A trip to Estevan—check out this southeastern gem.

Posted Explore Saskatchewan • Estevan

The sun is always shining in Estevan. Really.

Statistically, it ranks as one of the top places in Canada for hours of sunlight per year. Just look at these solar panels at Southeast College!



Although the sun shone brightly in the sky for my entire trip, it really was the people who made the days feel sunny. I met so many wonderful people—thanks to the power of social media!

Every single one of my stops in Estevan was suggested by the locals and I was so grateful for the input.

Dubbed 'The Energy City', Estevan is a resilient town. It has faced tremendous transformation over the years, and the people of Estevan and surrounding areas pour their heart and souls into working hard each and every day. Despite even recent changes they've faced in their energy sector, it was apparent that the people here will move forward no matter what.

The business owners I met were all lovely. At the end of the day, like I said, it was the people's spirit that shone the brightest. From the 4-year olds making snowflakes at the art gallery, to the husband and wife team serving up delicious eats at The Black Grasshopper, everyone together makes this a great place to live, work, and visit.

And as if they don't get enough sun, they even had a light therapy lamp in the library! A nice treat for a pale Saskatoon gal. Their local library, as well as Tourism Estevan are GREAT resources to help you plan your trip. You can pop in to see them anytime! As you'll see in the video, their local library has a ton of FREE resources to enjoy both the community and the great outdoors.

I hope to return, see more things, and meet more people. This was a fantastic way to kick off 2020 as the Saskatchewanderer. I will be back, and I hope you find your way to visit this great place too.


Places I visited:

Estevan Mercury Publications

Estevan Public Library

Art Concepts Custom Framing & Gallery

The Orpheum Theatre

Soul Hideout

Jino Asian Delight Restaurant

The Estevan Soldiers’ Tree

Estevan Art Gallery and Museum

Woodlawn Regional Park - Rotary Park - Souris River

Fresh Air Fitness

Estevan Police Service

Westmoreland Mine (I drove along Shand Rd. For guided tours, click HERE)

Roche Percee - Rock formations (I took Souris Ave east out of Roche Percee to view)

The Black Grasshopper 

Tower Cafe


For a full list of things to do in Estevan, check out a virtual guide HERE!