Community Profile - City of Humboldt

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Community Profile - City of Humboldt

Fred & Heather Novecosky


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City of Humboldt

715 Main Street

Phone 306.682.2525

Toll-Free 1.877.277.6748

Fax 306.682.3144

tourism@cityofhumboldt.ca


Contents

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Attractions and Area Attractions

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Parks and Recreation

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Events

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Visitor Info

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Dining and Accommodations

Every effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this guide were correct at the time of

printing and we regret any errors or omissions. The City of Humboldt and the publisher assumes

no responsibility for inaccuracies of the listing or ads contained herein. The information contained

(events) herein is subject to change without notice.

www.cityofhumboldt.ca

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Mayor’s Message

Welcome to a great community full of energy,

enthusiasm and excitement! Humboldt is

a vibrant, progressive city with tremendous

community spirit. We are proud of everything our community

has to offer visitors and residents – our parks and recreational

facilities; our businesses and industries; our health and

educational facilities; our heritage and cultural experiences, and

the friendliest people you will meet anywhere.

This Visitor Guide will provide you with information about the

many attractions and special events that make our community

such a unique enjoyable place to live and visit.

Malcolm Eaton

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Humboldt’s Early Beginnings

The name “Humboldt” was approved in 1875 for a site in the North West

Territories along the Canadian Pacific Telegraph Line. The line was part of

the Dominion Line of 1876 to eastern Canada via Fort Pelly / Swan River.

The Humboldt Telegraph Station was built in 1878 by lineman George Weldon

eight kilometers southwest of the present city. George’s wife Catherine was one

of the first female telegraph operators in western Canada. The station was located

alongside the prominent Carlton Trail.

The Station played a pivotal role in the 1885 Uprising of Louis Riel. General

Middleton and his troops stopped at Humboldt in April 1885, en route to Batoche.

Colonel Denison and his troops arrived in May 1885. Denison fortified the site

by digging a series of trenches troops called “Fort Denison.” He noted that

Humboldt became the end of the telegraph line,” during the Uprising. The line

further west was routinely cut to hamper communications. Humboldt became a

communication link for Prime Minister John A. Macdonald and his forces in

the west.

By the early 1900s, settlers were arriving in the area and the name Humboldt was

transferred to the emerging settlement. The name honoured Baron Alexander von

Humboldt. Humboldt was a famous scientist and explorer.

By 1903, the establishment of St. Peter’s Colony by the Benedictine monks and the

marketing by the German American Land Company attracted many settlers to the

area, including German Catholics from the United States.

In 1905, the first passenger train arrived and the village of Humboldt was

incorporated. Growth continued and Humboldt became a town in 1907. On

November 7, 2000 Humboldt was declared Saskatchewan’s thirteenth city.

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Area Attractions

Bill Benson Military Museum

War destroys but war also defines. Through its extensive collection, the impact

of war is remembered and preserved, at the award winning Bill Benson Military

Museum. Come and experience for yourself what young men and women

experienced as wartime demands changed Canada forever. In remembering may

we never forget! Located at the Royal Canadian Legion, 324 Main Street.

Phone: (306) 682-5901 to arrange a visit

Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery

The Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery offers visitors a unique view of the

multicultural heritage of Humboldt and area. The Sports Hall of Fame collection

features legends such as Glenn Hall and Leo Parker, as well as other sports

memorabilia. A special feature is the 1963 stain glass window from the Ursuline

Convent in Bruno. End your tour by stepping into a replica of the 1878 Humboldt

Telegraph Station – complete with a computer interactive component to learn the

morse code. A panoramic mural depicts the role of the Humboldt Station in the

Riel resistance of 1885. Located at the corner of Main Street & 6th Avenue.

Phone: (306) 682-5226 Website: www.humboldtmuseum.ca

Humboldt Historic Water Tower

Humboldt’s Historic Water Tower, built in 1915, is one of only four such structures

remaining in the province. The design is striking due to its resemblance of a

coastal lighthouse. It is distinguished by a

wooden shell pierced by four slender windows

spiralling to the top suggestive of an interior

spiral staircase. An outside catwalk circles the

cone-shaped cedar shingle roof. Technically

referred to as a standpipe water reservoir,

the interior of the tower consists of a riveted

steel tank 20 feet in diameter and 80 feet high.

Humboldt’s water tower committee takes

pride in the distinction of having the tower as

one of only nine projects across Canada thus

far selected as part of the Heritage Canada

Foundation Landmark Preservation Program.

Tours are available on weekends during July

and August or by appointment. Located at the

corner of 5th Street & 3rd Avenue.

Phone: (306) 682-4339 or (306) 682-3855 to

arrange a tour.

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Area Attractions

Alexander von Humboldt Bronze Bust

Main Street & 6th Avenue

Carlton Trail / Telegraph Station /

Alexander von Humboldt

Main Street

Humboldt’s Beginnings Murals 1, 2 & 3

Main Street & 7th Avenue

Influence of German Culture

in Humboldt Area

Main Street

Heritage Garden Mural, Main Street at City Hall

Humboldt’s Murals

Walking through downtown Humboldt is like walking through an outdoor

art gallery.

Harvest Memories

7th Street & 6th Avenue

Diefenbaker Stamp

Main Street & 6th Avenue

Liquor Store Murals

Main Street & 3rd Avenue

Railway Mural

Main Street & 5th Avenue

Ford Dealership

Main Street & 7th Avenue

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Area Attractions

Self-Guided Tours Downtown Historic Sites Tour

Discover Humboldt’s historic sites in the

downtown. A city reveals its past through historic

buildings. Each building embodies a story for you

to discover.

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Humboldt Points of Interest Tour

A leisurely stroll around Humboldt is a must on the

list of any visitor. There are various sights to be

seen around the community.

Humboldt & Area Art Attractions Tour

Discover the unique art of Humboldt and area.

Enjoy viewing our many art attractions and taking

in the amazing talent of our artists.

Be sure to take a piece of art home with you to

remember your trip to Humboldt and area.

Humboldt & Area Golf Tour

Humboldt and area is a great golfing destination. Beautifully manicured golf

courses have been carved out of the countryside for our visitors.


Area Attractions

Humboldt & Area Museums Tour

Take a trip back in time and experience life as it was in the past. Discover the rich

heritage of Humboldt and area.

Humboldt Area Churches & Attractions Tour

There are several amazing churches scattered throughout our district. From the

Cathedral at Muenster to the Assumption Church at Marysburg, their architecture

is as stunning as it is unique.

Please contact the City of Humboldt Leisure Services Department at 682-2597 or

email tourism@cityofhumboldt.ca to request copies of these tours!

You can also download these tours at www.cityofhumboldt.ca.

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Area Attractions

Assumption Church

Rebuilt in 1920-21, after a cyclone destroyed the original church during

construction, this large country church is decorated with paintings by the

celebrated German artist Berthold Imhoff. The church features a statue of the

Assumption, as well as the original 400 pound bell. Stained glass windows adorn

the church, which is still used for services, concerts and cultural events. Located

in Marysburg, 13 km north & 3 km east of Humboldt,

Phone: (306) 682-3543

Humboldt Area Vintage & Antique Club

The Humboldt Area Vintage & Antique Club is truly an agricultural museum from

the 1900 – 1960 years. The main exhibit area houses tractors from 1927 – 1954,

threshing machines, and other farm implements. Another interesting area is an

original smithy with a forge, anvil and other blacksmith equipment. You may also

view tools and equipment used by early settlers. Once a year hundreds of people

come to watch demonstrations of threshing, wood sawing, feed grinding, cow

milking, and other old fashioned farm activities. Viewing is available throughout

the year by appointment.

Located 3 miles south of Humboldt on Hwy #20, Phone: (306) 682-3053

Kloppenburg Wildlife Refuge

The refuge protects a piece of aspen parkland typical of central Saskatchewan.

What makes this area special is that it has been left in a natural state and has

never been broken for agriculture. A network of informal trails covers the 160

acre piece of land. Enjoy bird watching, photographing wildflowers and relaxing

in the peaceful surroundings. Watch for signs on Hwy #5 west of Humboldt, the

refuge is 3 km south.

Located just a few minutes west of Humboldt, Phone: (306) 682-2913

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Area Attractions

Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel, named after the famous landmark in Israel, is the highest spot

in the district rising to a height of 1,987 feet above sea level. The mount was

dedicated to Mary in 1928 and an Italian carrara marble statue of the Virgin Mary

was placed on the hill. In 1938 a stone chapel & altar were constructed.

Located 6 km north Carmel. 15 km west and 3 km north of Humboldt.

Original Humboldt Site

The history of the Humboldt region is an integral aspect of our Canadian heritage.

The first building in the area was the Humboldt Telegraph Station which became

an important communication link in the development of western Canada. The

significance of the land is multifaceted, as it played an important role in the

national story of communications, transportation, 1885 Resistance, First Nations

relations and settlement. The site’s history continues to be explored through

research and archeological investigations.

Located 8 km southwest of Humboldt (west on Hwy #5 to Dixon Rd. then south),

Phone: (306) 682-5226

Visit the Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery at

www.humboldtmuseum.ca

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Area Attractions

St. Peter’s Abbey

Just outside of Muenster is the Benedictine Monastery of St. Peter’s Abbey. The

Abbey is located on a large acreage with evergreens planted by the monks, and

beautiful nature trails for private prayer and meditation. Visit Sts. Peter & Paul

Church with its pipe organ and stained glass . Tours are available.

Located in Muenster (10 km east of Humboldt), Phone: (306) 682-1777

St. Peter’s Cathedral

This historic cathedral features painting by the celebrated German artist Berthold

Imhoff. The sanctuary features 80 life-sized figures. The 14 Stations of the

Cross line the walls; these statues were a gift of St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville,

Minnesota, from where several of the pioneer monks came.

Located .5 km north of Muenster, Phone: (306) 682-1777

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Community Profile

Humboldt was a fantastic place to grow up. I have so many

great memories of playing sports, riding snowmobiles and bikes,

wakeboarding and many more activities that growing up in the heart

of Saskatchewan allowed; but more than anything it was the people

that made Humboldt so special. I think it’s the sense of community

that makes people invest so much of their time into the youth of the

community. The volunteers that coached and mentored me were

doing it for their neighbors kids, and that sense of responsibility

ensured they did their best and they all did such a good job.”

LYNDON RUSH,

Olympic Champion, Vancouver 2010

Lyndon Rush


Parks and Recreation

Recreation

Bowling (710 16th Street)

Looking for some indoor fun and exercise? Head over to Kemway Lanes for some

5-pin bowling. With 8 lanes and automatic scoring, everyone can join in and have

fun. And if you’re looking for something new, try glow bowling. Black lights,

neon bowling balls and music just add to an already great time.

Phone: (306) 682-2344

Cross Country Skiing (Dixon Trails - 8 km NW of Humboldt &

Humboldt Golf Course)

Spend some time in the beautiful outdoors on 5 km of groomed trails. The Carlton

Trail Ski Club grooms and maintains trails at both the Humboldt Golf Course and

at the Dixon Ski Trails.

Phone: (306) 682-5568

Curling (Humboldt Uniplex – Hwy #5 West)

A truly Canadian sport, join us at the Humboldt Curling Rink to play or watch

some great curling. The rink has 6 sheets of ice, and the licensed lounge upstairs

is equipped with a big screen TV and pool table. The lounge is open evenings and

weekends during the curling season, so stop in to visit, watch curling and have a

good time.

Phone: (306) 682-2123 Website: www.cityofhumboldt.ca

Fishing/Ice Fishing

Enjoy fishing all year round near Humboldt. Humboldt area has numerous lakes

with excellent fishing opportunities for pike, walleye and perch.

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Parks and Recreation

Hockey (Humboldt Uniplex – Hwy #5 West)

Hockey is a strong winter tradition in Humboldt. If you’re in Humboldt during the

hockey season, head to the Elgar Petersen Arena to take in a game.

Phone: (306) 682-5016

Humboldt Aquatic Centre (Humboldt Uniplex – Hwy #5 West)

There’s something for everyone at the aquatic centre. Enjoy the hot tub, 186 foot

waterslide, 5 lane pool, and tot pool with spray fountains and pool toys.

Phone: (306) 682-1937 Website: www.cityofhumboldt.ca

Humboldt Golf Club (1300 1st Street N)

Tee off on a beautiful 18 hole golf course with watered, tree-lined fairways and

unique greens. Enjoy the pro shop, restaurant and lounge.

Phone: (306) 682-2833 Website: www.humboldtgolfclub.ca

Hunting

The Humboldt area has excellent waterfowl hunting with large populations of

ducks and geese, as well opportunities for big game like deer, elk and moose.

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Community Profile

40 Years and Still Kickin’

This season marks forty years for the Humboldt

Broncos Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

franchise. The club has captured the national

championship on multiple occasions and

expectations are always high in the

community. This year excitement is at

an all-time high, with the club hosting

the national championship. Come

out and enjoy the high-flying action

and cheer the Broncos on to victory.

The home games take place at the

Humboldt Uniplex, located on Hwy #5 West.

For scheduling information call 682-5575.

Photo courtesy The Humboldt Journal

Home of Champions


Photo courtesy The Humboldt Journal

HCI Mohawks - 2010 Provincial Champions

The Humboldt Collegiate Institute (HCI) has a strong football tradition.

This fall come out and enjoy 9 man football at its best. This past season

the Humboldt Collegiate Institute went all the way, defeating the Delisle

Rebels to claim the Provincial Championship. The action takes place at

Glenn Hall Park, located on Highway #5 East. For scheduling information

call 682-2824.


Parks and Recreation

Mini Golf (201 8th Avenue)

Challenge yourself to a par 35, 18 hole mini golf course. Putt your way through a

range of obstacles resembling community businesses and attractions.

Phone: (306) 682-4990

Mohawks Football

This fall, take the family out to a Mohawks football game. All of the action takes

place at Glenn Hall Park on Hwy. #5 East.

Paintball (8 km NW of Humboldt, west on Hwy #5, then north on

Grid 669)

Meet your friends at the Humboldt Paintball Sport Club. Supplies are available to

ensure a great time. There are 3 ranges, 12 guns to rent and C02 fills are available.

Located 15 km west of Humboldt.

Phone: (306) 682-3053

Public Skating

Enjoy public skating, whether it’s indoor or outdoor. Stop at the Elgar Petersen

Arena for indoor skating on artificial ice, or outdoors at Glenn Hall Park

(Hwy #5 East) or St. Dominic School (2nd Avenue South).

Phone: (306) 682-5016

Skateboarding

(Centennial Park, Hwy #5 West)

The Humboldt Skateboard Park has it all. Experience this amazing, newly

constructed park and all of the exciting ramps and rails.

Phone: (306) 682-2597

Snowmobiling

There is winter fun, out on the snowmobile trails. Trails take you to St. Gregor,

Watson and Naicam. From Naicam, join the major trail system, north to Melfort or

east to Greenwater Provincial Park.

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Parks and Recreation

Camping

Humboldt Historical Park Campground (201 8th Avenue)

Beautifully treed campground with shower and washroom facilities, good sized

RV sites, picnic/play area next to both golf and mini-golf courses.

Phone: (306) 682-4990 Website: www.humboldtchamber.ca

Other Regional Parks

Take a day trip to the lake or

stay longer! There are great

Regional Parks within short

driving distance of Humboldt.

Have a relaxing day at the

lake, play on the beach, go

boating or camping. Visit

one of these locations: Leroy

Leisureland, Lucien Lake,

McNab & St. Brieux Regional

Parks. Visit their Website at:

www.saskregionalparks.ca

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Parks and Recreation

Humboldt’s Parks

Humboldt has a variety of parks and open space throughout the city, servicing a

wide variety of needs. Spend some time enjoying the outdoors.

Humboldt and area can be enjoyed year round. Humboldt boasts a number of

recreational opportunities that are fun for the whole family.

A.E. Kilcher Park (9th Avenue, between 14th Street & 16th Street)

Open green space for mini soccer, play structure.

Bill Brecht Memorial Park (Laskin Crescent & 3rd Street)

Open park space, ball diamond, play structure.

Carl Schenn Recreation Park (12th Avenue & Flory Place)

Open park space, ball diamond, large play structure.

Centennial Park (Uniplex Grounds – Hwy #5 West)

Exhibition grounds, ball diamonds, spectator seating, skateboard park.

Civic Park (8th Avenue & Main Street)

Open park space, water fountain, monuments, Heritage Garden, tables

and benches.

Glenn Hall Park (8th Avenue & 4th Street)

Soccer/football/rugby game field, track area, outdoor ice rink, outdoor tennis

courts, school play structure.

Humboldt Skateboard Park (Centennial Park – Hwy #5 West)

Newly constructed park featuring many ramps and rails.

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Parks and Recreation

Humboldt Skatepark

Photo courtesy Shelby Scott

The Humboldt Skatepark

has it all for beginners and

experts alike. It features

mini ramps, a spine plus a

speed roller,not to mention

the step-back quarterpipe

gap, multiple ledges and a

mini quarter pipe. Located

on the Uniplex grounds.

Park Contributors: The City

of Humboldt, the memory of

John & Carolyn Daschner,

Humboldt Ambulance

Service, Humboldt Fire

Department, Humboldt

RCMP, Humboldt Good

Neighbor Store.

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Parks and Recreation

Peace Park (13th Avenue & Brockman Place)

Small community park with a play structure and open green space for everyone to

enjoy.

St. Augustine School Grounds (9th Avenue & 12th Street)

Open green space, ball diamonds, play structure, outdoor basketball courts.

St. Dominic School Grounds (2nd Avenue & 6th Street)

Outdoor ice rink, soccer field, ball diamonds, play structure, basketball courts.

Water Ridge Park (Golf Course Access Road)

Open green space, treed areas, walking trails, flower beds, picnic shelter, gazebo.

Wilf Chamney Park (2nd Avenue & 13th Street)

Open green space and small play unit.

Check out our great parks, all located in the City of

Humboldt!

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Community Profile

Vintage Club


The Humboldt Vintage

Club started in 1995 with

nine members. In 1997, the

Club purchased the former Humboldt Auction Mart, a 15,000 square foot

building, 3 miles south of Humboldt along 20 Highway near Stoney Lake.

The main exhibit area is 60 ft. by 180 ft. which houses tractors from 1927-

1954, threshing machines, and many other farm implements. Another

interesting area is an original black smith shop with a forge, anvil and

other blacksmith equipment. Another large area houses hundreds of tools

and equipment used by the early settlers of the area.

Once a year hundreds of people come to watch the members put on

demonstrations of threshing, wood sawing, feed grinding, cow milking,

milk seperating, butter making, rope making, blacksmithing and others.


Community Events

Hosting an event?

The City of Humboldt hosts conventions, conferences, meetings and cultural,

sporting and recreation events. Humboldt, with great conference and recreation

facilities, beautiful green space and attractive streetscape provides a full range of

professional services to ensure that your event is a success!

Let’s make your event a success!

We will help you promote your upcoming event by adding your event to the

Events Calendar on the City of Humboldt website and to the weekly event

listings in the East Central Trader.

For a Convention & Event Planning Guide or for more information please

contact the City of Humboldt Tourism & Economic Development Department at

(306) 682-2597 or email tourism@cityofhumboldt.ca.

Download a Convention & Event Planning Guide at

www.cityofhumboldt.ca

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Community Profile

St. Peter’s College

Humboldt Hospital

Year of Growth


Civic Park Gazebo

HCI & Carlton Trail Regional College

Caleb Village-

2010 was a banner year of growth for the City of Humboldt.

Economic prosperity increased in the area and the impact of the

Saska-boom was evident in the mining industry and construction

trade. Traffic flow and population growth were also on the rise.

Bolstered by 131 new housing starts within the city, the numbers

were extremely positive. The creation of new community

organizations, businesses, and streets were also off the charts.

All indicators point to continued growth and success in 2011. The

future looks bright for a community that has truly become the

Cityof Humboldt.


Visitor Information

Climate – Summer daytime temps range from 20° to 35° & winters range from 5°

to -30°.

Currency Exchange – The currency system is based on Canadian dollars. U.S.

currency can be exchanged at banks. Some businesses accept U.S. currency.

GST/PST – A federal tax of 5% is levied on all goods, and a provincial tax of 5%

on goods, with the exception of food, restaurant meals & children’s clothing.

Holidays (2011) – January 1 New Years Day

February 21 Family Day

April 22 Good Friday

April 25 Easter Monday

May 23 Victoria Day

July 1 Canada Day

August 2 Saskatchewan Day

September 5 Labour Day

October 10 Thanksgiving Day

November 11 Remembrance Day

December 25 Christmas Day

Population – 5,940

Time – Saskatchewan observes Central Standard Time year round. Daylight

savings time is not observed in Saskatchewan.

Transportation

Air Service - Diefenbaker International Airport is located in Saskatoon, 113 km

west of Humboldt on Hwy #5 with daily national/international flights.

Bus – The Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) provides service to

Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Regina and various other communities.

Rail – VIA Rail trains depart 3 times per week from the Saskatoon Train Station.

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Visitor Information

Tourism Information – Contact the City of Humboldt Leisure Services

Department at 682-2597 or email tourism@cityofhumboldt.ca. Visitor guides,

relocation packages, convention & event planning guides & more !

The Tourist Information Centre/Humboldt & District Chamber of Commerce office

(201 8th Avenue) is open 9 am - 5 pm with extended hours in the summer.

Worship locations –

Ukrainian Catholic Church - Main Street & 2nd Avenue, 306-682-2165

First Baptist Church - 701 6th Avenue, 306-682-5882

Humboldt Alliance Church - 1012 6th Avenue, 306-682-0967

Humboldt Bible Church - Main Street & 14th Avenue, 306-682-4426

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses - 310 5th Street, 306-682-5015

Living Word Ministries, 218 Main Street, 306-682-2243

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church - 716 9th Street, 306-682-2216

St. Augustine Catholic Church - 809 10th Street, 306-682-2106

St. John’s Lutheran Church - 1205 8th Avenue, 306-682-2590

Westminster United Church - 708 13th Avenue, 306-682-2799

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1601 8th Avenue

Humboldt, SK

Phone: 682-5125


Visitor Information

Information

City Hall.............................................................................................306-682-2525

Tourism Dept....................................................................................306-682-2597

Leisure Services Dept......................................................................306-682-2597

Visitor Info. Centre...........................................................................306-682-4990

Chamber of Commerce.....................................................................306-682-4990

East Central Saskatchewan Tourism Region................................306-647-2155

Tourism Saskatchewan.................................................................1-877-237-2273

Highway Hotline.............................................................................1-888-335-7623

Transportation

Bus Depot..........................................................................................306-682-2344

Air Canada.......................................................................................1-888-247-2262

WestJet............................................................................................1-888-937-8538

VIA Rail Station..............................................................................1-888-842-7245

Banks

CIBC...................................................................................................306-682-2614

Conexus Credit Union......................................................................306-682-2696

RBC Royal Bank...............................................................................306-682-2567

Scotia Bank.......................................................................................306-682-2678

Emergency

Fire/Ambulance/Police.....................................................................................911

RCMP..................................................................................................306-682-2535

Fire.....................................................................................................306-682-2917

Ambulance........................................................................................306-682-5556

Hospital..............................................................................................306-682-2603

Partners For Rural Family Support................................................306-682-4135

.........................................................................................................1-866-682-4135

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Community Profile

2011 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth in the Humboldt

area. In May of 1911 the sisters arrived on the barren prairie in Muenster,

Saskatchewan after a long journey from Klagenfurt, Austria.

On the day after their arrival, negotiations began with the mayor and people

of Humboldt on plans of building a hospital. The sisters immediately began

caring for the sick within residential homes and eventually within Humboldt’s

new hospital. In service of the community, the Sisters of St. Elizabeth acted as

religious advisors, administrators, cleaning staff and nurses.

A book has been published commemorating their anniversary and a display of

historical items will be on display at the Humboldt and District Museum in May

of 2011.

Sisters of St. Elizabeth


Dining and Accomodations

Hungry?

If you’re looking for fast food, family or licensed dining, we have the perfect

place for you. Whether you are hungry for Canadian, German, Asian or another

international flavour, Humboldt’s restaurants have lots to offer. Get your mouth

watering with a steak, a plateful of schnitzel, a hot bowl of homemade soup or a

delicious refreshment. Humboldt can accommodate many small and large groups

for dining or catering.

Tips on eating out with your children

• Introducing proper table manners at home goes a long way to making meals in

restaurants a more relaxing experience for the whole family.

• Have a family in-house “Restaurant Night” with everyone dressing up, have

take-out food and see who can use the best manners - make it a fun activity.

• Encourage children to use proper utensils at home.

• Tell children how you expect them to behave before you enter the restaurant.

• Expose children at an early age to dining out and using manners in public.

• Encourage children to experience, experiment and enjoy new foods.

• Teach kids basic manners at home. Elbows off the table, eat with your mouth

closed, speak quietly at meal time and always say “please” and “thank you”.

• Look for “kid friendly” establishments with special rates for children.

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Eating out on a budget?

Save some money with these great ideas for the price conscious consumer. You’ll

have more money to treat your date to a movie after dinner!

Plan your budget

Many people spend too much money on eating out because they eat out too

frequently and don’t plan it into their week. Pick one night a week or every other

week to go out, decide in advance which restaurant you want to go to, and even

pick up a menu in advance of that night. This will help you plan how much you

will spend that night, as well as choosing your food in advance!

Share larger entrees

Entrees are growing, along with our waistlines and cheques at the end of the

night. To decrease all of the above, share an entrée with a friend or family

member. This will ensure both of you receive your fill, pay less, and walk out a

little lighter than you might have if you had tried to eat the entire portion.

Bargain-Fest

Many restaurants send out coupons (buy one entrée, get second at half price).

These are designed to get you to try their new menus, and then hope to garner

your return business without coupon. Regardless, this is a great way to eat at your

favourite new restaurants and save money.

Order Pizza!

Pizza restaurants always have special deals, and you can look for additional

coupons in your weekly paper. This is not only a money saver, but a time saver as

well for those Friday nights in which you don’t wish to go out, but would rather

kick back and watch a night of videos.

Appetizers and Desserts

Skip ‘em or share ‘em! You’ll save calories and money. Another alternative is to eat

at home and then go out for coffee and dessert. It’s a cheap and fun night out.

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Dining and Accomodations

Tips on choosing the right hotel for you

Choosing the right hotel is always a trying task, and with the enormous number of

promotions, deals and programs out there, it can be downright overwhelming. It

doesn't help that these days most hotels have Web sites full of tantalizing photos

and slick promotional copy that make you believe you'll be bathed in luxury as

soon as you step foot into the lobby. How can you tell if a hotel will live up to its

own hype -- and, more importantly, if it's the right hotel for you?

Since every traveler has different needs when searching for a hotel, you'll need

to ask yourself what's most important to you. Whether you're looking for a great

deal, a great location or a great B&B, we've broken down the hotel selection

process to make it easier for you to find the best hotel for your trip.

What Matters Most?

Before beginning your search, ask yourself what type of accommodations you

want and what your budget will permit. Does location trump price, or are you

limited to hotels under $150 a night? Do you need a hotel with a pool for the kids,

or would you rather stay at a small property with lots of local charm?

Once you've decided on your top priority, then you can make a more targeted

search. Following are the most common determining factors in choosing a hotel,

as well as tips for finding properties that suit each particular need.

Price: Nearly every major booking engine gives you the option to sort your results

by price. Don't limit yourself to the big three (Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz)

-- you should also pay a visit to aggregator sites like Kayak and Sidestep, and

lodging sites like Hotels.com and PlacestoStay.com. And don't forget to check our

very own discount hotel deals!

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Dining and Accomodations

Location: Expedia, Travelocity and Kayak allow you to view your search results

on a map so you can see which ones are right on the beach or in the neighbourhoods

you prefer. While most booking engines also allow you to see individual

hotels on a map, Expedia and Hotels.com have the extra capability of searching

for and mapping a hotel in relation to a particular point of interest, such as Times

Square or the San Diego Zoo. Good old-fashioned guidebooks are also a good

source for finding hotels in a certain location, as hotels are often listed by neighbourhood

and plotted on a city map.

Loyalty Programs and Frequent Flier Miles: If you travel a lot or if you’re a

member of a frequent flier program, it may be worth your while to join a hotel

loyalty program. Not only can you earn points toward a future hotel stay, but you

may also be able to accumulate miles if your hotel is partnered with your frequent

flier program. Check your hotel or airline Web site to see a list of qualifying partners.

Many programs also allow you to redeem points for other purchases, such as

cruises, car rentals and entertainment.

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Your

Humboldt

Moment!


Have a great photo that represents your Humboldt Moment?

We are looking for unique photos from Humboldt and Area. The photo

judged to be our first place winner will recieve a souvenir prize package

from the City of Humboldt and be featured in the 2012 Visitor Guide.

High-Resolution photos can be submitted to:

City of Humboldt

Box 1598

Humboldt, SK

S0K 2A0

Or emailed to: tourism@cityofhumboldt.ca

For more information call 306.682.2597

Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2011

By entering the contest, entrants agree that all photos become property of The City of Humboldt and may

be used by The City of Humboldt for any promotional purposes without further compensation being

provided to the entrants. Please ensure that you have permission of any individuals captured in your photos

before entering the contest.


St. John's Lutheran Church, Highway #5 in Humboldt

Expires December 31, 2011


St. Augustine Church, Highway #5 in Humboldt

Expires December 31, 2011


306-682-4990

2012


306-682-4990

2012

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