Whether you are simply passing through on our scenic highway or planning to stay for awhile, you will find that Cut Knife can offer nearly any amenity or attraction that you may need or may choose to enjoy.
The Town of Cut Knife is situated on the smooth surfaced Highway 40, 50 km west of the Battlefords, 50 km north of Unity and 70 km east of the Alberta border. It could be said we’re in the ‘middle of it all’! We also have a diverse blend of culture with having Poundmaker and Little Pine First Nations to the north, Sweet Grass First Nations to the east and Hillsville Hutterite Colony located to the northwest of town.
Taking a drive along the welcoming tree lined boulevard will draw you into our community full of history and beauty. We are a community of just under 600 people with a farming community of 400 people. What we lack in numbers is made up in hospitality! Visit our best kept secret (until now), the Clayton Mclain Memorial Museum. Check out the heritage buildings and learn many stories of our area’s residents; view the exhibits showcasing the 1885 Rebellion which played a huge role in our history. Plan to stay a few nights in our tree shaded campground and watch the sun set behind the World’s Largest Tomahawk. Take a stroll through the park, try your luck at catching a trout in our pond, or just sit and enjoy the scenery.
When you awake in the morning drive north of town, watch the sun rise as you visit the famous hill where Cut Knife’s name was derived. The Sarcee Chief, Broken Knife, was killed in battle and the Cree named the hill after him, however, due to a translation error, the hill became known as ‘Cut Knife’. Experience even more history by visiting the site of a battle of 1885; which gives reason the streets being named as they are. Arrange for a tour of the Poundmaker interpretive centre.
By this time you will be ready to enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the beach. With some of the best sand around, enjoy wading in the water of Atton’s Lake, just minutes from town, a regional park with a 9 hole grass greens golf course and a playground for the little ones.
If you are visiting our great community in the winter months, Table Mountain Regional Park is located just 20 minutes east of town. Be sure to visit for some of the best skiing and snowboarding in Saskatchewan.
We don’t want to reveal all of the many great things we have to offer… come and see us sometime!
Tomahawk Park – Clayton McLain Memorial Museum
Stories of battles, friendships, the cultural and agricultural neighbourhood are waiting for you at the Clayton McLain Memorial Museum. Ride the handcar, take a personalized tour, try your luck at catching a fish, or stay in the campground in the shadow of the World’s Largest Tomahawk. Lived in the area in the past? Research your roots in our Archives. For up-to-date museum and park happenings check our blog at: cmmmcutknife.blogspot.com or on Facebook.
Campsite Reservations are not required. The campsites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Atton’s Lake Regional Park
Atton’s Lake Regional Park features a clear water lake with sandy beaches. There are camping, picnic and playground facilities near the water. This well treed park boasts clean modern facilities as well as a nine hole grass greens golf course. Truly a hidden jewel on the prairies. Upon entering Atton’s Lake Regional Park you would never guess that it is the thriving resort community that it is. Despite the numerous leased cabin lots in addition to the plentiful camping sites, every aspect of the park seems to be an entity entirely on its own. If peace and solitude are what you are seeking you can find it here. If action is where it’s at for you, you can find plenty of that as well. There are numerous activities, organized and otherwise all summer. In the latter part of the season the park becomes a very peaceful haven with plenty of terrific outdoor fun to had.
Please visit Regional Parks of Saskatchewan for more information.