Saskatchewan’s New Wildife Research Center

Both local and international tourists have a chance of digging deep to discover the beauty and inherent appeal that lies in Saskatchewan. There is a lot that happens in this remote city, and a new state-of-the-art research center where studies on hydrology, fisheries, furbearer management, and forestry are conducted could be the next tourist attraction.

It is close to five years after the Hannin Creek Educational facility was sold to the Saskatchewan wildlife federation. Together with the Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the wildlife federation is set to open its doors to a new research center in the same grounds, which is poised to accommodate a variety of research projects.

According to the federation’s executive director Darrell Crabbe, this facility should be one among a handful of research facilities in the world. He also cites that the core activities of this new state-of-the-art facility will be research on hydrology, fisheries, forestry, and furbearer management. These developments are inspired by numerous opportunities that simply don’t exist in other locations.

This new stand-alone research enter complements the Hannin Creek Education facility. The new facility will mainly be used for educational purposes and host various summer camps. This fantastic facility cost about $520,000, split between the local polytechnic and SWF. Also, the federal government under the ‘150 program’ also supplemented a considerable part of the construction cost to make this project a success.

Although this new facility is yet to be opened officially, SWF continues to offer a variety of wildlife and heritage programs. This body is also a leader in fisheries enhancement and wildlife habitat preservation. The official opening of this facility later this year (no official dates confirmed) is expected to affirm the reputation of Saskatchewan as a world leader in hunting, fishing and tourism opportunities.

Who knows? This attraction could be pivotal in fostering both local and foreign visits to this ‘little-known’ Canadian city.