Common menu bar links

Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

Children on a wagon ride
© Parks Canada

Parks Canada Xplorers for Kids!

Do your kids like to Xplore? They can have FUN doing activities and collecting COOL souvenirs at Motherwell Homestead and other Parks Canada sites in Saskatchewan. Go to the Visitor Centre and ask to become a Parks Canada Xplorer. Free with entry.

2014 Children's Day Camps

A unique experiential 2-day program for children ages 6-12. 

Children having fun! Children having fun!
© Parcs Canada
  • Children spend each day dressed in historic costuming, helping with daily chores around the farm. 
  • Hired hands help children learn about WR Motherwell, historic agriculture techniques and the skills needed to survive during the settlement period. 
  • Activities include; period games, a traditional meal in the Stone House, ice cream and rope making, a picnic in the field, looking after farm animals, learn about draft horses and more… 
  • Activities may change without notice

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

July & August

Two fun-filled days your kids will love! Reserve your spot today.

  • July 2 & 3 Children's Summer Day Camp
  • July 8 & 9 Children's Summer Day Camp
  • July 15 & 16 Children's Summer Day Camp
  • July 22 & 23 Children's Summer Day Camp
  • July 29 & 30 Children's Summer Day Camp
  • August 5 & 6 Children's Summer Day Camp
  • August 12 & 13 Children's Summer Day Camp
  • August 19 & 20 Children's Summer Day Camp
  • August 26 & 27 Children's Summer Day Camp

Special Event, Program or Rental Fees May Apply

Reservations are mandatory; contact the Motherwell Homestead NHS by phone at (306) 333-2116 or by e-mail at 

NEW in 2014! Little Red Hen (Children Ages 1-6)

Do you have a little red hen aged 1 to 6 that likes to help out around the kitchen? Why don’t you and your little hens scratch around with our hired hands for a mid-day bread baking experience and learn what it takes to make a loaf of bread from start to finish. Space is limited!

  • July 24
  • July 31
  • August 7
  • August 21

Special Event, Program or Rental Fees May Apply

 Meet Parka, Parks Canada's Mascot
Meet Parka, Parks Canada's Mascot