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Shaunavon is a town of 1,700 (2016) in Southwestern Saskatchewan.


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.

Get in[edit]

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.

Get around[edit]

Shaunavon is walkable, but a private vehicle is a necessity to explore area attractions or to get elsewhere.


Shaunavon Plaza Theatre



Shaunavon has basic services located in its downtown area.








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, +1 306-295-4009, . 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. T.rex Discovery Centre (Q18167828) on Wikidata T.rex Discovery Centre on Wikipedia
  • 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.

Gull Lake[edit]

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.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Shaunavon
Milk River ← becomes Alberta Highway 501.svg ← Jct N Saskatchewan Highway 21 (jct).svg S  W Saskatchewan Highway 13 (jct).svg E  AssiniboiaWeyburn
Great Sandhills ← Jct W Saskatchewan Highway 1.svg E   N Saskatchewan Highway 37 (jct).svg S  Aiga immigration.svg → becomes MT-sec-241.svgEnds at W US 2.svg E

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