New updates about closures, including closures and one-way only direction for the bridges in Saskatoon can be found on the City’s COVID-19 page.

KINSMEN RIVERFRONT TRAIL CLOSURE AND DETOURS:  This work is now underway, during which time the primary trail will be closed to the public adjacent to the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan site.

Trail users will be detoured to the bypass along Spadina or through the Shakespeare site trail.

Kinsmen Riverfront Trail & Site Enhancement: Concept Plan 

The ongoing construction includes:

  1. Stairs, ramps and Secondary Trail Enhancements (not impacting the primary trail) – north hatched area
  2. Primary trail adjacent to Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan (with two possible detours for primary trail users – highlighted in orange).

Directions for trail users coming from the south:

  1. Detour option 1 – Use the granular, temporary surface along the east side of Spadina Crescent, returning to the primary trail through the parking lot
  2. Detour option 2 – Use the secondary trail through the Shakespeare site, returning using the secondary trail north of Shakespeare

BEAVER CREEK CLOSURES: Beaver Creek Conservation Area closes for all stat holidays. Additionally, extreme weather conditions can lead to temporary closures. Please check Meewasin social media channels for up to date information or contact Beaver Creek Interpretive Staff directly at 306-374-2474.

Beaver Creek 2021 Holiday Hours

    • December 9: CLOSED
    • Closed on Mondays and Tuesday
    • December 22-23: 10am-5pm
    • December 24: 10am-1pm
    • December 25: CLOSED
    • December 26: CLOSED
    • December 29-31: 10am-5pm
    • January 1: CLOSED
    • January 2: 10am-5pm

RURAL SITE CLOSURES: For the safety of all, Meewasin has seasonally closed all rural river access sites (Fred Heal Canoe Launch, Paradise Beach, and Poplar Bluffs). The rural river access sites are closed seasonally due to the hazards caused by heavy snowfall and partial freezing of the river. Meewasin’s top priority is the safety of the community, so the decision to seasonally close these sites is to prevent avoidable accidents from occurring at remote locations.

Along the shore throughout the river valley, there are many areas of unstable ice shelves that are hard to distinguish from an elevated view. They become so brittle that even children or pets can easily break though and fall into the river below. These conditions around the river edge also put the area at risk for erosion, so it is recommended that visitors stay on established and maintained trails away from the river edge.

These sites will reopen in Spring 2022. Please keep an eye on Meewasin social media accounts for announcements.

City of Saskatoon Lift Station detour map Meewasin TrailTRAIL CLOSURE: Starting Oct. 12, 2021, a section of the Meewasin Trail across from GD Archibald Memorial Park on Spadina Crescent East will be closed through 2023. This includes not only the main trail but also the lower part of the trail that’s closer to the river.

City of Saskatoon – Construction Notice – Spadina Lift Station

The City of Saskatoon is conducting a major upgrade to its lift station at that location which necessitates the closure. The main trail will have a bypass in place but the lower trail will be completely cut off throughout the duration of the work. Please watch our website and social media for further details and re-opening dates.

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