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Getting Around Batoche National Historic Site Just Got Easier

Parks Canada launches new shuttle to help visitor’s better experience Batoche

Wakaw, Saskatchewan – Batoche National Historic Site officially launched the new Batoche shuttle. The shuttle will help visitors explore the site, making it easier to access more remote areas of the national historic site.

The site will feature a number of regular stops, where people can either get dropped off, or hop onto the shuttle when it’s most convenient to them. The shuttle will allow visitors to enjoy the scenery in comfort and explore parts of the site they may never have had an opportunity to see before. Through initiatives like these, Parks Canada is supporting Canada’s National Conservation Plan (NCP) by taking practical action to connect Canadians to our natural spaces. In addition, the ongoing work of Parks Canada and programs – like the Xplorers program, Learn-to Camp and special events and exciting new activities and programs across the country – are enhancing visitor experience and facilitating personal connections with Parks Canada places.

Quick Facts

• An iconic tourist attraction, Batoche National Historic Site has recently introduced a variety of new programs and activities aimed at families.

• The national historic site displays the remains of the village of Batoche on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. It was the site of the last major battle in the North-West Resistance of 1885.

• Batoche National Historic Site comprises approximately 2,000 acres of trails, historic buildings, riverfront and picnic areas.

• The new shuttle can accommodate up to 48 people. It has one power unit and one trailing unit and is wheel chair accessible.

“I am excited by this newest addition to Batoche National Historic Site. This shuttle will open up this cultural treasure to all visitors, enabling them to enjoy and discover the site and to immerse themselves in the Métis experience – past, present and future.” ~ Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon—Humbolt

(Parks Canada)

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