Village of Elbow Tourist Attractions
The Elbow & District Museum is situated at 229 Saskatchewan Street. In the early 1900's wood was so scarce on the prairies that many homesteaders built their first homes out of the sod. In 1965, the first replica of an authentic sod house was constructed as part of the celebrations for Saskatchewan's 60th anniversary as a province. In the summer of 2000, the house was rebuilt from native prairie sod and furnished with period pieces. Operated as part of our museum, the "Sod Shack" is a symbol of the past, giving visitors a glimpse of how thousands or settlers lived when they homesteaded to the Canadian prairies in the early 1900's. The Museum also contains an original "buffalo chair" as well as a number of First Nations artifacts from the area.
The Museum and Sod Shack operate from May to September.
Elbow's Community Park & Urban Orchard are situated between Aaro Avenue and Elevator Road just south of the old Elevator. Stop by to play on the playground, pick a few Saskatoon Berries, or take in the Peace Tower.
The Peace Tower is located in Elbow's Urban Orchard, between Aaro Avenue and Elevator Road. Spend a moment admiring Fafard's stunning works and read about the history of those before us.
A group Elbow residents, business owners and vacationers have come together to build a public trail along the shoreline of Lake Diefenbaker. Walk, jog, or bike, but definitely don't miss exploring the shoreline via the trail!
A great place for a stop along the Elbow Trail or a lookout over the lake. Come check out a little piece of the local indigenous and settler history.
Lakeside Marina is a great place to launch and/or moore your boat. Stop by for the iconic #elbowsask picture overlooking the marina in July when it is full of majestic saleboats, cabin cruisers, and home to the Wendebee II.
Danielson Provincial Park
Danielson Provincial Park is the perfect place to enjoy summer. Situated on Lake Diefenbaker, the sandy beaches, excellent fishing opportunities and large campsites provide a variety of opportunities to fill the days with outdoor adventures. Hike the Trans Canada Trail, or learn more about one of the world's largest earth-filled dams by visiting the Gardiner Dam Visitor Centre.
Douglas Provincial Park
Named after the late Saskatchewan Premier Tommy Douglas, this provincial park is situated on the southeast end of Lake Diefenbaker. Featuring a sandy shoreline, large wooded campsites and massive inland sand dunes (accessed via hiking trail), the park offers unique opportunities for visitors of all ages. With interpretive hiking trails, great fishing, and water opportunities, Douglas is the perfect destination for memorable outdoor adventures.
The Gardiner Dam, Spillway & Interpretive Centre
The third largest embankment dam in Canada and an impressive 1.5kms at its base, the Gardiner Dam and Spillway are definitely worth an afternoon trip! Check out the Interpretive Centre (open year-round) for interactive facts, and an ice cream cone at Beachside Burgers (open seasonally).