Beaver Creek Conservation Area

Beaver Creek Seasonal Hours & Closures

Beaver Creek will be moving to winter hours from Nov 1 through Mar 31.

Hours of operation will be Wed – Sun 10 am – 4 pm.

Beaver Creek is a beautiful place where it’s easy to lose track of time. Please note that the gates will be locked at 4 pm sharp and all vehicles must be off site. Thanks for respecting our staff and their families by exiting on time!

BCCA will be closed on:

Nov 11 – Remembrance Day

Dec 15 – Staff Meeting

Dec 24 – Christmas Eve

Dec 25 – Christmas Day

Dec 26 – Boxing Day (not a regular day of operation)

Dec 31 – New Years Eve

Jan 1 – New Year’s Day

View on the Meewasin map or view Beaver Creek trails on this map.

Explore and learn more about Beaver Creek Digitally here.

Hours of operation are Wednesday to Sunday from 10am-4pm.

Beaver Creek Conservation Area is where prairie creek meets prairie river, a microcosm of the Meewasin Valley and home to an amazing diversity of wildlife! Conservation areas like Beaver Creek, are designated areas that are set aside to protect and enhance natural ecosystems and unique cultural resources. These important areas also provide habitat for rare, threatened and species at risk and contribute to a larger inter-connected corridor for wildlife.

The activities permitted on site are a different from a recreation area or park space. Practice stewardship when you visit this special place and help Meewasin keep Beaver Creek healthy and vibrant for current and future generations to come.

Here a few things to keep in mind while visiting:

Take a pic, don’t pick – Everybody enjoys wildflowers and it’s fun to pick up sticks while exploring the trails, but everything must be left behind. Take a picture instead, it will last longer!

Stay on the marked trails – This helps to protect the sensitive habitat of the creatures that make Beaver Creek their home.

The trails are for hiking – A reminder that the trails at Beaver Creek are meant for hiking, so please leave your furry friends and bikes at home (dogs and bikes are not permitted). If you are looking for dog-friendly nature experiences, you can visit other Meewasin sites such as Cranberry Flats Conservation Area, Chief Whitecap Park or Sutherland Beach.

Pack-it-in and pack-it-out – Your lunch and snacks may be tasty but please take your litter home to keep this special place clean, vibrant and healthy.

Hand-Feeding Chickadees – Due to the low number of avian bird flu cases in our province and at the advice of provincial wildlife authorities, it is now safe to resume hand-feeding to the birds! Hand-feeding the chickadees is a fan favorite activity to do at Beaver Creek. Grab some bird seed at the interpretive desk on your way out to the trail, put some in your hand, and let the birds come to you!

If you have any questions about what you can do on site, please contact our friendly interpretive team at 306-374-2474.

Beaver Creek contains remnant sandhills prairie complexes which provide a unique habitat for grassland birds, wildflowers and home for numerous species at risk including the sand-dune reliant Smooth Goosefoot, and the ground nesting Common Nighthawk. The beavers that live there play an important role in keeping the creek habitat teeming with wildlife.  Beavers build dams that flood waters upstream, creating beaver ponds.  Many plants and animals make their homes in these sheltered ponds. The Interpretive Centre and staff provide opportunities to discover nature during all four seasons along a selection of nature trails.

*Please note that no dogs are allowed at this site.

Beaver Creek Conservation Area offers the general public and schools opportunities to discover the wonders of nature. Hands-on activities in the Interpretive Centre give children the opportunity to learn more about Saskatchewan’s wildlife. Their experience is enhanced through creative play such as the puppet theater, and the SaskEnergy Beaver Pond. A selection of four nature trails are available year-round for all ages to enjoy. Please visit the Meewasin Events Calendar for information on upcoming events and programs at Beaver Creek Conservation Area.

Group Programs by Request: Beaver Creek Conservation Area is pleased to offer a variety of year-round nature programs to organized groups upon request. Please visit the education page for program details.

Beaver Creek Hours of Operation

*** Beaver Creek Conservation Area is closed for all Federal and Saskatchewan Provincial statutory holidays. ***

Wednesday -  10 am to 4 pm

Thursday -  10 am to 4 pm

Friday -  10 am to 4 pm

Saturday -  10 am to 4 pm

Sunday - 10 am to 4 pm

Monday and Tuesday - CLOSED

Please Note
  • No site access (vehicle or foot) is permitted outside of the hours of operation.
  • Beaver Creek will close if temperatures reach -30°C with or without windchill. 
Beaver Creek Conservation Area is located approximately 13 km south of Saskatoon. Starting at Lorne Avenue, take Highway #219 south of Saskatoon. After about 12 km you will see a sign Beaver Creek East, do not turn here, continue past this sign about 1 km to a sign on the right reading "Beaver Creek Conservation Area." Turn right (west) and follow the winding road to the parking lot.
Located 13 km south of Saskatoon off Highway #219, BCCA was established in 1979.  An interpretive centre opened in 1984.  Beaver Creek Conservation Area runs from the Brightwater Marsh area to the South Saskatchewan River 90 km away. When meandering is taken into account, the length of the creek is more than 270 km. Habitation and kill sites found at Beaver Creek indicate the area has been occupied for more than 5,000 years. One of a small number of uncultivated short-grass prairie areas preserved in Saskatchewan, the current site has been used as a nature park since 1913.