Living Forestry Museum
The Living Forestry Museum in Nipawin Saskatchewan was founded in 1967 under the direction of Carl Mollberg who had been keenly interested in collecting and documenting the history of our area. The donation of the old Hornseth house in 1976 gave the expanding museum more room to house artifacts and for display. The historical house has been furnished in its original state, including family artifacts and historical items.
Antique Farm Equipment
Throughout the grounds you will encounter vintage tractors, an antique water well drill and various small engines – all in working order. Volunteer farmers bring the antique harvesting equipment to life each Canada Day for live demonstrations. Watch how stooks of grain were fed through the old harvester and the grains were separated in the old-days!
After the harvesting demonstration, make your way to the flour mill (steps away) where you’ll discover how grain was transformed into flour in the old days. You can even buy a bag of flour for use at home!
One-Room School House
The old one-room school house is a timeless peek inside a traditional grade 1 through 12 prairie school house, completely upgraded with an indoor outhouse!
Driven by a steam tractor, the museum’s antique sawmill is a popular attraction that is fired up each Canada Day (July 1st) for live demonstrations.
Among the displays is the museum’s set of clay ovens which are stoked up each Canada Day (July 1st) and kept busy baking hundreds of loaves of bread (generously donated by Family Bakery in Nipawin) which go on sale to the public in the afternoon. – Nothing beats fresh bread baked in a clay oven!
So much more!
From a trappers cabin to an antique church, there is so much more to see on the grounds and in the historic buildings of the Nipawin Living Forestry Museum. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the next time you’re in town!
Children under 12: Free
Crooked Bridge (also known as the Old Nipawin Bridge) CPR BRIDGE
Location: Old Highway 35; west edge of Nipawin
A double-deck bridge comprising a lower traffic crossing and an upper rail crossing. The traffic crossing features unique, crooked entrances – owing to the name. The bridge was completed in 1930, providing access across the Saskatchewan River for the CPR and automobiles. A Statement of Heritage Significance for the bridge was written in 2008. Currently the old bridge is closed to pedestrian & vehicle traffic.
Second Avenue West and Maple Road West
Located on property known as Botting Park. Mr. William Botting was mayor of Nipawin from 1948-51, owner of a flour mill and lumber yard.