Saskatchewan Highway 49

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Highway 49
Route information
Length: 170 km (110 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Hwy 35 south of Fosston
East end: Manitoba border near Benito
highway continues as PTH 49
Location
Towns: Kelvington, Lintlaw, Preeceville, Sturgis, Norquay, Pelly
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

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Highway 49 is a highway in the east central portion of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. In the west on Highway 35 are the neighboring communities of Fosston and Hendon. From Highway 35, Highway 49 travels east to the Manitoba border, where it transitions to PTH 49. This is a primary Saskatchewan highway maintained by the provincial government and is paved for its length. Located along this highway are Kelvington, Lintlaw, Preeceville, Sturgis, Norquay, and Pelly. This highway also runs near Stenen and Hyas. Just within the Manitoba border is Benito. The highway terminates less than a mile into Manitoba at PTH 83.

Highway 49 arrives at Fort Livingstone, First Seat of Government for the entire territories, 1876. For 171 kilometers, this highway features several various festivals, and attractions as the road passes through vibrant towns and villages.

Communities along the route[edit]

West to East

Rural municipalities along the route[edit]

Junctions[edit]

Concurrencies[edit]

Major attractions[edit]

Highway 49 hosts the following lakes, beaches, historical sites and buildings, and provincial parks.

  • The original Kelvington Canadian National Railway CN station, was constructed in 1922, has been declared a heritage property.[6]
  • Kelvington 9-hole Golf Course is located just to the south of the Town of Kelvington.
  • Hockey Cards billboard is a Canadian roadside attraction near Kelvington, Canada’s hockey Factory[7]
  • Timberline Outfitting near Norquay, SK and Riel Bosse Outfitting and Guiding near Kelvington, Sk are available for hunting trips.[8]
  • Norquay Campground is located near the town centre of Norquay
  • Crystal Lake is just south of the Highway 9 South and Highway 49 junction near Stenen[9]
  • Crystal Lake 9 holes Municipal Golf Course, looked after by Stenen, Saskatchewan.[10]
  • Lac La course is just south of the Highway 8 South and Highway 49 junction near Pelly[11]
  • Just north of Highway 49 by 8 miles is the Sturgis & District Regional Park located on Lady Lake. This park provides fishing, camping, and swimming activities.[12]
  • Ketchen Lake Bible Camp is located just to the north of Highway 49 between Ketchen, and Preeceville.[13][14]
  • Preeceville Museum features both Ukrainian and Scandinavian ethnic history along with local pioneer history.[15]
  • Preeceville Picnic Area is located just east of Preeceville, a nice stop on a long highway journey for a rest.
  • Preeceville Wildlife Association Campground is located just north of the town of Preeceville with hiking trails to Annie Laurie Lake and a new beach there.[16]
  • Preeceville hosts a plethora of events.
    • Western Days features Gymkana, Chariots, Chuck Wagons, Country Dance, as well as Slow-pitch and fastball tournaments[17]
    • Mushers Rendezvous features sled dog races[18]
    • Lions Trade Show showcasing economic highlights.
    • Rockin @ The River outdoor concert.[19]
    • Preeceville Pats Hockey Team.
  • Sturgis hosts Saskatchewan's Largest One Day Sports & Rodeo[20]
  • Bucking Horse and Rider statue is a large Canadian roadside attraction is located in Rodeo Falls Park along Highway 49.[21]
  • Sturgis Ski Hill on the north of town provides a ski lift as well as ski chalet.[22]
  • Assiniboine River runs through Sturgis.
  • The Sturgis Museum is located in the old CNR Station station which has been relocated on the Assiniboine River Valley a block south of Highway 9/49. This museum features pioneer artifacts as well as local arrowheads.[23]
  • Fort Pelly-Livingstone Museum features the local areas vibrant Royal Northwest Mounted Police history. The original fort was entitled Fort Livingstone or (Swan River Barracks) located on the forks of Swan River and Snake Creek and is designated as a heritage site.[24]
  • The Snake pits featuring Garter Snakes are located just north of Pelly, Saskatchewan.[25]
  • Fort Pelly Livingstone museum located in the Village of Pelly[26]

History[edit]

  • Ketchen, Preeceville, Sturgis, and Norquay all host early Norwegian ethnic bloc settling in the early 1900s.[27]
  • 1899 saw the arrival of Doukhobor settlers near the area of Pelly, Saskatchewan[28]
  • In 1876, David Laird, the first Lieutenant-Governor of the Northwest Territories held the First Session of the Northwest Territorial Council at Fort Livingstone near Pelly, Saskatchewan. The Dominion Government designated this area as the First Seat of Government for the entire territories in 1875. The capital of the Northwest Territories and Royal North West Mounted Police Barracks soon moved to Battleford.[29]
  • Hyas to Stenen on Highway 49 was part of a repaving project in the fall of 1999[30][31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McLennan, David. "The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan". Kelvington. Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Home Page – Town of Preeceville". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Sturgis, Saskatchewan - Official Town Website". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  4. ^ Norquay, Saskatchewan (2003). "Norquay, Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  5. ^ "Saskatchewan Highways Website - Provincial Highways". Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  6. ^ McLennan, David. "The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan". Kelvington. Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  7. ^ A. Feairs and Rose Steadman (November 22, 1999). "Town of Kelvington". Big Things in Saskatchewan. DMY. Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  8. ^ "Norquay Hunting Trips: Hunting Trips in Norquay, Saskatchewan". World Web Technologies Inc. 1994–2007. Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  9. ^ Becquet's Custom Programming (2005). "Saskatchewan City & Town Maps - Preeceville". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  10. ^ Golf Links (2005–2007). "Stenen, Saskatchewan Golf Courses". , Hillclimb Media. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  11. ^ Becquet's Custom Programming (2005). "Saskatchewan City & Town Maps - Preeceville". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  12. ^ World Web Technologies Inc. (1994–2007). "Preeceville Parks & Gardens: Parks & Gardens in Preeceville, Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  13. ^ UB David & I'll B Jonathan (2006). "UB David & I'll B Jonathan - Camp Discipleship Department ...". Archived from the original on 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  14. ^ "Saskatchewan Camping Association, Directory Listing-Member Camps. E-Z". Saskatchewan Camping Association, Regina, Canada. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  15. ^ "Home Page – Town of Preeceville". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  16. ^ "Home Page – Town of Preeceville". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  17. ^ "Home Page – Town of Preeceville". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  18. ^ "Home Page – Town of Preeceville". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  19. ^ "Home Page – Town of Preeceville". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  20. ^ "Sturgis, Saskatchewan - Official Town Website". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  21. ^ Barb Barteski, Administrator, Town of Sturgis (August 29, 2001). "Town of Sturgis, Saskatchewan". Big Things in Saskatchewan. DMY. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  22. ^ "Sturgis, Saskatchewan - Official Town Website". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  23. ^ "Sturgis, Saskatchewan - Official Town Website". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  24. ^ "Historic Fort Livingstone". Village of Pelly. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  25. ^ "The Snake Pit". Village of Pelly. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  26. ^ "Fort Pelly Livingstone Museum". Village of Pelly. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  27. ^ Anderson, Alan (2006 Canadian Plains Research Center,). "The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan – Details Norwegian Settlements". University of Regina. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  28. ^ "Pelly Doukhobor Society". Village of Pelly. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  29. ^ "Fort Livingstone-Pelly Heritage Guild". Village of Pelly. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  30. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (May 23, 2007). "Paving Project Announced on Highways 49 & 9". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  31. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (May 23, 2007). "1999 Area Highway Projects Announced". Retrieved 2007-05-16. 

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