Beaver Creek Conservation Area

 

View on the Meewasin map or view Beaver Creek trails on this map.

Explore and learn more about Beaver Creek Digitally here.

Hours of operation are Wednesday to Sunday from 10am-5pm.

Due to COVID-19, a capacity limit is in place of 125 people or 40 cars on site at one time.

Beaver Creek Conservation Area is where prairie creek meets prairie river, a microcosm of the Meewasin Valley and home to an amazing diversity of wildlife! Conservation areas like Beaver Creek, are designated areas that are set aside to protect and enhance natural ecosystems and unique cultural resources. These important areas also provide habitat for rare, threatened and species at risk and contribute to a larger inter-connected corridor for wildlife.

The activities permitted on site are a different from a recreation area or park space. Practice stewardship when you visit this special place and help Meewasin keep Beaver Creek healthy and vibrant for current and future generations to come.

Here a few things to keep in mind while visiting:

Take a pic, don’t pick – Everybody enjoys wildflowers and it’s fun to pick up sticks while exploring the trails, but everything must be left behind. Take a picture instead, it will last longer!

Stay on the marked trails – This helps to protect the sensitive habitat of the creatures that make Beaver Creek their home.

The trails are for hiking – A reminder that the trails at Beaver Creek are meant for hiking, so please leave your furry friends and bikes at home (dogs and bikes are not permitted). If you are looking for dog-friendly nature experiences, you can visit other Meewasin sites such as Cranberry Flats Conservation Area, Chief Whitecap Park or Sutherland Beach.

Pack-it-in and pack-it-out – Your lunch and snacks may be tasty but please take your litter home to keep this special place clean, vibrant and healthy.

Hand-Feeding Chickadees – At the advice of the provincial wildlife authorities we are not currently permitting the hand-feeding of chickadees on site to prevent the spread of avian flu. You will have the opportunity to interact with these friendly birds at feeders stationed throughout the site.

If you have any questions about what you can do on site, please contact our friendly interpretive team at 306-374-2474.

Beaver Creek contains remnant sandhills prairie complexes which provide a unique habitat for grassland birds, wildflowers and home for numerous species at risk including the sand-dune reliant Smooth Goosefoot, and the ground nesting Common Nighthawk. The beavers that live there play an important role in keeping the creek habitat teeming with wildlife.  Beavers build dams that flood waters upstream, creating beaver ponds.  Many plants and animals make their homes in these sheltered ponds. The Interpretive Centre and staff provide opportunities to discover nature during all four seasons along a selection of nature trails.

*Please note that no dogs are allowed at this site.

Beaver Creek Conservation Area offers the general public and schools opportunities to discover the wonders of nature. Hands-on activities in the Interpretive Centre give children the opportunity to learn more about Saskatchewan’s wildlife. Their experience is enhanced through creative play such as the puppet theater, and the SaskEnergy Beaver Pond. A selection of four nature trails are available year-round for all ages to enjoy. Please visit the Meewasin Events Calendar for information on upcoming events and programs at Beaver Creek Conservation Area.

Group Programs by Request: Beaver Creek Conservation Area is pleased to offer a variety of year-round nature programs to organized groups upon request. Please visit the education page for program details.