DescriptionAgriculture sustains Outlook; corn, potatoes, vegetables and sunflowers are among the products grown. The origin of the town name is attributed to two Canadian Pacific Railway officials who stood at an elevated vantage point, mesmerized by the raging South Saskatchewan River gushing below; the silence was broken when one of them exclaimed, “What a wonderful outlook!”
Outlook and District Regional Park, located along the South Saskatchewan River on the west edge of town, has a golf course, swimming pool, campgrounds and hiking trails. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the numerous birds and venerable elm trees. Phone (306) 867-8846.
A large salt and pepper shaker collection is the highlight of the Outlook & District Heritage Museum, downtown at 100 Railway Ave. E.; phone (306) 867-9485. SkyTrail Pedestrian Bridge , just northwest of the center of town following signs, is one of Canada's longest pedestrian bridges, spanning the South Saskatchewan River 46 metres (150 ft.) above the water and running for a distance of 914 metres (3,000 ft.). Side rails and a safe walking surface allow users to focus their attention on the views.
The South Saskatchewan River Project, on the South Saskatchewan and Qu'Appelle rivers, consists of two dams. Gardiner Dam, midway between Elbow and Outlook, is 5 kilometres (3 mi.) long, 64 metres (210 ft.) high and 1,615 metres (5,300 ft.) wide at its base. The impounded water forms Lake Diefenbaker. The second, smaller structure is Qu'Appelle Dam. A visitor center at Gardiner Dam is open Victoria Day weekend-Labour Day; phone (306) 854-6267 or (306) 857-5500.
Visitor InfoTown of Outlook 400 Saskatchewan Ave. OUTLOOK, SK S0L 2N0. Phone:(306)867-8663