Saskatoon Forestry Farm Celebrates 100 years!
The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo is a National Historic Site. Established as the Sutherland Forest Nursery Station in 1913, the site researched and produced trees adapted for use in the prairie climate as well as showcased what the prairie farm yard beautification program could do. The historical significance that the former Sutherland Forest Nursery Station had on the three prairie provinces is profound. The prairie grainbelt landscape would not look today as it does but for the shelterbelt trees distributed. The planting of millions of trees helped to ensure the success of prairie farming by providing protection from the harsh environment and beautification of the landscape.
Today the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo offers all generations opportunities to explore a beautiful park landscape. There are intimate flower gardens, historic buildings and a variety of western Canadian animals and exotic species at Saskatchewan’s only accredited zoo. There are sport fields, walking trails, children's playgrounds and a fishing pond to make it a favourite destination for many patrons. This distinctly Saskatchewan experience has created lasting memories and inspires patrons to return to enjoy the scenic surroundings and the unique story of plants, animals and prairie history in one place.