The interpretive staff at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park are excited to announce an all-new event taking place August 5th, from 1-4 pm. We will be having an old-fashioned Homestead Picnic at the Nicolle Flats historic site in the park. The site includes a large fieldstone house that was built in 1903, and the ruins of a large barn, all built by Charles Nicolle, who was a quartermaster with the North-west Mounted Police.
The Homestead Picnic/ Heritage Day event is FREE and will include:
-FREE Horse-drawn wagon rides
-FREE homemade ice cream, made in a historic churn
-Activities hosted by the Western Development Museum of Moose Jaw
-Historic games and “chores” for kids to try out
-An old-time photo booth in front of the stone house, complete with costumes and props
The goal of the occasion is to celebrate Saskatchewan’s history and to increase interest in a beautiful area of the park.
-Access to the event site is available off highway 301. If coming from Moose Jaw, turn right at the park signs for “Nicolle Homestead” (just before the water treatment plant), and follow the road, down into the valley and turn left at the signs for “Nature Trail”. Once at the parking lot (near the washrooms), wagon rides will be available to access the house, or visitors can walk down the trail (roughly 5 minutes).
-Access from within the main area of Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is only available if visitors hike in from the Nicolle Flats Marsh boardwalk area (6 km hike roundtrip!).