November - April Hours:
Weekdays: 9 am to 5 pm
Weekends and Holidays: Closed
For more information call 306-374-2474 for more information
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.
With a 17% reduction in funding this fiscal year of April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, it was necessary for Meewasin to close Beaver Creek Conservation Area weekends and holidays until the end of March 2018. Meewasin is hoping that in the new budget year it will have the funding to re-establish its weekend and holiday availability to the public. However, it all depends on financial support, on Meewasin's ability to staff and maintain the site with the concern that future reductions in service levels are possible. For more information, please call 306-374-2474.
Located 13 km south of Saskatoon off Highway #219, BCCA was established in 1979. An interpretive centre opened in 1984. A microcosm of the Meewasin Valley, it is located where a prairie creek meets a prairie river. It contains one of the few uncultivated short grass prairie sites in Saskatchewan. 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.
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 enhance through creative play such as the puppet theatre, and the SaskEnergy Beaver Pond. A selection of four nature trails are available year-round for all ages to enjoy.
Please note that no dogs are allowed at this site.
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.
May - August
Open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm
September 1- September 4
Daily: 9am to 5pm
September 5- October 1
Weekdays: 9am to 5pm
Weekends & Holidays: noon to 5pm
October 2- October 31
Weekdays: 9am to 5 pm
Weekends & Holidays: closed
Interested in BCCA's programming?
Please visit the Events page for information on upcoming events and programs at the 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 contact us for program details and pricing. 306-374-2474.