The Yorkton Municipal Airport is located three kilometers North of the city on the number 9 highway, which is used as a base for commercial and private helicopter and fixed wing aircraft use.
Yorkton sits on the Yellowhead Highway, and can be readched from the #52, Yellowhead, #10, and #9 highways.
Located 1972km from Vancouver, 851km from Edmonton, 189km from Regina, and 331km from Saskatoon Yorkton is a great place to stop and take in the beautiful Prairie landscape.
Yorkton is small enough to easily get around in, but large enough for things to do for the whole family. From downtown, a drive down Broadway allows easy access to many restaurants and attractions found in the city's core.
Two Taxi companies run in yorkton, but if driving yourself, maps picked up at the Yorkton Tourism Centre located on the junction of the #10 and #9 highway make getting around a breeze!
Yorkton has ten well maintained and aesthetically pleasing parks in or near the city, including three provincial parks.
All parks are equipped with park benches, and picnic areas with tables. Highlights include the Silver Heights waterpark and playground located in the southwest of Yorkton on Sunset drive,and York Lake Regional park with a 18-hole golf course, four-diamond slowpitch complex including two lighted fields, and the Yorkton Canoe and Kayak Club's facilities.
Information Hotline: 306-786-1744. The water park at the Gallagher Centre on Broadway Street West includes a lane pool and a large water park with many features, including a waterslide. For complete details visit the Gallagher Centre web site.
397 Darlington St. E Gymnasium, racquetball and squash courts; Kinsmen Walking Track. Various fees apply. Monday-Thursday noon to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays noon to 6 p.m.; Saturdays closed; Sundays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call (306)786-1777.
Parks with playgrounds
Includes park benches, picnic tables, and garbage cans; tennis courts; located in the northeast end of Yorkton on McBurney Drive.
Includes park benches, picnic tables, and garbage cans; tennis courts; located on Circlebrooke Drive, southwest side of Yorkton.
Includes park benches, picnic tables, and garbage cans; also includes water park and tennis court; located on the southwest end of Yorkton, on Sunset Drive North.
Located on the Gallagher Centre grounds, just to the east of the main entrance on the north side of Broadway. Skateboard park users are welcome to use the washroom and food service facilities at the Gallagher Centre.
Located on Highway 16 west, the YWDM tells the story of early immigrants and their struggles in early Saskachewan, it houses the gigantic Twin City gas tractor, one of only two in North America!
This museum is found on the corner of Third Avenue and Smith Street. It holds preserved sport memorabilia, historic archives, and collectibles.
Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre 49 Smith Street East. Telephone 306-786-2992. The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery is the only professionally-operated public art gallery within a 100 km radius of Yorkton. It curates, exhibits and promotes the work of local, provincial and national contemporary artists who address issues affecting the Yorkton region. The Dean opens exhibits in its two galleries about every six weeks. It also opens its doors to the cultural and artistic programming of local organizations and schools.
For more information, visit the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery web site at www.deangallery.ca.
Yorkton is home to the Yorkton Terriers, Yorkton's own SJHL hockey team. It is also home to the Yorkton Cardinals a baseball team playing in the Western Major Baseball League.
Yorkton has many other sports teams, ranging from children's to adults.
Located on Foster Street, the city's main baseball park offers a number of amenities including a concession, sound booth and washroom facilities. Yorkton Minor Baseball has also constructed a batting cage. Jubilee Ball Park is home to 4 diamonds including 2 senior (one with grass infield), 1 bantam and 1 pee wee diamond.
Located 4 miles east of Yorkton, 2 miles south on Cherrydale Road, half mile east. Par 23/27 golf course, campground, showers, fire pit, ball diamond, horse shoes, driving range, nature trails, beach volleyball, catering for family and corporate events.
Newly-renovated 18 hole public golf course, par 72, 6,200 yards, with driving range and practice areas. Cart and equipment rentals, pro shop, food and beverage service. Located on the west boundary of the city along Broadway.
Located two miles south of Yorkton, just off Highway 10 South. 18-hole green grass golf course with driving range, and licenced clubhouse, club and cart rentals available.
For more information visit the festival web site at www.goldensheafawards.com, Telephone 306-782-7077, Email [email protected]
Photo: Vintage farm equipment and the pioneer ways come to life at the Threshermen's Show.
Held annually in August. Western Development Museum, Highway 16A West. Telephone 306-783-8361. Horse-drawn wagons, stooking and threshing crews, and steam tractors spring to life each summer at the annual Threshermen's Show and Seniors' Festival. It takes the dedicated, year-round efforts of the Threshermen's Club to keep these antique pieces of farm equipment in sound working order.
This is history at its best... history alive and working. Visitors can try their hand at stooking, visit the sawmill, watch the Story of Harvest as methods from single horse plows to giant steam engines are demonstrated.
Inside the museum special events are scheduled, and the permanent displays are open for viewing. Among the special events is a demonstration by The York Colony Quilter's Guild, a group of ladies who keep alive this very practical pioneer art form.
Visitors have the opportunity to view tomahawk throwing, black powder rifle shooting and they can even do some trading and bartering while at the camp.
Located on Highway 16 West, in between Yorkton and Orcadia, this event is one you won't want to miss.
This is a wonderful opportunity to view some of the many beautiful yards and gardens in the city.
Take the time to enter public buildings to fully appreciate the fine architectural details.
Brochures for the self-guided tour are available from Tourism Yorkton and City Hall.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the path or observe the area from the boardwalk crossing the marsh. Station markers and an interpretive brochure guides walkers across the marsh and through the flora and fauna. Shorter walks may be taken.
The preserve is open all year round. Guided tours are available upon request. For information about tours, contact Carla at 786-1750.
Sunflower Arts and Crafts Show and Sale Gallagher Centre (Broadway Street West) Annually in September Telephone 306-783-8722.
Sunflower is the largest unjuried show and sale in Saskatchewan. Artists and crafts people vie for space at this annual event, which attracts thousands of visitors. The quality and variety of arts and crafts offered here is excellent, and with 190 artists and crafters showing their work, it has become a favourite place to do early Christmas shopping.
For more information, visit Sunflower at the Yorkton Arts Council web site at www.yorktonarts.ca.
Yorkton is home to many, many resteraunts with a wide variety of styles and tastes. Try some of the local cafes if you get the opportunity - they offer some tasty homely food for cheap prices and a very cozy atmosphere. Some of them also have free wi-fi.
94 Broadway St. W. 783-5600 A 200 seat resteraunt with a kiddies playland, open 6am-11pm daily. Two locations, one Downtown and one in the town's Wal-Mart.
365 Broadway St. W. 783-5116 Home of the burger family and chubby chicken!
10-146 Broadway St.E. 786-7000 Has a wide variety of great tasting subs with over a dozen fresh toppings. Also try their soups & salads. Eat in or take out!
6B Broadway St.E. 782-9291
Subway is a fast food alternative with subs, salad wraps, soup, cofee and desserts. Sit down and enjoy or take out for your trip!
132 Broadway St.W. 786-2330 Eat, laugh and share at the most succesful pizza resteraunt in the world!
Junction Highway 9 & 16 782-0640 Open from 6am until 10pm. They specialize in breakfest and also have a great selection of lunch and supper features.
328 Broadway St.w 782-2422 Come in for a home-style breakfest of for lunch.
Coffee & Dessert
37 Broadway St. W. 782-2013 Sit out at Yorkton's only open-air cafe, smoothies and ice cream, and Scoop's famous coffee.
41 Broadway St.W 782-7717 Coffee and cappuccino shop. Soup and sandwiches to satisfy your hunger.
86 Broadway St.E. 783-2241 Coffee and cappuccino plus a selection of subs with a variety of baking goods to satisfy your sweet tooth.
14 Dracup Ave 783-2742 Something for everyone!
21 Betts Ave 782-0278 Chinese food at its finest. Full Chinese menu including dessert.
277 Broadway St.E 786-7555 The finest food quality, with the best possible service and prices.
12-4th Ave. N. 782-4333 Yorkton's Ultimate Dining Experience
Yorkton has many great coffee shops, and bars to visit while staying here.
366 Broadway St. W, +1(306)782-0922 Sports bar. Pool tables, Arcade Games, VLTs
Often referred to as the "Meat Market" by locals, this is a club generally frequented by the city's youngsters; occasionally middle-aged people go there as well. It is really the only club in town where you can dance to Top-40, so if that is your thing and you're dying to get out there isn't really much of a choice.
Yorkton has many hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts for you to choose from while visiting!
Hotels and Motels
Telephone: 306-783-0333 22 Dracup Avenue
Good Spirit Acres, SK Telephone: 306-792-4615
Telephone: 306-783-9781 110 Broadway Street East
Telephone: 306-783-3663 317 Broadway Street West
Telephone: 306-782-2251 481 Broadway Street West
Beds and Breakfasts
Telephone: 306-783-7078 111 Darlington Street West
Telephone: 306-783-6007 146 Franklin Drive
Web site www.patrickplace.com Email [email protected] Phone 306-783-3762; fax 306-786-8888; cellular 306-621-8656 88 Fifth Avenue North, Yorkton, SK S3N 0Z1
Although generally safe and pleasant, there has been an increase in gang activity. It is not recommended to venture alone after dark unless you plan on staying on the main streets.
Be alert when leaving bars/nightclubs at closing time on weekends. As with anywhere else in the world fights can and do occur.