Lloydminster in Canada is probably best known for being Canada’s only border city. The city is unique in that it is the only town in Canada to straddle two provinces, the only town in Canada that straddles two provinces. Discover this unique region’s rich Canadian heritage, fine dining, attractions and much more by planning a trip to Lloydminster. Below are some of the best things one can do while in the city.
1. Bud Miller All Seasons Park
Bud Miller All Seasons Park is a 200-acre (80-hectare) park which is great for indulging in some outdoor fun. The park features paved and graveled jogging and walking trails along with large spaces of gardens. It also houses an open-air amphitheater where concerts are sometimes held. Kids can enjoy the well-appointed playground.
While the park caters for recreational activities during the summer months, in winter, the park turns into something spectacular. Almost like a winter wonderland during winter, winter outdoor activities are held then. These include snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, which is conducted on the trail network. Visitors can also indulge in tobogganing on the hill, ice skating and ice fishing on the frozen pond. As such, this beautiful park is open all year round and is great for varied activities.
Bud Miller All Seasons Park
Address: Bud Miller All Seasons Park, 59th Ave at 29th St, southwest side of Lloydminster
Website: Bud Miller All Seasons Park
2. Border City Petting Zoo
Get in touch with the wild side by visiting the border city petting zoo in Lloydminster. It is only a 5-minute drive which is east of Lloydminster. This family-friendly attraction offers the entire family of all ages a fun yet safe environment for everyone to experience the lives of various animals. Kids will enjoy the petting section with the presence of many cute and furry animals. The zoo is open from May to September every day and open from 10.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is also a cafe and a gift shop for visitors to relax in and buy some souvenirs for memory sake.
Border City Petting Zoo
Address: Range Road 3273, SK S9V 1K5 Lloydminster, Canada
Facebook page: Border City Petting Zoo
3. Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre
The Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre is a one-stop place that depicts the community’s art, culture, and history. There are permanent exhibits in the center, which feature the Imhoff Art Gallery, Fuchs Wildlife Exhibit, and the OTS Heavy Oil Science Centre. The center offers classes for people of all ages and various education programs. Interpretive tours are also conducted in the center, which will lead visitors through and also offer information on all the exhibits. Visitors can also tour the Travelling Gallery, Community Gallery or any particular exhibition based on availability.
Llyodminster Cultural & Science Centre
Address: Highway 16 E & 45 Ave., Lloydminster, SK
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4. Border Markers
As Lloydminster is a border city, it is no surprise that it has one of the world’s largest border markers. These border markers are located at the City Hall at the intersection of Hwy. 16 and 17. At this spot, there are 4,100-foot (1,250-meter) survey markers which have been erected, and these signify the provincial boundary and 4th meridian. All of these survey markers resemble the original surveys which existed between the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan. These four survey markers also represent four themes respectively: oil and gas, the Barr colonists, agriculture and First Nations & Métis. The gaps which exist between the steel pillars of each of the monument represents the actual border.
Address: 4411 50 Ave, SK S9V 1Z9 Lloydminster, Canada
Website: Border Markers
5. RCMP Hope Monument
At the end of City Hall, in Lloydminster, this monument is a nice photo opportunity while on the way to the Border Markers. Dedicated as a touching tribute to all law enforcement and the compassion they have for the general community. Stop by this statue and take a few pictures as you reflect on the importance of policing in a society. It is a free attraction and perhaps worth discussing with your kids.
RCMP Hope Monument
Address: Hwy 16 at 17, Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada
Website: RCMP Hope Monument
6. Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre
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The Lloydminster Golf and Curling Centre is an all year round sporting facility which is operated by the City of Lloydminster. This is one of the top golf courses in Saskatchewan, having been established in the 1950s. There are 18 holes, and it comes with a driving range.
There is also a practice green and a short game facility which provides golfers with the best golf experience. Even beginners can practice their skills on this course. After a long day of golf, visitors can enjoy a drink or meal at the in-house restaurant and lounge.
Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre
Address: 4706 54 St, SK S9V 0S1 Lloydminster, Canada
Website: Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre
7. Sandy Beach Regional Park
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This park is a green park with full of green trees and lush grass which is ideal for group camping. The entire park is well-maintained and contains a nine-hole golf course and a driving range. Camping facilities are available onsite for visitors to plan camping trips at the park. There is a picnic shelter available for rent as well all year round with a newly renovated hall with kitchen. This facility is best suited for reunions, corporate events, and weddings.
Sandy Beach Regional Park
Address: Box 2275, SK S9V 1S6 Lloydminster
Website: Sandy Beach Regional Park
8. Saskatchewan Farmers' Market Co-op Ltd
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Saskatchewan is home to a diverse selection of farmers market throughout the province. There is usually a wide variety of market vendors from the neighboring areas featuring their best products. Saskatchewan Farmers’ Markets have an excellent reputation and are well-known throughout Canada.
Some of the best markets in the region are the Big River Farmers’ Market, Battleford & District Farmers’ Market, and Hudson Bay & District Farmers’ Market. These different types of markets have vendors selling different types of food and produce. For instance, some markets are well known for their locally produced vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, jams, and jellies.
Saskatchewan Farmers' Market Co-op Ltd
Enjoy the vibrant city of Lloydminster
With a varied range of things to do in Lloydminster, you will be sure of an exciting time on your holiday. What is unique about this trip is that you can boast about having visited the only border city in Canada.
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