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Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

Special Events

Threshing Day
Threshing Day. Pitch in with the fieldwork or kick back and relax as you enjoy a day of music, entertainment and games.
© Parks Canada

Mark Your Calendar!  
May 23 - Opening Day
May 23 to June 29 - School Programs
July 1 - Canada Day - Free admission
August 13 - Binding and Stooking
August 27 - Symphony under the Sky Festival
September 5 - Closing Day

Special Event, Program or Rental Fees May Apply


Awesome Summer Events!

Symphony under the Sky Festival


The Regina Symphony Orchestra's Symphony under the sky concert
© Regina Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, August 27
Let’s close the Motherwell Homestead’s Cultivating Victory season and open the Regina Symphony Orchestra’s 2016/17 season in grand style! Join us for a jam packed day of activities including threshing demonstrations, the Field to Fork Festival and kids activities. The highlight of the afternoon will be Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony under the Sky! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a symphonic concert at the homestead. Event goes ahead, rain or shine, so come prepared!

Special Event, Program or Rental Fees May Apply


Binding and Stooking


Binding and Stooking demonstration
© Parks Canada

Saturday, August 13
What is Binding and Stooking? Come out to Motherwell Homestead to not only find out what it means, you can also participate in it and learn what it takes to take the crop off the field and to prepare it for your plate.


Children’s Day Camps (Ages 6-12)


kids participating in day camps
©Parks Canada

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

July 5 & 6
July 12 & 13
July 19 & 20
July 26 & 27
August 2 & 3
August 9 & 10
August 16 & 17
August 23 & 24

Special Event, Program or Rental Fees May Apply


Little Red Hen (Children Ages 1-6)


Kids participating in the Little Red Hen program
© Parks Canada

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 14
July 28
August 4
August 18

Special Event, Program or Rental Fees May Apply


Self-Guided Experiences

We are a self-guided National Historic Site. Be sure to check out the new and exciting ways to discover Motherwell Homestead.

Self-Guided Experience Booklet

Explore Motherwell Homestead at your own pace with this booklet and map, including optional activities.

Pitchin’ In - Explora Tour

Would you like to be a hired hand? Discover the important role they play in the success of the homestead. This fun program uses Explora technology on a GPS-driven hand-held device.

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.

Off the Beaten Path


People walking along the Stueck Nature Trail
© Parks Canada

Take a stroll on the Stueck Nature Walk trail then taste the delicious flavours from the Off the Beaten Path Café and gift shop.

*The Friends of the Motherwell Homestead Inc. is a volunteer, not-for-profit and charitable organization committed to working with Parks Canada to enhance public awareness, appreciation and enjoyment for visitors.

Contact Motherwell Homestead NHSC for more information on all activities at (306) 333-2116 or by email.