Things to See and Do
Explore Watrous and Manitou Beach !
There are many things to see and do in the Watrous – Manitou Beach Recreation Area. Here are some samples of what is available. For complete information on all that is available to explore, visit the Tourism website at: Watrous Manitou Tourism .
Manitou Springs Resort & Mineral Spa
Home to Canada’s largest indoor mineral spa, you are able to enjoy the benefits of Little Manitou Lake 12 months of the year. Heated between 93 and 103 degrees Fahrenheit, the warm, soothing water enables you to simply relax and float your cares away.
The newly renovated 102-room resort also features an expanded Serenity Massage and Esthetics offering a full line of treatments using the very minerals found in the lake. The hotel includes a large expanded gift shop, the new Water’s Edge Restaurant and Lounge with views of the lake, the pool side Water Crest Café, Convention, meeting, and catering services, and a 7000 square foot outdoor patio!
Manitou & District Regional Campground
Camp at one of Saskatchewan’s most popular campgrounds—Manitou & District Regional Park.
You will find over 230 sites from non-electric to service from which to choose the perfect spot. Each site includes: picnic table, pole barbeque with two camp kitchens with a 50-person capacity available free to registered campers.
Manitou and District Regional Park is an ideal location for hosting reunions or your next gathering. All washroom facilities have been updated since 2015. Firewood is available for purchase and family pets are welcome!
Manitou Beach Golf Club
The beautiful Manitou Beach Golf Club offers beginning and seasoned golfers a challenge. Bordered by mature trees, the nine-hole course is a beautiful walk of 3,048 yards, par 36 with a 119 slope rating for men and a 114 slope rating for women. Dotted with bunkers and water hazards, golfers will find themselves booking subsequent tee-times.
Located on Highway #365 at Manitou Beach.
If the walls of this structure could talk, they would tell the musical history of not only a province but also a country. From the big band era through the decades of country acts including one of Canada’s most successful country acts Prairie Oyster, Danceland has hosted a who’s who list of music greats. Once a seasonal venue, Danceland now offers year-round entertainment.
Visitors are encouraged to stop by for a tour and those who take a twirl on the horsehair floor are quick to sing its praises and make a return trip to the floor. Throughout the summer, there is always something on tap, from dance lessons to dining and dances, this family-friendly venue offers something for everyone.
Located at 511 Lake Ave., Manitou Beach
Wellington Park is a place of peace and tranquillity. A flowing stream is shaded by numerous trees and is the perfect place for a picnic. There are firepits, picnic tables and a playground for the kids.
A walking trail connects Wellington to the regional campground for those interested in a stroll. Saskatoon berries can also be found in abundance.
Located on Hunter St., Manitou Beach
Enjoy 18 holes at Manitou Mini-Golf and putt through replicas of some of the historical buildings of Watrous and Manitou Beach!
Located on Hwy #365 across from Manitou Golf Course and near the Campground.
Open May Long Weekend to Sept. Long Weekend
The Jubilee Drive-In is one of only three drive-in theatres left in Saskatchewan, providing the opportunity to watch an outdoor movie under a prairie night sky. As one of the last remaining drive-in theatres in the province, the Jubilee is unique because it offers an inside movie theatre for 24 people as well. It is open weekends from May through October and Thursday to Sunday during the summer months of July and August.
Located on Highway #365 at Manitou Beach.
For more information and show times, click here.
What summer would be complete without spending some time at a sandy beach! Manitou has three beaches with shower and washroom facilities at each. There are playgrounds available for the kids, so you can relax and soak up the sun. You can try out the legendary waters of Manitou the same way our aboriginal forebearers did— with a dip in the lake.
Arts & Antiques
Enjoy the many creative experiences of Watrous Manitou. With year round services and specific events there are always artistic opportunities available to you. Community organizations and individual entrepreneurs alike invite you to experience the arts! Visit the Tourism Website for further information.
Little Manitou Art Gallery, located on the North shore of Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan, the Little Manitou Art Gallery is a welcoming outlet specializing in selected fine artwork. Visit 204 Elizabeth Ave. in the Resort Village of Manitou Beach. The little gallery has grown over the years to include artwork by over 250 artists. Unique items are displayed in the perennial garden, five little venues around the yard, and in the studio. Live music by Saskatchewan performers is presented on stage every Saturday in July and August, plus a few additional events! Website is at: littlemanitouartgallery.com .
Watrous-Manitou Beach Heritage Centre
Now open to the public, the Heritage Centre documents the history of Watrous and Manitou Beach with information panels, pictures and artifacts. It also includes First Nations artifacts and history, CBK Radio history, and a special section on the development of the CN Railroad. It also houses the Orin McIntosh collection of building replicas from Watrous & Manitou Beach.
Winter Hours are Friday and Saturday. 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm or by appointment. Entry can usually be obtained on short notice by calling 306-946-7410 or 306-946-7413.
Located in Watrous at 403 Main Street adjacent to the Post Office.
Website and online archives are at: www.watrousheritage.ca
The Annual Watrous Fun Run and Car Show
The largest car show in rural Saskatchewan is not only a showcase for car aficionados but also a full day of family-oriented events. Classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, hot rods and customs with specialty cars and antique tractors draw a huge crowd of visitors to town. Entries for this very popular show come from across Western Canada with the occasional American entry. The website is at: watrousfunrun.com