Canora is in east central Saskatchewan and was founded along the tracks of the Canadian Northern Railway, one of the companies that evolved into the Canadian National Railway (CN). The area around Canora was settled by Europeans in the late 19th century by Doukhobors, Romanians, and Ukrainians. The first Ukrainian block settlement in Saskatchewan was established in 1897 when 150 families arrived in the Canora District from Western Ukraine. In 1904, the Canadian Northern Railway laid tracks through the area and a year later, in 1905, Canora was incorporated the site of the train station.
The name Canora, is derived from the first two letters of the words "Canadian Northern Railway."
The closest major airports with scheduled service are in Regina and Saskatoon, served by Air Canada and Westjet.
- Canada's Only Toy and Autograph Museum, 118 Main St, ☏ , toll-free: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily 9AM-5PM. Featured on CBC, Access TV and Prairies North; features over 700 autographs ranging from Laurel & Hardy to President Bush and over 1000 toys. Adult - $2; Child - $1.
- Canora Ukrainian Heritage Museum, 215 Main St, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Jul-Aug: M-F 2-5PM; remainder of year: Tu-F 2-5PM; closed Jan and Dec; Group tours by appointment. Features displays of early settlers' artifacts from the area, books by renowned Ukrainian writers, Ukrainian regional costumes and embroideries, aristocracy costumes of Ukraine. Information on traditional Ukrainian arts and crafts, culinary arts and festive events.
- Canora Ukrainian Orthodox Heritage Church, 710 Main St, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Built in 1928 and later restored, this municipal heritage property features unique Kyivan architecture including icons and stained glass. Divine Liturgy or vespers are served during the summer months.
- Canora Welcome Statue (Lesia Park) (Norway Rd (Hwy 9) & Barschel Ave). Constructed in 1979 the 7.6 m (25 ft) statue of "Lesia", dressed in Ukrainian costume, represents the traditional welcome with bread and salt; 1897 Bloc Settlement cairn on site.
- CN Station House Museum, 100 Railway Ave (Main St & Railway Ave), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. July-August: M-F 10AM-4PM. Built in 1904, the CaNoRa Station (named for the Canadian Northern Railway) is the oldest class 3 station still operational in Saskatchewan. The building now houses the CN Station House Museum that features displays of CN Rail memorabilia, early settler artifacts, local art and souvenirs, as well as tourist information.
- 1 National Doukhobor Heritage Village, 1 Ave S, Veregin (26 km E of Canora on Hwy 5), ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily 10AM-6PM. Both a National and Provincial Historic site, this museum complex depicts the lifestyles of the Doukhobor immigrants who settled the area. The village features a museum, administrative building, bakery with brick oven, bath house, Prayer Home, barns and blacksmith shop.
- 1 Duck Mountain Provincial Park (65 km E of Canora on Hwys 5 & 57), ☏ , toll-free: , ✉ email@example.com. Duck Mountain Provincial Park is known for its rolling hills, well-stocked lakes and boreal forest setting. With accommodations ranging from wilderness camping to electric campsites and a lodge with modern cabins and townhouses, Duck Mountain offers in-park accommodation for every season.
- Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park (35 km SW of Canora via Hwys 9 & 229.), ☏ , toll-free: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Named by Maclean's Magazine as home to one of the Top 10 Beaches in Canada, Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park offers camping, fishing, swimming and beach-related opportunities including mini golf, food concession, tennis and beach volleyball courts. Hike the natural sand dunes along the Dune Discovery Interpretive Trail.
- Canora Golf and Country Club, 333 Canora Ave, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. 9-hole golf course; offers licensed clubhouse features bar and grill.
- Corn Trails, Canora Beach (20 min west of Canora on Canora Beach Road, just east of Canora Beach), ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. mid-August - mid-October. Explore trails throughout approximately 50 acres of corn field.
- Good Spirit Golf Resort, 1 Spiritwood Lane, Good Spirit Acres (1.6 km S of Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park on Hwy 229), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. 18-hole golf course; Putter's Restaurant and Lounge offers licensed dining with eat in or take-out options; lodging includes eight-room inn, eight, two-bedroom log cabins and a suite that can sleep 12 people.
- The Antique People, 202 Norway Rd, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily 10AM-5PM, please phone ahead to confirm. Housed in a restored 1925 two storey home, the Antique People features a sizable collection of Canadiana, folkart, antique and ethnic furniture, art and collectibles.
- Gabanos Pizzeria, 110 Main St, ☏ .
- Raymond's Family Restaurant, 316 Main St, ☏ .
- Trifon's Pizza, 932 Norway Rd (Canora Centre Mall), ☏ . Daily 11AM-10PM.
- Wong's Cafe, 113 Main St, ☏ .
- Gateway Motel (Hwy 9 south & Hwy 5 east), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com.
- Pine Grove Motel (Hwy 5 east & 9 south), ☏ .
|Routes through Canora|
|Churchill ← Hudson Bay ←||N S||→ Dauphin → Winnipeg|
|Saskatoon ← Humboldt ←||W E||→ Jct → becomes → ENDS at|
|The Pas ← Hudson Bay ←||N S||→ Yorkton → Carlyle|