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For those who like to view the sights of Yorkton at a slower pace, there are several guided walking tours that take in both city sights, and natural areas at our doorstep.
Yorkton Historical Walking Tour
Step back to the past with this self-guided walking tour. A leisurely stroll, taking approximately one hour, will take you past 30 private and public buildings that capture the essence of Yorkton's early years. This is a wonderful opportunity to view some of the many beautiful yards and gardens in the city.
Many of the locations on the tour are private homes and you are kindly requested to view these from the sidewalk. Take the time to enter public buildings to fully appreciate the fine architectural details.
Murals, monuments and more... Artwalk is your guide to Yorkton’s community art. Good things have been happening on the art scene in Yorkton for over a century and will continue to happen as Renaissance Yorkton promotes art in the heart of Yorkton. Public art pieces are presented for your personal exploration. No admission fee required.
Ravine Ecological Preserve
The starting point for this self-guided nature trail of 2.5 kilometer is at the Gallagher Centre, on Broadway Street West, or the parking area to the west of the preserve. Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the path or observe the area from the boardwalk crossing the marsh.
Station markers and an interpretive brochure guides walkers across the marsh and through the flora and fauna. Shorter walks may be taken.
This natural setting park space is home to the Hearts in Motion Pathway, six kilometres of trail that are perfect for walking, hiking or cycling. Logan Green is located along the south edge of the city, and is accessible from Laurier Avenue, Tupper Avenue, and the main east roadway in the city cemetery.
City Cemetery Walking Tour
The cemetery walking tour book contains the stories of 28 pioneers and spouses buried in the city cemetery. Take a self-guided walking tour of the city cemetery at the corner of King Street and Highway 9, assisted by book prepared as a Year 2000 project by Yorkton Municipal Heritage Advisory Commission.
The tour will take up to one and a half hours, during which time you will meet many of the city's early pioneers and some contemporary figures, all interesting and all colourful. The walking tour path is indicated by coloured flags, and flags also mark the grave sites of those included in the book.
The walking tour book is available for $3 at Yorkton City Hall on Third Avenue; at Tourism Yorkton on Highway 9, across from the cemetery; and at the Western Development Museum on Highway 16, just west of Gladstone Avenue.
Broadway & Back
“Broadway & Back” is a new interactive video walking tour that can be taken on your smartphone. Simply load up the tour from the link below, and set off to explore Yorkton’s historic old town center.
The tour functions closest to an audio tour, with a more in depth approach to the history through a video lens. Participants can watch as history comes to life through the merging of present day video and archival photographs. It closely follows and can further be enhanced by the Pioneer Ways and Bygone Days guide book, available through the City of Yorkton.
The tour starts on the southwest side of the Collins Barrow building (located at the intersection of Broadway Street and Myrtle Avenue) and takes approximately 30-40 minutes.
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