Chaplin Tourism

Welcome to Chaplin Tourism

Chaplin Lakeshore Birds

Shorebird Workshop 2016

Over 100,000 migratory shorebirds travel through the Chaplin Lake, SK area each spring, including up to half of the global population of Sanderling and important numbers of Stilt Sandpipers and Red-necked Phalaropes, along with many breeding American Avocets and Piping Plovers. Many shorebird species are experiencing population declines, and annual migration monitoring is a critical tool that can serve as an early warning sign of change and improve management and conservation of at risk bird species.


A Citizen Science project, in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan, Environment Canada, and the Chaplin Nature Center, was initiated in 2014 to systematically count shorebirds at Chaplin and Reed Lakes during spring migration.

. Long Billed Dowitcher

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced birders and amateurs alike to contribute to a great cause and to experience one of the premier spots for observing shorebirds in the prairies.


For more information and to sign up, contact chaplintourism@sasktel.net
or call 306-629-3287, and check out our website at http://chaplinnature.wix.com/chaplinshorebird


This Year's Tours
Tours available throughout the day.
See: Tour Bookings
Chaplin Nature Centre (306) 395-2770
Clem Millar (306) 395-2277


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Sorry, there will be no 2020 events.

Chaplin Lake Shorebird Festival and Fundraiser
May 31st - June 1st 2019

Fundraising Roast Beef Supper and auction
Saturday June 1,
Chaplin Community Hall.
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Hudsonian Godwit

The Chaplin Nature Centre, located on
the Trans Canada Highway, offers a remarkable opportunity to experience the uniqueness of this area.

The Nature Centre near the Village of Chaplin
offers a wealth of information about the shore birds, the brine shrimp and mining industry
as well as the area's significance as it connects to the hemispheric web of migration.

Chaplin Tourism Nature Center

Closed Until Further Notice ............. Closed Until Further Notice .........

Grassland Chorus
Grassland Chorus, Chaplin Sk, (wav audio)

In Flight

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Any questions/comments or problems with this website please feel free to contact
FireFlyWebs or chaplintourism@sasktel.net

Some of the best attractions in Saskatchewan can be found in or near Chaplin.

Long Billed Curlew
Long Billed Curlew

We have the largest deposit of sodium sulphate in North America, and are host to over thirty different species of shorebirds.

Each year hundreds of thousands of birds stop at Chaplin Lake - some to nest, some to refuel on their way to their Artic breeding grounds.

White Rumped Sandpiper