Things to See and Do

Visiting Our Orchard

Seasonal Tours

  • Enjoy some great homemade baking and meals from our on-site Prairie Sensation Cafe.  View from the deck is spectacular!
  • Stroll around our beautiful trails (downloadable map)
  • Take in the beauty of our 100 year old cottonwood poplars
  • See if you can find the 60 species of birds identified on our land.  Actual pictures and information can be found in the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority’s “A Land Manager’s Guide to Grassland Birds of Saskatchewan.
  • Bring a blanket, snacks/lunch to picnic with your family at the beach by the river
  • Browse the Petrofka Orchard Country Store

Happenings on the Orchard

  • Pruning young apple trees
  • Blooming begins
  • Store usually opens for the May long-weekend weather permitting (see hours and directions for up-to-date details)
  • Planting garden
  • Thinning of clusters
  • Making lots of pies
  • Weeding
  • Selling Strawberries (usually 1st week in July)
  • Grafting of rootstocks
  • AppleFest
  • The apple picking begins in September and usually goes until October
  • The winter preparation of our trees begins in October and goes through to November
  • The Petrofka Orchard Country Store closes
November – December
  • Orchard Country Store may be closed but processing continues:  making of soft cider, dehydrated apples and apple cider vinegar.  December we are always at the Wilson’s Greenhouse Christmas Fair Saskatoon.

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