- For other places with the same name, see Maple Creek (disambiguation).
After the North-West Mounted Police had been established at Fort Walsh, settlers began to explore the Cypress Hills area, living along the creeks and doing small-scale ranching. The Department of the Interior was operating a First Nations farm on the Maple Creek, a few miles south from the present town site. In 1882-1883 the First Nations (mainly Cree, Saulteaux, and Assiniboine) were moved to Qu'Appelle, and the farm was then operated by Major Shircliff, an ex-Mounted Policeman. In the winter of 1882, a Canadian Pacific Railway construction crew of 12 decided to winter where the town of Maple Creek now stands. This marked the establishment of Maple Creek.
Maple Creek is 8 km (5 mi) south of the Trans-Canada Highway, near the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. It is 103 km (64 mi) southeast of Medicine Hat, Alberta, 40 km (25 mi) north of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, and 380 km (240 mi) west of Regina.
- Door2Door Driving Service, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. $10/person in town, $85/person round trip to Swift Current or Medicine Hat.
- 1 Jasper Cultural and Historical Centre, 311 Jasper Street, ☏ . Circa 1910, two-storey, red brick and former Jasper Street School, the Jasper Cultural and Historical Centre features artifacts from Maple Creek and area.
- 2 SW Sask Old-Timer's Museum, C.M. Glascock Building, 222 Jasper Street, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Tu-Sa 9AM-5:30PM.
- 3 Maple Creek Information Centre, 114 Jasper Street. There is another visitor centre at the junctions of Hwy 1 & Hwy 21.
- Maple Creek Guided Historical Walking Tours, 114 Jasper Street (tours originate from Maple Creek Information Centre), ☏ . Guided historic walking tours through Maple Creek's Old Cowtown Heritage District.
- 1 Maple Creek Golf Course, 705 Herbert Street, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com.
- 2 Northern Lights Vintage Spa, 126A Jasper Street, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. M-F 10AM-5PM.
- 1 Broken Spoke Art Gallery & Gift Shop, 208 Jasper Street, ☏ . Features artists from Western Canada, an artist in residence program and sponsors scheduled artist exhibits. The gift shop has a wide variety of artisan products, gemstones/crystals and local souvenirs.
- 2 Grotto Gardens Country Market (1.6 km (1.0 mi) south of Maple Creek on Hwy 21), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Grotto Gardens, just south of Maple Creek on Hwy 21, is a family-operated Saskatoon berry orchard. Pick your own berries or let them pick berries for you. Enjoy items from the country bakery including homemade Saskatoon berry preserves, pies, muffins, cakes and other treats. Lunch cafe and artisan gift store on site.
- 1 Caroline's Drive-In, 1 Pacific Avenue, ☏ .
- 2 Daily Grind Coffee & Fine Food, 130 Jasper Street, ☏ .
- 3 The Shop Bakery & Deli, 113 Harder Street, ☏ .
- 1 The Rockin' Horse Cookhouse & Bar, 103 Maple Street, ☏ . Licensed casual and family dining. Comfort food. Great steaks, burgers, pizza, and kids' menu. Cold beer and big screen TVs in the bar.
- 1 Cobble Creek Lodge, 201 Highway 21, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2 Willowbend Motel, 108 Maple Street, ☏ .
- Great Sand Hills (1 hour north of Maple Creek on Hwy 21). 1,900-km² area of active desert-like sand dunes, grasses and flora. Sand dunes accessible from parking lot by short hike.
- 1 T.rex Discovery Centre, 1 T.rex Drive, Eastend (on the north side of Eastend; 116 km (72 mi) southeast of Maple Creek on Hwys 21 & 13), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Scotty, the world's most massive Tyrannosaurus rex, dominates this centre's gallery in Eastend. Hands-on learning activities, children's activities, prehistoric mammal galleries, 98-seat theatre, fossil lab, natural history themed gift shop and tourist information.
|Routes through Maple Creek|
|Calgary ← Medicine Hat ←||W E||→ Swift Current → Regina|
|Kindersley ← Leader ←||N S||→ Cypress Hills → Havre|