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Wanuskewin Heritage Park

RR #4, Penner Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7P 0B7, Canada
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Ranked #13 of 34 attractions in Saskatoon
Type: Parks, Historic Sites, Reservations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Visitors can learn about the culture of the Northern Plains Indians at this historic site, with reenactments of native dances, pow wows and games.
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Thunder Bay
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our experience consisted solely of the self interpretative walk. It was gorgeous scenery and amazing to think of the people who lived on the land and hunted the bison. Didn't get a chance to go through the gallery as they were closing but was well worth the visit just for the hike.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

One visit, I believe our first, had a native guide who was quite humorous and not afraid to laugh about being a first nations person. A great ambassador for his people. Without the guided tour of the trails outdoors it is sort of like a native museum and can get boring for kids if you are expecting to stay for... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Was really looking forward to this, but it wasn't that good. The best part was an intro speech by staff before a 15 minute video. The rest of the place was more like a meeting place, there were 2 art galleries, which we wandered thru. The cafeteria looked yummy, but we were heading back into the city. Needs more displays,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a beautiful location which was home to native people 6,000 years ago. I was a little disappointed with the amount of information and artifacts that were housed inside the interpretative centre most of the space was dedicated to conference rooms. There was an interesting video playing to orient a person to the background of the site. The staff... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Saskatchewan has a veritable trove of history that is fascinating for all age groups and ethnicities. However, this display often stops and dwells on the terrible time that first nations people had during the European settlement era. Nothing is mentioned about the starvation and disease that was an annual occurrance prior to that time. Nothing is mentioned about the constant... More

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Saskatoon
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

International Heritage Site - Experience the history of first nations people of Canada. 6,000 Years of history is something that you do not hear very often when you visit a province like Saskatchewan.

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Vancouver
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4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Natural beauty, breathtaking snowshoe/hiking trails all with buffalo jumps and a tipi village, culture, plenty of presentations, live demonstrations on technolgy or tipi rising, scrumptious food (the buffalo sliders and muskeg tea are to die for), art exhibitions, the rock explanations, and a well-stocked gift shop are few of the reasons to visit this place. The sculptures, the magnificent building,... More

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Bent NM
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62 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This occupies a site with a small canyon on the endless prairie that has been popular for 6,000 years. It includes Indian wintering grounds, two buffalo jumps, a medicine wheel, plus a nice display and 15-minute film. Not easy to find. Follow the brown buffalo signs or take 2nd Street north (becomes Warman Road) to Penner. North 52 degrees 13.365... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This Heritage Park near Saskatoon is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. The trails and archeological sites give you an insight into what life was like for the Plains and First Nations people who lived here. We walked the Path of the People and the Circle of Harmony trails. They were easy to navigate and very picturesque. the story... More

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Halifax, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

We followed the buffalo signs out to this heritage site...not far from the city. It is beautiful and peaceful here. The heritage centre inside is very nice ,however not a lot to see. The gift shop had some very nice Native art for sale. Outside we were disappointed to not see any buffalo but that is okay. It was a... More

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