The Tatagwa Parkway is a great place to walk, jog, rollerblade, bike or simply witness nature at work.
The 8.5 kilometres of trail known as the Tatagwa Parkway was formed to beautify the dyking system of the Souris River as it flowed through the City of Weyburn.
The trails travel through two separate habitats, divided by Highway No. 39, which are dedicated to the preservation of the area's natural growth and wildlife. The parkway is home to over 175 native plant species. Over 280 species of birds, both native and rare to the area, have been spotted in the conservation area. Two islands were created on the Souris River to protect waterfowl and over 40,000 trees have been planted.
The Red Coat Nature Habitat is located on the north side of Highway No. 39. Visitors may park in one of two parking lots accessed through Hill Ave. or Souris Ave. All trails throughout this parkway connect and circle back to the starting points. Visitors can choose to talk a long stroll or a short walk without backtracking. Picnic tables and park benches make the habitat a great place for a picnic or to relax and watch nature at its finest.
The Signal Hill Nature Habitat is located on the south side of Highway No. 39 and includes Weyburn's River Park. Two designated parking lots can be found through 10th Ave. S.E. and 16th St. Parking is available throughout River Park as well.
Trails in the Signal Hill Habitat follow the river banks with two bridges crossing the water. Although the trails are longer in this habitat, there are plenty of benches and picnic tables to take a break.
Since both Red Coat Nature Habitat and Signal Hill Nature Habitat are environmental conservation areas, visitors are asked not to disturb the native plants that grow in the parkway and keep a conscious effort to keep the parkway clean.