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Wascana Lake, Regina, Saskatchewan

Surveyor's Monument

A point of interest on the Wascana Lake Audio Walking Tour, available on the Tripvia Tours App for Android & iPhone.

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Audio Transcript

Welcome to the Surveyors Monument. This monument was dedicated to the surveyors of Canada and Saskatchewan whose skill and industry contributed greatly to the exploration, mapping and development of our nation. The surveyors monument is a unique symbol dedicated to surveying in the past, present and future.

The upper portion of the monument symbolizes, and is in fact, a surveyors lookout. This site is the first station in a unified system of precisely coordinated survey points. There are 11 other survey monuments located across Canada, but this site is the central survey location for all of Saskatchewan.

The lower portion of the monument close to the lake shore has been designed to represent something that early surveyors and explorers would have made every night during their mapping expeditions.What do you think it is?

The Surveyors Monument has one more interesting feature. There's actually a time capsule in the centre which was sealed in 1967, which contains photographs of buildings, letters from Saskatchewan politicians, a 1967 license plate, telephone book, provincial and national flags as well as samples of wheat varieties, minerals and oil.

The time capsule will be opened on Canada's anniversary in the year 2067, which will be 100 years after it was sealed. I don't know about you but I'm putting that in my calendar now!

Wascana Lake Tour

This POI is featured on the Wascana Lake Walking Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.

All audio walking tours are self-guided and include fully narrated commentary.

Tours can be downloaded on WIFI and don't use any mobile date during tour.

Trivia Challenge

Each POI has a fun multiple choice trivia challenge you can test your skills on.

The trivia questions are separate from the commentary and completely optional.

The app keeps score for you so you can challenge your friends and family.

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