Regional Attractions

Crooked Bush

This group of wild aspen trees does not grow straight up as normal trees but rather they twist, loop and bend into the eeriest of forests. University research has all but concluded that these trees grow crooked as a result of genetic mutation. But what caused the mutation originally? There are various folklore stories supposing the initial cause, but nobody knows for certain. Locals know however, a full moon lights up the Crooked Bush irresistibly, but courage of stone is necessary to visit it at night.

Direction from Hafford: 14.5 km west on Highway 40, past Speers to the Flint Road, north 16 km, east 2.5 km. View larger Map

Source: Friends of the Crooked Bush

PDF Document about the Crooked Bush

Big Tree or Popoff Tree

It is Saskatchewan’s largest tree! It is over 160 years old and has a girth of nearly 5 meters and a span of 32 meters.

Direction from Hafford: Highway 40 to Blaine Lake, 17.5 km south of Blaine Lake off Highway 12, on Tree Road.

Source: “Area Tourist Guide”, The Blaine Lake & District Chamber of Commerce, Town of Blaine Lake
Doukhobor Dugout House National Historic Site
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Relive this little-known bit of Saskatchewan history: The Doukhobor pioneers fled their homeland of Russia and settled in the North Saskatchewan River ravine in 1899. Visit this National Historic Site and let traditionally dressed tour guides tell the stories of the 46 families of which nine lived in one dougout cave. Enjoy traditional Doukhobor bread and visit the gift shop. Open only weekends in July.

Direction from Hafford: Highway 40 to Blaine Lake, 13 km south of Blaine Lake on Highway 12, turn east on grid road and follow for 10 km.
For more information visit: http://www.doukhobordugouthouse.com

 
Sources:
“Area Tourist Guide”, The Blaine Lake & District Chamber of Commerce, Town of Blaine Lake
http://www.doukhobordugouthouse.com, 2013
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Town of Hafford
Box 220
Hafford, SK
S0J 1A0
Phone (306) 549-2331
Fax (306) 549-2338

town.administrator@hafford.ca