Saskatchewan Highway 11


Saskatchewan Highway 11

Infobox road
highway_name=Highway 11
alternate_name=Louis Riel Trail
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starting_terminus=jct|state=SK|Hwy|6 Regina
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ending_terminus=jct|state=SK|Hwy|2 Prince Albert No. 461
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Highway 11 in Saskatchewan, Canada connects the province's three largest cities: Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. It is a structural pavement major arterial highway which is approximately km to mi|395 long. It is also known as the Louis Riel Trail after the 19th century Métis leader. It runs from Highway 6 north of Regina until Highway 2 south of Prince Albert.

From Regina to Saskatoon, Highway 11 is a four-lane divided facility except in the village of Chamberlain, where the road narrows to two lanes through the community, including its intersection with Highway 2. All intersections in this segment are at-grade except for section from Regina to Lumsden and in Saskatoon. Highway 11 passes through Saskatoon, following the south leg of Circle Drive, the Idylwyld Freeway and Idylwyld Drive through the city, including its downtown. Motorists seeking to bypass downtown can follow the northeast Circle Drive bypass, although this is not officially part of Highway 11.

North of Saskatoon, the road continues as a four-lane highway past the community of Warman until a point just north of Osler, at which it narrows to two lanes. It then passes through the communities of Hague, Rosthern, and Duck Lake. Highway 11 then runs through the Nisbet Provincial Forest. Highway 11 ends km to mi|395 north of Regina, approximately km to mi|3 south of Prince Albert, at the junction of Highway 2. The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure long range plans are to twin Highway 11 between Saskatoon and Prince Albert exploring funding via the Building Canada Fund. Quotation|The mining, exploration, and oil and gas sectors across northern Saskatchewan funnel thousands of heavy trucks through Prince Albert on a daily basis. Improving this vital gateway will not only make travel safer and far more efficient for commercial traffic, but it will enhance the drive for thousand of visitors who head north each year to take advantage of our northern lakes|Highways and Infrastructure Minister Wayne Elhard

Origins

The Qu’Appelle, Long Lake and Saskatchewan Railway came through between Regina and Prince Albert through Saskatoon as early as 1890.cite web
last = McLennan
first =David
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Davidson
work =The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Details
publisher =CANADIAN PLAINS RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
date =
url =http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/davidson.html
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] The 1926 highway map of Saskatchewan marks the route of provincial highway 11 following along the CNR line using township and range roads, so travel is in linear lines straight north, changing direction to west travel at 90 degree angles from Regina through to Saskatoon. Only "Provincial Highway 12" is marked in the same fashion between Saskatoon and Prince Albert on the 1926 highway map of Saskatchewan, which has now formed the base of the northern section of the Louis Riel Trail.cite web
last = Suigard
first =Gene
authorlink =
coauthors =
last2 = Adamson
first2 =J
title =1926 Highway Map
work =Canadian maps
publisher =Canadian maps online digitization project
date =
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmaps/1926/sask-highway-map.html
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] The current Saskatchewan Highway 12 travels between Saskatoon and Shell Lake. Federal funding became available for provincial highway projects following the completion of the Trans Canada Highway. The Trans Canada Highway was the first highway receiving national expenditure across all provinces. Highway 11 was considered an important transportation route from a national perspective, and therefore received funding under the National Highways Project.cite web
last = Stewart
first =Iain
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Highway Network
work =The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Details
publisher =CANADIAN PLAINS RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
date =
url =http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/highway_network.html
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] On June 20, 2001 the entire length of Saskatchewan Highway 11 was re-named the Louis Riel Trail at a ceremony which took place at the Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre. The Louis Riel Trail connects major sites of the 1885 North-West Rebellion. Mid-Lakes Community coalition, Saskatchewan Highway 11 communities and municipalities, the Saskatchewan Métis Nation, and the Saskatchewan History and Folk Lore Society approached Highways and Transportation Minister Pat Atkinson about the designation. Saskatchewan Highway 11 is the actual course followed by the RCMP and Louis Riel to arrive at Regina for the trial of Louis Riel.cite web
title =Hidden Beaches, Valleys and Natural Prairie Treasures Rural Escapes
work =Tourism Regina
publisher =
date =
url =http://ruralescapes.com/default.aspx?page=12
format =
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accessdate = 2007-12-30
] The Louis Riel Trail sign features a red river cart featured in yellow on a blue background.cite web
last =Ricketts
first =Bruce
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =HIGHWAY 11 NAMED LOUIS RIEL TRAIL - Government of Saskatchewan
work =
publisher =Government of Saskatchewan
date =June 20, 2001
url =http://www.gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=141269c2-bc32-4366-90c9-30e3c30dbfe0
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accessdate = 2007-12-30
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Maintenance

The tenders for construction work in 2008 amount to $63.3 million of which $30 million will see km to mi|35 twinned between Prince Albert and Saskatoon. Amongst the upcoming projects which have received approval are:Quotation|paving of two sections of Highway 11 includingkm to mi|12.1 of highway north of Osler to south of Hague, and km to mi|11.3 of highway north of Macdowall to the Junction of Highway 2.|Highways and Infrastructure - Government of Saskatchewancite web
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title =Highways and Infrastructure -
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The km to mi|12 segment between Warman and Osler should be completed end of October, 2008. Quotation|The Saskatoon bedroom communities of Warman and Osler are dynamic and growing, with traffic counts in the range of 7,500 vehicles per day on this section of Highway 11|Highways and Infrastructure Minister Wayne ElhardCitation
last =
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title = Twinning continues on parts of Highway 11
newspaper = The Saskatoon Sun
pages = 17
year = 2008
date = Sunday, July 6
url =

2002 a resurfacing project of km to mi|8.4 of Highway 11 was undertaken on a section km to mi|2.3 north of Macdowall. The approval for the $680,000 tender was awarded by Highways and Transportation Minister Mark Wartman.cite web
last =
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title =IMPROVING HIGHWAY 11 NEAR MACDOWALL
work =Government of Saskatchewan
publisher =
date =February 6, 2002
url =http://www.gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=6de7601f-a4aa-4aaf-a262-84a6e1913922
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accessdate = 2007-12-30
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Earlier maintenance included $897,000 for paving of km to mi|12.3 near Hanley for a project cost of $897,000. Highways and Transportation Minister Judy Bradley awarded contracts for work in 1999.cite web
last =
first =
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title =SASKATCHEWAN GOVERNMENT: Paving project awarded on Highway 11.
work =M2 Presswire,
publisher =HighBeam Research.
date =April, 1999
url =http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb5243/is_199904/ai_n20225644
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accessdate = 2007-12-30
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July, 2007 was the beginning of the first asphalt rubber project on Saskatchewan Highway 11. Close to km to mi|8 near Davidson show the rubberized asphalt road surface on the right lane at a cost of $126,800. The next rubberized asphalt project in the summer of 2007, was km to mi|4 through the town of Chamberlain. The $1.4 million spent here included the rubberized asphalt pavement surface, curbs and catch basins.cite web
last = Moore
first =Miles
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = Asphalt rubber projects going big in Canada.(News)(Saskatchewan. Department of Highways and Transportation spend $5.1 million on the project)
work =Rubber & Plastics News
publisher =Crain Communications, Inc.
date =v
url =http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-168436963.html
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accessdate = 2008-01-18
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Route

Regina and Sherwood No. 159

The final chapter for the namesake of the Louis Riel Trail occurred in Regina. It was here that Métis leader Louis Riel was tried and hung on September 18, 1885 for treason.cite web
last =Ricketts
first =Bruce
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Louis Riel – Martyr, hero or traitor?
work =Mysteries of Canada i
publisher =VIZCAN Systems Corporation
date =1998-2007
url =http://www.mysteriesofcanada.com/Canada/riel.htm
format =
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accessdate = 2007-12-30
] The Louis Riel Trail begins in a moist mixed grassland region known as the Regina Plain ecoregion. Citation
last =Fung
first =Ka-iu
author-link =
last2 =University of Saskatchewan
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Atlas of Saskatchewan Celebrating the Millennium
place=Saskatoon
publisher =PrintWest
year =1999
location =Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
volume =
edition =2
url =
doi =
id =
isbn = 0-88880-387-7
] In this area the Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia is an endangered species.cite web
title =Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre - Conservation Database
work =
publisher = Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre
date =2007
url =http://www.biodiversity.sk.ca/db.htm
format =
doi =
accessdate =2007-12-26
] Ipsco. SIP a North American steel company is located in the Sherwood Industrial Park (SIP) north of Regina. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Sherwood No. 159
work =Sask biz
publisher =Government of Saskatchewan
date =
year =
url =http://www.saskbiz.ca/communityprofiles/communityprofile.asp?CommunityID=987
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] According to the 1925 Waghorn's Railroad guide the CNR Regina Branch went through Ardmore, and Condie stations before arriving at Lumsden.cite web
last =Adamson
first =J
title =Canadian Maps: May 1948 Waghorn's Guide. Post Offices in Man. Sask. Alta. and West Ontario.
work =Canadian maps online digitization project
publisher =
date =January 2005
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmaps/1925Waghorn/January1925-58-59.html
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] Bredin also shows up at the intersection of Boggy Creek and the CNR in 1935. This was located between Condie and Lumsden. Boggy Creek is to the east of the highway and Waskana Creek [sic] to the west.cite web
last =Walton
first =Larry
authorlink =
coauthors =
last2 =Adamson
first2 =J
title =Canada Dept of Mines Geological Survey Saskatchewan Regina Sheet; Map 26-A
work =Canadian maps online digitization project
publisher =
date =January 2005
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmaps/mines1935/MINES1935.html
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] Condie is currently an unincorporated area of RM 159, but Ardmore and Bredin are ghost towns of Saskatchewan.

Lumsden No. 189

The Louis Riel Trail travels north west out of the capital city of Regina. km to mi|14.2 past Hwy 6 is the junction of Hwy 734 which travels east to Hwy 6. Another km to mi|10, the highway turns to travel westerly. A steep decline begins km to mi|4.6 section to the intersection of Hwy 20 and Lumsden, the lowest depression of the Qu'appelle Valley and the bridge over the Qu'appelle river.cite web
last =
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = Microsoft Streets and Tips
work = Route Planner
publisher = Microsoft Corp.
date = 2004
url = http://www.microsoft.com/streets/default.mspx
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] The village of Lumsden was created in 1890 in conjunction with the coming of the CNR. When Saskatchewan became a province the Local Improvement District was formed, becoming the Rural Municipality of Lumsden No. 189 in 1912. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Lumsden No. 189
work =Sask biz
publisher =Government of Saskatchewan
date =
year =
url =http://www.saskbiz.ca/communityprofiles/communityprofile.asp?CommunityID=900
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] One of the many administrative concerns of the RM was road construction and maintenance. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Tecumseh No. 65
work =Sask biz
publisher =Government of Saskatchewan
date =
year =
url =http://www.saskbiz.ca/communityprofiles/communityprofile.asp?CommunityID=1003
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] The Qu'Appelle Valley provides a scenic route as the Louis Riel Trail traverses the Qu'Appelle River. Lumsden Historical Museum, [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Adamson
first2 =J
author2-link =
title =Photographs of the province of Saskatchewan
work =Saskatchewan Gen Web
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk/photographs/index.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] Prairie Dust Art Gallery & Studio are both located in the town of Lumsden south of the Louis Riel Trail.cite web
last =Ricketts
first =Bruce
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Scenic Routes - The Louis Riel Trail
work =Sask tourism
publisher =Government of Saskatchewan
date =1998-2007
url =http://www.sasktourism.com/default.asp?Page=175&menu=52
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] Another km to mi|6 starting with a trip up the hill out of the Qu'appelle Valley, and there is the intersection of Hwy 54 which continues north to Regina Beach on Long Lake (Last Mountain Lake). The Arm River Plain is also a part of the moist mixed grassland ecoregion north of the Qu'appelle River which is well suited to agricultural ventures. Coyote, red fox, and jack rabbit may be seen through the moist mixed grassland prairie ecoregion area. There are archaeological sites along the Arm River Valley including a bison kill site. The Arm river Valley was designated as the "Camp O'Plenty" by the Cree. The area shows evidence of teepee rings, dance ground, Medicine Wheel and Métis dug-out recesses used for winter shelters. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Three Rivers Trail Newsletter No.3, No.5, Fall 2004
work =Three Rivers Trail Newsletter (Arm River – Qu’Appelle River – South Saskatchewan River)
publisher =Three Rivers Trail Association (TRTA), Box 367, Craik, SK,
date =
year =2004
url =http://www.craik.ca/trta/04fallnews.pdf
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] In this area Bigmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus) along with varieties of sedge are also species of special concern. This is the Regina--Moose Mountain economic region and residents are enumerated in census Division No. 6. [Citation
author-link =,
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =4706053 - Lumsden No. 189, geographical codes and localities ,2006
work =Statistics Canada
publisher =Government of Canada
date =
year =
url =http://stds.statcan.ca/english/sgc/2006/2006-cma-searchlocal-fin.asp?criteria=4706053
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

Dufferin No. 190

The Louis Riel Trail continues west for another km to mi|11.1 before turning north west. In km to mi|16.6 is the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail with 642 on the south. At this junction is the small hamlet of Bethune, Saskatchewan to the north and 354. There is a picnic area east of the Louis Riel Trail north of Bethune.cite web
title =Saskatchewan City & Town Maps
work =
publisher = Becquet's Custom Programming
date =July 31, 2005
url =http://www.becquet.com/director/maps/Moose_Jaw.htm
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] Another km to mi|17.5 is the village of Findlater with 49 residents on the south side of the Louis Riel Trail, and picnic site on the north.cite web
title =2006 Community Profiles
work =Statistics Canada
publisher =Government of Canada
date =2006
url =http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Search/SearchForm_Results.cfm?Lang=E
format =
doi =
accessdate =2007-12-29
This area is still part of the Arm River Plain ecoregion, and has the topography of the Allan Hills. The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) and Forster's Tern (Sterna forster) are two birds of note to conservationists. km to mi|2.3 is the north turn off for Hwy 2 North commencing the concurrency with this Highway for another km to mi|11.6 till the intersection with Hwy 2 South Residents are also enumerated in census Division No. 6. [Citation
author-link =,
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =4706059 - Dufferin No. 190, geographical codes and localities, 2006
work =Statistics Canada
publisher =Government of Canada
date =
year =
url =http://stds.statcan.ca/english/sgc/2006/2006-sgc-searchlocal.asp?criteria=4706059
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

arnia No. 221

Chamberlain a village of 108 residents is at the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail, Hwy 2 South and Hwy 733.

A Surveyor and Ox CartCitation
author-link =
last2 =Yanciw
first2 =Davie
author2-link =
title = Village of Chamberlain, Saskatchewan
work =BIG THINGS IN SASKATCHEWAN
publisher =
date =November 11, 2002
year =
url =http://www.bigthings.ca/sask/chamber1.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] are two sculptures [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Adamson
first2 =J
author2-link =
title =Photographs of the province of Saskatchewan
work =Saskatchewan Gen Web
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk/photographs/Aylesbury.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] created by Davidson welder, farmer and sculptor Don Wilkins and erected in Chamberlain. The Métis adopted a river lot system for settlement near Batoche along the South Saskatchewan River.Citation
author-link =
last2 =Claude-Jean Harel, MA MAHI
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Explore Regina: Interpreting Railway Town Heritage/Boomtown
work =The Great Excursions Company
publisher =
date =Monday, August 08, 2005
year =
url =http://www.greatexcursions.com/blogs/explore_regina/2005_08_08_exploreregina_archive.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] The coming of the surveyor marking the plains into square quarter sections disrupted the established way of life. The Métis were offered scrip between 1886 and 1902 as compensation for their loss of land. Scrip land entitlement comprised 240 acres. The available lands were not along the original river valley, or near the original settlement, so many Métis sold their scrip for money. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =SHIP Métis Scrip
work =Saskatchewan Homestead Index Project
publisher = Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan, Métis National Council, Saskatchewan Archives Board,Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
date =
year =
url =http://www.saskhomesteads.com/metis-scrip.asp
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

A large sculpture of the prairie flower Prairie Lilies is also erected at Chamberlain.

Chamberlain and Aylesbury were first linked via a highway in 1929, before this date transportation between the two was by a variety of trails. Construction required building up low spots with elevating graders and dump wagons operated by horses. The elevating grader was to till unbroken soil and turn it towards a conveyor which lifted the dirt into the dump wagons. this process used 8 horses pulling in the front, and another eight at the rear pushing. The fresno crew constructed the level areas. Ditches were constructed on a 7% grade and filled with field rock to help prevent erosion. One of the main problems constructing the highway were heavy field stone knolls. This highway served for 20 years, and was finally upgraded and extended to Regina. Higher roadway transportation required an all weather wider route. The modern highway between Regina and Saskatoon. The four lane highway change between Regina and Saskatoon occurred in 1968 to handle the increasing traffic flow. [Citation
last = Chamberlain Historical Society,
first =
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Chamberlain crossroads : a trip back in time
place=Chamberlain, Saskatchewan
publisher =W.A. Print Works Ltd.
year =1981
location =Regina, Saskatchewan
volume =
edition =
url =
doi =
id = page 33
isbn = 0-969-0801-0-7
] Quotation|The upland collection area for the undergroundstreams comes together on top of the valley nearChamberlain. The surveyors for the constructionof the No.11 highway (LRT) had to curve theright-of-way to avoid this area.Another interesting diversion that the highwaysurveyors had to make, at the insistence of localresidents, was to go around a large stone that hada metal marker spike in it, likely set up andrecorded by early explorers. This site is nowmarked on the LRT with a large silhouettebuffalo statue made by Don Wilkins. |The TRTA Objectives [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =The TRTA Objectives No.3, Spring 2004
work =Three Rivers Trail Newsletter (Arm River – Qu’Appelle River – South Saskatchewan River)
publisher =Three Rivers Trail Association (TRTA), Box 367, Craik, SK,
date =
year =2004
url =http://www.craik.ca/trta/04springnews.pdf
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]
[Citation
author-link =
last2 =Solonyka
first2 =Ed
author2-link =
title =Wire Buffalo - Aylesbury, Saskatchewan
work =Large Canadian Roadside Attractions
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/wirebuffalo.htm
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

North of Chamberlain is a picnic stop area on the west side of the highway. Travel another km to mi|14.3 is an unincorporated area of Aylesbury. The village of Aylesbury commemorates the Louis Riel Trail history with their Ox and Red River CartCitation
author-link =
last2 =Yanciw
first2 =Davie
author2-link =
title = Village of Aylesbury, Saskatchewan
work =BIG THINGS IN SASKATCHEWAN
publisher =
date =November 11, 2002
year =
url =http://www.bigthings.ca/sask/aylesbury.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] sculpture by Don Wilkins located southwest of the Louis Riel Trail near the town entrance. The Midlakes Community Coalition erected this statue in 1999. Near the highway turn off at Aylesbury is a cemetery located on a hill near Lake Alexander. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =The TRTA Objectives No.3, Spring 2004
work =Three Rivers Trail Newsletter (Arm River – Qu’Appelle River – South Saskatchewan River)
publisher =Three Rivers Trail Association (TRTA), Box 367, Craik, SK,
date =
year =2004
url =http://www.craik.ca/trta/04springnews.pdf
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus circumcinctus) is an endangered species of this area. Residents are also enumerated in census Division No. 6. [Citation
author-link =,
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Sarnia No. 221, geographical codes and localities, 2006
work =Statistics Canada
publisher =Government of Canada
date =
year =
url =http://stds.statcan.ca/english/sgc/2006/2006-sgc-searchlocal.asp?criteria=4706063
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

Craik No. 222

The stretch of highway between Chamberlain and Craik is quite steep. Another km to mi|13.6 is the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail with Hwy 732. Hwy 732 is a paved road which travels through the Iskwao Creek Valley. [Citation
author-link =,
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =The TRTA Objectives No.8, Summer 2005
work =Three Rivers Trail Newsletter (Arm River – Qu’Appelle River – South Saskatchewan River)
publisher =Three Rivers Trail Association (TRTA), Box 367, Craik, SK,
date =
year =2005
url =http://www.craik.ca/trta/04springnews.pdf
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] In km to mi|3.3 is the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail with Hwy 643. Craik is nestled within the triangle made by these three highways, 643, 732 and 11. Craik & District Regional Park is located km to mi|2 north east of Craik.

The buffalo hunter with buffalo gun and Red River cartCitation
author-link =
last2 =Yanciw
first2 =Davie
author2-link =
title = Town of Craik, Saskatchewan
work =BIG THINGS IN SASKATCHEWAN
publisher =
date =November 11, 2002
year =
url =http://www.bigthings.ca/sask/craik.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] sculptures [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Solonyka
first2 =Ed
author2-link =
title =Wire Buffalo - Aylesbury, Saskatchewan
work =Large Canadian Roadside Attractions
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/craik.htm
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] made by Don Wilkins, President of the Louis Riel Trail Association, are erected at Craik, Saskatchewan.Quotation|"Red River Cart" First used in the Red River area to bring in meat from the buffalo hunt, the Red River Cart was later used in freighting. Constructed entirely of wood and tied together with leather, these carts were extremely stable and would be drawn through mud and marsh, floated and carried loads of 500 to 1000 pounds. |Photographs of the province of Saskatchewan [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Adamson
first2 =J
author2-link =
title =Photographs of the province of Saskatchewan
work =Saskatchewan Gen Web
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk/photographs/Craik.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]
The Craik Sustainable Living Project (CSLP) Eco-Centre and “dugout house” a typical 1800s living quarters can be toured with Pelican Eco-Tours. The park features Arm Lake which is the reservoir created from damming the Squaw Valley Creek which used to run from the Qu'Appelle River in the Eyebrow Hills north east just south of Davidson.cite web
last =
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Craik & District Regional Park
work =Saskatchewan Regional Parks Association.
publisher =
date =
url = http://www.saskregionalparks.ca/showPark.php?id=craik
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] Craik and District Golf Course is a 9 hole green golf course 1/2 mile east of the Louis Riel Trail. Craik Archives & Oral History Museum is in the old city hall of Craik, Saskatchewan. Craik has been sponsoring development and education about “ecovillages”, sustainable housing development. The Arm River Valley is visible north of Chamberlain and continues to run parallel to the Louis Riel Trail from Bethune to Craik.

Arm River No. 252

In a distance of km to mi|12.2 is the small village of Girvin at the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail and Hwy 749. Girvin features The Buffalo (and Red River Cart) sculpture,Citation
author-link =
last2 =Yanciw
first2 =Davie
author2-link =
title = Village of Aylesbury, Saskatchewan
work =BIG THINGS IN SASKATCHEWAN
publisher =
date =November 11, 2002
year =
url =http://www.bigthings.ca/sask/aylesbury.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] the first piece made by Don Wilkins and features the buffalo a vital part of the fur trading and Métis life in the 1700s and 1800s.Quotation|"Spirit of the Plain" This work is intended as a symbolic tribute to those peoples, native and non-native, past and present, who have found harmony under the prairie sky and achieved a calm rhythm with the natural forces of this great land...|Photographs of the province of Saskatchewan [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Adamson
first2 =J
author2-link =
title =Photographs of the province of Saskatchewan
work =Saskatchewan Gen Web
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk/photographs/Girvin.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

Davidson, a community in motion of 958 residents is the "halfway point" between Saskatoon and Regina.cite web
last =
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Our Region
work =Davidson, Saskatchewan
publisher =
date =
url =http://www.townofdavidson.com/region/links.php
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] Ditto the giant coffee pot and coffee cup [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Solonyka
first2 =Ed
author2-link =
title =The Coffee Pot and Cup, Davidson, Saskatchewan
work =Large Canadian Roadside Attractions
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/coffeepot.htm
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] in Davidsoncite web
last = Chabun,
first =Will
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Sask. knows how to do things big
work =Davidson, Saskatchewan
publisher = The Leader-Post
date =Wednesday, June 21, 2006
url =http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=5b0b7171-f766-4178-b801-15a4f0af8fa3&k=93954
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] were erected in 1996 offering hospitality and a cup of coffee at the halfway rest stop.Citation
author-link =
last2 =Yanciw
first2 =Davie
author2-link =
title = Town of Davidson, Saskatchewan
work =BIG THINGS IN SASKATCHEWAN
publisher =
date =November 11, 2002
year =
url =http://www.bigthings.ca/sask/david.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] The Métis Fiddler and Oxcart [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Solonyka
first2 =Ed
author2-link =
title =Metis Fiddler and Oxcart - Davidson, Saskatchewan
work =Large Canadian Roadside Attractions
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/davidson.htm
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] statue were erected at Davidson in tribute to the Louis Riel Trail designation and the history of the métis. The Iskwao Creek begins at Davidson and winds south to the Qu'Appelle Valley west of Girvin and Craik. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Three Rivers Trail Newsletter No.3, No.4, Summer 2004
work =Three Rivers Trail Newsletter (Arm River – Qu’Appelle River – South Saskatchewan River)
publisher =Three Rivers Trail Association (TRTA), Box 367, Craik, SK,
date =
year =2004
url =http://www.craik.ca/trta/04summernews.pdf
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] A large white house erected in 1904 by Wells family is located north of Davidson and can be seen from the Louis Riel Trail. The Wells family came north from Chicago and started The Wells Land & Cattle Co. becoming land agents for settlers from the agents. The Wells Land & Cattle Co. purchased land around Davidson, Arm River and Qu'Appelle River for homestead settlement. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Three Rivers Trail Newsletter No.3, No.6, Winter 2005
work =Three Rivers Trail Newsletter (Arm River – Qu’Appelle River – South Saskatchewan River)
publisher =Three Rivers Trail Association (TRTA), Box 367, Craik, SK,
date =
year =2005
url =http://www.craik.ca/trta/05winternews.pdf
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

Davidson Golf & Country Club is 3 miles north of the town of Davidson on the Louis Riel Trail and provides 9-hole grass greens. Davidson Campground and Swimming Pool is located near the golf course.

This area is a part of theSaskatoon--Biggar Economic Region and residents are also enumerated in census Division No. 11. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =4711011 - Arm River No. 252, geographical codes and localities, 2006
work =Statistics Canada
publisher =Government of Canada
date =
year =
url =http://stds.statcan.ca/english/sgc/2006/2006-sgc-searchlocal-fin.asp?criteria=4711011
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

Willner No. 253

Traveling another km to mi|14.7 northwest is Allen Road which travels south, and following that by another km to mi|0.5 is the intersection of Knob Hill road. In km to mi|4.6 is another intersection with an east west road named Townline Road which is south of Bladworth. This RM of Willner protects the Olive-backed Pocket Mouse (Perognathus fasciatus) and Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia). Bladworth is a village of 70 residents near the intersecting line between Willner and McCraney Rural municipality. Just km to mi|4 north of Bladworth are the Black & Silver Lakes waterfowl nesting areas. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =The TRTA Objectives No.3, No.9, Fall 2005
work =Three Rivers Trail Newsletter (Arm River – Qu’Appelle River – South Saskatchewan River)
publisher =Three Rivers Trail Association (TRTA), Box 367, Craik, SK,
date =
year =2005
url =http://www.craik.ca/trta/05fallnews.pdf
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] Between Bladworth and Kenaston was the locality of Holder.cite web
last =Walton
first =Larry
authorlink =
coauthors =
last2 =Adamson
first2 =J
title =1924 Rand McNally Saskatchewan Map
work =Canadian maps online digitization project
publisher =
date =November 2003
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmaps/RandMcNally1924/RandMcNallyMap.html
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] The distance between Bladworth and Kenaston is km to mi|19.5.

McCraney No. 282

Bonnington Springs Campground is located at Kenaston. Kenaston was originally named Bonnington Springscite web
last =
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Kenaston, Saskatchewan
work =
publisher =
date =
url =http://www.kenaston.sasktelwebsite.net/
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] and is located at the intersection with the Louis Riel Trail and Hwy 15. Kenaston features a large sculpture of a SnowmanCitation
author-link =
last2 =Yanciw
first2 =Davie
author2-link =
title = Village of Kenaston, Saskatchewan
work =BIG THINGS IN SASKATCHEWAN
publisher =
date =November 11, 2002
year =
url =http://www.bigthings.ca/sask/kenaston.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] built in 1983, but not visible from the highway. Quotation|In 1979, the logo, "Blizzard Capital of Saskatchewan" was adopted. In 1983, this 18 ft. jolly fiberglass snowman was brought to town and unveiled in a ceremony...(1991)|Photographs of the province of Saskatchewan [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Adamson
first2 =J
author2-link =
title =Photographs of the province of Saskatchewan
work =Saskatchewan Gen Web
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk/photographs/Kenaston.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]
In the mid 1940's tractors replaced horses in the field, and motorized vehicles replaced horses on the road. Trails started as dirt highways, then gravel highways and then all weather paved roads. [Citation
last = Kenaston History Committee
first =
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Kith 'n kin : the History of Kenaston and District
place=Kenaston
publisher =Friesen Printing
year =1980
location =Regina, Saskatchewan
volume =
edition =
url =
doi =
id = page 15
isbn = 0-99925-085-5
] 1971, the Department of Highways was moved from Hawarden to Kenaston closer to the Main Highway, the No. 11. [Citation
last = Kenaston History Committee
first =
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Kith 'n kin : the History of Kenaston and District
place=Kenaston
publisher =Friesen Printing
year =1980
location =Regina, Saskatchewan
volume =
edition =
url =
doi =
id = page 15
isbn = 0-99925-085-5
] Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) is a species which is of special concern in the Elstow region of the moist mixed grassland ecoregion. Between Kenaston and the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail with Hwy 764 is a length of km to mi|24 and the locality of Strong, now just a ghost town. Residents belong to SARM Division No. 5 and are enumerated in Census Division No. 11 [Citation
author-link =,
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =4711034 - McCraney No. 282, geographical codes and localities, 2006
work =Statistics Canada
publisher =Government of Canada
date =
year =
url =http://stds.statcan.ca/english/sgc/2006/2006-sgc-searchlocal.asp?criteria=4711034
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] which resulted in a population of 259 Kenaston residents in 2006.

Rosedale No. 283

Hanley, a town of 464 residents on the 2006 census is located at the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail with Hwy 764 is km to mi|24. The town of Hanley erected in 2000, a stone monument [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Solonyka
first2 =Ed
author2-link =
title =Opera House Cairn - Hanley, Saskatchewan
work =Large Canadian Roadside Attractions
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/hanley.htm
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] honoring its historic "Opera House". [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Adamson
first2 =J
author2-link =
title =Photographs of the province of Saskatchewan
work =Saskatchewan Gen Web
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk/photographs/Hanley.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] The 1924 Hanley Opera House was a center of cultural activity in the area. The Opera House featured Mary Pickford, Harry Lauder, Boris Karloff and the Chatauqua performers to name a few between its inception and 1967 when the new Centennial Hall was used for performances. The original Opera House was demolished in the 1980s as it was unsafe.Citation
author-link =
last2 =Yanciw
first2 =Davie
author2-link =
title = Town of Hanley, Saskatchewan
work =BIG THINGS IN SASKATCHEWAN
publisher =
date =November 11, 2002
year =
url =http://www.bigthings.ca/sask/hanley.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

Roads were provided and maintained through a committee formed in 1907 by Local Improvement District 15.B.3. The early challenges were the hilly area and creek to the east. Early prairie roads were trails which became so rutted that they could barely be crossed over. To make roads out of these trails horse drawn blade graders were used to level out hummocks and fill badger holes. Horse drawn slush scrapers filled in sloughs. More advanced fresno scrapers replaced the slush scrapers as they could make longer and wider swaths across the sloughs. By ploughing the prairie soil at the road allowance, and then using road graders to pull in the dirt roads could be made wide enough for the first cars of the area. [Citation
last = Hanley History Book Societ
first =
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Ripples and Reflections : Hanley
place=Kenaston
publisher =Turner-Warwick Printers Inc.
year =1982
location =North Battleford, Saskatchewan
volume =
edition =
url =
doi =
id = page 15
isbn = 0-99925-085-5
] The rural municipality of Rosedale No. 283 December 13, 1909. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =MRD Municipal Status Information
work =Ministry of Municipal Affairs
publisher =Government of Saskatchewan
date =
year =
url =http://www.municipal.gov.sk.ca/div/munadvisory/incorp/rmincorpdatenum.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

From Hanley to Indi Road is km to mi|14.5, here there is a marker in commemoration of Indi Siding. To the west of the road is Indi Lake, and to the east, Theressa Lake which has now become a portion of Blackstrap Lake. It is km to mi|8.3 between Indi siding and the intersection of Hwy 211. The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) is a species of special concern in this region. Residents are a part of SARM Division No. 5 and enumerated in Census Division No. 11.

Dundurn No. 314

Blackstrap Provincial Park, Blackstrap Lake and Mountain are two man made features to the east of Route 11 near Dundurn, Saskatchewan. The 1971 Canada Winter Games were hosted at this venue which sported ski run and ski jump.cite web
title =Welcome to Dundurn, Saskatchewan, Canada
url =http://www.townofdundurn.ca/tourism.htm
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] Blackstrap Provincial Park can be accessed by turning west from the Louis Riel trail onto Hwy 211.

Wilson Museum can be seen on the outskirts of the town of Dundurn, Saskatchewan from the Louis Riel Trail. Dundurn is a town of 647 which is located at the intersection of Hwy 211 and the Louis Riel Trail. The Bone Gatherer and horse and cart are visible from the Louis Riel Trail at Dundurn. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Solonyka
first2 =Ed
author2-link =
title =Bone Gatherer - Dundurn, Saskatchewan
work =Large Canadian Roadside Attractions
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/bonegatherer.htm
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] Vast quantities of buffalo bones were gathered across the prairie in the last years of the 19th century. The bones were shipped by rail to be made into fertilizer. The huge herds of buffalo roaming the prairie were a thing of the past.Quotation|Dundurn. Honoring the Past Striving for a bright future. Dundurn, located in the heartland of the great Northern Bison range was known to buffalo hunters as "Round Prairie". Cree, Métis and Dakota Sioux chose the wooded hills of this historic land as a good place to stay. Cattle ranching was established here in 1886 and since then the growth and prosperity of our community has been, to a great extent, dependent on the agricultural sector. The horse drawn "Red River car" and "Bone Picker" are reminiscent of an era ending when the skeletal remains of approximately 2,000,000 buffalo were gathered in the vicinity of Dundurn and Hanley. The influx of homesteaders, beginning in 1903, marked a new chapter in our story of progress and continuity. - Harvey Mawson, Author.|Photographs of the province of Saskatchewan [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Adamson
first2 =J
author2-link =
title =Photographs of the province of Saskatchewan
work =Saskatchewan Gen Web
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk/photographs/Dundurn.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]
Travel km to mi|11.6 is the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail and Strehlow Road which marks the old access road to the locality of Strehlow. Another km to mi|3.5 is the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail and Haultain Road which marks the old access road to the locality of Haultain. The former Haultain one room school house site is now where CFB Dundurn is.Saskatchewan International Speedway is a drag racing venue located along the Louis Riel Trail, km to mi|13 south of Saskatoon.cite web
last =
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =TransCanadaHighway.com Saskatoon, Saskatchewan's Kids Attractions
work =FoundLocally.com Media Inc.
publisher =
date =1999-2007
url =http://www.transcanadahighway.com/saskatchewan/Saskatoon-Kids.htm
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
]

Another km to mi|2.3 along the Louis Riel Trail is the intersection with Floral road to the east, and Grasswood Road on the west.

Corman Park No. 344

Traveling through Saskatoon from Grasswood Road to the Hwy 16 turn off encompasses km to mi|22.9 and entails going around Saskatoon on Circle Drive.Residents are enumerated in Division No. 11 Census division and belong to the Saskatoon--Biggar Economic Region. There are several localities in the Rural municipality which have virtually disappeared as the city of Saskatoon enlarged as the hub city of Saskatchewan. Some of these area: Blumenheim, Ceepee, Clarkboro, Clarks Crossing, Cory,Edzell, Engen, Farley, Floral, Hawker, Henty, Merril Hills, Neuhorst, Newcross, Newhorst, Rheinland, Rineland, and Rosenfeld. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =4711065 - Corman Park No. 344, geographical codes and localities ,2006
work =Statistics Canada
publisher =Government of Canada
date =
year =
url =http://stds.statcan.ca/english/sgc/2006/2006-cma-searchlocal-fin.asp?criteria=4711065
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] Numerous attractions in Saskatoon, the largest city of Saskatchewan, include the Forestry Farm park and zoo, Mendel Art Gallery, and Wanuskewin Heritage Park.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park is a National heritage park north of 3.5 south east of the Louis Riel Trail on Wanuskewin Rd.

one of the first two SK interchanges which opened in 1967.cite web
last = Cousins
first =Brian
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Transportation
work =The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Details
publisher =CANADIAN PLAINS RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
date =
url =v
accessdate = 2008-04-10
]
Quotation|Future site of the Idylwyld Drive and Circle Drive South interchange. This project is funded by the Federal Asia-Pacific Gateway and corridor initiative program and the Province of Saskatchewan. |Image Interchange Circle Drive IdylwyldThe Saskatoon Plain section of the moist mixed grassland comprises this area around Saskatoon. The moist mixed grassland comprises dark brown soils, and are suitable for cereal grains, feed grains and forage crops.

There is a km to mi|2.8 concurrency with Hwy 12 and the Louis Riel Trail, before the Louis Riel Trail branches off from due north to a north east direction of travel. It is km to mi|14.6 to travel to the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail and Hwy 784 where the town of Warman is located which has 4,764 residents. Turning west on Hwy 784 is the Clarkboro ferry route across the South Saskatchewan River. On the Louis Riel trail for another km to mi|5.3 is the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail and Hwy 393 The south end of the town of Osler has 926 residents and is located at the intersection with Hwy 393. A Vintage Car on a Pole is a large roadside attraction which can be seen at Osler. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Solonyka
first2 =Ed
author2-link =
title =Vintage Car on a Pole- Osler, Saskatchewan
work =Large Canadian Roadside Attractions
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/osler.htm
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] Another km to mi|1.6 of travel along the Louis Riel Trail is the intersection with Hwy 394 at the north end of Osler.

Rosthern No. 403

Arrival at the town of Hague, 707 residents in 2006, is in another km to mi|17.4. Hague is km to mi|1.1 south of the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail and Hwy 785. The intersection of the Louis Riel Trail and Hwy 312 is north of Hague by km to mi|17.6. Rosthern is nestled just south of the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail and Hwy 312. Rosthern, a town of 1,382 residents in 2006, is located in the Quotation|valley of the converging branches of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers.|Rosthern No. 403 [Citation
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Rosthern No. 403
work =Sask biz
publisher =Government of Saskatchewan
date =
year =
url =http://www.saskbiz.ca/communityprofiles/communityprofile.asp?CommunityID=971
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]
The South Saskatchewan and North Saskatchewan River provide two important fish habitats for the province of Saskatchewan. There are 32 species of fish in the South Saskatchewan, and 25 species in the North Saskatchewan.The large roadside attraction of a wheat sheaf [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Solonyka
first2 =Ed
author2-link =
title =All the Roadside Attractions in Canada
work =Large Canadian Roadside Attractions
publisher =
date =
year =1996-2007
url =http://www.gbkm/hoto.com/pages/ra_canada.htm
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] is located to the east of town at the tourism office and is visible from the Louis Riel Trail. [Citation
author-link =
last2 =Solonyka
first2 =Ed
author2-link =
title =Wheat Sheaf - Rosthern, Saskatchewan
work =Large Canadian Roadside Attractions
publisher =
date =
year =2004 - 2006
url =http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/rosthern.htm
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

The Station Arts center has converted the historic CN Station into an art gallery and summer theater center and is located at Rosthern.cite web
last =
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Riel to Grey Owl
work =Saskatchewan Tourism
publisher = Government of Saskatchewan
date =1999-2007
url =http://www.sasktourism.com/pdf/riel.pdf
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] Horse and buggy days would have two tracks across the prairie several feet higher than the prairie sod due to the snow build up on them. Raised roads were built up by using two horse scrapers digging an area alongside the highway, then using the loose dirt to widen the highway. Sixteen and twenty four horses were often needed to pull the graders, and several drivers were required. Any work done by a farmer would reduce his payment in taxes. [Citation
last = Rosthern Historical Society
first =
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Old & New Furrows: The Story of Rosthern
place=Rosthern, Saskatchewan
publisher =D.W. Friesen and Sons
year = 1977
location =Altona, Manitoba
volume =
edition =
url =
doi =
id = page 73
isbn = 0-919213-07-3
]

This section of the Louis Riel Trail travels through the Waldheim Plain of the Aspen parkland prairie ecoregion. Fescue grasslands dotted with Aspen tree bluffs. Black loamy soil types predominant which are excellent for specialty crops as well as grain and cereals which makes agriculture the predominant economic industry.

Seager Wheeler's Maple Grove Farm, a National Historic Site, is located km to mi|7 east of Rosthern by taking Hwy 312 from the Louis Riel Trail. Seager Wheeler (1868-1961) was a famous farmer developing hardy wheat varieties for the Saskatchewan short growing season.cite web
last =
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Welcome to the Seager Wheeler Farm
work
publisher =
date =
url =http://www.seagerwheelerfarm.org/theman.htm
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] Turn onto Hwy 312 to arrive at Batoche National Historic Site [cite web
last =Yanko
first =Dave
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Virtual Saskatchewan - Batoche
work =
publisher =
date =1997-2007
url =http://www.virtualsk.com/current_issue/batoche.html
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] which features as well Caron house, St. Antoine de Padoue church and rectory . Route 11 has been christened Louis Riel trail, and provides access to Batoche where Louis Riel fought his final battles in the North-West Rebellion of 1885. Fish Creek, Saskatchewan near Batoche was originally named Tourond's Coulee, NWT. The Battle of Fish Creek [cite web
last =
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =The Battle of Fish Creek (April 23, 1885)
work =Virtual Museum
publisher =
date =1997-2007
url =http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/~batoche/docs/proof_en_battle_of_fish_creek.pdf
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] memorial is near Batoche.

St. Laurent de Grandin features the St. Laurent Shrine along the Louis Riel Trail.

The intersection of the Louis Riel Trail and Hwy 212 is north of Hague by km to mi|18.1.

Duck Lake No. 463

Duck Lake is nestled just south of the intersection of the Louis Riel Trail and Hwy 312.

Fort Carlton Provincial Historic Park is west of the Louis Riel Trail on Hwy 212. This historic fur trade center was also an integral part of the North West Resistance.

Duck Lake along route 11 also re-tells the story of the North-West Rebellion in murals on town buildings. Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Center relates the history of first nations, Métis and an immigrant pioneer Society to the area. [cite web
last =
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =The First Shot Rang Out
work =Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Center
publisher = Community Memories Virtual Museum
date =1997-2007
url =http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/pm.php?id=story_line&lg=English&fl=&ex=00000134&sl=2166&pos=1
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
] As well, Glen Scrimshaw Art Gallery provides a showing of local artist Glen Scrimshaw.

Between Duck Lake and MacDowall was a locality named Roddick which has disappeared.Traveling km to mi|26.9 along the Louis Riel Trail is MacDowall which is west of the Louis Riel Trail.

Noah's Ark Family Fun Park is km to mi|5.5 north of MacDowall and provides a petting zoo and 18-hole miniature golf course.

Between MacDowall and Prince Albert was a locality named Clouston which has disappeared.

Nisbet Plain ecoregion, a part of the Boreal transition of the Boreal Plain is evident as the landscape changes to a mix of agricultural activities and forested areas. The black and dark gray soils are very fertile for a wide variety of crops. Along with aspen, white spruce, tamarack and jack pine are evident. Deer, moose, elk along with the occasional black bear can be seen along the route in this area.

Prince Albert No. 461

It is another km to mi|22 of travel in a north east direction to arrive at the terminus of the Louis Riel Trail, the intersection with Saskatchewan Highway 2.

The final stretches of the Louis Riel Trail is the Boreal Nisbet Forest. Trails through the forest are enjoyed by snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, horseback riders, hikers, and camperscite web
last =
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Louis Riel Trail - Saskatchewan, Canada
work =Louis Riel Trail Association.
publisher = M.R. Internet
date = 2003
url =http://louisrieltrail.ca/
format =
doi =
accessdate = 2007-12-30
]

Intersections from south to north

Additional

The 2009 edition of the "Rand-McNally Saskatchewan-Regina-Saskatoon Road Atlas", shows an additional stretch of Highway 11 with Regina. According to that map, after entering the city from the north on Albert Street, 11 continues east and south on Regina's Ring Road, before terminating at the Trans-Canada Highway/Victoria Avenue.

External links

* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=regina,+SK&daddr=prince+albert,+SK&sll=52.680753,-105.999184&sspn=0.092415,0.318604 Google Maps: Highway 11 through Regina, Saskatchewan, Prince Albert]
* [http://saskhighways.homestead.com/provincial.html Unofficial Saskatchewan Highways website]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~sksaskat/batoche/photoindex-batoche.html Batoche Photographs]
* [http://www.milebymile.com/main/Canada/Saskatchewan/State_11_2/Canada_Saskatchewan_road_map_travel_guides.html Saskatchewan Road Map Travel Guide:#11 Highway 11]
* [http://www.midlakes.sasktelwebsite.net/index.htm Mid-Lakes Community Coalition Home Page - Saskatchewan]
* [http://saskhighways.homestead.com/pic11n.html Saskatchewan Highway 11 pictures]
* [http://www.dlric.org/ Welcome to the Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre!]
* [http://www.craik.ca/trta/ Three Rivers Trail Association]

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  • Saskatchewan Highway 57 — Highway 57 is a highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It runs from Highway 5 to the Manitoba border, where it transitions into Highway 57. Highway 57 is about 17 km (11 mi.) long within Saskatchewan.Highway 57 passes through the Duck… …   Wikipedia

  • Saskatchewan Highway 10 — Highway 10 is a provincial paved undivided highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. [cite web authorlink = coauthors = title = TYPE ADMN CLASS TOLL RD RTE NUM1 RTE NUM2 ROUTE 1 Gravel ... work = publisher = Government of Canada date =… …   Wikipedia

  • Saskatchewan Highway 16 — Infobox road marker province=SK name notes=Provincial Highway 5 and 14 (historic) type=Hwy route=16 alternate name=Yellowhead Trans Canada Highway maint=Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure Transport Canada length km=699.08 length round=2… …   Wikipedia

  • Saskatchewan Highway 39 — Infobox road province=SK type=Hwy route=39 alternate name= maint=Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure Transport Canada length km=270.9 length round= 1 length ref= established= direction a=South starting terminus=North Portal junction=… …   Wikipedia

  • Saskatchewan Highway 35 — Infobox road marker province=SK type=Hwy route=35 alternate name= length km=573.1 length round=1 length ref= established= maint=Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure Transport Canada direction a=South starting terminus= junction= direction… …   Wikipedia

  • Saskatchewan Highway 49 — Infobox road marker state= highway name=Highway 49 type= route= alternate name= length mi= length round= length ref= length notes= established= direction a=west starting terminus=Highway 35 junction= direction b=east ending terminus=Manitoba… …   Wikipedia

  • Saskatchewan Highway 6 — Infobox road province=SK type=Hwy route=6 alternate name= a part of the CanAm Highway maint=Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure Transport Canada length km=516.6 length round=1 length ref= established= direction a= south direction b=north… …   Wikipedia

  • Saskatchewan Highway 58 — Infobox road province=SK type=Hwy route=58 maint= length km=129 length round=0 length ref= established= direction a=South starting terminus=Hwy 18 junction=Hwy 13 at Lafleche direction b=North ending terminus=Hwy 1/Hwy 19 near Chaplin rural… …   Wikipedia

  • Saskatchewan Highway 33 — Infobox road marker state= highway name=Highway 33 type= route= alternate name= length mi=91.40 length round=2 length ref= length notes= established= direction a=Southeast starting terminus=Stoughton junction= direction b=Northwest ending… …   Wikipedia


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