Meewasin Valley Authority and Visitor Centre
Tourism Region: Saskatoon
Meewasin Valley Authority conserves the natural and cultural heritage resources of the South Saskatchewan River Valley. With the support of the Province of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan, Meewasin undertakes programs and projects in river valley research, education, development and conservation. The Meewasin Valley includes over 50 km of trails, two interpretive centres, and historic, natural and scenic sites.
About the Collections
Our two interpretive centres are not collection-based; Meewasin Valley Centre (MVC) focuses on city history and nature while the Beaver Creek Conservation Area (BCCA) focuses on nature and sustainability.
We consider our collection to be the historic buildings and sites and the natural conservation areas within the conservation zone.
aerial photography of the valley and related maps, inventory of historic buildings
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Living Collections • Aquatic Organisms : Fresh Water • Zoology : Vertebrates : Fish (Pisces)
Services & Activities
Other: aerial photography of the valley
Both sites offer Education Programs for all ages and group sizes. Please contact us for fees and details.
Classes or Workshops
Discovery Room or Centre
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
Both Interpretive Centres offer washroom facilities, drinking water, telephones, guided tours, visitor information, etc.
Accessible by Public Transportation
Children's Activities or Services
: Nursing area or Change Table
Information Centre or Desk
Meeting Room Rental
Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens
Reminiscence or Oral History Kits
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 20,000
Activities: River valley stewardship, special events, trail ambassador program
Local Tourism Links
Publications and Products
Along with our bi-monthly newsletter, Meewasin Valley Authority has a selection of brochures for self-guided walking tours, trail maps, river safety, etc.
Annual Reports •
Educational kits •
Museum Guide •
402 Third Avenue South
Hours of Operation
Meewasin Valley Interpretive Centre open year-round with Sunday programs, and special events during the summer. Beaver Creek Conservation Area is open year-round, except for a few weeks in January and offers programs and self-guided experiences.
Open: MEEWASIN VALLEY CENTRE - 9am to 5pm weekdays; 12am to 5pm weekends and holidays
BEAVER CREEK CONSERVATION AREA visitor centre - Jan-Apr 9-5 weekdays and 12-5 weekends and holidays; May-June 95 daily; July-Aug 9-9 daily; Sept-Oct 9-5 weekdays and 12-5 weekends; Nov-Dec 9-5 weekdays closed weekends (execpt Dec 26-Jan 1 open daily 12-5)
Meewasin Valley Centre closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Beaver Creek Conservation Area closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.