The town of Shaunavon was established in 1913 along the Canadian Pacific Railway line. The town has several nicknames including Bone Creek Basin, Boomtown, and Oasis of the Prairies; the latter name is derived from the park located in the centre of town. The Shaunavon Formation, a stratigraphical unit of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin is named for the town.
Shaunavon is in southwest Saskatchewan at the junction of Highways 37 and 13, 1 hour from Swift Current and 3½ hours from Regina. It is 30 minutes south of the Trans-Canada Highway at Gull Lake.
Shaunavon is walkable, but a private vehicle is a necessity to explore area attractions or to get elsewhere.
- 1 Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre, 440 Centre St, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Oct-Apr: M-F 9AM-5PM; May-Oct: M-Sa 9AM-5PM.
- 2 Plaza Theatre, 376 Centre St, ☏ , . Historic theatre that has been in operation since 1930. Visit website for more information on movies and live performances.
- 1 Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre, 7 Avenue W, ☏ , , email@example.com. Event facility with skating rink, four sheet curling rink, meeting & multipurpose rooms, lounge and concession.
- 2 Pine Cree Regional Park, Grid 633 (30 km W of Shaunavon). Located in the scenic Swift Current Creek valley. The park offers camping and hiking.
- 3 Rock Creek Golf and Country Club (2.3 km (1.4 mi) W of Shaunavon on Hwy 13, 1.8 km (1.1 mi) north on road), ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shaunavon has basic services located in its downtown area.
- 1 Checkers Cafe, 373 Centre St, ☏ . M-Sa 8AM-7:30PM.
- 2 Harvest Eatery, 492 Centre St, ☏ , email@example.com. Tu-Sa 5-9PM.
- 3 JB's Restaurant, 75 3rd Ave W, ☏ . M-F 6AM-10PM, Sa 7AM-10PM, Su 8AM-10PM.
- 4 , 454 3rd Ave W, ☏ . M-Sa 8AM-11PM.
- 1 Meeting Grounds Coffee House, 370 Centre St, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Tu-F 8AM-5PM, Sa 11AM-4PM.
- 2 Overtime Restaurant & Sports Lounge, 910 3rd Ave W, ☏ , email@example.com. M-Sa 11AM-midnight, Su noon-11PM.
- 3 , 189 Centre St, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1 Bear's Den Lodge, 554 5th Ave W, ☏ , email@example.com.
- 2 Canalta Hotel, 975 1st Ave W, ☏ , toll-free: , firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 3 Inn of the South, 775 5th St W, ☏ .
- 4 Stardust Motel, 483 3rd Ave W, ☏ , toll-free: , email@example.com.
- 1 , 660 4th St E, ☏ .
Located 34 km (21 mi) W of Shaunavon on Hwy 13 in the Frenchman River valley.
- 1 T.rex Discovery Centre, 1 T.rex Drive, Eastend, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 2 Chimney Coulee Historic Site (6 km N of Eastend off Chimney Coulee Rd). Named for the stone chimneys remnants that stood for years long after the cabins of a Metis settlement had fallen down.
- 3 Jones' Peak (14 km W of Eastend). Named after Harold Saunders "Corky" Jones, an amateur paleontologist and historian, the well-known Jones' Peak offers visitors a breathtaking panorama of the river valley and rangelands below. An excellent area for birding and wildlife viewing.
Located 51 km (32 mi) N of Shaunavon on Hwy 37 along the Trans-Canada Highway. Known for the surrounding area's oil industry and for the giant wind turbines that dot the nearby prairie landscape.
|Routes through Shaunavon|
|Milk River ← becomes ← Jct N S ←||W E||→ Assiniboia → Weyburn|
|Great Sandhills ← Jct W E ←||N S||→ → becomes → Ends at W E|