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

Itinerary Map

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0Hwy 6 cloverleaf interchange, N to Albert St, all services, continuing into downtown, S to Rowatt, Weyburn and Estevan (Regina574.2

 

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.

2Lewvan Dr N, access to Regina Airport, pond visible S of hwy (Regina571.2

 

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.

6Pinkie Rd570

 

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

7Government Weigh Scales, Telephone569.4

 

14Sherwood 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.

22Highway Turnout, N side of highway572.4

 

26Hwy 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)

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

 

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

39Hwy 642 N577

 

46.4Highway 639 S to Claybank577.9

 

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

57Highway 39 S Exit, half cloverleaf, S to Pasqua, Weyburn, and Hwy 301 N542.5

 

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.

59Petrolia Rd exit and N& S service roads547.1

 

service station on S (EB) side.


Motel on S (EB) side of highway.

61Crossing Moose Jaw River (Moose Jaw534

 

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

 

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

 

access to downtown Moose Jaw,all services.


Parke Lodge, just west of highway.

64Thatcher 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…

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

 

Western Development Museum, just S of highway..

66North Service Rd Exit WB (Moose Jaw) 571.5

 

66Main St N Interchange, Highway 2 (Moose Jaw572.4

 

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 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..

689th 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.

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

 

88Village of Caronport (Caronport) 561.1

 

Pilgrim Inn.

93643 N to town of Keeler, 735 S565.4

 

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

 

100Roadside turnout, both directions593.1

 

106Highway 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.

112Access Rd, hwy divides to west601.4

 

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

 

121Darmody Rd, Hwy 627 (Darmody) 621.2

 

123Road crossing635.8

 

125Highway divides to east646.2

 

128U-Turn for vehicles680.6

 

131U-Turn for vehicles679.4

 

135Secretian Rd, and rail underpass703.2

 

149Highway 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.

153highway divides to west, to east passes N of Chaplin Lake671.5

 

157Road south664.5

 

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

 

172Highway 19 S to Hodgeville (35 km)707.7

 

175Reed Lake to S (WB)690.7

 

177Hwy 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.

179Reed Lake Wildlife Observation Point (Morse) 689.5

 

186crossing Reed Lake to S of TCH689.2

 

187Highway 612 S to Neidpath (20km)689.8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

209Hwy 628 S717.8

 

217Access Rd N & S722.7

 

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

 

219Central Waldeck access road (Waldeck) 726.6

 

220West Waldeck access road (Waldeck) 727.3

 

227Airport Rd, S to Swift Current Airport737.6

 

Swift Current Airport, 6.4 km S of highway.

228Access Rd N & S733.7

 

229Access Rd N & S729.7

 

232RV/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.

2336th Ave NE underpass (Swift Current758.6

 

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..

233Junction 22 Ave NW / Highway 4 (Swift Current732.7

 

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..

233Swift Current Creek crossing (Swift Current) 730.6

 

235Central Ave N intersection, S to downtown Swift Current, Highway 4 N to Leader, Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park (Swift Current766

 

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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0Central Ave N intersection, S to downtown Swift Current, Highway 4 N to Leader, Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park (Swift Current766

 

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.

26th Ave NE underpass (Swift Current758.6

 

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.

2Junction 22 Ave NW / Highway 4 (Swift Current732.7

 

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.

2Swift Current Creek crossing (Swift Current) 730.6

 

3RV/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.

6Access Rd N & S729.7

 

7Access Rd N & S733.7

 

8Airport Rd, S to Swift Current Airport737.6

 

Swift Current Airport, 6.4 km S of highway.

15West Waldeck access road (Waldeck) 727.3

 

16Central Waldeck access road (Waldeck) 726.6

 

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

 

18Access Rd N & S722.7

 

26Hwy 628 S717.8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

48Highway 612 S to Neidpath (20km)689.8

 

49crossing Reed Lake to S of TCH689.2

 

56Reed Lake Wildlife Observation Point (Morse) 689.5

 

58Hwy 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.

60Reed Lake to S (WB)690.7

 

63Highway 19 S to Hodgeville (35 km)707.7

 

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

 

78Road south664.5

 

82highway divides to west, to east passes N of Chaplin Lake671.5

 

86Highway 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.

100Secretian Rd, and rail underpass703.2

 

104U-Turn for vehicles679.4

 

107U-Turn for vehicles680.6

 

110Highway divides to east646.2

 

112Road crossing635.8

 

114Darmody Rd, Hwy 627 (Darmody) 621.2

 

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

 

123Access Rd, hwy divides to west601.4

 

129Highway 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.

135Roadside turnout, both directions593.1

 

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

 

142643 N to town of Keeler, 735 S565.4

 

147Village of Caronport (Caronport) 561.1

 

Pilgrim Inn.

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

 

1679th 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..

169North Service Rd Exit WB (Moose Jaw) 571.5

 

169Main St N Interchange, Highway 2 (Moose Jaw572.4

 

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.

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

 

Western Development Museum, just S of highway.

171Thatcher 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.

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

 

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

 

access to downtown Moose Jaw,all services.


Parke Lodge, just west of highway.

174Crossing Moose Jaw River (Moose Jaw534

 

Westbound sign: Welcome to Moose Jaw “The Friendly City”.
176Petrolia Rd exit and N& S service roads547.1

 

service station on S (EB) side.


Motel on S (EB) side of highway.

178Highway 39 S Exit, half cloverleaf, S to Pasqua, Weyburn, and Hwy 301 N542.5

 

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.

188.6Highway 639 S to Claybank577.9

 

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

196Hwy 642 N577

 

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

 

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

209Hwy 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)

213Highway Turnout, N side of highway572.4

 

221Sherwood 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..

228Government Weigh Scales, Telephone569.4

 

229Pinkie Rd570

 

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

233Lewvan Dr N, access to Regina Airport, pond visible S of hwy (Regina571.2

 

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.

235Hwy 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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