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Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

Learning Experiences

Motherwell Homestead depicts the lifestyles and architecture of the early 20th century.

Here you can get a glimpse of the life and career of pioneer farmer and politician, W.R. Motherwell, and his significant influence on the development of scientific agriculture in Western Canada.

Education Program 2016

How to book your visit

Thank-you for considering a visit to Motherwell Homestead for your school group. To reserve your spot please fill out the booking sheet and fax or email to the contact information provided on the form.

All bookings will be assigned in the order in which they are received. Changes /or cancellations? Contact the site as soon as possible. The site accepts cash, cheque, credit or debit. No invoicing.

Farm it, maybe!

Pick up your wagon at the store, fill it with supplies and venture west. What you choose to take and do will determine if you have what it takes to be a farmer in the 1900’s. Will you end up with a homestead, or have enough supplies to make it through another winter?  

Amazing Race Through Time

Do you have what it takes to be a settler? Stop by the Land Titles Office, pick up your survival items and head out. Will you work hard and smart enough to own your own piece of the west? Take a ride on a wagon, check out the animals, and travel back in time to the early 1900’s through a challenge based program that will engage everyone and leave you wondering what if?? The outcome is up to you!

Other Ways to Discover Motherwell Homestead

If you want to spend additional time onsite after your tour, please inquire about our teacher-led activities, additional fees apply if booking the self-led option. Alternatively take a stroll to the wetland or spend some time in the play and picnic area.

Friends of the Motherwell Jam Pail Lunches, only $7.00!

Continue your homesteading experience when you have lunch with the Friends. Each jam pail lunch is served with your choice of some classic sandwiches

  • Jam or Ham & Cheese or Bologna & Cheese or Cheese
  • And Veggies & Dip
  • And Lemonade or Iced Tea served in a mason jar
  • And a homemade cookie
  • And an ice cream treat

Call 306.333.2116 to book your lunch today

Trip preparation

Rain or shine, snow or mosquitoes, Motherwell Homestead NHS is open and the programs run as scheduled! Please ensure everyone is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions. Total walking time can be up to 45 minutes, tour is approximately 2 hours, if taking the trail so we recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes.

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