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Watrous-Manitou Visitor Guide
ACTIVITIES
GUIDE 2016/17
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2016/17 Watrous and Manitou Beach Activities Guide
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WELCOME TO WATROUS &
MANITOU BEACH
Unsinkable Experiences Await…
Welcome to Watrous and Manitou Beach!
Two great communities - one fantastic
travel destination! Located in the heart of
Saskatchewan you can find a lake that is
unique to North America and one of only
three bodies of water on the entire planet
like it. Rich in mineral content, the waters
of Little Manitou Lake offer natural and
therapeutic healing properties to the skin
and body. Simply lay back and float and
discover the feeling for yourself!
Beyond just floating in our water, you can
fill your days with shopping, swimming,
walking, hiking and golfing. Dance
the night away at the world famous
Danceland, stroll down the boardwalk,
enjoy the serenity of a campfire at your
campsite or take in one of the numerous
artistic and cultural attractions the
community has to offer. Get closer
to nature by enjoying a peaceful walk
through Wellington Park or hike one of
our nature trails. Challenge your skills
on our golf course, at mini golf or at Disc
golf, and bring your boat and sailing skills
to enjoy the lake. Soak your cares away
by floating in the healing waters of the
lake or enjoy the heated mineral pool at
the Spa. Pamper yourself with a massage
and a manicure. Take a step back in time
at one of the antique shops. Enjoy a great
meal at one of our eating establishments.
Heal your body and mind with the help of
our ‘holistic health’ community.
With over 200 businesses to serve you,
everything from A to Z is only minutes
away. Everything you could want, you can
find here without the hustle and bustle
of large urban centres. Topped off with
that extra smile, welcoming attitude and
helping hand, you cannot miss when you
visit our communities.
Whatever your pace or your desire, you
can find it in Watrous and Manitou Beach.
Come for a visit and stay for a lifetime!
CONTENTS
14 Welcome/Greetings
32 Where to Eat
16 See and Do
36 Where to Meet
22 Where to Stay
40 History
23 Maps
41 Community
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GREETINGS FROM THE MAYORS
WATROUS
On Behalf of Town Council and our residents, I would like to
welcome you to our community!
Watrous is a growing community whose main industries include
agriculture, potash, tourism, and a strong retail and small
business sector. The Town is excited to have recently completed
an upgrade to our Water Treatment Plant and reverse osmosis
drinking water systems to improve quality of life for our residents. We also are pleased
to announce our east side residential lots are ready for development. Together with the
Resort Village of Manitou Beach, we offer an abundance of natural, cultural, and historical
attractions for everyone to enjoy. We are especially proud of our exceptional recreation,
business, and educational opportunities, including our new Fitness Centre.
The Town hosted the RCMP Musical Ride in 2015 and are proud to celebrate the 25th
anniversary of the Watrous Fun Run Show ‘n Shine on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016. We are
glad you joined us!
We hope you enjoy your stay with us and experience all Unsinkable Watrous and Manitou
Beach have to offer. We hope to see you again soon.
Mayor Ed Collins
RESORT VILLAGE OF MANITOU BEACH
Welcome to Manitou Beach! On behalf of Council and all
residents, I invite you to relax kick back and enjoy the peace that
surrounds us.
We are truly a unique community. Unique therapeutic water in
our lake, the only one in North America and one of three in the
world. A unique dancehall with a horsehair cushioned dance floor.
Manitou Beach is also very proud of the many talented artists and carvers who produce
amazing pieces and host a ‘Spirit of Manitou Studio Trail’ the first weekend of July. Be sure
not to miss the Street Fair and fireworks on Canada Day and check out the Flea market
across from the Village Hall every Sunday during the summer.
Our proud business community provides a wide range of lodging, from hotels and motels
to B&Bs and a wonderful campground.
This will be my last year on council, as I will not be running again. I would like to thank
all residents, seasonal and full time, for their support and understanding; we have gone
through trying times over the last seven years. I feel very honoured to have served this
wonderful village, as it is a spiritual and peaceful piece of earth.
Manitou Beach is a special place, we invite you to enjoy our community on a vacation or by
making it your home and we will continue our commitment to keep improving our Village
for everyone to enjoy.
The water is high but our spirits are higher.
Mayor Eric Upshall
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LEGEND OF THE LAKE OF THE
HEALING WATERS
Long before white settlers emigrated
to Canada and the western territories,
Saskatchewan was designated as part of
the Great Plains of western Canada. A
variety of Canadian First Nations tribes
traveled throughout the land, utilizing
the available resources for their survival
while still respecting the land from which
it came.
The arrival of the European settlers
impacted the tribes in a variety of ways.
One of the most devastating effects
settlers had upon the First Nations people
was the introduction of foreign diseases
such as small pox. The Cree people
who populated the land area known as
Saskatchewan were exposed to small pox
and suffered devastating losses. When
traditional medicines and remedies proved
ineffective against this new disease, the
Cree did the only thing they believed they
could, move away from the site of death
and destruction.
According to legend, some young
braves fell ill during their tribe’s move.
Fortunately the tribe’s choice of camp
was in the vicinity of what is now known
as Manitou Lake. The braves were too
weak to continue the journey so the tribe
built a shelter for them before continuing
their journey. It is said the afflicted braves
were overcome with fever and thirst and
crawled their way to the lakeshore where
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they slaked their thirst and immersed
themselves in the cool water. Spent from
their efforts, it is said they remained on
the beach overnight. In the morning, the
braves experienced some relief from their
symptoms. The braves attributed the
respite to the water and remained on site,
consuming and immersing themselves into
the liquid medicine. Within days of their
arrival at the lake, the braves regained
their previous state of healthfulness and
continued on their tribe’s journey. Upon
reuniting with their tribe, tribe members
were astounded by the braves’ seemingly
miraculous return to health.
So was born the legend of the healing
waters of Manitou Lake. Medicine men
named the lake Manitou in reference to
the Great Spirit, which is the equivalent
of God. As the legend of the lake with
healing powers spread via word of mouth,
First Nations tribes later followed by the
settlers and then visitors from all parts
of the world, traveled to the Lake of the
Healing Waters to experience relief from a
number of maladies. An entire industry of
healing and therapeutic products sprang
up from the lake resources, an industry
that is still strong and vibrant today in
the new millennium. How effective the
healing waters are can only be determined
through first-hand experience. Experience
the Legend of Manitou for yourself!
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SEE & DO
The communities of Watrous and Manitou
Beach offer visitors the perfect playground
for a variety of holiday adventures. From
the high-energy guest who likes to engage
in physical activity to those looking for
a more restful respite from the daily
grind, Watrous and Manitou Beach caters
to all. Perfect for individuals, couples
and families, the range of available
accommodations and activities allow
visitors to plan the perfect get-away.
Manitou Maple Madness Chainsaw Competition, 2015
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CAMPING
One of Saskatchewan’s most popular
campgrounds, there are over 230 sites
from non-electric to service from which
campers may choose the perfect spot.
Each site includes a picnic table and pole
barbeque and there are two camp kitchens
with a 50-person capacity available
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free to registered campers. These are
ideal for hosting reunions or your next
gathering. There is a day-use area as well
as clean modern showers and bathrooms.
Firewood is available for purchase and
family pets are welcome!
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GOLF
The beautiful Manitou Beach Golf Club
offers beginning and seasoned duffers
a challenge. Bordered by mature trees,
the nine-hole course is a beautiful
walk of 3,048 yards, par 36. Dotted
with bunkers and water hazards,
golfers will find themselves booking
subsequent tee-times. A full slate of
tournaments hit the links starting in
June, and the large tournament facility
can accommodate 150 people and is
equipped with barbeques, a kitchen and
a bar.
MINI-GOLF
Enjoy 18 holes at Manitou Mini-Golf
and putt through replicas of some of
the historical buildings of Watrous and
Manitou Beach!
Located on Hwy #365 across from Manitou
Golf Course and near the Campground.
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Open May Long Weekend to Sept. Long
Weekend
Open 10am – 10pm 7 Days a week.
GPS: N51° 43.120 W105° 27.094
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DANCELAND
If the walls of this structure could talk,
they would tell the musical history of not
only a province but also a country. From
the big band era through the decades
of country acts, Danceland has hosted
a who’s who list of music greats. Once
a seasonal venue, Danceland now offers
year-round entertainment. Visitors are
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encouraged to stop by for a tour and
those who take a twirl on the horsehair
floor are quick to sing its praises and make
a return trip to the floor. Throughout
the summer, there is always something
on tap, from dance lessons to dine and
dances, this family friendly venue offers
something for everyone.
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MANITOU SPRINGS
MINERAL SPA
Tourism Saskatchewan’s Business of the
Year in 2014, and finalist for Canadian
Tourism Business of the Year in 2013, a
visit to the area would not be complete
without a visit to Manitou Springs Hotel &
Mineral Spa.
Home to Canada’s largest indoor mineral
spa, you are able to enjoy the benefits of
Little Manitou Lake 12 months of the year.
Heated between 96 and 104 degrees
Fahrenheit, the warm, soothing water
enables you to simply relax and float your
cares away.
The newly renovated 102-room resort
also features a newly expanded Serenity
Message and Esthetics featuring a full
line of treatments using the very minerals
found in the lake. The hotel also features
a large expanded gift shop, the new
Water’s Edge Restaurant and Lounge with
views of the lake, the pool side Water
Crest Café, Convention, meeting, and
catering services, and new in 2014, a 7000
square foot outdoor patio!
Whether you’re staying for a night, a
week, or just visiting the area for the day,
the Spa has you covered.
Mineral Spa at Manitou Springs Resort
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JUBILEE DRIVE-IN
The Jubilee Drive-In is one of only four
drive-in theatres left in Saskatchewan,
providing the opportunity to watch an
outdoor movie under a prairie night sky.
The Jubilee is unique because it offers an
inside movie theatre for 24 people as well.
It is open Fridays and Saturdays in May,
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June, and September, and Thursday to
Sunday in July and August.
Movie listings and schedules can be found
at www.moonlight-movies.com
Located on Highway #365 at Manitou
Beach.
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WELLINGTON PARK
Wellington Park is a place of peace and
tranquility. A flowing stream is shaded by
numerous trees and is the perfect place
for a picnic. There are fire pits, new stone
ovens, picnic tables and a playground
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for the kids. A walking trail connects
Wellington to the regional campground
for those interested in a stroll. Saskatoon
berries can also be found in abundance.
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LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE
BIRD SANCTUARY
The north end of Last Mountain Lake
is one of the Prairie Provinces’ most
important waterfowl staging areas and is
a crucial “refueling stop” for waterfowl
and other water and land birds on their
way from the Arctic to the southern
United States. Over 280 species of birds
have been recorded and over 100 of these
species have been documented to breed
in the area.
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1887 Dominion Government Order in
Council set aside just over 1000 hectares
to create the Last Mountain Lake Bird
Sanctuary. It addition to being the first
officially protected wildlife area in what
was to become Saskatchewan, it was the
first designation of a bird sanctuary in
North America.
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ANTIQUING AT MANITOU BEACH
Manitou Beach offers several
opportunities for those in search of
antiques, original art, collectibles and
rare and unusual treasures. In addition to
antique shops, there is the Manitou Beach
Flea Market, one of the longest-running
Flea Markets in Saskatchewan. This
outdoor Flea Market runs every Sunday
at 8:00 a.m., weather permitting, from
the May long weekend to the Labour Day
long weekend. The Flea Market is held
near the Community Hall, adjacent to the
Regional Park & Campground. Vendors
sell a variety of items ranging from
locally grown food, antiques, collectibles,
memorabilia, personnel apparel as well as
garage and estate sale items. New vendors
are welcome. Please contact the Village
Office for more information –
306-946-2831
HISTORIC CHURCH WINDOWS
The All Saints Anglican Church was
established in 1910. Rev. King, the first
vicar of the church, brought with him a
stained glass window over 500 years old. It
was removed from the Church of St. John
the Baptist in England and buried to protect
it against Puritan vandalism. It was placed
back in the church after the restoration,
but then replaced to make way for another
memorial window. The window was
presented to Rev. King and transportation
was paid to Watrous. The window arrived in
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2000 parts and was assembled into the
fabric of the All Saints Anglican Church.
The window is characteristically medieval
in design and colour; the colours being dark
definite shades of blue, purple, red, green
and yellow. The ancient art of making the
special dyes for the glass has since been
lost. Visitors are encouraged to stop and
take a look at this rare piece of history.
Located on the corner of Main St. and 4th
Ave. in Watrous.
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25TH ANNIVERSARY
OF WATROUS FUN RUN
SHOW ‘N SHINE
The 25th annual Watrous Fun Run
Show ‘n’ Shine car show will take over
Main Street Watrous Saturday, July 23.
One of the largest car shows in rural
Saskatchewan is not only a showcase
for car aficionados but also a full day
of family-oriented events. Classic cars,
trucks, motorcycles, hot rods and customs
with specialty cars and antique tractors
draw a huge crowd of visitors to town.
Entries for this very popular show come
from across Western Canada with the
occasional American entry. Distance
is not a barrier to these proud vehicle
owners who love to share their entry’s
story with all who are willing to listen.
Another crowd pleaser is Kevin Therris
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and Prairieland Motorsports with their
Bio Diesel Jet Car. Supplementing the
incredible walk through automotive
history is a wide variety of other
activities. Beeper the Clown entertains
the youngsters with regularly scheduled
shows throughout the afternoon. Don’t
forget the Dog Performances at Memorial
Park, face painting, and balloons for the
kids. The entrants wrap up their day
with a cruise from Watrous to Manitou
Beach. The highway between the two
communities is lined with spectators all
anxious to see this ribbon of history. The
Day starts off with a Pancake Breakfast
open to everyone.
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ARTS AND CULTURE
Complementing these annual events
are the year-round activities of the
Watrous and Area Arts Council (WAAC).
These activities include the performing
arts, showcasing a concert series with
performers from Stars for Saskatchewan
concert series.
WAAC has sponsored an annual
dinner theatre for a number of years,
partnering with the Saltwater Players to
stage performances from a wide range
of genres. This production is supported
by makeup artists, seamstresses and
a set construction crew, drawn from
community members.
The Gallery on 3rd, located at 102-3rd
Avenue East, has featured exhibits
by local artists, artists from the
surrounding area, the province and
international artists as well as exhibits
from Arts on the Move, provided by
the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts
Councils (OSAC).
WAAC also sponsors exhibits from local
artists at the Watrous Library. These
exhibits can be seen Tuesdays and
Thursdays, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11:00 am to
5:00 pm.
Gallery on 3rd
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STUDIO TRAIL
July 9-10th is the 9th Annual Spirit of
Manitou Studio Trail. Visitors travel to
studios in and around the area to view
and purchase Saskatchewan created
artwork. Textiles, paintings, sculptures,
pottery and concrete statues are just
samples of what the Artist trail offers its
visitors.
Painting by Michael Gaudet
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2016-2017 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
OCT 18
Fortunate Ones
Watrous Civic Centre – 7:30
OCT 28
Missoula Children’s Theatre
Watrous Civic Centre – 1:00, 7:00
NOV 9
The Lion, The Bear, The Fox
Watrous Civice Centre – 7:30
NOV 26
Andino Suns
Watrous Civic Centre – 7:30
FEB 25
The Middle Coast
Watrous Civic Centre – 7:30
APRIL 1
Lisa Brokop
Danceland, Manitou Beach – 7:30
2016 GALLERY ON 3RD EXHIBIT SCHEDULE
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MAY 5-21
Repetition
MAY 24-JUNE 4
Student art show
JUNE 8-25 Quilters show
JUNE 28-JULY 8 Watrous Manitou Heritage exhibit
JULY 9-10 Spirit of Manitou studio trail- Helen Herr & Toni Ambrose
JULY 12-30 Things with Wings group exhibit
AUG 2-13 A.C.E. of Manitou
AUG 16-27 Local artists show & Summer art camp Aug 15-19
SEPT. 1-23 365 Days of Coffee
OCT.1-29 Mike Remando exhibit
NOV 4-19 Sask Terra exhibit
DEC 2-17 Winter art show & Sale
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2016-2017 – COMMUNITY EVENTS
MAY 13-15
Spring Polka Fest - Danceland
JULY 1
Canada Day, Manitou Beach
JULY 9-10 Spirit of Manitou Studio Trail
JULY 23–25 Annual Watrous Fun Run Show ‘n Shine – Watrous Main Street
AUGUST 2-14
Artistic Creation Expo (ACE) of Manitou – Manitou Beach Community Hall
SEPTEMBER 2-3 Rock’n Roll Weekend – Danceland
SEPTEMBER 17-27 Fall Polka Fest – Danceland
OCTOBER 1 October Fest – Watrous Curling Rink
OCTOBER 1 Watrous Kinettes Craft Show – Watrous Civic Centre
OCTOBER 30 Fowl Supper – Watrous Civic Centre
NOVEMBER 5 Kinettes Annual Trade Show – Watrous Civic Centre
NOVEMBER 11–12 Walter Ostanek, Polka King - Danceland
DECEMBER 3 Christmas Tree Lighting – Cenotaph Park, Watrous
DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve Gala - Danceland
MARCH, 2017
Winter Fest – Manitou Beach
RCMP Musical Ride, 2015
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WHERE TO STAY
In our friendly communities the welcome
mat is always out for new and returning
guests. Whether a short overnight stay or
an extended visit to our area Watrous and
Manitou Beach have accommodations to
suit all visitors.
Those looking for simply a place to rest
their heads, the Last Mountain Inn and The
Watrous Motel located along Highway 2
in Watrous are the perfect spots to catch
some shuteye. Adjacent to the highway,
each is easily located whether traveling
through our town during the bright sunlit
hours of the day or the pitch black of a
Saskatchewan night. After a good night’s
rest, guests can grab some sustenance at
any one of the restaurants located only
blocks away before beginning their visit or
their day’s travels.
Others wanting the feel of a home-awayfrom-away can check into any one of
the three Bed and Breakfasts at Manitou
Beach. Serenic View B&B is the perfect
place for golfers. Situated behind the
popular Manitou Beach Golf Course, it is a
short walk to hit the greens while offering
an expansive view of the lake.
Friendly hosts and clean, comfortable
rooms make Brown’s Motor Inn, Lakeside
Country Inn, Salty Surf Inn, and Cozy
Corner Suites excellent choices for your
stay. Each within minutes of the lakefront
and the core shopping area allows guests
the luxury of walking through our village
and soaking in its unique ambiance.
For guests wanting the added amenities
of an indoor pool, on-site restaurant, café
and gift boutique, award winning Manitou
Springs Hotel & Spa is the perfect choice.
Along with its newly renovated rooms,
friendly staff and historic mural of the
Legend of Little Manitou Lake, there is
an opportunity for guests to pamper
themselves with a variety of spa services –
a massage following a soak in the pool, is
the perfect way to end a day.
Whatever your needs, Watrous and
Manitou Beach can provide the right
experience to make your stay in our area,
an invitation to return time and time again.
Executive King Room – Manitou Springs
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2016-2017 ACCOMMODATION GUIDE
Name
Capacity
Location
Phone/Website
Last Mountain Inn
18 units
Junction of Hwys 2 & 365
N51° 40.001 W105° 27.174
306-946-3383
1-866-913-3383
lastmountaininn.com
Sundown Motel
26 units
402 1st Ave E, Highway #2
N51° 40.195
W105° 27.712
306-946-3347
sundownmotelwatrous.ca
Manitou Hotel
12 Rooms
6 Suites
102 Main St. Watrous
N51° 40.322
W105° 28.116
306-946-3315
manitouhotel.ca
Watrous Motel
36 Rooms
Full kitchenettes
602 1st E. Highway #2
N51° 40.078 W105° 27.423
306-946-1300
watrousmotel.com
Brown’s Motor Inn
3 Units
1 Cabin
Elizabeth Ave & Regina St
N51° 43.189 W105° 26.648
306-946-2863
1-855-311-1103
Cozy Corner Suites
4 Units
410 Elizabeth Ave.
N51° 43.168 W105° 26.821
306-570-7554
Hometel
Manitou Beach
2 Rooms
309 Jean St.
N51° 42.890 W105° 25.500
306-946-2315
hometelmanitoubeach.com
Lakeside Country Inn
10 Units
504 MacLachlan Avenue
N51° 43.270 W105° 26.857
306-946-3456
1-888-946-2211
lakesidemanitou.com
Manitou Beach House 1000 sq ft House
3 Bedrooms
206 Richard Street
306-587-7054
vrbo.com
Manitou Executive
Suites
1 3-Bedroom Suite
2 1-Bedroom Suites
205 Regina Street
N51° 43.134 W105° 26.641
306-351-4591
ManitouExecutiveSuites.com
Manitou Loft
1 Room
315 Caragana Lane
N51° 42.848 W105° 25.768
306-946-2138
manitouloft.com
Manitou Springs
Hotel & Spa
102 Rooms
302 MacLachlan Avenue
N51° 43.236 W105° 26.717
306-946-2233
1-800-667-7672
manitousprings.ca
Salty Surf Inn
8 LHK Units
414 Lake Ave.
N51° 43.135 W105° 26.126
306-946-2110
1-888-946-2110
saltysurfinn.com
Serenic View B&B
4 Guest Rooms
Behind Golf Course
N51° 43.221 W105° 27.248
306-946-3821
serenicviewbandb.ca
230+ Campsites
Hwy #365 at Manitou Beach
N51° 42.938 W105° 27.060
306-946-2588
manitouregional.com
Watrous
Manitou Beach
Campgrounds
Manitou & District
Regional Park
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TOP THINGS TO DO ON
A RAINY DAY
1.
Visit Anglican Church Window on
Main Street - Watrous
2.
Watrous 5 Pin Bowling, Main Street
3.
Go for a swim inside Manitou
Springs Mineral Spa
4.
Shop! Always great deals at local
shops on Main Street - Watrous
5.
Visit the Art Gallery in Watrous
6.
Visit the many artists and antique
stores at Manitou Beach
7.
Dance the night away at Danceland
(Don’t forget Toonie Tuesdays on
Tuesdays throughout the summer)
8.
Take in a Watrous & Area Arts
Council Live Performance at the
Watrous Civic Centre
9.
Food Tour! Watrous and Manitou
Beach have a variety of award
winning restaurants and eateries
10. Try your hand at the Golf Simulator
at TB’s Bar & Grill
11. Drive-in Movie Theatre
Manitou Springs Hotel
& Mineral Spa
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WHERE TO EAT
Watrous and Manitou Beach offer a variety
of food venues to satisfy appetites of all
sizes and tastes. From fast food to fine
dining visitors have numerous locations
from which to choose.
For early birds in the crowd, you can find
breakfast at Subway restaurant located at
the Esso gas station at the corner of Main
Street and Highway 2. The new all you can
eat breakfast buffet at the Water’s Edge
Restaurant located in the spa offer guests
good food, good conversation and a great
start to the day. From breakfast to supper,
visitors have plenty from which to choose
for each of their daily meals within the Spa.
Visitors also have the year-round option of
popping into the Water Crest Café adjacent
to the newly upgraded Manitou Springs
Hotel & Spa pool. If you are looking for a
quick bite to eat or wanting to unwind after
a leisurely dip in the pool, the café is a great
place to put those pangs of hunger to rest.
In Watrous, Chinese cuisine can be found
at both Wong’s Restaurant and Peachwood
right in Watrous. Guests can order off the
menu or simply enjoy the variety of dishes
making up the noon and supper buffets. John’s Plate located along Hwy. 2 and
Pepper Tree Restaurant on Main Street
Watrous offer a fine dining atmosphere.
Each of these licensed restaurants offers
excellent food and beverages for all tastes
and occasions. Rounding out the list of
licensed establishments is the iconic dance
hall Danceland, located on the shore of
Little Manitou Lake. Supper buffets can
be purchased as part of an evening of
entertainment should visitors wish to dine
and dance the night away.
Seasonal restaurants located at Manitou
Beach include the Early Birdie Restaurant
at Manitou Beach Golf Course, Village Perk
and Burger Buoy. Scenic views, excellent
food and relaxing atmospheres allow
guests to savour their menu choices.
Whatever your mood, whatever your desire
of the day, you are sure to find delicious
dishes at any one of the 13 restaurants
and cafes located in Watrous and Manitou
Beach. Friendly and professional wait staff
backed by some of the finest chefs in the
area will make your dining experience one
you will never forget!
Poolside Water Crest Café, Manitou Springs
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2016-2017 DINING GUIDE
Name
Location
Food
Contact
John’s Plate
(Licenced)
212 1st Ave W., Highway #2
N51° 40.415 W105° 28.352
Pizza, Steaks, Lunch Menu,
Daily Specials, Catering Menu
306-946-2314
Peachwood
Restaurant
303 Main Street
N51° 40.442 W105° 28.036
Canadian, Chinese Cuisine,
Buffet
306-946-3833
Pepper Tree
Restaurant
(Licenced)
203 Main Street
N51° 40.388 W105° 28.091
Canadian, Greek, lunch and
supper specials, lounge
306-946-3344
Subway
Pip’s Esso, 101 Main Street
N51° 40.340 W105° 28.147
Subway Subs
306-946-2680
TB’s Bar & Grill
102 Main St., Watrous
N51° 40.322 W105° 28.116
Canadian Dishes, Fried
Chicken
306-946-3315
Wong's
Restaurant
108 2nd Ave. West
N51° 40.406 W105° 28.157
Canadian, Chinese Cuisine
306-946-3166
Watrous Bakery
305 Main Street
N51° 40.449 W105° 28.035
Pastries, Baking, Coffee
306-946-3873
Burger Buoy
(Seasonal)
Main Beach - 315 MacLachlan
N51° 43.274 W105° 26.741
Fast Food, Ice Cream
306-946-2402
Danceland
(Licenced)
511 Lake Avenue
N51° 43.142 W105° 26.038
Buffet, Special Events,
Catering Menu
306- 946-2743
Early Birdie Café
Highway #365
N51° 43.179 W105° 27.215
Fast food, snacks
306-946-3878
Water’s Edge
(Licensed)
Manitou Springs
Hotel
In Manitou Springs Hotel
N51° 43.236 W105° 26.717
Sports lounge, steak, supper
& lunch specials, catering &
banquet services
306-946-2489
Water Crest Café
In Manitou Springs Hotel
N51° 43.236 W105° 26.717
Fast Food, Snacks
306-946-2233
Village Perk
(Seasonal)
305 MacLachlan Avenue
N51° 43.263 W105° 26.705
Coffee, desserts, sandwiches
306-946-3166
Watrous
Manitou Beach
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John’s Plate Steakhouse & Grill
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YOUR NATURAL MEETING
PLACE IN SASKATCHEWAN
Hosting a reunion? Planning a wedding?
Chairing a regional meeting or planning
a conference? Watrous and Manitou
Beach offers a broad range of facilities and
catering services to suit your needs!
Centrally located, Watrous and Manitou
Beach is the perfect destination for guests,
staff and clients. Travel time will decrease
as fun and productivity will increase. No
need to weigh your wallets down with
coins as each venue has plenty of free
parking. Economical rental rates, clean,
bright facilities with a myriad of extra
amenities and skilled caterers are the
perfect combination to hosting everything
from a small intimate wedding or
anniversary to a large provincial conference.
The Watrous’ Civic Centre on Main Street
has a maximum capacity of 360 people
and the Heritage Room located in the
same building accommodates 80 people
for a meeting and half as many for a sit
down meal. The Kinsmen Club Room in
the skating arena holds 80 people while
the Watrous Curling Club found in the
sports grounds has a main floor capacity
of 800 people with a second upstairs
area accommodating 200 people. For
those wishing to keep everything all
under one roof, Manitou Springs Hotel
and Mineral Spa just three miles north of
Watrous has 3 meeting and convention
rooms with a maximum capacity of 150
people. With 102 hotel rooms, guests
can meet, eat, and sleep all in one place.
Those looking for a more relaxed venue
can check out the Regional Campground
at Manitou Beach. With more than 200
sites available and two camp kitchens,
the campground is the perfect place for
friends and family to gather.
With so many venues from which to
choose, economical rental rates, facility
amenities of which there are too many
to list and food services with impeccable
reputations it is time for you to take
advantage of the Watrous and Manitou
Beach hospitality and plan your next event
in the heart of Saskatchewan! You will
wonder why you didn’t do it sooner!
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CONVENTION FACILITY LISTINGS
Year Round Facilities
Name
Size
Capacity
Seated
Details
Contact
Danceland
(Manitou Beach)
4800 sq ft flr
9140 sq ft tot
500
400
Buffets Available
Weddings, Special
Events
Danceland
800-267-5037
Civic Centre
(Watrous)
60’ x 80’
4800 sq ft
440
300
Stage, Round and
Square Tables
Available
Town of Watrous
306-946-3369
High School Gym
(Watrous)
4300 sq ft flr
635 sq ft stg
500
400
See School Use
Policy
Winston High
School
306-946-3309
Curling Rink
Lounge (Watrous)
57’ x 50’
2385 sq ft
140
125
Bar and Fridge
Town of Watrous
306-946-3369
Manitou Room
(Manitou Springs
Resort)
72’ x 30’
2160 sq ft
150
120
Food, Bar,
Manitou Springs
Audiovisual available Resort
800-667-7672
Village Hall
(Manitou Beach)
42’ x 23’
966 sq ft
190
80
Full kitchen
21’ x 15’
Village of Manitou
Beach
306-946-2831
Heritage Room
(Watrous)
45’ x 20’
900 sq ft
80
40
Whiteboard,
Projector, Podium,
LCD Projector
Town of Watrous
306-946-3369
Kinsmen Club
Room
(Watrous)
40’ x 29’
1160 sq ft
80
-
Bar and Fridge
Town of Watrous
306-946-3369
Renown Room
(Manitou Springs
Resort)
40’ x 16’
640 sq ft
50
25-30
Food, Bar,
Manitou Springs
Audiovisual available Resort
800-667-7672
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Food, Bar,
Manitou Springs
Audiovisual available Resort
800-667-7672
Venn Room
(Manitou Springs
Resort)
Year Round Seasonal Facilities (Summer Months) Facilities
Curling Rink
(Watrous)
159’ x 68’
10,800 sq ft
Arena
(Watrous)
The Terrace
(Manitou Beach)
800
Summer Only
Town of Watrous
306-946-3369
185’x85’ Rink
400
87’x38’ Lounge
-
Summer Only
Town of Watrous
306.946.3369
7000 sq ft
250
200
Food & Bar Available Manitou Springs
Resort
800-667-7672
150 Dining
80 Chalet
120
Dining
13 Cabins @ 10
individuals each
Sask Abilities
Council
306.653.1694
-
125
Private patio,
barbeques, picnic
tables
Early Birdie Café
at Manitou Beach
Golf Club
306.946.2861
2 Camp kitchens
50-person capacity
Manitou Regional
Park
306-946-2588
Camp Easter Seal
(Manitou Beach)
Tournament
Lounge
(Manitou Beach)
39’ x 25’
1170 sq ft
Campground
(Manitou Beach)
230+
Campsites
-
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WEDDINGS
Looking to capture your special event
on film? Picturesque Wellington Park
located half a block from Danceland is
the perfect backdrop for those wedding,
family or reunion photos. A babbling
brook trickling over large stones and
under arched walking bridges present a
variety of backgrounds and serene spots
to capture the magical moments of your
day. Historic Camp Easter Seal’s gorgeous
natural fieldstone constructed chalet and
dining room has seen many bridal parties
and high school graduates pose in front of
its majestic walls.
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CATERING
For More Information On Planning Your Special Event Please Call 1-866-756-6665
Name
Location
Contact
Danceland
Lake Avenue
306-946-2743
John’s Plate
Highway #2 West
306-946-2314
Manitou Beach Golf Club
Highway # 365
306-946-3878 Summer Only /
Tournament Lounge Only
Pepper Tree Restaurant
203 Main St.
306-946-3344
Water’s Edge Restaurant
In Manitou Springs Hotel
306-946-2489
Famous Sunday Brunch at Manitou Springs
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HISTORY
There is a rich history in Watrous and
Manitou Beach. From hundreds of years
ago when First Nation people came to
this sacred lake and the legend of Manitou
was born. To the settling of a Pioneer
Town along the Grand Trunk Railway,
the beginnings of a destination unique in
western Canada with its many spas and
Dancehalls, the home for communications
for the CBC and CBK Radio, to a now
thriving community where such industries
of agriculture, automotive, tourism,
and potash meet. The history of our
community is one to discover.
A virtual museum has been established
at www.watrousheritage.com Take the
time, see the many images and videos
and learn something new about our great
community.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 1939, CBC opened CBK
radio station on the
outskirts of Watrous.
At the time it was the
only CBC outlet between
Winnipeg and Vancouver.
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COMMUNITY
Whatever you’re looking for--cars, gifts,
RV’s.... there are lots of places to shop at
Watrous and Manitou Beach.
Main Street in Watrous features great
locally owned stores such as Inkster’s
Mens Wear, Watrous Furniture, Watrous
Pharmacy, Nina’s Tea Shop, and the newly
opened Prairie Harvest Country Store.
When you arrive in the community you
are greeted by a multitude of cars, trucks,
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RV’s and farm implements dubbed the
“Multi-Million Dollar Mile”. The mile
operates in low-cost rural Saskatchewan
and is characterized by low margin/
high volume trade which give it highly
competitive pricing. With two major
vehicle dealerships, an RV dealer and two
farm implement dealers, there is a lot to
choose from.
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The
Watrous Manitou
Your source for local news
Keeping you updated with
local news from the area.
Visit us for prints of
local scenery and wildlife
to help you remember
your visit to Watrous
and Manitou Beach.
www.twmnews.com
Watrous Branch
306.946.3312
309 Main St., Watrous
306-946-3343
TWM
Est. 1933
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RECREATION
The Town of Watrous Parks & Recreation
Department boasts a wide array of
activities and programs for the entire
family. During the summer months you
can play indoor tennis at the Watrous
Curling rink and then head next door
for a dip in the Jr. Olympic-sized
Swimming pool. There are many different
opportunities for the golf enthusiast as
we provide mini-putt, a 9 hole disc golf
course as well a beautiful 9 hole golf
course with a fantastic restaurant. There
is always some baseball action located at
the Watrous Sports Grounds which has
4 shale ball fields as well as a football
field and a running track. New to the
community is the Watrous Fitness Centre.
During the winter months, life revolves
around the Watrous Centennial Arena
which can seat up to 500 spectators with
a fully functional kitchen and lounge.
Watrous has Minor Hockey teams for
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all ages, a Learn to Skate program, a
Rec Hockey League as well as the Senior
Winterhawks who play in the Long Lake
Hockey League. Down the road, the
Watrous Curling rink has 4 artificial
ice sheets and a fully functional bar &
kitchen.
For the outdoor enthusiast, Watrous
provides some of the best hunting and
fishing in Saskatchewan. Last Mountain
Lake nearby has provided many
provincial trophies. There are plenty of
opportunities for sailing on Little Manitou
Lake which attracts tourists from all over
the world.
If you’re looking for something to do in
Watrous, you will never have to look too
hard! See you soon…
Check out Watrous Recreation on
Facebook as well on twitter @WatrousRec
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FITNESS CENTRE
The Watrous Fitness Centre is a new
addition to the Town of Watrous. A local
committee banded together in early
2014 and after 14 months of fundraising,
donations and sponsorships, we now
have a fully functional fitness facility in
Watrous. The facility is only open to ages
17 & up and we are open every day from
5:00am until 11:00pm. Stop by the Town
Office to learn more about Membership
and drop-in fees.
DDC Communications
For All Your Wireless Needs
306-946-3542
307 Main St, Watrous
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Manitou Mini Golf
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IMPORTANT NUMBERS
RCMP.....................................................................................................................306-946-3316
Watrous Hospital ............................................................................................... 306-946-1200
Medical Clinic ...................................................................................................... 306-946-2075
Dentist .................................................................................................................. 306-946-2131
Pharmacy............................................................................................................. 306-946-3311
Town of Watrous................................................................................................ 306-946-3369
Village of MB ........................................................................................................306-946-2831
Emergency ............................................................................................................................... 911
Police/Fire/Ambulance .......................................................................................................... 911
CHURCHES
All Saints Anglican.............................................................................................. 306-946-3458
Watrous Baptist ................................................................................................. 306-946-2996
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness ....................................................................306-946-2045
Our Redeemer Lutheran .................................................................................... 306-946-3501
Watrous Pentecostal.......................................................................................... 306-946-3924
Philadelphia Mennonite .................................................................................... 306-946-3785
St. Ann’s Roman Catholic ..................................................................................306-946-3630
Watrous United Church ..................................................................................... 306-946-3592
The 2016-2017 Watrous Manitou Beach Activities Guide is a project of the Watrous Manitou
Marketing Group (WMMG). The WMMG is a partnership between the Town of Watrous, Resort Village
of Manitou Beach, and the Rural Municipality of Morris No. 312. Thank you to all the business who
advertised in this year’s publication. Much care and attention has been taken to ensure as few errors as
possible. We apologize for any errors or omissions within the publication.
Photo Credits: Daniel Bushman/The Watrous Manitou, Kevin Hogarth Photography,
Manitou Springs Hotel & Mineral Spa, Gary Bergen, Monique Sundquist, Colin Peet,
Brendan Manz/The Watrous Manitou Marketing Group
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