The 24 meter Tower leads to picture windows that offer a sweeping view of the countryside in the Heart of Canada's Old Northwest. As you ascend the tower landings you will be able to view exquisite art, antiques and models depicting the First Nation, Métis and Pioneer lifestyles including hunting methods, housing and food.
Our open staircase gives you an unobstructed view of the walls as you ascend the tower. Each symbol or art work has a text panel to accompany it.
These above paintings were painted by local artist Brian Seesequasis.
This painting of a Métis Red River cart is a three dimensional painting with an actual wheel from a Red River cart incorporated on the painting. By Michael Gaudet.
Wheat sheaves symbolize the growth of agriculture in the area with the increased immigration of settlers to the west.
First Nations Landing
The First Nations Landing covers several aspects of First Nation lifestyles including the Buffalo Jump, the Buffalo Pound, Processing the Buffalo, Making Pemmican, Plants Used for Food, as well as Pre and Post Horse.
The Métis Landing takes you through the Buffalo Hunt and the Laws of the Hunt, the development of the York Boat, a Hudson Bay Trading Post, La pétite ville, St. Laurent, Duck Lake, Batoche the river lots and the Métis social life.
The Pioneer Landing will explore the immigration of settlers to the west and a variety of local photographs depicting early settlement. Also including on this landing is our Moon Phases display where you will see how the pioneers followed the different moon phases for things like harvest, planting and much more. You will also learn about the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper and the folklore behind them.
Finally your ascend will bring you to the Observation Area where you have a sweeping view of the country side. Here you will learn the locations of local attractions from the Center as well as interesting Saskatchewan tidbits.
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