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.
Be sure to check out the new and exciting ways to discover Motherwell Homestead.
No screens to swipe, no joysticks to squabble over, kids can discover the joy of working and playing on the land.
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
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Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site is now closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you in 2024!
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