About EstevanEstevan is a major center for coal and oil production. Based on records for average annual hours of sunshine, it's also one of the sunniest spots in Canada.
On Hwy. 39 at 118 4th St. is the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum. The museum provides information about local events, presents changing exhibitions and also offers occasional interpretive programs and tours. Museum and gallery open Mon.-Fri. 10-6 (also Thurs. 6-9 p.m.), May-Aug. The museum is also open Sat. 1-4; phone (306) 634-7644.
Adjacent to the museum is the Wood End Building, a former barracks for the North West Mounted Police. It contains artifacts relating to that organization's early days. Nearby Heritage Park contains an oil field display.
Tours to Shand Power Station and Prairie Mines and Royalty can be arranged from June through August at the Estevan Tourism Booth; phone (306) 634-6044.
Southeast of town off Hwy. 39 is Roche Percée, a group of strangely eroded rock formations that were once venerated by local First Nations peoples. Although most of the animals and initials carved on the rocks are no longer discernible, legend maintains that the rocks are visited by spirits whose murmurs can be heard when the wind blows.
Visitor Centers Tourism Estevan 1102 4th St. Estevan, SK S4A 0W7. Phone:(306)634-1892
Things to Do Souris Valley Museum
Recreational Complex Estevan Leisure Centre
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