to a bygone era in the Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan. history of the Prairies. See advertisement on next page Questions? Phone the EAGM for hours of operation.

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EXHIBITION: September 13—October 26, 2012 FUNDRAISER: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Tickets: $75/person Gallery is open year round & our Museum is open seasonally June to August. Admission is always free. Check our website for upcoming events or find us on facebook 118 4th Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada (P) 306 634 7644 (E) (W) Summer Hours (June-Aug): Mon-Fri 10-6, Thurs 10-9, Sat 1-4 Winter Hours (Sept-June): Mon-Fri 10-6, Thurs 10-9 w w w.tour

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2012 SCHEDULE 7:30pm start time unless otherwise stated

Sat. May 5 - Season Opener Sponsored By: Baker Hughes

Fri. May 18 - Regular Points Night Sponsored By: Apex Distribution

Sat. May 26 - McComb Automotive 3000 to Win Sponsored By: McComb Automotive

Fri. June 15 - Regular Points Night Sponsored By: Goudy Transport

* Fri. June 23 - Mack Auction Consignment Sale Sale starts at 10:00am

Fri. June 29 - Kids Night Sponsored By: Glen Peterson Construction

Tues. July 10 - Dakota Modified Tour Sponsored By: Kendalls Auto Electric

Sat. July 21 - Regular Points Night Sponsored By: Canadian Diesel Power Trucks

Fri. Aug 10 - Regular Points Night Sponsored By: Sams Trucking Estevan Ltd.

Sat. Aug. 25 - Championship Night Sponsored By: Sonic Oilfield

* Fri. Sept. 14 - Eve of Destruction (tentative)

Attractions | Motorsports

Estevan Motor Speedway Estevan Motor Speedway (EMS) is a 3/8 mile high-banked oval dirt track and is the only U.S. sanctioned track in Canada. Every weekend of racing at Estevan Motor Speedway is fast moving, on the edge of your seat racing! EMS offers exceptional racing action - just like NASCAR - only better. It’s grass roots racing. Each night there are three regular classes that race bi-weekly, where the drivers compete not only for the purse that night, but for track, regional, and national points. With the exceptional facility there is ample opportunity to showcase the many talented drivers that frequent our race track. Many of our local drivers travel to Boone for the Super Nationals, and compete against some of the best dirt track drivers in the world. The speedway has operated continuously since 2000, entertaining race fans, thrill seekers, and families during the spring and summer months. From weekly shows to special events, the Estevan Motor Speedway experience is centered on the concept of “Nothing Better Than Being There.” With the goal being, “to provide entertainment with a racing theme”, the EMS definitely exceeds expectations.

Sat. Sept . 22 - Kickin’ up the Dirt - 3pm start Sponsored By: Mayco Well Servicing

Sun. Sept 23 - EMS Enduro Race - 2pm start Sponsored By: Sherritt Coal

Join the NEW Estevan Motor Speedway Text Club! It’s FREE to join!

IN CANADA text the keyword RACE to 212121

IN the U.S.A. text the keyword RACE to 25827

Nothing Better Than Being There! stay tuned for more shows and special events

Fuel your need for speed and feel the power throughout your body at the Estevan Motor Speedway. Photo courtesy of Taunia Turnbull

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Attractions | Motorsports

MX Trackside Trackside MX park is a great place to get out and enjoy a day with your friends and family in a safe environment riding your off-road motorcycle. With a very diverse terrain, including the 85’ tabletop, 3 valley sections, over/under bridge, step-on step-offs, big doubles and rhythm section. Trackside boasts a permanent pressurized irrigation system, regular track maintenance, grandstands and much more. The track is back in high gear and it is shaping up to be an exciting year with big changes for the track and even more race events. Memberships and the new keys are available downtown Estevan at XS-iV Boardshop which is open 7 days a week. The number is 634-6774. Located 1 mile East of Estevan on Highway #39 and 1 mile South on Shand Power Station access road. Watch for the track entrance on your left just after you cross the train tracks and then head east into the park. Ride Hard and Ride Safe!

Estevan Drag Racing Drag races are the ultimate two vehicle acceleration contest in an elimination tournament. Tires squealing, engines roaring and cheering crowds are a recipe for an absolutely fun time for gear-heads. The Estevan Drag Racing Association pits a large variety of automobiles from bikes, cars and trucks. Some of the modifications undertaken by some of the racers are something to be in awe of. Not very much gets better than a fun filled family event with food, racing and sunshine at the races. Held at the Estevan Airport, drag racing is a great spectator sport as witnessed by the large crowd of locals and Photo courtesy of Ryan Kirkpatrick visitors.

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Attractions | Markets

Farmers Market Enjoy a Saturday morning experience at the Estevan Farmers Market, situated on the east end of the mall parking lot. The market was formed in the late 1970`s and 35 years later they are still going strong. Every Saturday morning from May until Thanksgiving weekend, you will find 15-18 vendors to meet and greet you, and tell you about their product. Summer markets start bright and early at 8:00a.m. and run until 1:00p.m. Rain or shine. All of the food vendors must have their safe food handling coarse and they follow all guidelines from the health department. On visiting the market you will be able to find a wide selection of items ranging from farm fresh eggs, crafts, an extensive selection of garden produce, baking of all kinds, popcorn, jewelry, preserves, meat, and many home based businesses, such as Tupperware, Avon and more. They host a Kids Day at the market in May and a Customer appreciation day in August, giving the market a chance to give back in a small way by having draws and gift certificates, plus treats for the visitors. There is also a weekly hamper draw, supported by the vendors. Christmas sales are always the last four Saturdays before Christmas, and are held in the Exhibition Hall on the fairgrounds. Times for these sales are from 10:00a.m. -2:00p.m. A variety of items are on sale throughout the entire summer and part of the Christmas season. Photo courtesy of Melanie Hiske

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Attractions | Trails

A local natural wonder The rocks in Roche Percee are hidden gems of the Southeast. French for pierced rock, the area is named for the rocks that have incredible heritage value, as an important landmark and record of the region’s historical landscape.Inscribed with carvings of animals, humans and symbols believed to be a legacy of Siouan speaker, the Nakota considered the site sacred, leaving offerings each time they passed through

the area. The site has dealt with considerable erosion and later carvings, but carved pits remain and red ochre are left imprinted in the rock, as the only telltale signs left that First Nations people noted the site. The names and dates of past and present visitors leave a historical record literally carved in stone. The area was noted by early European settlers, appearing on ear-

ly maps and is mentioned in the 1853 annals of an American expedition surveying for a railroad to the Pacific. The North West Mounted Police also camped near the site during their March west. The terrain is beautiful and a trip to Roche Percee is perfect to get outside on a nice sunny day. From the caves inside the rocks to the colourful wildflowers, the little gem has little details to keep you intrigued.

Take a hike through our local natual wonder, sit on top of the rocks of Roche Percee and ponder what it was like to visit this site as a settler. Photo courtesy of Alicia Knight

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The first settlers in what was to become Estevan arrived in 1892. Some locals have said the rocks are haunted. This whole area is know for being haunted by beings know as “Rugeroos.” Old Indian spirits that change into animals. They are vicious and will harm you if you don’t leave when you see them. They don’t speak but will growl.


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Attractions | Sports & Recreation

The best place for a Birdie or Eagle Estevan has plenty to offer for the golf enthusiast. The distinction of being Canada’s Sunshine Capital is a perfect combination with the warm weather and spectacular golf courses that are on offer. 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses in Estevan are sure to satisfy your craving, but if you’re golf skills are not supreme, there is mini-golf on offer as well. The Hidden Valley Golf Course affectionately called the Hide Out is quite easy to find, featuring 9 holes executive golf without the tie will challenge your whole bag with its long par 3’s and par 4’s. With panoramic views of the area and hide outs by the Souris River you won’t be disappointed. Also

offering Mini-golf , a great way to spend the afternoon with the entire family. The Estevan Woodlawn Golf Course which is an 18 hole golf facility was severely affected by the flooding in 2011. However, with brilliant work put in by the staff and volunteers, the course will be opening its front 9 for the 2012. Construction has begun and the new Les Furber design for the back 9 should be ready for play in late fall 2012. The Mainprize Regional golf course was designed by John F.

Robinson, a professional architect that has left his mark in many locations across North America. He took advantage of the rolling, prairie wool covered valleys on the shoreline of the Rafferty, added to it a quiet country existence and molded a beautiful 18-hole “links” style golf course. Numerous visitors have remarked that “It is the only resort in Saskatchewan with a view of Scotland”. We’re sure that with these opportunities on offer your golf cravings will have been thoroughly satisfied with a neat touch of scenic views.


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Attractions | Sports & Recreation

Roche Percee Trail Ride & Wagon Trek

Put on by the Souris Valley P Tre Trekkers, the Roche Percee Recreation Board and a number of volunteers, these trail rides are one of a kind. A throwback to years gone by, the trail rides are rich in history, culture and of course a lot of fun. An event equipped with wagon riding, knowledgeable locals, beer gardens, brilliant food, and tons of entertainment is not to be missed. Campsite is in the historic village of Roche Percee. The flooding in 2011 was a tragedy for the community of Roche Percee, and the event had to be cancelled, however with the passion and dedicaRiding through hills near Roche Percee.Photo courtesy of Anja Jahn-Gunther tion of the community, the trail rides are back! A 3-day family event packed with activities, this is not an event you will want to miss! Registration is mandatory. Registration before August 4th - $15/person, after August 4th - $30/person. Children 6 and under ride free. Dates: August 10th, 11th & 12th. For more information contact, Mary Jacobs: (306) 634 2432, or Don & Gaylene Wyatt: (306) 634 7062, or Ron & Joyce Schapkohl (306) 634 4380.

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Attractions | Sports & Recreation Kids enjoy the waterslide throughout the year.

City of Estevan Leisure Center

Photo courtesy of Melanie Hiske

Visit the City of Estevan Leisure Center for many recreational and sporting activities. The facility has a 25m, 6 lane pool complete with a water slide, whirl pool, steam room, diving board and a beach area for kids. It facility also features squash courts, a fitness center, fitness classes (aquatic and land based), a gymnasium, tennis courts and a skate park. Also connected to the facility is the brand-new Spectra Place that hosts many events and concerts throughout the year. For further information on schedules and events, you can visit facebook. com/cityofestevan, spectraplace or call (306)634-1888!

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Attractions | Sports & Recreation

Parks The city of Estevan is littered with a number of parks encompassing the entire city. No matter where you are you will never find yourself too far away from a park. During the summer, Estevan’s parks come to life with beautiful lush green grass, fragrant and colourful flowers and the buzzing of people. However, it won’t be difficult to find a spot to relax at. Equipped with playgrounds and walking paths, Estevan’s parks are a great option to relax and for recreation. The walking path along the valley in the south west part of Estevan is a fantastic example of the parks in the city. This walking path has an all encompassing array of recreational features planted

Take a family stroll along some of the walking paths and spend time at Photo courtesy of Melanie Hiske the parks throughout the city. all along. With Churchill park which has a playground for kids and a lush green grass to relax in, to the Luscar Cactus Park which is home to ball diamonds and soccer fields, a variety of activities will

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catch your eye in this vibrant community of ours. Don’t be surprised if you come across a boot camp group every now and then too! This walking path is just a taste of the many parks that are easily accessible in Estevan. Visit www. to find a complete listing of parks in our city.

Playparks The City of Estevan Playparks program is a free and interactive program for kids under the age of 12. The Playparks are located in 5 different neighbourhoods throughout the City. They all feature crafts and games, and 4/5 parks have a paddling pool and playground for fun in the sun. Every week there is a different theme to the games and activities, from Safari week to Superhero week! Also featuring major fun events like Canada Day celebration and a movie night in the park. For more i n for m a tion contact 306634-1884 or Playparks@ starting mid May. w w w. to u r

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Attractions | Sports & Recreation

Estevan Bruins The Estevan Bruins are a proud member of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Founded in 1957, the goal of the Bruins organization is to provide an opportunity for young men from throughout North America to play hockey at a high level and to use the sport as a vehicle to prepare for the next phase of their life whether that be moving onto professional hockey, furthering their education or entering the workforce. After playing for over 50 years in the Civic Auditorium, the Bruins moved into Spectra Place in 2011 and are proud to call the beautiful facility home. The new arena has been a rebirth of sorts for the franchise and allowed it to offer the residents of Estevan exciting, fast-paced hockey coupled with an entertaining game day presentation tailored for both the hardcore and casual fan. After a season in which the Bruins made it to the second round of playoffs with a young lineup, the team is greatly looking forward to the 2012-2013 season and contending for a championship in the highly competitive SJHL.

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Attractions | Hunting & Fishing

Estevan Wildlife Federation The Estevan and surrounding area boasts great opportunities for anyone with the outdoors in mind. Hunting, fishing and hiking are among the most popular and are made possible through the hard work of the employees at Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and volunteer organizations like the Estevan Wildlife Federation. Conservation officers work hard to protect and manage our natural resources while the EWF (Estevan Wildlife Federation) works hard to sustain natural habitat for our fish and wildlife and helps educate the public, especially our youth, so that we have fish and wildlife for generations to come. Each fall finds hundreds of area hunters taking to the fields in pursuit of Whitetail deer, Mule deer, Antelope, Moose and Elk. There is also excellent water fowl populations due to the healthy watershed area and larger lakes like Rafferty, Boundary and Alameda dams. Our upland game bird populations continue to be excellent. The Estevan Wildlife Federation maintains an extensive winter feeding program made possible through it’s many volunteers, keeping the pheasants and grouse numbers healthy. Pheasants are also raised by the EWF for release each summer. Some of these birds are also bought by local landowners and companies like Sherritt Coal, and are in turn released on their lands to help keep populations stable. Fishing is also a favorite pastime in the Estevan area. Rafferty, Boundary and Alameda dams are excellent fishing water bodies in the immediate area. Northern Pike, Walleye and Yellow Perch are abundant in each water body. Boundary Dam is also very well known for it’s Largemouth Bass fishery. This is the only location in Western Canada where you can fight the mighty Largemouth Bass and fishermen travel for hours to enjoy the experience. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment also stocks a couple of small water bodies with Splake, Brooke and Rainbow trout for everyone to enjoy trying their luck.

International Bass Boundary Fishing Tournament Dam Film Shoot It only makes sense that the fishing opportunity for bass at Boundary Dam is decorated by a tournament. The International Bass Fishing Tournament is scheduled for June 16 from 6am – 2pm. The registration fee for the tournament is $150/team with a limit of four fish per team. A lunch and award ceremony at the end of the tournament is a perfect way to conclude the tournament. Call Todd Folkerts at (306) 461 9884 or (306) 485 8166.


If you happen to be in the area between July 16th -20th, you will want to hit Boundary Dam. Pete Bowman from will be in Estevan for a Fishing Saskatchewan Film Shoot on bass fishing at the Boundary Dam. Pete Bowman is a co-host Fish’n Canada TV Show. He also broadcasts on Global, WFN and some individual stations. Pete Bowman was recently inducted into the Canadian Anglers Hall of Fame. There will be opportunities to meet up with the cast and the crew at events including a “Meet & Greet”. Details will be made available in July.

Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased at the Ministry of Environment office or retail outlets like Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart, Shell or Esso gas stations. If you have any questions contact the Estevan Ministry Office at 637-4600 or any executive member of the EWF at

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Attractions | Hunting & Fishing

Boundary & Rafferty Dam Vast water bodies in Saskatchewan are not just limited to the northern part of the province. Estevan is home to two magnificent water bodies which provide a bundle of recreation opportunities. Boundary and Rafferty Dams are the perfect spots to enjoy the water sports you love. Minutes south of Estevan, Boundary Dam is a special place where anglers can catch largemouth bass in Western Canada. The hot water return creates warmer temperatures which help the largemouth bass fish thrive in Boundary Dam. The dam has a boat launch, a beach and lots of room for all water sports. For a quiet and private afternoon, Rafferty Dam is the ideal spot. At 50 kilometers long, Rafferty provides ample space to get away! Rafferty boasts bigger walleye than those in Boundary, as well as a healthy dose of northern pike, perch and brown trout. “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken” - James Dent -

A man and his dog spend a peaceful evening fishing on Rafferty Dam. Photo courtesy of Alicia Knight

Geocaching There are hidden treasures all over the world - including Estevan and area! These hidden treasures are in the form of “caches”, small containers filled with trinkets and a log book for visitors to sign. Using a GPS unit and specific coordinates, you follow the map searching for the hidden “cache” (container). When you find it, open it up, sign the logbook and see what others have left behind. If you take a trinket, replace it with another. Return the cache to its original location. Keep the location a secret for others to enjoy. Geocaching is free and easy. You can create a free account at , which will allow you to see all of the caches available. Everything you need has been donated by Active Estevan. Contact the Estevan Chamber of Commerce for details. w w w. to u r

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Events / Accomodations

Annual Events May


Visitor Information Centre Opening May 17 Estevan Bruins Celebrity Sportsmens Dinner May 25

Bienfait Canada Day Celebrations July 1 EAGM Garage Sale July 5-7

June OTS Oilmen’s Golf Tournament June 1-3 Hard Knocks MMA June 1 Shrine Circus June 6 Burton Cummings in Concert June 15 Bass Fishing Tournament June 16 Estevan Exhibition Fair June 18-20 Rumble in the Dirt June 20 Chili Cook Off June 23

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August Roche Percee Trail Ride and Wagon Trek August 10-12 Simple Plan in Concert August 12 Pure Energy Weekend August 25-26

September Estevan CCA Rodeo Ranch Rodeo Showcase 2012

September 7-8 September 9 September 28- 30

You can submit an event on our events calendar at and we will promote it! Plus go there to see even more local events!

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Motel 6 Motel 6 has the ultimate stay for you! Conveniently located off Highway 39 in the beautiful city of Estevan. The facility offers affordable prices and features, free wifi access, microwaves and fridges in all rooms. For your convenience, kids under 17 stay free, pets are welcome and coin operated laundry on site. Join the friendly staff in the lobby for freshly brewed coffee. Motel 6 looks forward to leaving the light on for you! Reservations Toll Free: 1-800-466-8356 Box 368, 88 King Street, Estevan, SK S4A 2A4 Phone: (306) 634-8666

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel The Suburban Extended Stay Hotel provides a new hotel experience ready for you. Suburban Extended Stay Hotel welcomes long-term stays as all our rooms are fully equipped with a fridge, microwave, cook top and all necessary cooking utensils. Economic daily, weekly and monthly rates are available. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available for added guest conveniences. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, make the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel your place to relax and recharge. The friendly staff will help make you feel right at home. Reservations Toll Free: 1-888-541-8332 404 Kensington Ave. Estevan, SK S4A 2L7 Phone: (306) 634-8332

Days Inn Estevan From family and the seasoned traveler to the last minute stopover, the Days Inn Estevan caters to a variety of different needs. With amenities and services such as complimentary continental breakfast, restaurants, free high speed internet access, mini fridge, fitness room and many others, the Days Inn provides quality and comfort far beyond expectations. The knowledgeable staff can help you plan a number of excursions to make your next stay a memorable one. Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-777-6456 1305 9th Street Estevan, SK S4A 1J1 Phone: (306) 634-6456

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A & W 1437 4th Street (306) 634-9228....................Burgers & Fast Food Allie’s Dining 1124B 4th Street (306) 634 4009...........................Diner Baba’s Bistro 1210 7th Street (306) 634 8877........................Ukranian Blackbeard’s

1305 9th Street (306) 634 2514..............................Diner

Boston Pizza 102 Souris Avenue (306) 634 6600...............Bar & Grill Coffee Comfort 1215 4th Street (306) 634 2577.........................Café DD’s Gourment Buffet 220 – 1175 Nicholson Rd (306) 634 8601 ................................................................................................................Buffet

Dairy Queen 901 13th Avenue (306) 634 3209 .............................................................................Burgers/Dessert/Fast Food

Dominos Pizza Suite 6 - 419 Kensington Avenue (306) 634 8999 .....................................................................................................................Pizza EB’s Dining Emporium 104 Souris Ave N (306) 634 2356 ....................................................................................................................Diner

Eddies Neighbourhood Bar & Grill 122 4th Street (306) 634 5656................................................................Bar & Grill Estevan Chinese & Pizza Cuisine 1117 5th Street (306) 634 6266...........................................................Chinese/Pizza/Buffet

Granby’s on 9th 1305 9th Street (306) 634 1069....Steakhouse Houston Pizza 76 Souris Avenue (306) 634 8880...Pizza/Diner Jenny K’s117 4th Street (306) 634 8889..............................Chinese KFC Hwy 39 W (306) 634 4747............................................ Fast food McDonalds 1310 6th Street (306) 634 7000 413 Kensington Avenue (306) 634 6605................................Fast food

Old Homestead Family Restaurant 132-400 King Street (306) 634 6775...................................................................................Diner

Pita Central 1-419 Kensington Avenue (306) 634 3702 ..............................................................................................................Fast food

Pizza Hut 601 4th Street (306) 634 3212...............................Pizza Quiznos Subs 9-461 King Street (306) 634 6202..........Fast food Subway 517 4th Street (306) 634 6616...............................Fast food The Black Grasshopper Pub & Eatery /Trifon’s Pizza & Spaghetti House 96 King Street (306) 634 7077.........................................................Bar & Grill/Pub/Pizza

Tim Hortons 133 4th Street (306) 634 3957................Fast food Tower Café 1124A 4th Street (306) 634 3534.........Pizza/Diner Wayne’s Family Restaurant 502 4th Street (306) 636 6303 ....................................................................................................Chinese/Buffet

Wicklow Café 1133 4th Street (306) 634 3119..Korean/Burgers Willy’s The Tap House 1124A 4th Street (306) 634 3534 ...........................................................................................................Bar & Grill WWW.TOURISMESTEVAN.COM TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THESE DINING HOTSPOTS

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TEAR OUT TEAR OUT TEAR OUT TEAR OUT 2012 Official Visitors Guide



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