We are closed for the season and will be reopening July 2022. Check back for regular updates!

Doukhobor Saskatchewan

Closed for the season

We are closed for the season and will be reopening July 2022. Check back for regular updates!

National Historic Site of Canada

Relive the Doukhobor Past

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.

Doukhobor Dugout House SK Painting by William Perehudoff
Doukhobor Descendant

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We are excited about this summer’s outdoor adventure, Season of Colours. Ten areas of historical significance including a new patio area overlooking the river valley called Peter The Lordly Verigin. Lots of tasty eats and refreshments. Something for everyone. Come home to history Saskatchewan and enjoy the summer with us.

Doukhobor Dugout House sign
Doukhobor Rock
patio Doukhobor Dugout

Things to do and see

Enjoy a bit of Saskatchewan history

Visit the ten areas of historical significance:

Visit and discover
Donnas Choppes Legacy

Doukhobor Prayer home


Remembering Donna and carrying on her work and passion. Help complete Donna’s prayer home project. We appreciate your support.

Verigin patio - Doukhobor Dugout House Peter “The Lordly” Verigin - Doukhobor Dugout House

Food and Refreshments

Peter The Lordly Verigin Patio

This season we are going to feature a true test of time. The new patio area overlooking the river valley has a historical story, named after Peter “The Lordly” Verigin. We will be serving food and refreshments every Saturday in July. Come home to history.

Doukhobor Historical Landmarks In Saskatchewan

Doukhobor Bread Sale!

Someone once told me that passion begins with abundance. The Doukhobor Dugout House has both. We are hosting a flavourful Doukhobor Bread sale, October 23, 2021. All proceeds go towards the Doukhobor Prayer Home (Donna’s legacy project). Support local. Support heritage. Order now.