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5 things to do and see in Hudson Bay

The Town of Hudson Bay is nestled in the Red Deer Valley, between the Porcupine and Pasquia Hills in North East Saskatchewan, Canada. Its location offers magnificent and unspoiled wilderness and abundant wild life.

1. Al Mazur Memorial Heritage Park

Al Mazur Memorial Heritage Park

The park has a tea house, railway station, craftsmen shop, old general store, school, war memorial, two churches, several shops, homestead and barn. They also have a unique collection of John Deere tractors. Heritage Day is held in this park on the third Saturday in August. Events include a traditional pancake breakfast, parade, several food preparing contests, old time country music festival, train and wagon rides, and a costume contest. Visitor may also see several demonstrations throughout the day including woodturning, flour milling and rope making. They also organize some special activities for children including: a decorated bicycle and coloring contest, sack races and more.

3. Wildcat Hill Provincial Park

Wildcat Hill Provincial Park

This area is known for its wilderness nature. Visitors should be prepared physically and mentally for a challenging experience. The only access during spring, summer and fall is by foot and it will take hours of walking through forest and bush before reaching the park boundary. During the winter visitors can use snowmobile trails that make the area more easily accessible. Since there are no designated walking trails, the adventurous hiker must be competent with a map and compass in addition to possessing good quality back country equipment and have the outdoor skills. If you want to taste some real adventure, this is the right place for that. Seasonal hunting and fishing are also allowed in the park.

5. Ruby Lake

Ruby Lake

The Ruby Lake Recreation site is situated 15 kilometers north of Hudson Bay. The area includes a public beach, picnicking sites, camping facilities, and boating and playground areas. Visitors can enjoy in swimming, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking etc.

2. The town Museum

The town Museum

The museum holds a variety of different items that people can buy for themselves or for family and friends. Tours are available only by appointment. Their tour guides will take you around the museum and explain each exhibit from the past. They have a beautiful tea room from 1950’s, the kitchen, Doctor's Office, Drugstore, Hair Salon, Schoolroom with desks, books and other school items and general store.

4. Town Murals

Town Murals

Many beautifully painted and interesting murals are located around the Town of Hudson Bay. They were painted by local artists with sponsorship from the Millennium Bureau of Canada and the Town of Hudson Bay.

This town is widely known for its forestry, wildlife, outdoor recreation and snowmobiling trails. This town has a friendly community of 1,500 people.

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