Lots of Things To Do & See:
In the Qu’Appelle Valley
The Qu’Appelle Valley surrounding Fort Qu’Appelle is one of the most beautiful valleys in Canada, right here in Saskatchewan.
And, while you’re here, check out the Town of Fort Qu’Appelle site.
On the Grounds of the BraeBurn Inn
There’s lots to do & see in the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley, but for guests of the BraeBurn Inn there’s more!
The BraeBurn Inn grounds now include an indoor Exercise Room available year-round, as well as an outdoor sand Volleyball/Badminton Court, and two Horseshoe Lanes for summer activities.
We also stock volley balls, soccer balls, badminton rackets, as well as horseshoe, bocce and croquet sets. All are available to borrow on request.
These facilities are available to all BraeBurn Inn guests. They were designed to add to the recreational experiences already available throughout the valley. The play equipment is available at the Office. Or bring your own play equipment to enjoy our recreation facilities and grounds.
NOTE: Due to Covid 19 some of our common areas including the RV bathrooms, Volleyball Court and Horseshoe Courts remain closed until further notice. However, our Exercise Room and central Barbecue/Picnic Deck and picnic tables are now open to motel guests and RV Park residents, but must be booked and no outside visitors are allowed because we have no public bathrooms available. If you came here to visit friends or relatives—go to their place to visit.
As for the rest of the Town and Valley:
Summer in the Valley affords many recreation opportunities—swimming, boating and fishing on our four lakes: Pasqua, Echo, Mission and Katepwa with public boat launches on all four lakes and public beaches at Echo Valley Provincial Park, B-Say-Tah Point, Fort Campground and at Katepwa Beach.
Then there is hiking (mid-July to the end of September to avoid the tick-season). There are two trails at Echo Valley Provincial Park and Katepwa Beach, the Trans-Canada Tansi Trail which goes right through the whole area as well as a short but very nice marsh trail starting just west of the Museum.
Bicycling is popular throughout the area and there is even a Skateboard Park at the East end of Fort Qu’Appelle tucked in behind the Robins Donuts.
If the kids want a splash park, there is one at the Fort Campground north of town on Boundary Avenue just across the river behind the Fort. There you will also find a sand volleyball court. Both are right next to the Fort Campground Beach. If you feel like a little drive, the Balcarres Lions built a splash park in Balcarres, just 15 minutes northeast on Highway 10.
For those of you interested in the history of the area, the Fort Qu’Appelle & District Museum has many well thought out displays and is located at the north end of Bay Avenue just before you reach the Qu’Appelle River and Flood control structure at the mouth of Echo Lake. There are also several Treaty 4 and other historical sites to visit in and around Fort Qu’Appelle, as well the Motherwell National Historic Site near Abernathy, northeast of Fort Qu’Appelle.
If you’re hungry, we have many excellent restaurants to choose from open all year round right here in the Fort as well as at Lebret and Katepwa Beach in the valley and in most small communities surrounding the valley.
Don’t Forget Winter:
Winter in the Valley affords many more recreation opportunities–ice-fishing, snowmobiling, skiing–downhill or cross-country, ice-skating, snowshoeing, and more. Or, just go for a walk in the crisp, clean winter landscape the valley affords, and breathe in the refreshingly cold country air.
BraeBurn Inn, and Fort Qu’Appelle in the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley, are the the place to be for recreation in Saskatchewan.
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