Humboldt to Fort Carlton Trail Walk 2019
We are walking along the Humboldt to Fort Carlton Trail August 16-24, 2019!
Carlton Trail Walk Overview, Aug. 17 - 24, 2019
- Aug. 16 - Afternoon Tour of Original Humboldt site, where the Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery and Prairie Central District for Sport Culture and Recreation are partnering to provide demonstrations of Métis dancing and traditional skills such as beading or weaving (session at 3 and 4 p.m.). Evening ‘meet + greet’ in Humboldt (location + time TBA); responsible for own accommodations in Humboldt.
- Aug. 17 - Start of walk (10:30 a.m.) at Original Humboldt site six miles west; o’night at Bruno campground; washrooms and showers. Bruno Hotel or Humboldt are other options. [13.5 mi.]
- Aug. 18 - Bruno to farmyard near Bremen; o’night at farmyard, basic toilet no shower but water (hydrant) available. [13 mi.]
- Aug. 19 - Farmyard to N. of Prud’homme; camp o’night in Prud’homme Community Centre (rink); basic shower and washrooms, kitchen facility (heritage tour in evening?). [13.5 mi.]
- Aug. 20 - N. of Prud’homme to Alvena; open camping area with washrooms nearby, no shower; Co-op groceries and gas. Visit Tourand’s Coulee (Fish Creek) 1885 battle site in evening. [13.5 mi.]
- Aug. 21 - Alvena to Gabriel’s Crossing (Hwy 321); basic camping (arrangements still TBA), or motel / B&B in Rosthern. Possible visit to Petite Ville (early Métis village) site in evening. [14 mi.]
- Aug. 22 - Gabriel’s Crossing to St. Laurent-Grandin; camp with washrooms (possibly shower); stop at Batoche. Tour St. L.-G. or guided tour of HBC & NWC trading post site in evening. [13 mi.]
- Aug. 23 - St. Laurent-Grandin to Beardy’s and Okemasis’ F.N.; stop at Duck Lake Interpretive Centre. Camp at Beardy’s and Okemasis’(?) and Elder talk in evening (to be confirmed) [11 mi.]
- Aug. 24 - Beardy’s to Ft. Carlton; stop at Ste. Anne Titanic site; end of walk. [12 mi.]. Visit Ft. Carlton and possible camp o’night at Ft. Carlton, if interested.
- There is no cost to participate. There will be camping fees at most o’night stops, ranging from $10.-$20. Additional fees are likely at Batoche, Duck Lake Interpretive Centre and Ft. Carlton.
- Participants are responsible for their own food and personal supplies. Drinking and washing water will be carried with us and replenished at o’night stops.
- At least two support vehicles will accompany walkers each day. We will bring walker’s vehicles forward at the end of each day. Gas and groceries will be available at towns along the route.
- Participants have option of driving to neighbouring towns for motel, etc. (see examples below)
- The walk is ‘Come & Go’; people can participate as suits their schedules. Daily route maps can be viewed on SHFS web-site shfs.usask.ca Google sites and towns noted for additional info.
For participant reference only; do your own investigation and book on your own, if you choose.
Humboldt (Aug. 16)
Canalta Hotel (new) 682-4731; Bella Vista Inn 318-0037; Pioneer Motor Hotel 682-2638
Bruno (Aug. 17)
Campground sites reserved for participants; washrooms and pay-showers close by.
Bruno Hotel (older) 369-2344; Shady Elm Guesthouse ($50.+, 3 rooms)
Farmyard (Aug. 18)
Tenting, with toilet access only. You may choose to return to Bruno.
Prud’homme (Aug. 19)
Vonda Hotel 258-2186 (9 mi. W of Prud’homme)
Alvena (Aug. 20)
Wakaw Lodge Motel 233-4345 (20 mi.)
Gabriel’s Crossing (One Arrow F. N. gathering site to be confirmed) (Aug. 21)
Rosthern (10 mi.) Academy B & B (3 rms, v.good) 940-7652; Parkland Motel 232-4464
St. Laurent-Grandin (Aug. 22) Tina’s B & B St. Isadore de Bellevue (10 mi.) 423-5239; Bellevue campground (washrooms, showers, hook-ups); Rosthern (20 mi.)
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ (to be confirmed) (Aug. 23) Rosthern (14 mi.)
Fort Carlton (Aug. 24)
This map shows the walking route, which follows the approximate location of the section of the Carlton Trail, from Humboldt to Fort Carlton. The trail ruts themselves are not visible since the majority of the land has been cultivated for more than 100 years. Under no circumstances should private property be accessed without the permission of landowners.