Outlook & District

Park Info

Season:
May long weekend - September 30.
Park Entry:
$8.00 per day.
Payment Information:
Cash, Cheque, Interac, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
GPS:
51.48489 -107.06715
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Park Description

Framed by a picturesque walking bridge on the south, and the historical train bridge on the north, the panoramic view of the South Saskatchewan River is the setting for our beautiful park.

Our 100-acre park has extensive hiking trails, spacious campsites, canoe & kayak river access, playgrounds, concession, and an amazing 9-hole, grass green golf course!

We also regularly host community events such as outdoor markets, story-book trails, canoe trips, as well as outdoor movies and music for everyone to enjoy!


Local Services

Our park is within the town of Outlook, so we are fortunate to have access to all the local services including a medical clinic, hospital, pharmacy, fire department, and an RCMP detachment.

As for shopping, Outlook offers a great selection, ranging from grocery, liquor & hardware stores to boutiques and gift shops, as well as 2 local greenhouses! We also have lots of tasty options for dining or take-out... for those days cooking just isn't in the cards!

Check out townofoutlook.ca or outlookchamber.com for lists of local businesses!


Local Attractions

The Town of Outlook is home to the Van Raay & Community Swimming Pool which is a quick 2-minute drive from the park. Go to townofoutlook.ca for more information on the pool, as well as the Jim Kook Rec Plex which offers an arena, bowling alley, and ball diamonds.

Other attractions downtown include the the Kinsmen Park Spray Park, Reel Movie Theater, Wheatland Regional Library, Outlook Art Gallery, Jacq'y Jaye's Boutique and Espresso Bar, Outlook bakery, and the Legion Memorial Park.

The Outlook & District Heritage Museum also hosts a great outdoor market every week.

If you want to go for a bit of a drive, other local hot spots include the Terrace Dining Room and Sue Robertsons Pottery Gallery in Broderick. Wolf Willow Winery is about 20 minutes North of Outlook, and Lake Diefenbaker is only about a half hour south.


Park / Area History

The area has been a recreational site since World War I, and became a designated park in 1922. The natural terrain 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 site became a Regional Park in 1961. In 1971 a nine-hole golf course was constructed along the scenic east bank of the South Saskatchewan River. In 1984, 26 electrical campsites were added with a washroom/shower facility.

From 2000 through 2022 there have been many upgrades to the campground, including 30 amp power service, group camping sites, and updated washroom and shower house facilities.


Barrier Free Access

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


Driving Directions

Once in the town of Outlook, follow the blue signs & turn west onto Progress Ave. Outlook and District Regional Park entry gate is located at the very west end of Progress Ave.

GPS: 51.48489 -107.06715

Policies

  • No outside firewood is permitted in the park due to the prevalence of Dutch Elm Disease.
  • Persons camping in the park must be 19 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Please keep dogs on a leash and kindly clean up after your pet.
  • Golf cart use is permitted for travelling to and from the golf course.
  • 48 hours notice is required for a full refund when cancelling a reservation
  • There are no refunds for any reservations on long weekends.

Bylaws

Outlook & District Regional Park Bylaws

 Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Campsite – 15 Amp Daily $22.00
Campsite – 15 Amp Monthly $510.00
Campsite – 30 Amp Daily $32.00
Campsite – 30 Amp Monthly $810.00

 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 the pass cost to enter the park.

Description Unit Amount
Adult 9 Holes $25.00
Adult All Day $40.00
Junior (Ages 12 – 18) 9 Holes $15.00
Junior (Ages 12 – 18) Daily $20.00
Junior Junior (Ages 11 & under) 9 Holes $8.00
Senior (55+) 9 Holes $20.00
Senior (55+) All Day $30.00
Adult Membership Seasonally $600.00
Family / Couple Membership Seasonally $1050.00
Senior Membership Seasonally Call for Price
Intermediate Membership (Ages 19 – 24) Seasonally $350.00
Junior Membership (Ages 13 – 18) Seasonally $135.00
Club Rental Per Use $8.00
Cart Rental – Power 9 Holes/Per Person $12.00
Cart Rental – Power 18 Holes/Per Person $20.00
Trackage 9 Holes $5.00
Rickshaw Rental Daily $4.00
Rickshaw Rental Seasonally $40.00
Storage Compound Fee Seasonally Call for Price
Locker Storage Seasonally Call for Price

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood Per Bundle $8.00
Camp Kitchen Rental Call For Pricing TBD
30 Amp RV Cord Rental – 50ft Deposit $100.00
RV Water hose Rental – 25ft Deposit $50.00
Portable Sewer Dump Per Use $5.00

 

 

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

Camping

Many of the sites in our park have a great view of the South Saskatchewan, while others are more sheltered and tucked along the riverbank.  There are 80 well treed spacious campsites, with 30 Amp & water hookups. Another group of 4 sites with 15 amp power is ideal for tenting.  Each site has a pole barbecue and a picnic table. There are 3 modern washroom facilities with showers and flush toilets located throughout the park.  A sewage disposal site is available, and all water in the park is potable and provided by the town of Outlook. A large camp kitchen is available for group rentals. Day picnic sites are also available which have picnic tables and pole barbecues.

Also, we are working on bringing 3 cabins that will be available for short term rental.  The cabins are primitive, but do have power!  If renting, you will have to provide your own air mattresses, bedding, coolers, etc.


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.  There is also a Camp Kitchen available for half day or full day rentals.

 

 

 

 

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.  Phone the clubhouse at 306-867-8266 for tee times, or check out the clubs website for details on the opening date – outlookriverviewgolf.ca,

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

Swimming

The new Van Raay & Community Pool is located just up the hill in the Town of Outlook.  It is a beautiful new facility offering fun for the whole family with waterslides, lane swimming, a toddler pool, and swim lessons available in July and August.  Call the Pool Staff at (306) 867-9643 or go to the Town of Outlook website, townofoutlook.ca for additional information.

Playground/Recreation Activities

We have playgrounds peppered throughout the camping areas of the park including swings, climbers, slides and teeter-totters.  At our concession, you may also sign out our “Kids Adventure Packs”  which include binoculars, bug nets, magnifying glasses, scavenger hunts and other fun stuff to bring along on your next family hike!

Boating and Fishing

Outlook & District Regional Park is located along the Chief Whitecap Waterway which is excellent for canoeing and kayaking!  We have a canoe/kayak launch point in the north end of the park, and also host an annual guided trip from Gardiner Dam to the park.

We are also fortunate to be surrounded by some great fishing!  You can take advantage of the walleye and jackfish found in the river, or head over to the Broderick reservoir and try your luck there.  Lake Diefenbaker is also nearby, and is home to many species of fish.

Hiking/Nature Trails

Six kms of hiking trails including the old traffic bridge (lovingly referred to as B.O.B or Big Orange Bridge) which spans the South Saskatchewan River are part of the Trans Canada Trail. These well maintained trails allow a gorgeous panoramic 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 on the river.

Additional Features

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for special events going on in the Park!