Doukhobor Dugout House National Historic Site

Leask, Saskatchewan
House Museum/Homestead
Blaine Lake, SK
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Tours begin at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm
(306) 497-7747

In 1899, the Doukhonours came to the prairies in Western Canada. Many Russian Doukhobors fled their homeland and settled in the Blaine Lake area of Saskatchewan. 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. These Dugout style houses were used until 1904 when log houses were built and a village established. This National Historic Site of Canada tells a dramatic, compelling tale of prairie Doukhobor culture.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


Blaine Lake, SK
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