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COVID -19 Policies and Procedures

The Western Development Museum (WDM) has been welcoming visitors from around the world to learn about the Saskatchewan story from the beginning of settlement to present-day for more than 70 years.  We have taken numerous precautions to create a clean, comfortable, and enjoyable environment. Whether you are a returning visitor or new to the Museum, we are working hard to ensure not only a memorable visit but a safe one, too.

We ask any visitors who feel unwell, have a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms to please stay home.

Visiting the Museum

Hours of Operation:
All WDM locations are open daily.
WDM Moose Jaw: 10:00am – 5:00 pm
WDM North Battleford: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WDM Saskatoon: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
WDM Yorkton: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Boomtown Café at the WDM Saskatoon is open from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Please try to maintain 6 feet (2 meters) distance between you and other visitors.
Masks are not required but are encouraged for visitors at all WDM locations. Masks will be required if you are attending an in-person workshop being held indoors.

WDM staff will continue wearing masks.


Please use hand sanitizer found throughout the Museum.
Do NOT touch the artifacts or exhibits. Artifacts cannot be cleaned using disinfectant – it will damage them.
The K+S Potash Canada Short Line 101 at the WDM Moose Jaw will not operate for the 2021 season.

For Your Safety

  • Physical distancing is encouraged – visitors that are not visiting together should maintain 6 feet (2 meters) distance or more from others.
  • Hand sanitization stations have been added throughout the Museum.
  • Directional signs and arrows have been installed in all gallery spaces. Please follow all signage.
  • Increased cleaning and sanitization for all public areas and surfaces will take place throughout the day.
  • For information on catering and rental activities, please contact the WDM location directly. Click on the location you are inquiring about:  WDM Moose Jaw WDM North Battleford WDM Saskatoon WDM Yorkton

Check out the video below for information on why we don’t touch artifacts in a museum. Help us to protect our artifacts.



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