View the 2019 theme day video

Watch for this large painted rock at the entrance to the site

Relive the Doukhobor Past

Experience the grit of our Doukhobor pioneers when reality was not a TV show

In 1899, the sweep of a religious ideal came to the wide prairies of western Canada.

Russian Doukhobors fled their homeland and settled in the Blaine Lake area of Saskatchewan, Canada.

They adapted to the harshness of their environment by digging into the North Saskatchewan River ravine, where they built a dugout house, in the style of houses in the Caucasus.

Used until 1904 when log houses were built and a village established nearby, it remains a witness to the tenacity of our settlers. It tells a dramatic, compelling tale from the heart of prairie Doukhobor culture.

This historic site was chosen for scholarly study, as a unique combination of built heritage and natural history.

Remembering Donna

and carrying on her

work and passion

Doukhobor settlers at Blaine Lake

Photo: Saskatchewan Archives Board S-B9563

National Historic Site designation program.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we were not
open in 2020.

Plan to come to
Season of Colours
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2021

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Self-guided tours
and other ​attractions
will be available 

Help complete Donna's prayer home project. Those who contribute online will receive free admission to our 2021 Theme Day on July 3, 2021. We appreciate your support.

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