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Wanuskewin Heritage Park

RR #4, Penner Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7P 0B7, Canada
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Ranked #16 of 35 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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Charlottetown, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

$8 per adult to look a a couple stuffed bison and to view a boring video. Youre better off staying outside the museum and hiking the trails surrounding the museum. Save your money...stay away from inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There are not tons of displays here but the ones there are tend to be very good. There are lots of trails here. The one we took had very good views of the South Saskatchewan River. We also saw one of the buffalo jumps. In order to get the most out of this facility I think it is necessary to... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very disappointed that all Indoor displays Have been replaced with meeting rooms. Only thing to see is walking the outdoor trails, which makes place a total waste in bad weather and all winter. Too much for walking trails.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited this heritage site expecting more, to be honest. It consists of a roomy, modern building which encompasses archilogical dig consisting currently on 19 sites. There is an interesting video to be seen on arrival and we were treated to a dance-display by a local native gentleman and it was fascinating to hear his stories. There are displays on... More

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Thunder Bay
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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57 helpful votes 57 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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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
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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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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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