Founded in 1903 by British colonists headed by the cleric Isaac Barr, Lloydminster is on the Yellowhead Highway close to the border with Alberta, and the center of a thriving region that owes much of its prosperity to oil and farming.
Petroleum Industry Sightseeing Tours
The local Chamber of Commerce in Lloydminster runs trips to some of the petroleum plants in and around Lloydminster, taking in a visit to the Char-Mil model drilling rig on 46th Street.
It is worth paying a visit to Weaver Park (Hwy. 16E, 44th & 45th Street) in Lloydminster, where the restored buildings show the place as lived in by the first settlers.
Barr Heritage Cultural Centre
The Barr Heritage Cultural Center contains several kinds of cultural displays and function rooms.On site are the The Imhoff Art Collection, the Richard Larsen Museum, Community and Travelling Exhibitions Art Galleries, Fuchs Wildlife Exhibit, and the OTS Heavy Oil Science Centre.
Fuchs' Wildlife Display
In the Fuchs' Wildlife Display can be seen dioramas with about 1000 mounted birds and other animals.This is located with the Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre.
Imhoff Art Gallery
The Imhoff Art Gallery shows the works of Berthold von Imhoff, an artist well-known for his religious pictures and his landscapes.
Border City Petting Zoo
Border City Petting Zoo is a family attraction that allows visitors to get up close to numerous animals. The zoo has many species including deer, alpacas, turkeys, exotic fowl, emus, porcupine, skunk, raccoons, goats, sheep, pigs, horses, and donkeys. Many of the animals have been rescued and will live out their lives at the Border City Petting Zoo.
Address: Box 1557, Lloydminster, SK S9V1K5, Canada
Bud Miller All Seasons Park
Bud Miller Park in Lloydminster is a year-round outdoor recreation area with a man-made lake for trout fishing or paddle boating, formal gardens, baseball diamonds, mini-golf, a wavepool and waterslide. Winter activities include lake skating, ice-fishing and cross-country skiing.
Address: 2902 59th Avenue, Lloydminster, SK T9V1X5, Canada