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Attractions

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Walking Tour

Canora has created a self-directed walking tour of eight major sites, including Canora’s Welcome Statue, Antique People, Station House Museum, Toy and Autograph Museum, Ukrainian Heritage Museum, Flower Mill and Ukrainian Orthodox Heritage Church. View more information regarding the museum, tourism and heritage sites below. Our Walking Tour Guide is available in a printable format here.

 

Visitor Information Center/Museum

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Canora’s Visitor Information Center/Museum is located at 100 Railway Avenue along Highway No. 5.  The facility is the oldest Class 3 railway station still operating in Saskatchewan and displays CN Rail memorabilia, pioneer artifacts, local art and  souvenirs and tourist information. Churchill tour information is available at the museum and Via Rail service to Winnipeg and Churchill is available two times a week each way.

Open seasonally, June to September Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (306) 563-4591 for more information.

 

Ukrainian Heritage Museum

Ukrainian Heritage Museum is located at 215 Main Street. The museum depicts all aspects of Ukrainian culture. The informative volunteers will provide a fantastic tour that includes learning about Ukrainian heritage, arts and folklore, resources, memorabilia, artifacts and a small boutique. Admission $2. Call (306) 563-4166 for more information.

Hours:

February/March/November/December – Tuesday to Friday 2p.m. to 5p.m.

April/May/June/September/October – Monday to Friday 2p.m. to 5p.m.

July/August – Monday to Friday 1p.m. to 5p.m.

CLOSED Mid December until end of January

 

Ukrainian Orthodox Heritage Church

Located at 710 Main Street, this church showcases restored Kievan Byzantine stained glass and architecture. Originally constructed in 1928, the church served its congregation until 1963. It was designated a heritage site in 1984 and underwent a major restoration that was completed in 2000.

The Ukrainian Heritage Museum has limited hours for viewing. Please call one of the contacts listed below to arrange for a tour.

Dorothy & Terry Korol – (306) 563-5211

Mary Prokopetz – (306) 563-5470

 

Canada’s Only Toy & Autograph Museum

Stop in and visit Canada’s Only Toy & Autograph Museum located at 118 Main Street. The museum features a one-of-a-kind collection of toys and autographed photos. This is a real trip down memory lane with an I-spy game and a play and dress up room for children. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children over 5 years of age. This museum is privately owned and operated. For more information call (306) 563-4367.

 

Canora’s Antique Shop

The antique shop is located at 202 Norway Avenue along Highway No. 9. The antique shop is open year round and operated by Ralph and Cathy Jarotski in a turn-of-the-century restored two storey house. One can find numerous collectible articles ranging from Canadian folk art, unique and ethnic furniture, art, jewellery, and collectibles. This is a definite “must see” stop for the avid collector. Call (306) 563-6794 for more information.

 

Canora’s Welcome Statue

Canora’s Welcome Statue “LESIA” is located on the South end of Norway Road. Lesia is a 15 foot statue of a woman dressed in traditional Ukrainian attire. Lesia holds a loaf of braided bread known as kolach along with salt, which is a welcome ceremony in the Ukrainian culture. Lesia was created by Canora resident Nicholas P. Lewchuk and his son Orest. The statue was unveiled on September 3, 1980 by Right Honorable Edward Schreyer, Governor General of Canada. Construction of Lesia took over a year and she weighs over 4,000 pounds. For more information call the Visitor Centre at (306) 563-4591.

 

 

118 Main Street

The building was constructed in 1902 by the Winnipeg Western Land Corporation for Christian Rhodes Graham Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa. Graham was half owner of the town site, with the railway owning the other half. The town of Canora grew from this site.

 

Hugh Waddell Memorial (Canora Hospital) Site

Located on Pacific Street just north of Daniels Drive. Marking this heritage spot is a cairn dedicated to Canora’s first hospital. Mary Waddell of Peterborough, Ont., donated $25,000 to the Presbyterian Church for construction of a hospital in her husband’s name. In 1913, the Hugh Waddell Memorial Hospital was built on land donated by Christian R. Graham. It was erected by the Presbyterian Home Mission Society, one of two mission hospitals in Saskatchewan. Admitting patients in March, the hospital was officially opened on June 18, 1914, with 60 beds. It operated as a mission hospital until 1944 when it was purchased by the Canora Union Hospital Board. In 1950, a new wing was added, increasing its capacity to 82 beds. The hospital closed on July 4, 1968, and a commemorative cairn was erected in 2000.

Flower Mill

Located at 217 Main Street features a variety of beautiful flowers and many modern, elegant and unique gifts to take back home! Give them a call at (306) 563-4500 for more information.