Just to the northwest of Regina above Moose Jaw
in the Southwest Region of Saskatchewan. From Regina take
1 west to the 301 a few kilometres before Moose Jaw. Head
north on the 301 15-20 minutes until you reach the bend,
the park is on the right. From Saskatoon take the 11
south to the 2 south then pick up the 202 east. It is
only twenty minutes from Moose Jaw and less than an hour
History: The park was established in 1963. The name "Buffalo Pound" refers to the method used by the indigenous peoples to captured the plains bison using the natural topography as corrals or buffalo pounds. While the plains bison numbered more than 60 million, by 1800 they were all but extinct due to the practices and policies of the new settlers.
Bison Trail, Valley Trail, Nicolle Flats Trail, Dyke
Trail (the Dyke Trail is now part of the Trans Canada
Trail system) and the Marsh Boardwalk
(wheelchair accessible). The highlights of hiking in
Buffalo Pound include viewing bison in their natural
habitat along with the numerous bird-watching
opportunities in the marsh trails. The topography of the
Nicolle Flats and Qu'Appelle Valley provide a rolling
landscape with plenty of marshland. If you head out
early, the air is full of bird song, including the
Mountain Bluebird, Western Meadowlark and Blue-winged
Teal. Early in the day is also the best time to view the
The Nicolle Homestead hiking area is of great interest to people looking into the pioneering history of this park.
summer is a beautiful time to visit the park with it's
rich golden colours interspersed with sudden bursts of
Other features: Buffalo Pound is a well-developed park and has two beaches and fishing (trout, pike, perch and walleye) opportunities. Other recreational opportunities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, mini golf, stocked trout pond, store and concession.
Warning: Wood ticks can be quite numerous in May and June. To deter wood ticks, wear long pants with socks pulled up over the pant legs. Avoid walking through tall grass and thoroughly check your body after an outdoor excursion. Also, check any pets you bring along with you.
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