You did it!
Thanks to you and donors like you, the Meewasin Trail linking Wanuskewin Heritage Park to Chief Whitecap Park is open. Generous community leaders with their hard work helped Meewasin reach our $8 million campaign goal! Thank you!
New Meewasin Trail in 2015 to Chief Whitecap Park
Meewasin launched an $8M capital fundraising campaign, Meewasin Matters in 2013, to extend the Meewasin Trail from Wanuskewin Heritage Park to Chief Whitecap Park. The new trail also serves to connect sections of the national Trans Canada Trail network.
The new portion of the Meewasin Trail adds approximately 15 km and has new features and trail enhancements for the public to enjoy. It is open now for public use.
New seasonal Meewasin Trail in 2015 to Wanuskewin Heritage Park
Meewasin officially opened the gates to the Meewasin Trail/Trans Canada Trail into Wanuskewin Heritage Park in June of 2015, when Mayor Don Atchison announced that the Meewasin Matters Trail Campaign had reached its fundraising target of $8M. This portion of the Meewasin Trail is seasonal and therefore closed during the winter months. Check Trail Updates for more information.
Our supporters have worked hard to make this dream a reality. We are thankful to everyone who has contributed and taken a moment to reflect on the importance of the Meewasin Trail.
CEO Lloyd Isaak presents a sculpture to Peter Zakreski, with the 1989 Jeux Canada Games Foundation, who made a $20,000 gift to the Meewasin Matters Trail Campaign.
Future Meewasin Trail Development
Possible future plans include further expansion of the Meewasin Trail to celebrate the rich history of First Nations and Metis people in Western Canada, connecting Wanuskewin Heritage Park to Beaver Creek Conservation Area and eventually the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. This would link the Western Development Museum, the Meewasin Valley Interpretive Centre, River Landing, Nutana, Riversdale, downtown Saskatoon, the University of Saskatchewan, the Meewasin Northeast Swale,and the Saskatoon Natural Grasslands to all riverbank parks and amenities.
We know that Meewasin Matters to you. We invite you to enjoy it, to conserve it, and to continue to support it. For more information on the Meewasin Trail or how you can contribute, please visit our Donate page or call 306-665-6887.
In support of the Meewasin Matters Trail Campaign, Craig Campbell and CHOO-IT® Bites donated proceeds from each bag of Meewasin Edition CHOO-IT® Bites sold.
For more information on the Meewasin Trail or how you can contribute please call 306-665-6887.
Future MeewasinTrail / Trans Canada Trail Map