Things to Do Along the Tour Route
Scenery stops, picnics, fishing, exploring history, etc.
Visit the museum in Blaine Lake, housed in the old train station at the end of main street.
Take the Wingard Ferry across the North Saskatchewan River.
Bus Tour (Occasional)
Bus tours once or twice a year. Watch here for our next one.
Special Events in the Area
Peter’s Day in Blaine Lake, late June, led by the Blaine Lake Doukhobor Society
During July, the National Doukhobor Dugout House is open on Saturdays. Visit their website for details: www.doukhobordugouthouse.com. Opening day in 2023 is July 1st, 10am – 5pm.
Annual 12-40 and Beyond Tour, July 22 & 23, 2023, 10:00am – 6:00pm. This self-guided adventure in the Blaine Lake, Marcelin, Leask and Hafford area takes you to art studios, a museum, blacksmith shop and other venues, through diverse landscapes and breathtaking scenery. For a map and more information, visit www.12-40andbeyond.com.
Annual Christmas Service at Craigmore Church, Christmas Eve, led by RHPRI and community members.
Some tips for the visitor:
Road conditions vary depending on the season and the weather. The route is mainly country roads, including some gravel grid roads and some less well-maintained dirt roads. Many are not passable in winter, if the snowfall is heavy, and some are difficult during the spring thaw. Caution is advised. Be sure to check the weather conditions before heading out.
Cell phone service is limited in some areas along the route.
There are great places for picnic lunches, so pack a lunch and enjoy the scenery. (Food and gas are available in Blaine Lake and Marcelin.)
Public washrooms are very limited and only available at towns (Blaine Lake and Marcelin) along Highway 40.
Please watch for and yield to large farm machinery in the area during seeding and harvest. Respect both private property and the natural landscapes in the area.