The Biggar Museum gathers the history of Biggar and surrounding area and makes it available to the public.
One of the many stories told in the museum originates from around 1886; Frenchie Bernier was the only European in the area. The Northwest Mounted Police needed an outpost whilst they were guarding the trail between Swift Current and Battleford. One provision was that Frenchie had to provide the Mounties with a barn. So, Frenchie and his Indigenous neighbours built a barn of sod. Then the people started coming, looking for their homesteads and staying at Frenchie’s, then known as the Sixty Mile Bush Outpost.
In the Royden Donahue Exhibit Gallery there are many exhibits, all depicting the history of the development of this town of Biggar and the surrounding farming area. The role of the Grand Truck Railway, volunteer firefighters, KKK, the Majestic Theatre, and the Chinese Laundry are just some of the displays. Sandra Schmirler, the great Canadian Curler is honoured here.
There is always someone in the museum to give you a personal tour. Family research is available in our Library, and in the many journals we have for sale in our gift shop. We are the headquarters for “New York is Big, But This Is Biggar” souvenirs.
The Credit Union Gallery, in the same building, is filled every month with art, temporary exhibits or special events like the Valentine Day Pie and Tea event. Working with the Biggar & District Arts Council, art from Saskatchewan artists is presented most months of the year.
There is always something happening at the Biggar Museum & Gallery!
105 3rd Avenue West
January – December
Hours of Operation:
Winter Hours: (Labour Day to May long weekend) Open Monday – Friday 1:00 – 5:00
Summer Hours: (May long weekend – Labour Day) Open Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 – 12:00, 1:00 – 5:00
Admission: By donation, please sign our guest book.