Cowtown Culinary Tour | Maple Creek
Location: Maple Creek, SK
**Please note that this tour is 19+ as one of the stops is a bar and there are drinks served at other locations.**
If you’re looking for a Historic Walking Tour that serves up a little more than history – try the Cowtown Culinary Tour which pairs great food with history. For more information head to: http://www.visitcypresshills.ca/tours/foodtours/
Grotto Gardens Country Market
Make your first stop on the Cowtown Culinary tour at the newly opened Grotto Gardens, while there learn about Grotto Garden’s proximity to the site of the old NWMP “A” Division Barracks and the former Dominion Indian Demonstration Farm. (Note: Tour will commence at Grotto Gardens, but all tour participants responsible for their own transportation from Grotto Gardens, to the first stop in Maple Creek. All further stops will be within walking distance).
The Rockin’ Horse Cookhouse & Bar
Just off the main drag, The Rockin’ Horse is a hometown gem in the southwest. This restaurant and bar has a cozy and caual atmoshpere with a country feel! With homestyle meals that will leave you licking your chops and wanting more! You will also enjoy a wine pairing with your meal courtesy of the Cypress Hills Vineyard & Winery!
Star Café & Grill
Situated in a beautifully restored fieldstone building dating from the late 1890’s (the golden age of open range ranching in the Cypress Hills area), the Star Café & Grill lives and breathes the rich culture of the rolling ranchlands of the Cypress Hills area. At the Star you will enjoy a pairing with your meal of one of the craft beers created by Black Bridge Brewery out of Swift Current!
The Daily Grind – Cappuccino & Fine Food
A small town surprise, the Daily Grind offers specialty coffees, fresh baking, light lunches, specialty food items as well as a wide selection of giftware with a down home country feel.
Perfect for light lunches and baked goods, The Shop Bakery & Deli is a new addition not only to Maple Creek but to the Cowtown Culinary tours! Sure to be a delightful stop, this will leave you satisfied yet wanting more all at the same time.
Jasper Lounge & Event Centre
A specially designed entryway will prevent cowboys from riding their horses into the lounge, making it the ideal place to cap off your tour of the Old Cowtown with a signature cowboy cocktail or “mock-tail”!
A number of outstanding professional Chefs have made Maple Creek their home, and as a result the Old Cowtown of Maple Creek offers incredible dining experiences to our residents and our visitors.
The Cowtown Culinary Tour visits each of these chefs in their restaurants one by one as part of a guided walking tour of the Maple Creek Heritage District. At each stop, our Chefs provide you with a sampling of Maple Creek’s culinary best!
You will spend approximately 20 minutes with each Chef, sampling their dishes, learning about their approach, and hearing the unique stories of their individual establishments.
As the tour moves from stop to stop your guide will also provide you with insights on the colourful western heritage of the Old Cowtown of Maple Creek.
Meet at Grotto Gardens at 12:50pm.
Approximately 20 minutes will be spent at each location and then following Grotto Gardens the remainder of the tour will be spent walking to subsequent stops through the Old Cowtown Heritage District.
The Tour will conclude at approximately 4:00pm at the Jasper Lounge & Event Centre.
Comfortable footwear, an umbrella (just in case) and your appetite!
All food and gratuities.
Transportation from site of first stop at Grotto Gardens to walking portion of tour, is not provided.
- Minimum of 4 participants to run tour – Maximum of 20.
- Please pre-book by 11:00am on the day of the tour.
- Tickets can be purchased at the Maple Creek Visitor Centre (114 Jasper Street) or on-line here by clicking the “Buy Tickets” Button below!
- Following the Grotto Gardens portion of the tour, we recommend parking in the CPR lot at the north end of Maple Street.
- Please call 1-306-662-4005 for more information.