Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

Experience land based living as a homesteader in the 1900s an hour’s drive east of Regina. The fertile land of the Qu’Appelle region was an intersection for many different peoples, including First Nations, Métis, and the waves of new Canadian immigrants.

Close-up image of hands with needle and thread working on a floral embroidery design.

Motherwell Homestead Metis Festival

Celebrate the rich and vibrant Métis culture during a day filled with traditional demonstrations, activities and teachings.

An interpreter runs an activity of ice cream with children. 

Day camps

No screens to swipe, no joysticks to squabble over, kids can discover the joy of working and playing on the land.

An interpreter presents a chicken to a girl. 

​Meet farm animals

Meet working farm animals that help run the homestead. Big and small, can you discover the many jobs of each animal?

Visiting Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

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Plan your visit

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Tours and programs

Guided tours, programs, workshops, and learning experiences.


Daily visitor fees. Free admission for youth.


Seasonal and annual admission passes.

Safety and guidelines

Weather, environment, insect and seasonal safety, and site regulations.

About Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

Culture and history

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Stewardship and management

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How to get here

Contact Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

General inquiries:
1-888-773-8888 (toll-free)

For emergencies at the historic site:

Hours of operation

May 21 to June 28, 2024
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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