Weekly walking tours with the Swift Current Museum have kicked off again, giving residents an inside look at their hometown’s history. 

The Swift Current Museum has been putting on walking tours for several years, bringing the rich history of the city to life. The tours are free for anyone to join but are recommended for those ages 12 and over due to the distance covered during the walks. 

Nicole Steinley, the education and program assistant organizes the weekly walks. 

“For the downtown tour, we start at the Big Eye, walk through the downtown buildings, talk about the businesses that used to be there, what the buildings held, what they looked like and the lives of some of the people who ran those businesses,” Steinley explained. “Then the cemetery tour, we go down to the old Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and you learn a little bit about 19th century cemetery practices and about some of the important settlers that started businesses in Swift Current.” 

The tours are weather dependent, meaning a rescheduling is possible if inclement conditions arise. The tour’s popularity is often dependent on weather conditions, reaching their highest attendance in mid-summer. 

“I think they have a little bit of a slow start and then ramp up as the summer goes on,” Steinley stated. “We would recommend wearing good walking shoes, and maybe bring bug spray to the cemetery... when you go to book it'll give you all of the details.” 

Tours must be signed up for ahead of time in person, online or by phone, but group tours can be scheduled separately when booked in advance. The soonest tour will be through the old Mount Pleasant Cemetery this Wednesday.