Organized Events

Torch River Run Sled Dog Race

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Registration for sled dog race 9am at Beaton Community Hall in Christopher Lake area. Race leaves Beaton Community Hall at 12 noon on 4-Mar and 10am on 5-Mar. Stew supper 6pm on 4-Mar and post-race awards/luncheon at 4pm on 5-Mar. Visit for more details..

Fire & Ice Winter Festival

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00am
It’s back! the 2nd Annual Fire & Ice Winter Festival at the Ness Creek Site Enjoy the ski trails during the Nordic Ness Loppet, try your hand at snow sculpting, and experience a new view of winter on a sleigh ride!

Lakeland Vintage Snowmobile Races

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Vintage snowmobile drag racing has been wildly successful in the province for over 20 years. What started out as “for-fun” grudge matches have turned into several race meets that can see well over 140 vintage toboggans (1981 and earlier) of all types racing for bragging rights and cool prizes. Don’t be fooled by the “vintage” moniker as some of the ultra-modified sleds can reach upwards of 140 km/h in 200 metres on snow!

Big River Fish Derby

Saturday, March 18, 2017
An 800 hole fishing derby on Cowan Lake On Cowan Lake; off the end of Main Street in Big River Registration and pancake breakfast 8am.  Fishing from 12 noon - 3pm. $10,000 first prize for the largest fish, prizes for biggest perch and walleye; hidden weight prize.  Ten tagged fish, prize for first fish caught. Prizes totalling $20,000 with additional bonus prizes added each year. Tickets at Big River Liquor Vendor

Ladies Night Out

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Ladies come on out for a night of fun and laughter at the annual Big River Ladies Night Out!

Codie Prevost In Concert

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Codie Prevost is coming to Big River! Come and enjoy an acoustic show by this 4 time Canadian Country Music Association Nominee, 6 time Saskatchewan Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, and Male Vocalist Winner! Show starts at 7:30  

Elysium Music and Arts Festival

Friday, June 16, 2017
Elysium is a yearly celebration of art, life and the summer solstice hosted at the Ness Creek Site near Big River, Saskatchewan, and is organized and funded by dedicated volunteers from The Elysium Music and Arts Foundation - a Saskatoon based non-profit organization of musicians and artists whose mission is to promote, encourage, foster and cultivate the preservation, appreciation, understanding, enjoyment, accessibility, support and performance of electronic music and live performance art in Saskatchewan. 

National Aboriginal Day

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Activities for the day include interpretive presentations, shows, and storytelling for all ages.

Country at the Creek Music Festival

Friday, June 23, 2017
Come join us for Country at the Creek in the beautiful boreal forest . Kick up your heels to a great headlining act and an all-star cast of Saskatchewan and Western Canada's country favourites.  Enjoy camping in the forest, great food, friends and jamming as we kick start the festival season at Saskatchewan's favourite festival site, Ness Creek! Main Stage music begins Friday at 4:00 pm till 10:30 pm and Saturday 11:00 am till 10:30 pm.

Canada Day Celebrations-Prince Albert National Park

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Take in the pancake breakfast at the Community Hall (get there early!), followed by the noon-hour parade in the Waskesiu Lake town site. Show your national pride with the singing of O Canada, watch the flag raising and don’t miss the birthday cake! Later that day enjoy the music festival and beer gardens which features live entertainment, licensed refreshments and food. Open to all ages, free admission into the park and into the event! Come Celebrate Canada!