Experiences

Discover the Meewasin Valley 

Meewasin is more than a trail. We offer a variety of unique tourism experiences with guided by local experts which showcase the beautiful Meewasin Valley. And the best part? The proceeds from our tourism programs support Meewasin’s education and conservation efforts. Our experiences are limited time offerings and sell out fast! 

Whether you are a first-time visitor, or the valley is your home, join us! Nature awaits. 

COMING THIS FALL 

2022 Feature Experience – Meewasin Grazing Dinners

Meewasin is excited to be collaborating with Odla on a one-of a kind experience this fall…

Meewasin’s Grazing Dinners begin with a private hike through the native prairie at Beaver Creek Conservation Area with our very own Renny Grilz. You’ll be immersed in the sights, smells and sounds of the landscape, and learn why the Saskatchewan prairie is so important.

Following the hike, you’ll be treated to a 3-course dinner prepared by Chef Scott Dicks and the team at Odla featuring Saskatchewan beef. Odla is proud to be a farm direct restaurant, which means all ingredients featured in the meal are grown or raised within 2 hours of Saskatoon!

During dessert, you’ll get a chance to get up close and personal for a live demonstration with our Shepherd Jared Epp and his sheep and stock dog team and hear about how they help us manage prairie ecosystems in the river valley.

4 events only – September 1, 2, 8 & 9

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SUMMER 2022 EXPERIENCES 

The Meewasin Walking Tour 

What is Chief Whitecap pointing to at the roundabout by the Traffic Bridge? And why is there a falconry sitting atop the Delta Marriott Hotel? Did you know that the Meewasin Valley is the largest urban conservation zone in Canada?  

Join a Meewasin Guide to explore the River Valley in Downtown Saskatoon and learn some quirky facts about the rich history that exists along our riverbank. Designed to connect with visitors and locals alike, this tour is a chance to discover our city in a fun new way! Wednesdays – July & August 2022. 

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The Meewasin Walking Tour (with SPECIAL GUESTS!)

The Meewasin Valley is not just an incredible and iconic part of Saskatoon, it’s also home to an amazing group of subject-matter experts! Join us with a featured guest guide on select Saturdays to explore the River Valley in Downtown Saskatoon. Designed to connect with visitors and locals alike, this tour is a chance to discover both the Valley itself and some of the incredible people that make Saskatoon special. Who’s joining us? City of Saskatoon Archivist, the always wonderful Jeff O’Brien (July 16 & 23), and Canada’s Living Sky Guy, Saskatoon’s own Tim Yarkowski (July 9 & Aug 6). Saturdays – July & August 2022.

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Naughty by Nature 

Back by popular demand! Meewasin piloted this fun, adult-only experience last summer and it was such a success we are bringing it back. 

Ever wonder how porcupines get it on? We have that answer and more lined up for this fun night out at Beaver Creek. Meewasin has combined some delicious local food & beverages with a tour that takes light-hearted look at what happens in the river valley after hours. Join us while we “lift the leaves” on the birds and the bees. 8 events only – July & August 2022. 

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JUST FOR KIDS 

EcoAdventure Camps 

This summer, get outside in nature and have tons of fun with Meewasin EcoAdventure Camps at Beaver Creek Conservation Area! 

These 3-day camps include daily guided adventure hikes exploring the unique habitats and diverse ecosystems of Beaver Creek, wild encounters with flora and fauna, engaging experiential crafts and activities and so much more related to the chosen adventure theme of the week! 

Camps are geared towards 8-12 year old campers and run 6 hours in length from 10am-4pm from Wednesdays-Fridays on select weeks in July and August. 

CAMP THEME 1: Creek Creativity – Jul 13-15 OR Aug 10-12, 2022 

CAMP THEME 2: Wayfinding & Wanderings – Jul 20-22 OR Aug 17-19, 2022  

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BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! 

Meewasin is always exploring innovative ways of enjoying the Valley. Keep an eye on our social media as well as our newsletter for updates on what’s coming next. Talk Birdie to Me  

Birdwatching is one of the most sustainable types of nature-tourism and Beaver Creek is a birding hot spot!  

For a limited time during the spring breeding season, you can join Meewasin’s resident bird expert Jamie Harder and our Experiences Coordinator Sam Cowan for an introduction to this on-trend hobby. You’ll also be treated to a local coffee from Rampage Coffee Co. and a continental breakfast box specially curated for this experience by Style & Graze! 4 events only – June 2022. 

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