Attractions

Heritage Buildings

Bonnie View Church – SE 15-26-06 W3

In 1928, after filling the school house to capacity every Sunday, the Bonnie View Church opened its doors, free of debt. What makes this church so remarkable is that the members of the congregation provided all the labor and funding for construction. By the congregations’ own perseverance and canvassing for funds, no money was used from the churches’ coffers. The congregation found pride in their resourcefulness but also in the workmanship in the building. Even today, the attention to detail is especially evident in the main auditorium. Many members of the community still have strong ties to the Bonnie View Church and wish to see it stand for years to come. The Bonnie View Church was a place of unions, worship and gatherings for the area for over 30 years. It has great architectural value, as well as historical importance to so many people.

Green Valley Lutheran Church – NW 34-27-07 W3

This church was built in 1917 and was known to be the largest Norwegian Lutheran Church in the Canadian district. Architecturally, it is a gothic style. It has a steeple of unique design, with a truncated witches cap steeple, surrounded by a widows walk type railing. It still brings remarks from visitors of its size and uniqueness of an old country church. It is still used during the summer months.

Tourist Attractions

Danielson Provincial Park

The big attraction of the park is naturally Lake Diefenbaker. The park provides access to the lake’s north end. Water sports possibilities are just about endless. Enjoy the large sandy beaches and excellent fishing. Danielson owes its existence to the Gardiner Dam which in the mid 1960’s gave birth to Lake Diefenbaker one of the finest bodies of freshwater on the prairies. This recreational Park, officially opened in 1971 and spans both shores of Lake Diefenbaker, adjacent to the dam.

Douglas Provincial Park

This natural environment park is a prairie oasis featuring access to kilometers of natural sand beaches, massive inland sand dunes, access to the Trans Canada Trail, native prairie and secluded campsites hidden in a lush aspen forrest.

Elbow Sod House

The “Sod Shack” is a symbol of the past giving visitors a glimpse of how thousands of settlers lived when they homesteaded the Canadian prairies in the early 1990’s.

Elbow Museum & Historical Society

The Museum is situated in the Village of Elbow. The museum features articles from early years.

Gardiner Dam

Canada’s largest earth filled dam, located at the north end of Lake Diefenbaker. Gardiner Dam was officially opened in 1967. The spillway is more than a kilometer long.

Gardiner Dam – Coteau Creek Power Station

Situated at the bottom of the Gardiner Dam, the power station is an interesting place to check out. There are self-guided tours or a tour guided by one of the summer seasonal tour guides.

Gardiner Dam Visitors Center

Located on the west side of the dam, the Visitors Centre boasts newly renovated displays, local souvenirs and a theatre. It also includes interpretive exhibits of local flora and fauna.

Harbor Golf Club & Resort

The Harbor Golf Club & Resort is a multi functional establishment located on the shores of beautiful Lake Diefenbaker near Elbow. The course offers 6400 yards of challenging terrain from flat prairies to huge gullies and heavily wooded areas

Along with being an 18-hole championship course the Harbor has a full service dining room, meeting rooms, tournament building that facilitates over 150 people, driving range, cabins and RV sites.

Lakeside Marina Service

The Lakeside Marina is approximately 2 kms west of the town of Elbow, just past the golf course. Lakeside marina is a full service marina, having both gas and diesel available on the dock service, along with fresh water and pumpout facilities. The marina holds 150 boats, with most docks rented for the season, however there are a number available for day use.

Mistaseni Cairn

The Mistaseni rock was originally located in the South Saskatchewan River Valley at a site held sacred by the Cree, a portion of the Mistaseni (Cree for “Big Rock”) was removed when Gardiner Dam was constructed. Interpretive plaques and a portion of the boulder is on site.