The Ukrainian Museum of Canada welcomes you to come and visit our museum, situated near the South Saskatchewan River in downtown Saskatoon. The museum consists of three galleries, a research library, collections offices and a gift shop. We also host many special events on a yearly basis, including various museum activities. Concerts, art exhibitions and receptions, book launches and a Yarmarok Christmas market are a few of our recent events. As well, we participate in Ukrainian Day in the Park and other cultural activities.
On this page, we have information about Our Galleries, Activities, and Joining Us
|Tuesday - Saturday
|10 am - 5 pm
1 pm - 5 pm (Closed Sundays from September 1 to April 1)
|**Please note days throughout the year when UMC is closed to the public: Mondays and all holidays (Ukrainian religious and Canadian statutory); Sundays from September 1 to April 1; December 24, 25, 26 and January 6 and 7th; March 31 to conduct an audited inventory; Julian calendar Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.
View the 'What's Happening' page for most current special notes about Museum and Gift Shop hours.
|Wheel chair acessible. Vehicle parking available on the front street, or in the back parking lot.|
Admission: (Effective Feb 1, 2015)
|Adults (16 and over)||$6.00 + GST
|Seniors (60 years and better)||$5.00 + GST
|Children (under 16)||$4.00 + GST
|Guided tours (Minimum 15 people)||$7.00 + GST|
|Tours must be booked at least one week in advance.|
Please note that cameras, food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.
|Address and Contact:||
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|910 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3H5
Ph. (306) 244-3800
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The Main Gallery contains an overview of immigration to Canada, featuring cultural, religious, and heritage displays. You will see such items as religious artifacts, household & farm items, regional clothing, school books and pysanky.
Special Collections Gallery:
This Gallery features of a series of original paintings by William Kurelek. Commissioned by the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada and completed for Canada's 100th Centennial year, the paintings celebrate Kurelek's mother's Ukrainian heritage, and the Ukrainian women pioneers. They depict events such as the blessing of the Easter baskets, the writing of pysanky, and feeding a typical threshing crew. The Kurelek Gallery also runs a short film about the life of Kurelek.
Exhibits in the Feature Gallery change regularly - three to four times per year. Receptions and exhibitions hosted by the Ukrainian Museum of Canada have included:
- A wedding, in partnership with the Peter & Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore (Edmonton)
- Icons, by Vera Senchuk
- The museum's collection of Peter Rupchan pottery
The museum's kylymy (woven tapestries) collection
- Paper currency of revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-1920
- Displays by local, national and international artists who work in various mediums
- And, many other treasures from the museum archives
Over the years, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada has hosted many special events. These have included:
- Diplomatic tours
- Wine & cheese receptions
- Various reunions
- Concerts and symposiums
- Ukrainian medieval feast and gala
- Yarmarok Christmas Markets
- Participation in National Cultural Days open houses
- Free Admission - Open House days
- Ukraining Day in the Park Pancake Breakfast
- Unveiling of 'CTO' Internment Operations memorial plaque
School tours are available at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, all year. The minimum size is 15 students. For more than 25 students, the tour is broken into two groups. It is expected that adult volunteers will be provided by the teacher for younger classes.
- Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance
- Tours last approximately one hour
- Additional activities (such as a video presentation or our Discovery Box) can be arranged when booking
- Due to the nature of our pysanka workshops, they cannot be booked as part of a tour
For a fee structure, please call 244-3800 during business hours.
Any group can book a guided tour following the above guidelines, including:
- English as a Second Language Groups
- New Canadians
- Youth Groups
- Special Interest Groups and Organizations
Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Egg) Workshops:
Pysanky workshops are only offered during Lent, which changes year-to-year. Workshops fill up quickly so it is best to contact the museum early to book these as we have a limited amount of time and space available. We offer workshops for children and adults.
At the workshop your class will learn what the word pysanky means, why pysanky are important to the Ukrainian culture, the history of pysanky, the symbols and their meanings, and how to write their own pysanka.
- The minimum class size is 16 students and the maximum allowed is 30.
- We also require two to four adult helpers, plus teachers and E.A.s per group. The helpers do not make an egg and do not pay.
- Students must be in at least Grade 3 (age 8)
- The workshop is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours
- The dyes used are permanent so please dress accordingly
- Each student or class should bring a container to transport their pysanka home
For a fee structure, please call 244-3800 during business hours.
We also conduct at least one Saturday workshop for the general public to attend during Lent. Please contact us for further information.
Become a member:
A good way to show your continuing support is to become a museum member. Annual membership rate is $20 for an Individual and $45 for a Family (includes dependants to the age of 18) and is valid to December 31 of each year. Renew early!
Museum member perks include:
- Free admission to the Ukrainian Museum of Canada
- Free admission to all our branches
- Your own copy of our quarterly newsletter
- Advance notice of special events
- 10% off most Gift Shop purchases
Become a Volunteer:
Volunteers are very valuable to our museum. We encourage our volunteers to bring their unique skills, interests, and experiences to their tasks.
We look for volunteers who are excited to learn and willing to take direction.
Our volunteers have in the past helped in the gift shop (pricing, selling, and organizing), the library (inputting records and sorting materials), and the collection (organizing, filling out forms, and inputting records). Volunteers have assisted with special events, receptions, the Medieval Gala and at our Yarmarok Christmas Market. Volunteers also lend their expertise to gardening and landscaping on site.