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Wheatfield and Saskatchewan Skies

Why Travel between Swift Current and Regina?

East of Swift Current is Lake Diefenbaker, which is out of site, but not far from the highway. The irrigation from here makes agriculture in Saskatchewan so productive. You curve around Moose Jaw, known for its 1930s-era bootlegger underground tunnel system and home to Canada’s Snowbirds military aerobatic team. Then you pass just south of Regina and its airport.

Here is the itinerary for the 235 km along Highway #1 between Swift Current and Regina:

Grain Elevator, at a track in western Saskatchewan
Southwestern Saskatchewan was at the foot of the Ice Age glaciers that covered much of the continent, and large leaks of meltwater formed in the area. The “north Hill” in Swift Current was the shoreline for the ancient lake. The glaciers left a high gravel morraine north of the highway between Waldeck and Rush Lake, and left hills at Ernfold and left beaches at Caron. The glaciers also left behind hidden underground rivers, still used to provide water to farmers and towns today.

Swift Current is the market town for farms and businesses in southwest Saskatchewan. The area was settled in the early 1900s by homesteaders from Germany, hence names like “Waldeck” which means a wooded corner, so named for the trees along the banks of Swift Current Creek.

Chaplin Lake lies in a basin with no exit, so water entering the lake from area streams can only leave by solar evaporation. This process leaves behind various mineral salts, and high salinity in the water. Chaplin lake is home to brine shrimp used in pet foods and by fish hatcheries, and the sodium sulphate is used in processing forest products.

The Trans-Canada between Valjean and Parkbeg passes through a field of small ponds, caused by large chucks of ice left behind by retreating Ice Age glaciers amongst the usual rocks and gravel. When the ice melted, a pond remained.

Canada's Snowbirds Aerobatic team is based at CFB Moose Jaw, just south of the Trans-Canada

Moose Jaw grew to be a major community initially because of the importance of Moose Jaw Creek to supply water to the railway’s steam locomotives. The community’s underground tunnel system made it a popular hideout for Prohibition-era smugglers.

McCallum Towers in downtown Region
The open and flat Regina Plain stretching east from Moose Jaw used to be the bottom of Ice Age Lake Regina. The fine sandy soil was ideal for growing wheat. Canada’s Durham wheat is used in many foods, including Italian (yes, Italian) spaghetti. The Durham wheat was specially created for Canada’s short summers and grows to maturity in only 90 days.

The intense agriculture use of the land is helped with various fertilizers. A mine at Belle Plain extracts naturally occurring potash (Saskatchewan’s second biggest export) from former ocean beds 1600 m (5200 ft) below the surface.

Elevation Chart: Swift Current to Regina

Elevation Chart Swift Current to Regina

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0 Hwy 6 cloverleaf interchange, N to Albert St, all services, continuing into downtown, S to Rowatt, Weyburn and Estevan (Regina 574.2

 

access to downtown Regina.


Access to Weyburn, 115 km.


service stations to N of highway: Shell, 7-Eleven, Co-op, Esso.


Southland Mall , 1 km S of highway, shops & food court…


9 screen movie multiplex in Southland Mall.


Holiday Inn Express – Regina South, 1.6 km N of highway.


Travelodge Regina, 1.6 km N of highway.


West Harvest Inn, 3 km N of highway.


Saskatchewan Legislature Building, about 4,.7 km N of highway.


Taylor Field, home of Saskatchewan Roughriders, via Dewdney Ave, 6.6 km N of highway.


Downtown Regina hotels, over 15 listed.


Plains Hotel, 5.6 km N of highway.


Turgeon International Hostel, downtown, 5 km N of highway.


Regina photos.

2 Lewvan Dr N, access to Regina Airport, pond visible S of hwy (Regina 571.2

 

Regina International Airport, 5 km N of highway, with restaurants, car rentals.


Daybreak B&B, 2.2 km N of highway.


RCMP Heritage Centre, RCMP, Training Academy, Louis Riel Execution Site, via Dewdney Ave, 8.7 km N of highway.


Brandt Centre, home of Regina Pats, Soccer Facility, Indoor Skateboard Park 6 km N of highway.


This intersection/interchange is undergoing major construction, begun in 2009 and expected to last several years. Exercise caution.

6 Pinkie Rd 570

 

Sakimay First Nations, Reserve 74-6 (Grenfell band) to N of highway.

7 Government Weigh Scales, Telephone 569.4

 

14 Sherwood Forest Rd, town of Grand Coulee, Sherwood Forest Country Club (Grand Coulee)  573.3

 

Village of Grand Coulee, pop. 400, 4 km N of highway. No services..


Sherwood Forest Country Club, with golf, camping, picnic area. 5 km N of highway.

22 Highway Turnout, N side of highway 572.4

 

26 Hwy 641 Keytowne Rd N, to Pense (2 km) (Pense)  573

 

Village of Pense, 2 km N of highway, restaurants, auto repair.


Town of Rouleau, 30 km SE of highway. Set for town of ‘Dog River’ in popular Corner Gas comedy show


Set of Corner Gas TV show’s ‘Dog River’ (see link to Google Maps)

37 Village of Belle Plaine, N of Hwy (Belle Plaine)  577.9

 

Village of Belle Plaine, just N of highway, with motel, gas, restaurant…

39 Hwy 642 N 577

 

46.4 Highway 639 S to Claybank 577.9

 

Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site, about 39 km S of highway..

57 Highway 39 S Exit, half cloverleaf, S to Pasqua, Weyburn, and Hwy 301 N 542.5

 

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, camping, about 21 km N of highway.


Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Campground..


City of Weyburn, 146 km to SE.


Pasqua, no services, 4 km S of highway.

59 Petrolia Rd exit and N& S service roads 547.1

 

service station on S (EB) side.


Motel on S (EB) side of highway.

61 Crossing Moose Jaw River (Moose Jaw 534

 

Westbound sign: Welcome to Moose Jaw “The Friendly City”.
62 Caribou St intersection, EB exit to Hwy 2 S (Moose Jaw)  538.6

 

62 Hwy #2 S Exit, WB (“Manitoba Expressway” intown (Moose Jaw)  531.9

 

access to downtown Moose Jaw,all services.


Parke Lodge, just west of highway.

64 Thatcher Dr intersection, access to Prairie Oasis Campground, RV park (Moose Jaw)  563.9

 

Prairie Oasis Tourist Complex, motel, camping, indoor waterslides, gas station, just W of highway…

65 EB access to Highland Rd, access to Western Development Museum (Moose Jaw)  568.8

 

Western Development Museum, just S of highway..

66 North Service Rd Exit WB (Moose Jaw)  571.5

 

66 Main St N Interchange, Highway 2 (Moose Jaw 572.4

 

Moose Jaw, access to downtown..


Casino Moose Jaw, downtown, 3.3 km S of highway..


Murals of Moose Jaw, various buildings around downtown..


Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, 3.3 km S of highway..


Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum, about 18 km S of highway.


Western Development Museum, 2 km SE of highway, via Diefenbaker Dr.


Tunnels of Moose Jaw, downtown, 3,3 km S of highway.


Super 8 – Moose Jaw, 0.8 km S of highway.


Heritage Inn – Moose Jaw, 0/8 km S of hihgway..


Days Inn, 0.8 km S of highway.


Comfort Inn Moose Jaw, 0.8 km S of highway.


15 Wing Military Aviation Museum, at CFB Moose Jaw, home of Canada’s Snowbirds. About 11 km S of highway.


Town ‘N’ Country Mall, 0.9 km S of highway..


Galaxy Cinemas at Town N Country Mall, 6 screen multiplex theatre, in mall just south of highway..

68 9th Ave NW intersection, access to North Service Rd (Moose Jaw)  569.7

 

City of Moose Jaw.


This intersection has a number of accidents… no turning lane of eastbound traffic causing accidents with on-coming traffic.

80 Road S to town of Boharm (3 km) 566.9

 

88 Village of Caronport (Caronport)  561.1

 

Pilgrim Inn.

93 643 N to town of Keeler, 735 S 565.4

 

99 Access Rd, south to Besant Trans-Canada Campground (in Caron) (Vesant)  601.4

 

100 Roadside turnout, both directions 593.1

 

106 Highway 735 N, Rose St, south to town of Mortlach (.5 km) continuing as Hwy 626 (Mortlach)  605.9

 

Village of Mortlach, 5 km S of highway.

112 Access Rd, hwy divides to west 601.4

 

120 Access Rd N & S t Hwy 627, town of Parkbeg to S (Parkbeg)  613.9

 

121 Darmody Rd, Hwy 627 (Darmody)  621.2

 

123 Road crossing 635.8

 

125 Highway divides to east 646.2

 

128 U-Turn for vehicles 680.6

 

131 U-Turn for vehicles 679.4

 

135 Secretian Rd, and rail underpass 703.2

 

149 Highway 58, village of Chaplin, accommodation, salt ponds,, S to Gravelbourg (Chaplin)  669

 

Silver Dollar RV Park & Campground, Chaplin, (306) 395-2332 just N of highway.


Chaplin Hotel.

153 highway divides to west, to east passes N of Chaplin Lake 671.5

 

157 Road south 664.5

 

166 Highway 1/19 exit for Ernfold N of EB, S of WB (highway divides to east) (Ernfold)  716

 

172 Highway 19 S to Hodgeville (35 km) 707.7

 

175 Reed Lake to S (WB) 690.7

 

177 Hwy 644 N, and Town of Morse, 649 S across Reed Lake (Morse)  687.9

 

Town of Morse.


Little House on the Prairie Bed & Breakfast.


Morse Campground.


Motel 9.


Morse Museum & Cultural Centre.


Reed Lake habitat preservation.

179 Reed Lake Wildlife Observation Point (Morse)  689.5

 

186 crossing Reed Lake to S of TCH 689.2

 

187 Highway 612 S to Neidpath (20km) 689.8

 

189 Highway 645 W to Herbert, gas, 1 km (Herbert)  699.8

 

191 Highway 612 N to Herbert 100 m, north to Main Centre (Herbert)  700.7

 

gas station in Herbert, just N of highway…
205 Rush Lake Rd, town of Rush Lake 1 km N (Rush Lake)  777.2

 

209 Hwy 628 S 717.8

 

217 Access Rd N & S 722.7

 

218 Hwy 628 N, east Waldeck access road (Waldeck)  718.1

 

219 Central Waldeck access road (Waldeck)  726.6

 

220 West Waldeck access road (Waldeck)  727.3

 

227 Airport Rd, S to Swift Current Airport 737.6

 

Swift Current Airport, 6.4 km S of highway.

228 Access Rd N & S 733.7

 

229 Access Rd N & S 729.7

 

232 RV/Mobile Home Park on S side (Swift Current)  734.9

 

Ponderos Campground, just south of highway.


Grandma Bep’s B&B, just north of highway.

233 6th Ave NE underpass (Swift Current 758.6

 

Safari Inn, SE corner of intersection.


Thriftlodge, NW corner of intersection.


Super 8 Motel, NW corner of intersection..


Caravel Motel, NE side of intersection.


Days Inn Swift Current, NE side of intersection..

233 Junction 22 Ave NW / Highway 4 (Swift Current 732.7

 

Silver Saddle Suites, 2.3 km S of highway.


Country Comfort B&B, 3.7 km S of highway.


Green Hectares B&B, 1.5 km NE of intersection.


Doc’s Town & Mennonite Heritage Village.


Kiwanis SK8 Park, 10,000 sq Street Style skateboarding park in Western Canada, along 13th Avenue NE at Riverdene Park. 1.4 km S of highway.


Elmwood Golf & Country Club, 1.7 km S of highway.


Swift Current Airpot, 8.5 km SE of intersection, via S Railway St..

233 Swift Current Creek crossing (Swift Current)  730.6

 

235 Central Ave N intersection, S to downtown Swift Current, Highway 4 N to Leader, Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park (Swift Current 766

 

Best Western Inn, just S of highway.


Westwind Motel, just N of highway.


Cypress Regional Hospital, 1.4 km SE of highway, via Central 1st Ave and Lorne St E.


York Hotel, downtown, 1.7 km S of highway.


Imperial Hotel, downtown, 1.7 km S of highway.
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Rainbow Motel, SE side of intersection.


City Centre Motel, SE side of intersection.


Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, on Lake Diefenbaker, 51 km N of highway. water sports, camping, golfing.


Swift Current Museum, just NW of intersection.


Sask Landing Golf Resort, 51 km N of highway.


Chinook Golf Course, at south end of town, along Swift Current Creek and Horseshoe Lake. 3.5 km S of highway.


Cinema Twin Theatres, in downtown, 1.6 km S of highway…

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0 Central Ave N intersection, S to downtown Swift Current, Highway 4 N to Leader, Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park (Swift Current 766

 

Best Western Inn, just S of highway.


Westwind Motel, just N of highway.


Cypress Regional Hospital, 1.4 km SE of highway, via Central 1st Ave and Lorne St E.


York Hotel, downtown, 1.7 km S of highway.


Imperial Hotel, downtown, 1.7 km S of highway.


Rainbow Motel, SE side of intersection.


City Cenre Motel, SE side of intersection

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Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, on Lake Diefenbaker, 51 km N of highway. water sports, camping, golfing.


Swift Current Museum, just NW of intersection.


Sask Landing Golf Resort, 51 km N of highway.


Chinook Golf Course, at south end of town, along Swift Current Creek and Horseshoe Lake. 3.5 km S of highway.


Cinema Twin Theatres, in downtown, 1.6 km S of highway.

2 6th Ave NE underpass (Swift Current 758.6

 

Safari Inn, SE corner of intersection.


Thriftlodge, NW corner of intersection.


Super 8 Motel, NW corner of intersection.


Caravel Motel, NE side of intersection.


Days Inn Swift Current, NE side of intersection.

2 Junction 22 Ave NW / Highway 4 (Swift Current 732.7

 

Silver Saddle Suites, 2.3 km S of highway.


Country Comfort B&B, 3.7 km S of highway.


Green Hectares B&B, 1.5 km NE of intersection.


Doc’s Town & Mennonite Heritage Village..


Kiwanis SK8 Park, 10,000 sq Street Style skateboarding park in Western Canada, along 13th Avenue NE at Riverdene Park. 1.4 km S of highway..


Elmwood Golf & Country Club, 1.7 km S of highway.


Swift Current Airport, 8.5 km SE of intersection, via S Railway St.

2 Swift Current Creek crossing (Swift Current)  730.6

 

3 RV/Mobile Home Park on S side (Swift Current)  734.9

 

Ponderos Campground, just south of highway.


Grandma Bep’s B&B, just north of highway.

6 Access Rd N & S 729.7

 

7 Access Rd N & S 733.7

 

8 Airport Rd, S to Swift Current Airport 737.6

 

Swift Current Airport, 6.4 km S of highway.

15 West Waldeck access road (Waldeck)  727.3

 

16 Central Waldeck access road (Waldeck)  726.6

 

17 Hwy 628 N, east Waldeck access road (Waldeck)  718.1

 

18 Access Rd N & S 722.7

 

26 Hwy 628 S 717.8

 

30 Rush Lake Rd, town of Rush Lake 1 km N (Rush Lake)  777.2

 

44 Highway 612 N to Herbert 100 m, north to Main Centre (Herbert)  700.7

 

gas station in Herbert, just N of highway.
46 Highway 645 W to Herbert, gas, 1 km (Herbert)  699.8

 

48 Highway 612 S to Neidpath (20km) 689.8

 

49 crossing Reed Lake to S of TCH 689.2

 

56 Reed Lake Wildlife Observation Point (Morse)  689.5

 

58 Hwy 644 N, and Town of Morse, 649 S across Reed Lake (Morse)  687.9

 

Town of Morse.


Little House on the Prairie Bed & Breakfast.


Morse Campground.


Motel 9.


Morse Museum & Cultural Centre
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Reed Lake habitat preservation.

60 Reed Lake to S (WB) 690.7

 

63 Highway 19 S to Hodgeville (35 km) 707.7

 

69 Highway 1/19 exit for Ernfold N of EB, S of WB (highway divides to east) (Ernfold)  716

 

78 Road south 664.5

 

82 highway divides to west, to east passes N of Chaplin Lake 671.5

 

86 Highway 58, village of Chaplin, accommodation, salt ponds,, S to Gravelbourg (Chaplin)  669

 

Silver Dollar RV Park & Campground, Chaplin, (306) 395-2332 just N of highway.


Chaplin Hotel.

100 Secretian Rd, and rail underpass 703.2

 

104 U-Turn for vehicles 679.4

 

107 U-Turn for vehicles 680.6

 

110 Highway divides to east 646.2

 

112 Road crossing 635.8

 

114 Darmody Rd, Hwy 627 (Darmody)  621.2

 

115 Access Rd N & S t Hwy 627, town of Parkbeg to S (Parkbeg)  613.9

 

123 Access Rd, hwy divides to west 601.4

 

129 Highway 735 N, Rose St, south to town of Mortlach (.5 km) continuing as Hwy 626 (Mortlach)  605.9

 

Village of Mortlach, 5 km S of highway.

135 Roadside turnout, both directions 593.1

 

136 Access Rd, south to Besant Trans-Canada Campground (in Caron) (Vesant)  601.4

 

142 643 N to town of Keeler, 735 S 565.4

 

147 Village of Caronport (Caronport)  561.1

 

Pilgrim Inn.

155 Road S to town of Boharm (3 km) 566.9

 

167 9th Ave NW intersection, access to North Service Rd (Moose Jaw)  569.7

 

City of Moose Jaw..


This intersection has a number of accidents… no turning lane of eastbound traffic causing accidents with on-coming traffic..

169 North Service Rd Exit WB (Moose Jaw)  571.5

 

169 Main St N Interchange, Highway 2 (Moose Jaw 572.4

 

Moose Jaw, access to downtown.


Casino Moose Joose Jaw, downtown, 3.3 km S of highway.


Murals of Moose Jaw, various buildings around downtown.


Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, 3.3 km S of highway.


Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum, about 18 km S of highway.


Western Development Museum, 2 km SE of highway, via Diefenbaker Dr.


Tunnels of Moose Jaw, downtown, 3,3 km S of highway.


Super 8 – Moose Jaw, 0.8 km S of highway.


Heritage Inn – Moose Jaw, 0/8 km S of highway.


Days Inn, 0.8 km S of highway.


Comfort Inn Moose Jaw, 0.8 km S of highway.


15 Wing Military Aviation Museum, at CFB Moose Jaw, home of Canada’s Snowbirds. About 11 km S of highway.


Town ‘N’ Country Mall, 0.9 km S of highway.


Galaxy Cinemas at Town N Country Mall, 6 screen multiplex theatre, in mall just south of highway.

170 EB access to Highland Rd, access to Western Development Museum (Moose Jaw)  568.8

 

Western Development Museum, just S of highway.

171 Thatcher Dr intersection, access to Prairie Oasis Campground, RV park (Moose Jaw)  563.9

 

Prairie Oasis Tourist Complex, motel, camping, indoor waterslides, gas station, just W of highway.

173 Caribou St intersection, EB exit to Hwy 2 S (Moose Jaw)  538.6

 

173 Hwy #2 S Exit, WB (“Manitoba Expressway” intown (Moose Jaw)  531.9

 

access to downtown Moose Jaw,all services.


Parke Lodge, just west of highway.

174 Crossing Moose Jaw River (Moose Jaw 534

 

Westbound sign: Welcome to Moose Jaw “The Friendly City”.
176 Petrolia Rd exit and N& S service roads 547.1

 

service station on S (EB) side.


Motel on S (EB) side of highway.

178 Highway 39 S Exit, half cloverleaf, S to Pasqua, Weyburn, and Hwy 301 N 542.5

 

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, camping, about 21 km N of highway.


Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Campground.


City of Weyburn, 146 km to SE..


Pasqua, no services, 4 km S of highway.

188.6 Highway 639 S to Claybank 577.9

 

Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site, about 39 km S of highway.

196 Hwy 642 N 577

 

198 Village of Belle Plaine, N of Hwy (Belle Plaine)  577.9

 

Village of Belle Plaine, just N of highway, with motel, gas, restaurant…

209 Hwy 641 Keytowne Rd N, to Pense (2 km) (Pense)  573

 

Village of Pense, 2 km N of highway, restaurants, auto repair..


Town of Rouleau, 30 km SE of highway. Set for town of ‘Dog River’ in popular Corner Gas comedy show


Set of Corner Gas TV show’s ‘Dog River’ (see link to Google Maps)

213 Highway Turnout, N side of highway 572.4

 

221 Sherwood Forest Rd, town of Grand Coulee, Sherwood Forest Country Club (Grand Coulee)  573.3

 

Village of Grand Coulee, pop. 400, 4 km N of highway. No services…


Sherwood Forest Country Club, with golf, camping, picnic area. 5 km N of highway..

228 Government Weigh Scales, Telephone 569.4

 

229 Pinkie Rd 570

 

Sakimay First Nations, Reserve 74-6 (Grenfell band) to N of highway..

233 Lewvan Dr N, access to Regina Airport, pond visible S of hwy (Regina 571.2

 

Regina International Airport, 5 km N of highway, with restaurants, car rentals.


Daybreak B&B, 2.2 km N of highway.


RCMP Heritage Centre, RCMP, Training Academy, Louis Riel Execution Site, via Dewdney Ave, 8.7 km N of highway.


Brandt Centre, home of Regina Pats, Soccer Facility, Indoor Skateboard Park 6 km N of highway..


This intersection/interchange is undergoing major construction, begun in 2009 and expected to last several years. Excerise caution.

235 Hwy 6 cloverleaf interchange, N to Albert St, all services, continuing into downtown, S to Rowatt, Weyburn and Estevan (Regina)  574.2

 

access to downtown Regina.


Access to Weyburn, 115 km.


service stations to N of highway: Shell, 7-Eleven, Co-op, Esso.


Southland Mall , 1 km S of highway, shops & food court..


9 screen movie multiplex in Southland Mall.


Holiday Inn Express – Regina South, 1.6 km N of highway.


Travelodge Regina, 1.6 km N of highway.


West Harvest Inn, 3 km N of highway.


Saskatchewan Legislature Building, about 4,.7 km N of highway.


Taylor Field, home of Saskatchewan Roughriders, via Dewdney Ave, 6.6 km N of highway.


Downtown Regina hotels, over 15 listed.


Plains Hotel, 5.6 km N of highway.


Turgeon International Hostel, downtown, 5 km N of highway.


Regina photos.

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