Activities in Wakamow Valley
Wakamow Valley is more than just a park. There are so many activities for all ages and abilities to help locals and tourists achieve a healthy work/life balance. Improve your physical and mental well-being by enjoying some of the following activities:
Walk, jog, run, cycle – there are more than 20km of trails throughout the valley many of which are wheelchair accessible. Walk along the river of turns, explore our eco-zone or take a morning jog before work. If you fancy a faster pace, bring your bike down to the valley and cycle our trails.
Canoe/kayak – one of the best ways to explore the river valley is from the river itself. The gentle flow of the river makes it suitable for all abilities. Canoes and kayaks can be rented in the park from Boh’s Canoe Rental by calling 306-630-7525. If you are interested in regular canoe/kayak trips, get in touch with the Moose Jaw Canoe and Kayak Club.
Bird-watch – over 190 species of birds have been sighted within Wakamow Valley across all seasons of the year. Bird kits including binoculars, a bird book, a check-list of birds and bird seed can be borrowed free of charge from the Wakamow Valley Authority office on 276 Home St. E. Please call 306-692-2717 for further details.
Play – there are four playgrounds in the valley for kids to enjoy. Kiwanis River Park is home to a pirate-themed playground, there is an all-inclusive, wheel-chair accessible playground in both Rotary and Kinsmen-Wellesley Park and Connor Park has a more traditional wooden structure.
Camp – need more time to explore the valley? Make a weekend of it and stay at the River Park Campground. Located a few minutes from historic downtown Moose Jaw, the campground is open from May to October.
Ski – The groomed cross-country ski trails are the perfect way to explore our winter wonderland. Download a map of the cross-country ski trails.
Snowshoe – if skis aren’t your thing, why not try snowshoeing? There are snow-shoes for both adults and children to use free of charge from the Wakamow Valley Authority office. Please call 306-692-2717 for further details.
Skate – during the winter months, the City of Moose Jaw create an ice-skating rink on the oval at Kiwanis River Park. There is a skate changing room and the oval is free to use and open to all. Just bring along your skates!
Eat – if all these activities have given you an appetite, there are many briquette BBQs throughout the valley. There is also the popular Burger Cabin just across from Rotary Park which is open during the summer months. Visit their Facebook page for their hours and regular weekly specials.