beaver creek in the fall

Beaver Creek Conservation Area is a phenomenal place for a fall hike with the family. Located where a prairie creek meets a prairie river, it is a jewel of the Meewasin Valley.  

There are four different trails to explore. With our children, we most often choose the 1-kilometer Yellow Trail. 

At this time of year, the spectacular trees, the leaf-blanketed paths and rustic wooden bridges provide some lovely photo-ops with the kiddos. There is also a lot of wildlife activity during this time of year, as the local inhabitants prepare themselves for winter. 

One of our favourite creatures to watch are the chickadees, who are busy storing up seeds for the long winter ahead. They are so eager to build up their stores that they will grab seeds (available at no charge inside the interpretive centre) out of your outstretched hand! 

You will also be able to see several beaver dams -- outside and inside the interpretive centre. 

Beaver Creek is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 12 to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., you will find a come-and-go nature-inspired craft set up inside the interpretive centre. There are also interpreter-led hikes on Sundays in September and October beginning at 2:30 p.m. 
Beaver Creek should definitely be on your family's list of adventures for the fall. {And spring, summer and winter, too!} Located just 13 kilometres south of Saskatoon on Highway 219, Beaver Creek offers a convenient and educational escape into nature during every season. 

View our Flickr slideshow for more of our family's photos from Beaver Creek Conservation Area.






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