Attractions & Events
has some fabulous attractions for the visitor.
below are just a few.
Follow the links below for more details.
Artists and Craftspeople
and District Museum
Annual Duck Derby
is close to a number of interesting attractions within
a short drive of the town.
Craven Country Jamboree is an annual music festival
held every summer just 5 minutes from Lumsden.
Petting Zoo is located about 4 miles southwest of Lumsden.
They have a small playground picnic area as well. Great
for school trips or birthday parties.
For more information contact Harold Griffiths at 731-2722.
Valley Ranch Camp
Valley Ranch Camp is a year round camping and retreat
center. You will find them on the east rim of the Boggy
Creek Valley a short 5 minute drive south-east of Lumsden.
Valley Golf and Estates is a pristine residential
golf community located in the scenic Qu'Appelle Valley.
Built on 475 acres of natural prairie terrain, the development
offers quiet country living with all the amenities of
contemporary community life.
near the quiet town of Lumsden, northwest of Saskatchewan's
capital city of Regina, Deer Valley offers you a haven
from life in the fast lane. Whether you're raising a
young family, almost an "empty nester" or
looking forward to retirement, you'll enjoy the safety
and familiarity of this well-planned community.
housing, lots of open space, panoramic views of the
valley, nearby schools, shops and services, access to
walking trails and a cross country ski trail, and a
championship golf course designed to take advantage
of the natural land - it can all be yours at an affordable
care and attention to detail, we're creating a community
atmosphere built on security, serenity and opportunities
for a healthy lifestyle. Deer Valley is the kind of
neighborhood you and your family deserve.
short drive from Regina, located in the beautiful Qu'Appelle
Valley, hugging the south shore of Last Mountain Lake,
is a piece of paradise known as Lumsden Beach Camp.
Here surrounded by nature, warmed by the sun, refreshed
by the rain, the magic of camp happens
memories are made.
Camp Mission Statement
Beach Camp fosters opportunities for the discovery and
nurturing of faith in God through Jesus and relationships
with each other in a safe and accepting Christian Community.
MICHAEL'S RETREAT, established in 1962, is owned by
the Franciscans of Western Canada and operates through
an Interchurch Board from our Roman Catholic, Anglican
and Lutheran communities. The Retreat overlooks the
beautiful Qu'Appelle Valley, about 30 km. northwest
of Regina, just off Highway #11 but access is through
the Town of Lumsden. St. Michael's provides a year-round
haven for a variety of individuals and groups who use
the centre for workshops, meetings and retreats which
may be spiritual or business. Our warm hospitality and
excellent cuisine have become legendary.
artwork is beautiful and the atmosphere is wonderful.
Visitors are very welcome to tour the facility.
Mountain House Provincial Historic Park
Mountain House Provincial Historic Park is built on
the site of a fur -trading post constructed in 1869.
The post burned down in the early 1870s, and remained
untouched for almost 100 years. The Regina Archaeological
Society spent 5 summers at the site collecting artifacts
and information about the post.
several buildings on the site re-create and interpret
life on the post: the Men's House, the Master's House,
the Barn Warehouse (program centre), the Trade Store,
the Ice House. One of the highlights at the post is
a copy of a journal kept by the Master of the post,
park is open July 1st to Labour Day, Thursday through
more information on Last Mountain House and other provincial
historic parks go to http://www.serm.gov.sk.ca
and click on "Parks".
World Campground (Craven)
Box 90, Craven, SK S0G 0W0
Tel. (306) 731-3336
Fax (306) 731-1441
Hours of Operation: May 15th to September 30th
- Daily to seasonal sites, full service sites, treed
sites, bathroom, shower and laundry facilities. Facilities
for family reunions, birthday parties, anniversary parties
and corporate functions.
Creek Ranch & Horse Centre
Beaver Creek Ranch is a working cattle ranch and training centre that boasts 200 acres of rolling hills in the Qu'Appelle Valley. It is complemented by "cowboy sampler" barbeques offering western themed cook-outs catering to groups from 20 – 400, horse drawn hay and sleigh rides through the valley, Riding lessons for the beginner to advanced students, Western, English and cattle events as well as a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
are several market gardens located on Highway 20 between
Lumsden and Craven. Fresh vegetables are available in
summer and fall, and some locations also sell bedding
plants and perennials in the spring.
Riverside Gardens (306) 731-3472 Fax (306) 731-2113 www.cravenriversidegardens.com
Frontier Gardens (306) 731-3301
Lincoln Gardens (306) 731-3133 www.cornmaidenmarket.com
Scotty's Garden Centre (306) 731-2513
Pete's Patch Garden (306) 731-3302
Annual September Long Weekend Duck Derby
Duck Derby Parade
“Webster” the Playground Safety Duck
Vehicles supplied by Wheaton Chevrolet
Lumsden Duck Derby is an annual fundraising event hosted
by the Lumsden Sports Association. Proceeds from the
Duck Derby support capital expenditures of the Lumsden
Sports Centre. The Sports Centre provides recreational
activity including hockey, figure skating and curling
to Lumsden and the surrounding communities.
Each year on Labour Day, up to 25,000 numbered plastic
ducks are dropped into the QuAppelle River that
winds through the scenic valley town of Lumsden. The
first 20 ducks to cross the finish line win valuable
prizes for their owners. This year you could be the
winner of $1,000,000!
Tickets are $5 each (no taxes).
on out and enjoy the festivities! There are events for
the whole family:
Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Arts Festival and Entertainment 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. River Park
Garden 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. River Park
to Post 1:00 p.m.
Activities 2 p.m. River Park
Race 2 p.m. QuAppelle River.
more information, photos and the list of winners click
10K and 3K Family Fun Run - - New Run Date: Saturday September 1st
- 1 Duck Entry for the Lumsden Duck Derby - Chance to win $1,000,000
- Post Pancake Breakfast
- Quality Run Like A Duck T-shirt
Registration, Race and volunteer details at:
Events in Lumsden include:
Skating Club Ice Carnival
Historical Society Flea Market
Mother's Day Tea and Bake Sale
Minor Ball Tournaments
Lumsden Summer Street Market
Lumsden Red Cross Swim Program
Fun in the
Sun Slo Pitch Tournament
Society Open House
Craven Country Jamboree
Lumsden Red Cross Swim Program
Hill Writing Experience
Lumsden Summer Street Market
Lumsden Duck Derby
Society Wind up
Lumsden School Reunion
Lumsden and District Lions Club - Roast Beef Fall Supper
St. Peter's Snowflake
School Dinner Theatre
St. Andrew’s United Church Festival of Carols
of Commerce Santa Claus Day
Library Holiday Homes Tour
Historical Society Inc., 1987
Box 91, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0
Street Address: 50 Qu'Appelle Drive West, Lumsden
Open: May - September 306-731-2905 (seasonal)
Free Will Donation
For More Info: 306-731-2434 or 306-731-2838
Lumsden Museum has five historic buildings: the Forest Church, Tregarva Community Hall, Kedleston One-Room School, Hunter House, and Edwards Log Cabin. There is also a Blacksmith Shop, Livery Barn, and an antique John Deere tractor display.
Lumsden is proud to be a part of the National Trail. For more information visit the Trans Canada Trail website.
Also check out the website for the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
Trans Canada Trail through River Park in Lumsden
The Lumsden/Deer Valley section of the Trans Canada Trail had extensive upgrades in 2010. In total, approximately 16 km of trail stretches from Lumsden River Park to Deer Valley. There are 5 information kiosks on the trail, each providing an overview of the Lumsden to Deer Valley section including a detailed topographical map of the area where the kiosk is situated. Walking, biking and hiking are suitable activities on the trail and canoeing/kayaking is a popular pursuit in the Qu’Appelle River and Wascana Creek. During the winter, walking within the town limits and Nordic skiing adjacent to the trail is possible; however, snowshoeing is the only suggested activity in the valley sections.
The Town of Lumsden would like to extend a big thank you to the Trans Canada Trail Committee for volunteering their time and making this project a success!
Lumsden Trail Topo (pdf)
Click on an image to view a larger version.
Wascana Creek & Minerva Xing
Trail Project Article Page 1 Trail Project Article Page 2
The "Upgrades Done To Local Trail" story is by L & J Chouinard of the Waterfront Press Regional.
For more information contact: Chris Exner - Lumsden Community Coordinator
may be picked up at the Lumsden Town
of Walking Tour (pdf file)