town in Saskatchewan, Canada

For other places with the same name, see Maple Creek (disambiguation).

Maple Creek is a small town of 2,100 (2016) in Southern Saskatchewan. It serves as the main service centre and gateway to the Saskatchewan portions of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

UnderstandEdit

After the North-West Mounted Police had been established at Fort Walsh, settlers began to explore the Cypress Hills area, living along the creeks and doing small-scale ranching. The Department of the Interior was operating a First Nations farm on the Maple Creek, a few miles south from the present town site. In 1882-1883 the First Nations (mainly Cree, Saulteaux, and Assiniboine) were moved to Qu'Appelle, and the farm was then operated by Major Shircliff, an ex-Mounted Policeman. In the winter of 1882, a Canadian Pacific Railway construction crew of 12 decided to winter where the town of Maple Creek now stands. This marked the establishment of Maple Creek.

Get inEdit

Maple Creek is 8 km (5 mi) south of the Trans-Canada Highway, near the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. It is 103 km (64 mi) southeast of Medicine Hat, Alberta, 40 km (25 mi) north of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, and 380 km (240 mi) west of Regina.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

  • 1 Jasper Cultural and Historical Centre, 311 Jasper Street, +1-306-662-2434. Circa 1910, two-storey, red brick and former Jasper Street School, the Jasper Cultural and Historical Centre features artifacts from Maple Creek and area.
  • 2 SW Sask Old-Timer's Museum, C.M. Glascock Building, 222 Jasper Street, +1-306-662-2474, . Tu-Sa 9AM-5:30PM.
  • 3 Maple Creek Information Centre, 114 Jasper Street. There is another visitor centre at the junctions of Hwy 1 & Hwy 21.

DoEdit

BuyEdit

  • 1 Broken Spoke Art Gallery & Gift Shop, 208 Jasper Street, +1-306-661-8420. Features artists from Western Canada, an artist in residence program and sponsors scheduled artist exhibits. The gift shop has a wide variety of artisan products, gemstones/crystals and local souvenirs.
  • 2 Grotto Gardens Country Market (1.6 km (1.0 mi) south of Maple Creek on Hwy 21), +1-306-662-3585, . Grotto Gardens, just south of Maple Creek on Hwy 21, is a family-operated Saskatoon berry orchard. Pick your own berries or let them pick berries for you. Enjoy items from the country bakery including homemade Saskatoon berry preserves, pies, muffins, cakes and other treats. Lunch cafe and artisan gift store on site.

EatEdit

DrinkEdit

  • 1 The Rockin' Horse Cookhouse & Bar, 103 Maple Street, +1-306-662-2430. Licensed casual and family dining. Comfort food. Great steaks, burgers, pizza, and kids' menu. Cold beer and big screen TVs in the bar.

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NearbyEdit

  • Great Sand Hills (1 hour north of Maple Creek on Hwy 21). 1,900-km² area of active desert-like sand dunes, grasses and flora. Sand dunes accessible from parking lot by short hike.
  • 1 T.rex Discovery Centre, 1 T.rex Drive, Eastend (on the north side of Eastend; 116 km (72 mi) southeast of Maple Creek on Hwys 21 & 13), +1-306-295-4009, . Scotty, the world's most massive Tyrannosaurus rex, dominates this centre's gallery in Eastend. Hands-on learning activities, children's activities, prehistoric mammal galleries, 98-seat theatre, fossil lab, natural history themed gift shop and tourist information.    

Go nextEdit

Routes through Maple Creek
CalgaryMedicine Hat  W   E  Swift CurrentRegina
KindersleyLeader  N   S  Cypress HillsHavre


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