Welcome to Souris-Glenwood A beautiful, fun, progressive community
Welcome to Souris-Glenwood
A beautiful, fun, progressive community

Souris Agate Pits

Agate PitsDiscover rare finds and unearth buried treasures when you visit the Souris Agate Pits.  Regarded as North America’s largest deposit of semi-precious gems, this twelve acre glacial deposit is known for agates, but the site has also yielded epidote, jasper, petrified wood and additional varieties of stones, unique to this area.

Rock hounds visit from all parts of the globe each year, seeking unique finds.  Escorted tours are open to the public each summer – available by appointment through the Rock Shop.  A site, where the less adventurous treasure hunter can find finished stones and novelties to commemorate your visit to Souris. The Shop also features opportunities to get hands on with fossils and other finds already discovered from our pits.

Geologists are mystified by the wide variety of artifacts found here.  Fossils from the paleozoic and mesozoic era have been found here, preserved in shale or in limestone.  Among the unique specimens discovered here include teeth of Equus (ice age horses) and mammoths.

If you book a tour you can explore a deposit which is as rich in historical significance as it is gems.  The Souris Agate Pits offer a one of a kind souvenir that you can share with loved ones as you tell the tale of your find from the site. 

School tours available by appointment.

Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Old Fashion Christmas at Hillcre...
Old Fashion Christmas at Hillcre...
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Come celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas at Hillcrest Museum. The museum will be transformed in to a beautiful and quaint setting of Christmas décor. The evening will feature local entertainment and delicious food. Tickets are[...]
10:00 am Country Homemade Craftsale
Country Homemade Craftsale
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Country Homemade Craftsale @ Carroll Memorial Hall
The Littlest “Big One” Homemade Craft Sale Carroll Memorial Hall 18km East of Souris on #2 hwy Saturday Dec 7th 10am – 2pm Featuring a wide variety of handmade crafts from local talent Lunch and[...]
7:00 pm Santa Claus Parade
Santa Claus Parade
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Santa Claus Parade @ Various locations around Souris
Saturday December 7, 2019 7pm Start time After party (family friendly) at the Legion: Free Hot Chocolate sponsored by the Legion, Free Hot Dogs sponsored by RBC. Visits with Santa sponsored by Ryckman Plumbing &[...]