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13 buildings + 20,000 artifacts give visitors a unique window into the events of 1885 and the immigration and settlement era.


The Clayton McLain Memorial Museum in Cut Knife, SK has grown to become more than simply a museum. To our residents, our neighbours and our visitors, it’s a prairie oasis.

The stories of our region play out within both the authentic pioneer buildings that circle the Elizabeth McLain Memorial Garden and in the open air exhibits that highlight our history. To explore our past, wander through the buildings at your own pace or arrange a personalized tour at the Museum Registration desk. The museum also offers audio presentations and the young ones are encouraged to linger in the children’s area where the Question & Answer displays and the Touch Me items allow for hands-on activities.

blossomsFollow the walking path under the umbrella of trees, past the campground, and on to the World’s Largest Tomahawk – a photo opportunity, if ever there was one! In the other direction, beyond the Railway Station and past the mural on the old Esso building, is the Trout Pond. Usually home to a family or two of ducks and, sometimes, one of Canada Geese, the pond is also stocked with trout. If the fish are biting, you just might be bringing home dinner!