Chaplin Tourism - In Support of Rural Saskatchewan
The Chaplin Nature Centre is a tourist attraction based from the small rural community of Chaplin Saskatchewan. Our centre offers a wealth of information about shore birds,
brine shrimp and the mining industry in Chaplin. We wholely support tourism, small business and economic development in rural Saskatchewan.
Each year the Chaplin Nature Center offers tours to see hundreds of
thousands of birds that stop at Chaplin Lake - some to nest, some to refuel on their way to their Arctic breeding grounds.
Saskatchewan towns and villages who are part of this FireFlyWeb linkshare cooperatively promote the province and encourage small town living.
Tourist Attractions, Organizations, Businesses, Recreation, Schools, Sports and Accommodations in or near several Saskatchewan towns and villages.
Saskatchewan is a diverse Canadian province with a renewed focus on rural community development and regional business promotion. Many Saskatchewan towns and villages, working through their local development boards, Chamber of Commerce, or municipal councils, are endeavoring to create economic and industrial growth, business incentives, tourist attractions, and residential appeal for those looking for community living and a rural lifestyle.
Each town or village has a set of unique features and attractions that range from bed and breakfasts, hunting and fishing, bird watching centers, camping, roadside attractions, outdoor and water recreation, culture, heritage and many one-of-a-kind cottage industries. Each community also has access to one or more of Saskatchewan's major centers sharing in their tourism and business services.
Schools, essential in the rural setting, aspire to academic excellence and offer a good teacher to student ratio which is often missing in urban schools. Rural schools are well supported by their communities and the learning environment often involves students from all grades working together on projects and activities. Some of the schools are working with latest in teaching technology and on-line distance education in order to diversify and expand.
Bring your talents and rural spirit to Saskatchewan and join a small town or village where your business, residential, or tourism ideas will not go unappreciated. In fact, why shouldn't we encourage small town living here in Saskatchewan where housing and infrastructure is often already in place, and where agriculture and the new trends towards a more sustainable lifestyle are possible. Saskatchewan can be proud of its rural spirit, safe environment and community focus.
Towns and Villages:
- Village of Glaslyn - All roads lead to Glaslyn. A friendly small town where you will be met with a smile. We are situated on the junction of Highways 3 and 4 making it a vital trading area.
- Blaine Lake is situated at the junction of Highways 12 and 40, and is called the Gateway to the Lakes. The Town of Blaine Lake offers plenty of outdoor recreation, camping, hunting and tourist attractions.
- The Village of Shields - Nestled along the west shore of Blackstrap Lake, just 30 minutes south of Saskatoon, the Resort Village of Shields is considered "the best kept secret in Saskatchewan". Shields is the ideal place to retire or raise a family. As a thriving forty year old Village, we provide for weekend getaway opportunities and family based rural residential living.
- The Village of Canwood - The ideal location and variety of services offered, makes Canwood a good choice for people looking to get back to small town life. We offer a variety of essential services, from groceries to health care, and are also close enough to the big centers that travel is convenient.
- The Village of Zenon Park is located in northeast Saskatchewan along the Tisdale-Nipawin corridor. The Village is strongly linked to its neighbouring communities Arborfield and Carrot River, and to the region's two larger centers, Tisdale and Nipawin.
- Town of Hanley - It is a small agricultural community in the grain-growing region of Southern Saskatchewan on Highway 11, 30 minutes south of Saskatoon.
- Village of Dinsmore - "Buckle of the Wheatbelt". A Saskatchewan Village on Highway 42.
- The Village of Beechy is located 48 kilometers east of Kyle on highway 342 in Saskatchewan. The people and activities of Beechy's Coteau Hills are as diverse as the landscape itself.
- Village of Debden - Being in the heart of such amazing country with large expanses of land, wilderness and bodies of water, this region can proudly say that we have some of the best fishing and hunting anywhere in Canada.
- RM of Canwood - We are a progressive municipality which serves a population of 1,381 people and includes 27 townships with a strong agricultural base.
- The Village of Kenaston is known for it's famous Snowman mascot, its Superdraft hockey lottery, it's active Chamber of Commerce and for its high school sports and Blizzards hockey team.
- Village of Marcelin - We are a small community, with a population of 158 according to the 2011 census, located on Hwy 40 in between North Battleford, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert. More specifically between Leask & Blaine Lake. There are many lakes, activities & scenery to enjoy with Crown Hill being one of the highest points.
- Because its diverse mixture of ethnic heritage and culture Village of Leask is known as The Melting Pot. Central to three urban centers, Leask is 108kms from Saskatoon, 80 kms from Prince Albert and 128kms from North Battleford.
- Because of its access to a dependable water supply, the Town of Eatonia is a "prairie oasis", with a large urban forest, paved streets and other amenities which are rare in other towns of the same size.