Rowan’s Ravine offers a host of amenities inside the park, including a diner, marina, and store that offers groceries and supplies. As well, there are cabins available for rent. The nearby Town of Strasbourg offers a full slate of services and amenities.
G&S Marina Outfitters: G & S Marina Outfitters Store and office building is located at the Marina in Rowans Ravine Provincial Park. The Marina Store offers a full line of confectionary and convenience supplies, fishing tackle, boat rentals, peddle boat rentals, camping cabin rentals and professionally guided fishing and hunting service.
Cabin Rentals: Take in a spectacular view of Last Mountain Lake as you relax in one of 12 semi-modern, air conditioned cabins available for rent through G & S Marina Outfitters. Or, walk a short distance to the beach, restaurant or marina. Phone: (306) 725-4466 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RB’s Diner: Experience friendly, licensed dining indoors or out on the patio at RB’s Diner, just a short distance from the main beach. The location, overlooking the marina and Last Mountain Lake, allows you to enjoy your meal with a spectacular view. RB’s features full-course meals and a Sunday smorgasbord. Catering is available for small or large groups. The restaurant is open from the May long weekend until September. Phone: (306) 725-4371.
Nestled along the shores of Last Mountain Lake in the Qu’Appelle Valley, Rowan’s Ravine is close to many historic and cultural attractions, as well as some of the best bird watching in the province. Take a day trip around the area to explore. The nearby towns of Strasbourg and Bulyea provide services as well as host events and other recreational opportunities.
Last Mountain House Historic Park: Last Mountain House was constructed in 1869 by the Hudson’s Bay Company, competition was moving in and the buffalo herds were moving southwest. Come see the reconstructed buildings and fur trade displays. Interpretive staff members are available on site. Open weekends 10 am-5 pm, July 1 through Labour Day long weekend. Located north of Craven, approximately 48 km northwest of Regina.
Phone: (306) 731-4409 (summer) or (306) 725-5200 (year round).
Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area: Located on the north end of the lake, this wildlife area is North America’s oldest bird sanctuary, established in 1887. Wildlife enthusiasts have the opportunity to view over 260 bird species. As many as 40,000 Sandhill Cranes and hundreds of thousands of other waterfowl congregate here before flying south for the winter. Also included in species that can be viewed are Whooping Cranes, which migrate through the area. The sanctuary offers two self-guided nature trails, an observation tower, picnic area and information kiosk. Open May 1 – October 31. Directions: 11 km north of Govan, turn west at Highway 20 and 15 onto gravel road for 10 km. Travel 3 km north, 6 km west and 3 km south. Watch for signs. Maps and directions are available at Rowan’s Ravine campground office. Phone: (306) 836-2022 or (306) 836-4461.
Last Mountain Bird Observatory: Since 1989, the only migratory bird-banding station in Saskatchewan has captured over 30,000 birds of 106 species for monitoring and numbers. Located at Last Mountain Regional Park (west of Govan) on the northeast side of Last Mountain Lake, it is open to the public daily from 9-1 from May 10-31 and during the months of August & September. Phone: (306) 484-4483 or click here.
Last Mountain Foothills Bison Ranch: View bison from the safety of your vehicle on the grid road two miles south of Strasbourg.
Strasbourg and District Museum: This museum is located on East end of Main Street in the old CPR station. Open May 13-June 30 (weekends only); July and August (Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.; and evening visits by appointment). Interesting displays are available for all ages. Find pioneer artifacts in period rooms, a large collection of taxidermy animals, horseshoe pits and a picnic area. Admission is accepted by donation. This area is not completely barrier free. Phone: (306) 725-3480 or (306) 725-3360.
Market Gardens: On your way to Rowan’s Ravine enjoy the scenic drive through the valley between Lumsden and Craven and visit one of the many flower and vegetable gardens located along Highway 20.
Valeport Marsh: Tour the extensive wetlands of Valeport Marsh on the southeast side of Last Mountain Lake where migrating shorebirds can be seen by the thousands. Bring your canoe and enjoy a peaceful ride down the scenic Qu’Appelle River. There is a shaded picnic area available. Valeport Marsh is located off Highway 20 on the descent into the valley just south of Last Mountain House Historic Park.
A Maze N Corn and Games Galore: An a-maize-ing adventure awaits you in the corn maze located just outside of Bulyea on Highway 20, about 15 minutes from Rowan’s Ravine. Open early August through to the end of September. Call ahead for hours and group rates. A Concession is available. Phone (306) 725-4449 or (306) 939-2089.
Bulyea Eddy Golf Course: A challenging nine-hole, sand-greens golf course located east of Bulyea.
Strasbourg Golf Course: This well-maintained, nine-hole, sand-greens golf course is located on the east side of Strasbourg.
Paint Ball: located 11 km east of Rowan’s Ravine on Highway 220. Phone (306) 725-3260 or (306) 725-7667.
Last Mountain Fall Walleye Classic: Part of the Walleye Trail, this annual fishing tournament is held the second weekend in September at Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park.