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Larger-than-life and awe-inspiring. Proof that necessity is truly the mother of invention is everywhere at the WDM Moose Jaw. From the spirit of ingenuity that created Medicare to the endless prairie skies where Snowbirds amaze, you will love our Saskatchewan inspired icons.

  • Aircraft Gallery

    The sky's the limit in the Aircraft Gallery! Enjoy planes that flew as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during the Second World War. Imagine yourself flying in an Anson Mark I or a Harvard Mark IV. See the skeletal remains of a flying boat, the Vickers Vedette, designed...

  • Watercraft Gallery

    Check out a steamboat fashioned after the ill-fated S. S. City of Medicine Hat which sank after hitting a bridge in Saskatoon in 1908. Other watercrafts featured include the Okeehumkee, a boat built in Regina, SK in 1912, and the Gull, purchased in 1935 by Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting. This gallery also houses...

  • Classy Cars

    In this exhibit, the Museum presents 11 of its "classy" vintage cars which feature innovative design, quality engineering or excellent performance. Some are rare. They span 70 years, from a 1907 Russell to a 1979 Lincoln. Take time to discover their classy features. Highlights 1907 Russel 1975 Bricklin SV1 1930...

  • Lobby

    Look up and enjoy the de Havilland Hummingbird "flying low" over the Museum Entrance. Climb into the cockpit of an Airspeed Oxford Mark I. Take the wheel of a 1926 Chevrolet Superior.

  • 100 Years of Saskatchewan History

    This exhibit celebrates 100 years of Saskatchewan. A presentation with four mannequins sets the stage before provincehood. Events on the 1905 to 2005 timeline chronicle Saskatchewan achievements and challenges during the first 100 years of the province. Three special stories are explored in detail: Saskatchewan weather; the road to Medicare;...

  • Snowbirds Gallery

    This exclusive gallery is the only one in the world to feature Canada's premier aerobatic team, the 431 Squadron Snowbirds. The Snowbirds demonstrate at air shows across North America, exhibiting the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of the Canadian Forces. Experience the personal side of the team, learn about Canadian military...

  • Observatory

    The stars have guided travellers for thousands of years. Observatories house equipment used to study the stars. Inspired by the impending return of Halley’s Comet in 1910, a group of Regina amateur astronomers formed the Saskatchewan Astronomical Society. In 1913, an observatory, the first of its kind in Western Canada,...

    Learn more about the Observatory's history
  • Winter Travel

    During the 1930s and 1940s, hazardous conditions and impassable winter roads led to the development of vehicles able to travel across snow-covered fields.

  • Land Gallery

    The highs and lows of Saskatchewan land transportation are captured in the exciting Land Gallery. There are over 40 cars and another 16 trucks, from a 1902 Holsman rope drive car that looks more like a buggy, to a Ford Model T, “the car that put America on wheels.” See...

    Take a virtual tour
  • Rail Gallery

    Steel rails were the cord that linked early 20th-century prairie communities with the outside world. Steam locomotives crossed the country bringing settlers to their new homes and manufactured goods to prairie towns. Western grain was shipped east on its journey to markets half a world away. The Rail Gallery presents...

    Find out more about the Rail Gallery
  • K+S Potash Canada Short Line 101

    Hop aboard Saskatchewan’s only operating steam locomotive and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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  • There are currently no temporary exhibits. Please check out our other exhibits.
  • Saskatchewan Views the Global Pandemic

    A Crowd-Sourced Exhibit from the Western Development Museum   This online exhibition was launched while the Western Development Museum closed its doors to keep our communities safe during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic. For 18 months (April 2020 to September 2021), the WDM collected photographs from Saskatchewan people...

  • Dr. Alfred Shadd Virtual Exhibit

    This exhibit is a tribute to Dr. Shadd and his work. Dr. Alfred Schmitz Shadd was the first person of African ancestry known to settle in what is now Saskatchewan. The WDM would like to thank the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum Inc. and the Melfort & District Museum for...

  • Spanish Flu in Saskatchewan: 1918-19 A virtual exhibit based on the Spanish Flu exhibit at the WDM Saskatoon.

    Spanish Flu in Saskatchewan: 1918-19 A virtual exhibit based on the Spanish Flu exhibit at the WDM Saskatoon. *This online gallery contains mature subject matter. Visitor discretion is advised. The history of the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19 is more relevant today, more than 100 years later, than perhaps any...

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