Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

Experience land based living as a homesteader in the 1900s an hour’s drive east of Regina. The fertile land of the Qu’Appelle region was an intersection for many different peoples, including First Nations, Métis, and the waves of new Canadian immigrants.

Tours and programs

Be sure to check out the new and exciting ways to discover Motherwell Homestead.

Day camps

No screens to swipe, no joysticks to squabble over, kids can discover the joy of working and playing on the land.

​Meet farm animals

Meet working farm animals that help run the homestead. Big and small, can you discover the many jobs of each animal?

Visiting Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, programs, events, trails, red chairs.

Plan your visit

How to get here, facilities and services, local attractions.

Tours and programs

Guided tours, programs, workshops, and learning experiences.

Fees

Daily visitor fees. Free admission for youth.

Passes

Seasonal and annual admission passes.

Safety and guidelines

Weather, environment, insect and seasonal safety, and site regulations.

About Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

Culture and history

History, culture, cultural landscape, designation information.

Stewardship and management

Jobs, partners, public consultations, plans, and policies.

Contact Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

General inquiries:
1-306-333-2116
1-888-773-8888 (toll-free)

lhnhomestead-motherwell-motherwellhomesteadnhs@pc.gc.ca

For emergencies at the historic site:
1-877-852-3100

Hours of operation

The Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site is closed for the season.

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