Humboldt Water Tower

 

Information

Location: 407-3rd Avenue
Operational Season: July - August
Hours: to be determined
Admission: (Payment can be made in advance with debit or credit cards at the Humboldt & District Museum or with cash at the water tower. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)

  • $5 / Adult
  • $3 / Youth (Under 18)

Experience

Learn about the struggle for water on the prairies, climb a beautiful spiral staircase, and take-in a breathtaking aerial view of Humboldt when you come for a tour of the Humboldt Water Tower. Tours are offered on specific days throughout July and August. They run approximately every thirty minutes with the last viewing half an hour before closing. Please note, entry to the water tower is by guided tour only. If you would like to arrange a tour outside of operational hours, please contact the Museum. Private bookings must have a minimum of 7 people.

Support

Leading to the top of the Humboldt water tower is a 143-step spiral staircase that represents the contributions made by various individuals and organizations toward the preservation of the Water Tower. Plaques on the face of each step share the names of those individuals and organizations who made donations of at least $500. If you are interested in being a part of this history, please contact the Museum, as there are still some steps available.

Amenities:

(The Water Tower is not currently wheelchair accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience.) 

  • Porta-potty on site
  • Outdoor garden and seated video waiting areas
  • Beautiful stained glass artwork on display in the Annex by glass artist, Elaina Adams
  • Free Water Tower postcards and leaflets
  • AED and First Aid kit on site

​For more information, call the Museum at 306-682-5226.

History

From 1915 until 1977 the Humboldt Water Tower provided water and pressure to the residents of Humboldt. Consisting of an inner steel tank, 20 feet in diameter and 80 feet high, surrounded by a timber housing, the Humboldt Water Tower was one of eleven similar structures standing in Saskatchewan at the time. Now it is one of four that are left in the province, and it is the only one that is accessible to the public. For more about this historic structure, please visit the Humboldt Museum, or drop by the Tower for a tour!