Maple Creek: The Modern West
Get the full flavour of southwest Saskatchewan hospitality with a visit to the Maple Creek area. The community has held the titles of Canada’s Greatest Western Town and Friendliest Town in Saskatchewan.
Stroll the sidewalks and browse shops among the Heritage District. Guided historical walking tours can be arranged through the Maple Creek Visitor Centre, which is in the 1910 Union Bank of Canada building.
Pop into The Daily Grind Roastery and Coffee Shop for a freshly brewed fair trade coffee. This gathering place for locals and tourists alike has a rustic country feel and serves down-home cooking and baking, while selling specialty items and giftware.
Relive your childhood at Cowtown Kids Toy & Candy. With a focus on selling high-quality traditional and nostalgic toys, it has the distinction of being the largest independent toy store in Saskatchewan.
Stop by Rafter R Brewing’s taproom to enjoy a pint or flight of its craft beer brewed onsite, or sample some Cypress Hills Winery fruit wine or mead at its new tasting bar, bistro and gift shop, located north of Maple Creek. Under new ownership, the winery continues to use recipes developed by the Bohnets – its founders – to achieve the same great taste that customers know and love.
Housed in a red cedar log barn, Grotto Gardens Family Fun Farm has a bakery, market, gift shop, saskatoon berry orchard and petting zoo. However, the family-run agritourism business is best known for its popular goat yoga, alpaca walks and farm train tours. New in 2023 is the addition of an 18-hole mini golf course, dubbed the Putting Zoo.
Year round, the welcome mat is rolled out at Historic Reesor Ranch, a century-old working guest ranch located just outside of the West Block boundary of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. Explore the surrounding hills on a horseback trail ride or ATV tour. At the end of the day, gather around a crackling campfire to swap stories, while enjoying cowboy poetry by the local bard.
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