The town of Shaunavon was established in 1913 along the Canadian Pacific Railway line. The town has several nicknames including Bone Creek Basin, Boomtown, and Oasis of the Prairies; the latter name is derived from the park located in the centre of town. The Shaunavon Formation, a stratigraphical unit of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin is named for the town.
Shaunavon is in southwest Saskatchewan at the junction of Highways 37 and 13, 1 hour from Swift Current and 3½ hours from Regina. It is 30 minutes south of the Trans-Canada Highway at Gull Lake.
Shaunavon is walkable, but a private vehicle is a necessity to explore area attractions or to get elsewhere.
- 1 Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre, 7 Avenue W, ☏ , , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Event facility with skating rink, four sheet curling rink, meeting & multipurpose rooms, lounge and concession.
- 2 Pine Cree Regional Park, Grid 633 (30 km W of Shaunavon). Located in the scenic Swift Current Creek valley. The park offers camping and hiking.
- 3 Rock Creek Golf and Country Club (2.3 km (1.4 mi) W of Shaunavon on Hwy 13, 1.8 km (1.1 mi) north on road), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com.
Shaunavon has basic services located in its downtown area.
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Located 34 km (21 mi) W of Shaunavon on Hwy 13 in the Frenchman River valley.
- 1 T.rex Discovery Centre, 1 T.rex Drive, Eastend, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 2 Chimney Coulee Historic Site (6 km N of Eastend off Chimney Coulee Rd). Named for the stone chimneys remnants that stood for years long after the cabins of a Metis settlement had fallen down.
- 3 Jones' Peak (14 km W of Eastend). Named after Harold Saunders "Corky" Jones, an amateur paleontologist and historian, the well-known Jones' Peak offers visitors a breathtaking panorama of the river valley and rangelands below. An excellent area for birding and wildlife viewing.
Located 51 km (32 mi) N of Shaunavon on Hwy 37 along the Trans-Canada Highway. Known for the surrounding area's oil industry and for the giant wind turbines that dot the nearby prairie landscape.
|Routes through Shaunavon|
|Milk River ← becomes ← Jct N S ←||W E||→ Assiniboia → Weyburn|
|Great Sandhills ← Jct W E ←||N S||→ → becomes → Ends at W E|