Heritage Heights Park: McBurney Drive. Includes park benches, picnic tables, and garbage cans; tennis courts.
Knights of Columbus Park: Circlebrooke Drive. This park has lighting throughout, permanent benches and walking paths, an activity hill, outdoor rink and tennis courts that are lit until 10:30 p.m., playground equipment and a ball diamond with a backstop.
Patrick Park: King Street. This park is home to Yorkton’s disc golf course and also has picnic tables, benches and a horseshoe pit. This is a great place to play some Frisbee, disc golf or kick a football around.
Silver Heights Park: Sunset Drive North. Includes park benches, picnic tables, and garbage cans; also includes water park and tennis court.
Weinmaster Park: Morrison Drive. Located within this park is Yorkton newest and only wheelchair accessible play structure. It is a great complement to the spray park at the same location, making Weinmaster Park a great play destination for the whole family. The spray park is fully automated with timers that operate from mid-morning through early to mid evening during the summer months.
Skateboard Park: Located on Brodie Avenue, just south of Broadway.
York Lake Regional Park: York Lake Regional Park is located a few kilometres south of Yorkton, and is easily accessible from Highway 10 South, and from Highways 9 and 16 by way of Queen Street. The park is open from the May long weekend to the end of September.
Stretching along the east shore of York Lake, the park features an 18-hole golf course; a four-diamond slowpitch complex including two lighted fields, where slowpitch is played every day of the week; the Yorkton Canoe and Kayak Club facilities; the Saskatchewan Wildlife Trap and Skeet Club where shoots are held every Tuesday during the summer; and Kin Point, which includes barbecue and picnic sites, a playground, swimming and shower facilities, a canteen, horseshoe pits and walking trails.
The park has a campground for tenting and trailers, offering all the amenities for travellers. The lake is ideal for boating and sailing, and has boat launch facilities. For information about the park, or to reserve a campsite, call 306-782-7080.
Several provincial parks are located within a one to two-hour drive of Yorkton.
Good Spirit Provincial Park boasts one of the province's best natural beaches just 55 km northwest of Yorkton. The shallow shores are great for kids and the sand dunes provide exploring adventures. The park has 293 camping sites available consisting of electric, non-electric, and wheelchair accessible sites. The park maintains 18 km of cross country ski trails for all levels of skiers. Snowmobile trails and ice fishing round out the winter attractions. For more information call 306-792-4750.
Touchwood Hills Post depicts the role of the Hudson's Bay Company fur trade post in the transport and provisioning network of the later fur trade era of 1849 to the 1870s. For more information call 306-332-3215.
Greenwater Lake Provincial Park is a year-round resort is located in a rolling forested area, where you can camp or rent deluxe cabins. The park is 223 km northwest of Yorkton and features a beach, fishing, golfing, tennis, hiking and boating. Boat rentals are available. Camping facilities consist of 267 sites including electric, non-electric, group and overflow sites. For more information call 306-278-3515.
The largest trophy whitetail deer in the world live in our province, thanks to the minerals in our fertile soil, abundant habitat, superior genetics and our northern climate. In addition, the Yorkton area offers upland birds such as the Hungarian partridge.
Yorkton serves as the perfect starting point as well if you are looking for a large game hunt. The campgrounds and parks in the area will provide you with the rest and relaxation you will need for the trip up north where moose and black bear await you. Accommodations can also be found at the many hotels in communities both large and small.
Our weather can be best described as widely variable. Our climate is mostly temperate and sunny. Fall hunting season offers cool mornings and evenings and bright days which accentuate the incredible autumn colors.
The best news to come out of Canada in the last few years is that habitat conditions and breeding duck populations have dramatically improved throughout our area. Southern Saskatchewan is North America's most important waterfowl production area and Yorkton is right in the middle of all the action.
According to recent spring surveys, the duck breeding population in southern Saskatchewan totalled more than 8 million birds.
The rolling plains and parklands of the south contrast sharply with the rugged wilderness of Saskatchewan's north. However, the fishing experiences can be just as challenging and rewarding.
The area offers four provincial parks, all of which offer access to sport fishing. Or you can use on of the many regional parks, private campgrounds and resorts as your home base.
Some challenging waters in the Yorkton area are Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Good Spirit Lake, and the Fishing Lakes of the Qu'Appelle Valley. These lakes are easily accessible and offer a host of other recreational opportunities such as trail riding, golfing and camping.
The most abundant species of fish in our area are northern pike, yellow perch and walleye. The pike is considered one of the fiercest and most thrilling of all fresh water game fish. It prefers shallow weed areas and can be caught in spring and fall.
Yellow perch come in colours ranging from bright greens and golden browns to oranges and yellows. They are most appreciated for their fine flavour and the possibility of large catches.
Walleye traditionally prefer deeper waters, but are distributed throughout Saskatchewan. The walleye gets its name from the milky color of its eyes. These are the finest eating fish to be caught in the province. The largest of their kind was caught north of Yorkton at Tobin Lake in 1997. It weighed 8.21 kg (18.06 lbs).
Deer Park Golf Course
18 hole grass greens
One mile west of Yorkton on Highway 52.
Deer Park is a highly-ranked 18 hole course. The course derives much of its challenge from its hilly terrain, and ample trees and bush. During the 1920s the area was a wild animal park, which was then developed into a golf course. The animal park is now gone, but deer still frequently visit the mature aspen groves which line most of the fairways. The course is 6,367 yards from the tips, par 72 for men and par 73 for women, and the slope rating is 134 from the back tees. Rolling hills, plenty of bunkers, and the trees place a premium on accuracy over length. This course will challenge both experts and beginners alike. Power carts, equipment rental and lessons are available from the CPGA pro shop. Appropriate golf attire (no tank tops; shirts must be worn) is expected. The clubhouse is non-smoking. Food service with wine, beer and liquor is available. For tee time reservations call 306-786-1711 or 1-877-786-1711 toll-free.
York Lake Golf and Country Club
12 hole grass greens golf and footgolf course.
Located southwest of Yorkton on Highway 10 across from the weigh scales.
In 2019 York Lake Golf & Country Club became the community's first 12-hole golf course. Three holes from the previously-flooded back nine were incorporated into the front 9 to create this new opportunity for golf enthusiasts. It is a mature, well-treed course offering a mix of par 3, par 4 and par 5 holes. York Lake is well known for its friendly atmosphere and dress is casual. The proshop provides power cart and equipment rentals, a driving range and a practice green. The course also boasts Saskatchewan’s first footgolf course which provides 12 holes of exercise and entertainment for everyone in the family. With a licensed dining room and excellent food, the course really has something for everyone. Social events can be hosted, featuring golf or footgolf and meals customized to taste. For teetime reservations or to plan an event, call 306-783-8424.
Cherrydale Golf and Campground
9 hole grass greens
4 miles east of Yorkton on Highway 10 East, 2 miles south on Cherrydale Road, 1/2 mile east
The executive-nine course and adjacent campgrounds are on land that was first farmed by the Cherry family at the turn of the century. The course was originally built as a 1,500 yard par 3 with two tee boxes per hole, but has since been expanded to three teeboxes per hole, playing 2,512 yards from the back tees. Water comes into play on five of the holes. The rough is rough and a player is rewarded for making good shots. Telephone 306-786-6877.
Crystal's Mini Putt
18 Hole Mini Golf
2 KM south of Queen Street on York Lake Road. (Close to York Lake Regional Park.) Telephone 306-620-3066
West Broadway St.
Home to the Farrell Agencies Arena, Access Communications Water Park, Nexera Flexihall, curling rink, meeting facilities and several outbuildings. Call 306-786-1740.
Access Communications Water Park
Information Hotline: 306-786-1744.
The Access Water Park at the Gallagher Centre on Broadway Street West includes a lane pool and a large water park with features including a two-storey waterslide, wave pool with zero depth entry, lazy river, whirlpool, steam room, sauna, 25 m lane pool and party room. For complete details visit the Gallagher Centre web site.
Gloria Hayden Centre
397 Darlington St. E
Gymnasium, racquetball and squash courts; Kinsmen Walking Track. Various fees apply. For current hours of operation see www.yorkton.ca or call 306-786-1777.
227 Prystai Way.
The Kinsmen Arena is available for rent during both the summer and winter seasons. Ice is available from September to April of each year, with the meeting room (Blue Room) available for rent year-round. For more information or to book call 306-786-1780.
Ravine Ecological Preserve
The starting point for this self-guided nature trail of 2.5 kilometer is at the Gallagher Centre, on Broadway Street West.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the path or observe the area from the boardwalk crossing the marsh. Station markers and an interpretive brochure guides walkers across the marsh and through the flora and fauna. Shorter walks may be taken.
The preserve is open all year round. Guided tours are available upon request. For information about tours, contact Carla at 786-1750.
The Ducks Unlimited regional office is located beside the Western Development Museum on Highway 16 West. Telephone 306-782-2108
Walk the nature trail and view the displays related to waterfowl preservation. Local wildlife art is also on sale. Office hours are Mondays to Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ducks Unlimited offers two Nature Watch areas surrounding Yorkton. Area number 11 includes York Lake, Hardy/Molnar Marsh, Leech Lakes, and Maddaford Marsh. Area number 6 includes the Ravine Ecological Preserve, Wallace/Pearce Marsh, the Barvas Marshes, and Knodel Marsh.
Each is a habitat project which offers several varieties of waterfowl as well as other various wildlife for nature observation.
The habitat program of Ducks Unlimited began in the area 60 years ago, with the restoration of Waterhen Marsh near Kinistino in 1938. Since then Ducks Unlimited has become Canada's most trusted and respected conservation organization.
For more details, contact Ducks Unlimited Canada at 1-800-665-DUCK, or visit the DU web site at www.ducks.ca.