Outlook & District

Park Info

Season:
May long weekend - September long weekend (possibly until September 30, weather permitting)
Park Entry:
$8.00 per day.
Payment Information:
Cash, Cheque, Interac, Visa & MasterCard accepted.
GPS:
51.48489 -107.06715
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Park Description

Framed by the picturesque traffic bridge on the south and the Sky Trail walking bridge (CURRENTLY CLOSED) on the north, the panoramic view of the South Saskatchewan River is the setting for the Outlook & District Regional Park. Located adjacent to the Town of Outlook, this 100 acre park is able to satisfy the recreational needs of the entire family. The natural beauty of the park, the spacious campsites and the mature golf course make this park a popular spot for family reunions, a weekend getaway or an extended stay. Visit our website to see what the park and town have to offer.


Local Services

The Town of Outlook has a variety of shopping experiences, worship services, banking, repair services, motels, variety of restaurants, gas stations, medical services, and hospital. There is a laundromat close to the park as well as a rental store. A Farmer's Market is held downtown every Friday and a market garden is open Tuesday to Saturday. The RecPlex offers a skating arena, four sheet curling rink, bowling alley, as well as ball diamonds. You can also be entertained at the library, movie theater, or the Kinsmen Park with a supervised playground program during July and August. Town maps are available at the park entry booth.


Park / Area History

The park was established in 1922 with the swimming pool(closed) being built as the second swimming pool(closed) in Saskatchewan. The area had been a recreational site since World War I. The natural terrain of the park along the east bank of the South Saskatchewan River includes some of the oldest stands of elm trees, confirmed by the Canadian Forestry Service to be over 150 years old. The 100 acre site became a regional park in 1961. Campsites and a large picnic area are situated around the elm trees. In 1971 a nine hole golf course was constructed along the scenic east bank of the South Saskatchewan River. In 1984, 26 new electrical campsites were added with a modern washroom and shower facility.

Thirteen new campsites and a group camping area were finished in 2000. In 2009, 19 new sites with power and water were created. In 2011 there were 13 new campsites added to the park. In the fall of 2003, the old CPR train bridge was converted to a walking bridge, SkyTrail (currently closed), with the help of the local volunteers and the 33rd Field Military Engineer Squadron of Calgary. Unfortunately the SkyTrail is closed due to structural reasons. It is unknown when the SkyTrail will be repaired.


Barrier Free Access

Campsites: Level grass/gravel. Wheelchair accessible washrooms and showers are available.

Policies

Persons camping in the park must be 19 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Watercraft such as jet skis are not permitted through park gates. Please note that fees are subject to change. Pets must be on a leash at all times when in the park.  No outside firewood is permitted in the park.  Golf cart use is only permitted for: Campers going golfing must take the most direct route to and from the golf course.  Campers with low mobility may use their golf cart to travel to the washroom/shower facilities only if they have a valid handicap placard and they must take the most direct path from their campsite to the washroom/shower facilities and back.

 Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Campsite Daily $30.00
Campsite Monthly $750.00

 Golfing Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Riverview Golf Club is located within the boundaries of the Outlook & District Regional Park.  All vehicles entering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the park must have a valid pass on their vehicle.  The golf course pricing listed below does not include passes to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        enter the park.  You must have either a season pass ($45.00) or a day pass ($8.00).

Description Unit Amount
Adult 9 Holes $20.00
Adult All Day $30.00
Young Adult (Ages 19 – 24) 9 Holes $20.00
Young Adult (Ages 19 – 24) Daily $30.00
Junior (Ages 13 – 18) 9 Holes $13.00
Junior (Ages 13 – 18) All Day $17.00
Junior Junior (Ages 12 & under) 9 Holes $8.00
Senior (55+) 9 Holes $18.00
Senior (55+) All Day $25.00
Adult Membership Seasonally $550.00
Family Membership Seasonally $1000.00
Senior Membership Seasonally Call for Price
Young Adult Membership (Ages 19 – 24) Seasonally $300.00
Junior Membership (Ages 13 – 18) Seasonally $135.00
Cart Rental – Power 9 Holes/Per Person $10.00
Cart Rental – Power 18 Holes/Per Person $20.00
Pull Cart Rental Daily $4.00
Pull Cart Rental Seasonally $40.00
Storage Compound Fee Seasonally $130.00
Locker Storage Seasonally $40.00

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood Per Bundle $8.00
Camp Kitchen Rental Half Day $50.00
Camp Kitchen Rental Daily $100.00
30 Amp RV Cord Rental – 50ft Deposit $75.00
RV Water hose Rental – 25ft Deposit $50.00
Portable Sewer Dump Per Use $5.00
Horse Shoes Deposit $20.00

 

 

  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Fire Wood
  • Golf Course 9 Hole Grass Greens
  • Golf Course Pro Shop
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Telephone
  • Showers
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course Club House (Appetizers)
  • Group Camping
  • Hall and/or Shelter Rental
  • Outdoor Theatre / Stage
  • Playground
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)
  • Camping (Electricity and Water)
  • Cross Country Skiiing
  • Geocaching
  • Golf Course Club House (Licensed)
  • Group Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Wildlife Viewing

Camping

There are 80 well treed spacious campsites, 30 Amp with water. One group of 4 sites with 15 amp power has a playground at the center while there is a brand new playground with easy access by three areas of campsites. There are newly developed sites with a view of the river and another group of new sites as well. Each site has a pole barbecues and a picnic table. There are tenting sites available and 3 modern washroom facilities with showers, one is wheelchair accessible. Flush toilets are located throughout the park. A trailer sewage disposal site is beside one of the washrooms. All water in the park is provided by the town of Outlook. A large camp kitchen is available for group rentals. Day picnic sites are also available and have picnic tables and pole barbecues.


Group Camping

There are 10 campsites available in a separate area for group camping. Each site is serviced with water and 30 amp power. Sites are located near a washroom facility.

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Golf

The nine hole golf course features irrigated grass greens and fairways. The scenic course along the riverbank is shaded by trees and provides a challenge to any level of golfer. Campers can enjoy Ladies night every Wednesday and Mens night every Thursday. The air conditioned clubhouse offers food and beverage services, power carts, club rentals, and lessons offered by the course CPGA pro. Numerous tournaments are held from May to September. Phone the clubhouse at 306-867-8266 for tee times. Check our website for details on the opening date.  Please remember that you need either a season pass or a day pass to enter the park.

  • 9 Hole Grass Greens
  • Yardage Markers
  • Air Conditioned, Licensed Clubhouse
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Dining Facilities
  • Snack Bar
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Outdoor Patio
  • BBQ Facilities

Playground/Recreation Activities

Sites 1-26, now named “Nichol Place”, is home to the children’s playground. There is also a set of swings in the “Bowl” and teeter totters in the “Ladle” which is located behind the old swimming pool. The second playground in the park is located across the road from campsites 40-53, group and overflow camping.

Boating and Fishing

Canoes can be launched from an access west of the now closed swimming pool. The rivers extensive shoreline offers many opportunities to stop for a shore lunch. The river is now part of the Chief Whitecap Waterway where  kayak and paddleboard enthusiast enjoy the beautiful water and scenery.  Fishermen can take advantage of the numerous walleye and jackfish found in the river. Motorboats can launch a short distance away at the Broderick reservoir. Lake Diefenbaker, 40 km away, is the largest body of freshwater in Southern Saskatchewan and was formed by the creation of the Gardiner Dam, Canada’s largest earth-filled dam. Lake Diefenbaker is home to walleye, northern pike, rainbow trout, sauger, burbot, lake trout, yellow perch and goldeye.

Hiking/Nature Trails

Six kms of hiking trails including the longest pedestrian bridge in Canada (Currently Closed), are part of the Trans Canada Trail. These well maintained trails allow a view of the river. Hikers and bikers are welcome to enjoy the shade of a variety of trees and to watch for signs of the many types of wildlife that make their home in the park. Numerous lookouts along the riverbank and the Trans Canada Trail in the park provide a view of thousands of cranes and geese landing at the river. The old traffic bridge has been restored into a walking bridge. Yet another vantage point to take pictures of the beautiful South Saskatchewan River.

Additional Features

Newly Renovated shower house located in the North End of the park where the old swimming pool change rooms used to be.  There are three showers in both the women’s and men’s washrooms.