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On the Trans Canadian Hwy. route Informative and they have clean REST ROOMS

Gladly got out of the car to stretch our legs and learn about the birds and the Sodium Sulfate... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2019
Oro Valley, Arizona
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It's a long ride on the Trans Canada highway and this little Oasis of interest is a welcome stop... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2019
Grayslake, Illinois
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Highway 1 | Trans Canada Highway, Chaplin, Saskatchewan S0H 0V0, Canada
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Reviewed August 29, 2019

Gladly got out of the car to stretch our legs and learn about the birds and the Sodium Sulfate mining in area. This is a small, well organized place with information displays, gift shop items at reasonable prices, knowledgeable and friendly staff and restrooms. Outdoor...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

It's a long ride on the Trans Canada highway and this little Oasis of interest is a welcome stop. Staff was very friendly and informative as the explained the local sodium sulfate mining operation. They have interesting displays in the little museum which was free...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

We took a tour with (Sue) and the Nature Centre is excellent would suggest stopping here when on TransCanada HWY there is so much to see. Admission is free but DONATIONS accepted to keep it open.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank rknack2017
Reviewed June 4, 2018

The salt lakes near Chaplin are important spots for bird watching, and the Chaplin Nature Centre offers plenty of information and good advice. The staff person we spoke with was extremely friendly and helpful. The washrooms are an added bonus along a road not generously...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Unexpected stop for a nature center. They feature bird migration and specialize in piping plovers. This is a major flyway for migrating birds and the center has interesting information on that and includes a diorama. Staff are friendly and helpful. Bathrooms are available. Salt deposits...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LEIGHH_13
Reviewed June 6, 2017

My wife and I took the two hour shorebird tour out on the dike roads of Chaplin Lake. Our goal was to see A piping plover. With the help of our wonderful guide Sue who made the extra effort to make sure we spotted one,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank charliewtk6
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bob M
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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank D8195IUlisab
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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Bill S
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...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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