Wawota is a picturesque community of 620 people located on Highway #48, 25 kms northeast of Moose Mountain Provincial Park and 150 kms north east of Estevan. Its name is derived from an Indian word meaning ‘deep snow’.
Wawota is a fine example of its motto, ‘Progress Through Perseverance’. With the devastating loss of the railroad over 30 years ago, it could well have become a ghost town. Instead, with the determination of its residents, it has grown to be an active and progressive community and a recognized contributor to the growth of the area.
The town is situated on the edge of the Little Pipestone Valley, which is a natural recreation area, currently utilized for nature trails and hiking in the summer. In winter, it is popular for tobogganing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. This area is also a natural amphitheatre, which has been used for concerts, as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride.
- Annual Music Festival and Dinner
- Agriculture Fair
- Hockey Rink
- Baseball Diamonds
- Wawota & District Museum
- Murals & flowers along Main Street and Railway Ave (summer months)
- Decorated fire hydrants throughout the community – you’ll see hydrants depicting cartoon characters, sports figures, animals and various types of people.