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the trails of 1885
Drive on Highway 11 north of the city, stopping for sights at Wanuskewin Heritage Park.
Follow the highway to Batoche National Historic Site. Once the centre of Métis settlement in Saskatchewan; Batoche served as the last battlefield in the Northwest Resistance of 1885. From Batoche, retrace you route back to Highway 11 and continue north to the town of Duck Lake to discover The Duck Lake Interpretive Centre, which features artifacts pertaining to the 1885 Métis Resistance. From atop of the eighty-foot tower, view the surrounding area in all directions.
From Duck Lake, go west on Highway 212 to Fort Carlton Provincial Park and step back in time to the original site of a Hudson’s Bay fur trading post that operated between 1810 and 1885. Visit the reconstructed palisade, provisions store, clerk’s quarters and tipi encampment with an interpretive guide. Extend your stay in the campground and picnic areas on site or return totally satisfied for a good night’s sleep at your favorite Saskatoon hotel.
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