Pelly is the "Pearl of the Parkland" 

Pelly, a thriving Saskatchewan community, has friendly people, a diverse heritage, fabulous recreation, many farms and ranches, plus a unique place in the history of Saskatchewan and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Have a look at our web site and you will want to visit our Village and see for yourself. 

Try viewing us on Google Maps and wander through Pelly with the "street view". You will see me sitting on the cafe porch.


"Garry and Troy Moroz and families from Pelly present cheque of $20,000 for a donated canola crop. President Yvonne Hotzak received the cheque on behalf of the museum"

Cheque Presentation


Pelly Canadian History Museum to Reopen in 2017 after Year of Community Action   (Date – May 29, 2017)

(Pelly, Saskatchewan) – The Fort Pelly – Livingstone Museum, destroyed by fire in 2015, will reopen in the former detachment of the Pelly Saskatchewan RCMP, Museum president Yvonne Hotzak announced today. Expressing gratitude to community volunteers and funders Ms. Hotzak said,  “this was an amazing community effort to come together, to raise funds to purchase the new building, and to give life to our community goal of celebrating our historic past”.  

“An important added focus for the new Museum will be the significant contributions of indigenous peoples in our history,” said President Hotzak.  “Giving voice to their stories of the past will be an exciting challenge and an opportunity for our huge area First Nations population who currently participate and lead in many village organizations and activities”.  

Officials described the museum’s new quarters as a happy coincidence reflecting the relationship of the North West Mounted Police to the RCMP.   The museum hopes to work with RCMP related organizations and the RCMP Heritage Center in Regina to celebrate important achievements of both forces that provided security in colonial and early Canada. 

“There are some concerns about the building’s age and the smaller display area”, said Don Budz, a Museum Vice President.  “The former detachment depot was built to RCMP standards. Overall, it’s in fine condition and only minor renovations are needed.  Although we have less room for displays, utilizing today’s digital technology and rotating exhibits throughout the year should build our capacity and bolster attendance.”

Village Mayor Sharon Nelson added her thanks to the current Museum board and the many volunteers who have contributed to the Museum over its 40-year history. “It’s no surprise when rural Saskatchewan folks step up enthusiastically to carry on the work of past generations” she said.  

The Fort Pelly – Livingstone Museum Board is grateful for the many donations received from across the province to begin to replace the thousands lost in the fire. The Museum remains in need of artifacts related to the fur trade, the North West Mounted Police, early governance of the NWT and Canada and stories and artifacts related to the rich First Nations history in this area. 

Fort Pelly and Fort Livingstone are National Historic Sites, places of “profound importance to Canadian history” according to Parks Canada. Fort Livingstone was the first capital of the North West Territories and also the controversial first post built specifically for the North-West Mounted police.  Fort Pelly was a vibrant Hudson Bay Company outpost that witnessed 50 years of colonial history and interrelationships with area First Nations 

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A sad day for the Village of Pelly - June 13, 2015

Our beloved Museum has come to a tragic end. A fire has removed this iconic landmark from our community. The replacement has been purchased and the new Museum Board is working to get the Old RCMP Barracks ready for the public the summer of 2017.

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New sign in front of the Fort Livingstone Facade.

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