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Duck Lake Centre

Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre is home to a museum and an art gallery which portray the events of the 1885 Resistance and its effect on the First Nations, the Métis and the European pioneers. Displays include cultural and traditional portrayals through a number of themes including origins, religion, education, law and upheaval and economics and commerce.

 

The museum is set up to take visitors on a journey through the Métis’ first days of the resistance in the area around Duck Lake to the final days, the European pioneers' everyday struggles, and the First Nations struggles with the disappearance of the buffalo.


 
The Duck Lake Interpretive Centre has a 24-metre tower which offers views of the surrounding area and separate landings for each of the cultural groups found in the area. The First Nations landing contains examples of lifestyles of the First Nations such as buffalo pounds and making pemmican.

 

The Métis landing takes you through the progression of the Laws of the Hunt and Métis social life; and finally the European pioneers landing contains the moon phase which the pioneers used for harvest and planting. At the top of the tower, there is an observation area that offers a sweeping view of the country side and provides information about Saskatchewan.
 
The gift shop in the Interpretive Centre features an art gallery with works by local artists and offers handmade crafts made by over 50 talented craftspeople, including First Nations and Métis artists.  Also provided are written histories of the 1885 Resistance, and several other Saskatchewan published books.

 

The Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre is open from Victoria Day long weekend in May until Labour Day long weekend in September, daily from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

 

Highway 11, Duck Lake, SK.
Ph: (306) 467-2057
Adults $4.50, Seniors $3.50, Students $2.50

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