Enjoy a Century of Living Well with a Swift Current rental car
Having recently celebrated its centennial, this Southwestern Saskatchewan city perfectly honors its rich traditions while offering a variety of arts, leisure and entertainment to captivate today’s interests. To discover it all, hop in your Swift current rental car, the city “where life makes sense.”
Doc’s Town Heritage Village
For a unique look at life on the prairies in the early 20th century, drive your Thrifty rental car to this historic village in Kinetic Park. Explore several original buildings, thousands of original artifacts and interact with the many volunteers who inhabit the village, playing the part of locals. Imagine yourself on the prairie as you walk through a house, church, school, blacksmith area, general store, professional building and grain elevator. And make sure to visit the gift shop and tearoom for refreshments and souvenirs.
Living Sky Casino
If you’re feeling lucky, or just want to experience Southwest Saskatchewan’s premier entertainment destination, drive your Thrifty rental car to the Living Sky Casino. Easily accessible on the Trans-Canada Highway, the casino offers 50,000 square feet of gaming and entertainment. From penny, nickel, quarter and dollar slots, to multiple live gaming tables, from the lounge, deli and restaurant to the performance stage, having fun at the Living Sky Casino is a sure bet.
Saskatchewan’s first Vaudeville theater lives on today in Swift Current. Set your Thrifty rental car’s GPS to 227 Central Avenue N to visit the Lyric Theater and take in a Vaudeville show, or enjoy one of the more modern day productions like musicals, spoken word, open stages and new media events. If you happen to be visiting in July, make sure to visit the theater to experience the annual Chautauqua Festival, a yearly salute to the 1920s complete with period food and drink, captivating lectures and world-lass touring artists performing original work.
Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame
Whether you’re a hockey fan or just a fan of sports in general, you’ll want to drive your Thrifty rental car to the Credit Union iPlex to visit the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame, a museum of sorts that celebrates Canada’s beloved sport of hockey and 100 years of the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. Here, you’ll find movable display cases set up in a mock arena, with actual rink boards, an interactive area, a theater room and even a distinctive chandelier made from actual hockey sticks. Noteworthy inductees include Fred Sasakamoose, the first First Nations player to play in the NHL, and Gordie Howe, considered one of the sport’s best.
Swift Current Museum
Saskatchewan’s connection to its people and its land runs deep. So it’s no wonder the Swift Current Museum honors these connections with a historical look at the link between the people and the natural resources of the area. Drive your Thrifty rental car to the museum and dive into its archives, enjoy a public lecture, take a guided tour of its many exhibits and pick up a booklet for a self-guided tour of downtown’s heritage buildings. And don’t forget to visit the gift shop for distinctive souvenirs.
If you want to venture out of Swift Current and immerse yourself in one of nature’s most amazing spectacles, drive your Thrifty rental car two hours southeast to the Big Muddy Badlands. With its rugged hills and breathtaking plateaus, you’ll feel like you’re in the wild west. In the center of it all you’ll find Castle Butte, a freestanding structure that’s an actual relic from the Ice Age and a landmark of the First Nations people and early Canadian settlers.