Things To Do
Visitor Centre and Artist Colony
The Visitor Centre is located in the historic, 1931 fieldstone chalet, a Designated Provincial Heritage Building, overlooking Kenosee Lake.
The friendly interpretive staff will provide you with details about upcoming programs and park events, area maps and information, even the daily forecast. View interpretive displays, pick up a GPS unit for geocaching or rent canoes or kayaks. Families will enjoy the program room with its books, games, puppets and hands-on displays, especially on rainy days. Hours of operation are daily in July and August. Shoulder season hours vary. Phone: (306) 577-2615.
The Artist Colony is located in the stone cabins just adjacent to the Visitor Centre. It features studio and display space for local artists. Drop in to view or purchase their newest masterpieces.
Artists wishing to use one of the cabins should read through the Information Package before filling out an an application form. Applications will be accepted for summer 2013 after January 7, 2013.
There is an extensive trail system for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Pass through the beautiful stands of aspen, birch, green ash and Manitoba Maple that characterize this unique southern Saskatchewan forest. Many of the trails border small lakes which offer scenic viewpoints and opportunities for wildlife viewing. Several trails offer interpretive signage or brochures and park interpreters offer guided walks on several of the shorter trails on a weekly basis during the summer. A paved path from the campground to the main beach is excellent for family cycling or rollerblading.
ATV enthusiasts are welcome to enjoy designated trails from June 15 to the end of Labor Day weekend, weather permitting only. Trails will be closed when raining or following a substantial rainfall in order to minimize ecological damage. Check this website and the forecast link on the homepage for updated information before heading to the park to avoid disappointment. Trail status is also available by calling (306) 577-2600.
Trails are patrolled randomly by Enforcement Officers to ensure all users are abiding by the law. Our trails are an opportunity for everyone to experience Moose Mountain Provincial Park at its finest; therefore, it is not legal to skirt closed gates, chase wildlife, mud-bog or ride off designated trails. Please tread lightly and enjoy your park.
Beach and Swimming
The park’s main beach area is a great place to spend the day. Take a dip in the refreshing waters of Kenosee Lake and build sandcastles or lie out and catch some sun on the large sandy beach. A beach change/shower house provides washroom facilities and Allison’s beach store is the perfect place to cool down with an ice cream cone.
The adjacent grassy park features shade trees, picnic tables and a creative playground for kids.The park Visitor Centre and Artist Colony are just a short stroll away along the beach path.
The boat launch, located at the end of Manitoba Street, has ample parking for vehicles and trailers and provides motorboat access to Kenosee Lake. If you are looking for something more serene, take a relaxing paddle around Little Kenosee Lake with a canoe or kayak rental from the Visitor Centre.
Tennis courts and a basketball hoop are located next to the Recreation Hall near the main beach. A newly-renovated baseball diamond is located across from the main beach parking lot. Some sport equipment is available for rent from the Visitor Centre.
Master’s Mini Golf: Located beside the recreation hall near the main beach, this 36-hole mini golf course is operated by the proprietors of Allison’s Beach Store. Phone: (306) 577-2234.
Golf Kenosee: Golf Kenosee offers you one of the most scenic golf courses in western Canada. The fairways are wonderfully sheltered by a healthy forest of poplar, ash, fir and white birch trees. With mature trees guarding both sides of most fairways, a premium is placed on straight, accurate shots. At Golf Kenosee, the scenery and the wildlife are as much of an experience as the golf itself. A pro-shop is available for all your golfing needs. Privately owned and operated. Phone (306) 577-2044.
The Kenosee Superslides: This privately-owned, outdoor waterslide park offers kiddie slides, tube rides, twisters, Kamikazi Bonzai skimmers or, if you’re brave enough, try the eight-storey free fall (takes 3 seconds to reach the bottom). If you’d like a slower pace, ride the 800’ lazy canal on an inner-tube or just sit back and enjoy the warmth of the 100-person hot tub. Pack a lunch or buy food on-site at Cruiser’s Family Restaurant or pick up that special souvenir at Reflections Boutique & Gift Shop. Change rooms, showers, lockers and double tube rentals. Unlimited free parking. No alcohol or sunflower seeds please. Phone (306) 577-2343.
Kenosee Lake Riding Academy: Take a one-hour, guided trail ride through the forest along the shores of Little Kenosee Lake. There are several departure times during the day and reservations are recommended. If your children are little, take them for a pony ride around the corral (you lead the horse). Privately owned and operated. Phone: (306) 577-2278.
Nearby Attractions at Moose Mountain
Cannington Manor Provincial Park: Located 26 km southeast of Moose Mountain Provincial Park, Cannington Manor is a recreated village from the 1880s featuring costumed interpreters. Watch for special events such as the candlelight tour, horse and buggy rides and Victorian Tea. Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday - Monday (closed Tuesdays). There is an admission fee. Phone: (306) 739-5251.
Prairie Dog Drive-In: Located on Highway 9 just south of the park towards the town of Carlyle. Movies play Friday - Monday. Watch for posters or phone (306) 453-6095 for show listings.
Red Barn Flea Market: A Sunday flea market and farmer’s market, during the summer months, featuring live entertainment. Just a short drive north on Highway 9. Phone (306) 577-4631.
Bear Claw Casino and Hotel: Just a short drive south on Highway 9. Phone (306) 577-4577.