30km | 4 hrs
The Riverlands Heritage Preservation Region tour is about 30 Km around the full circuit and takes about 4 hours to drive and view the sites. The time varies, of course, depending on how long visitors spend at the various sites along the way. While the first site on the tour route is #1 at Blaine Lake, the tour can be started anywhere along the route. Coming from Saskatoon, Petrofka makes a great starting point. Coming from Prince Albert, the town of Marcelin is a good place to start. See the tour route map above. A printable brochure is also available here.
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.