Climax Community Museum Art & Culture Centre
TIME TRAVEL through 100 years at the Climax Community Museum.
“Where Discovery Begins”
Wonder at uniquely hand-hewn wooden steamer trunks from Norway, hold a 100 year old rail way lantern, look through a Stereoscope, locate the warming oven on a stove which doubled as an early incubator.
Observe the changes in technology from phones to cameras, to typewriters. Sit at a school desk from the 1880’s. View topographical maps of Canada when Saskatchewan was known as the NW Territories. Access rich historical archives, then locate your ancestor’s homesteads or schools on RM’s 17 & 18 maps. Hear the story of how Climax got its name.
Admire the needlework, beadwork, rug hooking and quilting of pioneer women. Notice the waist sizes of the ladies fashions and imagine wearing a gentleman’s stiff celluloid collar on a hot prairie afternoon in 1910…
Examine vintage sports trophies from Climax Cardinals Baseball personalities who were inducted into the SK Baseball Hall of Fame. See where hockey stars Wilbrod Desjardins, Shaun Van Allen, Gord Kluzak and Brian Trottier played their early games.
Enjoy a hike or short drive to the Climax and Waldville Cemetery’s where early stones harken to 1852.
Hear the meadowlarks, take in the sights and smells of our picturesque Whitemud River Valley where the largest T.Rex skeleton was discovered.
Enjoy the art, photography, handcrafts, workshops and children’s summer activities at our circa 1923 refurbished Art & Culture Centre at 209 Main St. See the art of locally born artists Bernie Brown and Levine Flexhaug.
View the mural, refurbished Model T and vintage farm equipment at our Machinery Annex on Hwy 37 and Hwy 18 by appointment.
Picnic at the museum under 80 year old elms, relax in the pool and playground or enjoy a lunch at Lonetree Café or the Climax Hotel. Partake in Saskatchewan’s longest continuous running July 1st parade, rides, bbq & games and prepare to be surprised!
Junction of 18 & 37 in picturesque Climax SK between Grasslands National Park & Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park on Treaty 4 land. Just 15 miles north of the Port of Climax.
July – August
Open July 1 - August 31
Tuesday to Saturday 10am-12 noon & 1pm-5pm or by appointment year round.