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Address: Highway 1 | Trans Canada Highway, Chaplin, Saskatchewan S0H 0V0, Canada
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Bird Migration

Interpretive centre. Very informative. Excellent staff. Very cordial. Bathroom facilities. Good stop over on Highway 1 between Moose Jaw and Swift Current.

Reviewed October 19, 2016
Bob M
Moose Jaw, Canada
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Moose Jaw, Canada
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

Interpretive centre. Very informative. Excellent staff. Very cordial. Bathroom facilities. Good stop over on Highway 1 between Moose Jaw and Swift Current.

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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for something to do along the way as we traveled the Trans Canadian highway and were pleasantly surprised. This is a well cared for and very informative nature center. Chaplin Lake contains salt and is an important location for migratory birds. The staff were passionate about the subject matter. Definitely worth a visit. We all learned a... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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Reviewed June 12, 2015

this nature centre / rest stop is about 6 hours east of Calgary on the Trans-Canada highway (#1). I was travelling west, and the first thing I saw was the viewing tower. If you like vistas that allow you to see as far as your eye will let you see ... it is worth climbing the short flights of stairs,... More 

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Manchester, UK
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Chaplin lake is one of the top birding sites in north america although as someone in Regina said - "they sure kept that quiet". We had passed it a couple of times on previous trips to our son in Regina. In 2012 they had just closed for the season on September 1st. We thought we would be fine this time... More 

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red deer, ab
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are driving the #1 highway between Moose Jay and Swift Current and wonder why there is snow on the highway, take a few minutes and stop at the Chaplin Nature Centre. You can get a quick tour and learn about the area and all the birds that stop there. It is free, and if you are lucky, you... More 

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Brandon, Canada
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Two-hour van tour over the dikes available if you phone on previous day. Local salt mine has divided Chaplin Lake into several large evaporating ponds and each level of salinity attracts different species of shorebirds. In early July we saw hundreds of American avocet, marbled godwit, killdeer, Wilson's phalarope; several Baird's sandpiper, lesser yellowlegs; a few solitary sandpiper; no piping... More 

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