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.

Public Notices

Upcoming Events

Jun
30
Sun
10:00 pm Canada Day Celebration Fireworks!
Canada Day Celebration Fireworks!
Jun 30 @ 10:00 pm
Canada Day Celebration Fireworks! @ The Bowl at Victoria Park |  |  |
Join us for fireworks at dusk on June 30th as we celebrate our way into Canada Day! Fireworks will take place in the Bowl down at Victoria Park.
Jul
5
Fri
7:00 pm PASCAR “Westman Premier Homes” R...
PASCAR “Westman Premier Homes” R...
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm
2019 Schedule Race Days are open to the public. Come out to the track and see the race action! Summertime races on Friday night 7pm with Sunday Races in the fall. June 14, Rental Experts[...]
Jul
26
Fri
7:00 pm PASCAR “Trench Works” Race Day
PASCAR “Trench Works” Race Day
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm
2019 Schedule Race Days are open to the public. Come out to the track and see the race action! Summertime races on Friday night 7pm with Sunday Races in the fall. June 14, Rental Experts[...]