Nestled in the beautiful Moose Mountains, Bear Claw Casino is a small First Nations (North American indigenous peoples) casino with 15,000 square foot of gaming space. It is located on the White Bear First Nation in Carlyle, south east Saskatchewan. The nearby Moose Mountain Provincial Park serves as a beautiful backdrop for the casino giving outstanding panoramas at every turn. Bear Claw was the first casino in Saskatchewan operated by a native group and opened in the province in 1993.
The nearest major airport is in the province’s capital – Regina – from which it is approximately a two and a half hour drive (250 kilometers) south east to the casino. If arriving by car, follow the Saskatchewan Highway 13E – there is free parking available. The casino has a number of free shuttles – call them to book. On arrival you will receive a $20 coin coupon to spend at the casino.
Bear Claw Hotel is part of the casino complex and features 36 newly renovated rooms. Other hotels in the area include Western Star Inn and Suites, Skyline Motor Inn and the Ramada, amongst others.
Bear Claw Casino features over 130 slot machines and six tables games including American Roulette, Blackjack, Let it Ride, Money Wheel, Multiple Action Blackjack. They have one poker table which features $1-2 no limit games – though contact the casino to check on timings of poker games. You are able to earn points on slot machines and table games as well as other benefits with their free Players Club Card which includes a 10% discount at the Bear Claw Hotel. Every Monday from 9.00am to 6.00pm, the casino hosts Seniors Day whereby those over the age of 55 receive $15 in free slot play (available on the Players Club Card) plus random bonus draws. As well as an entertainment stage and gift shop, the casino has one restaurant – Growlers Restaurant and Lounge – which has a good range of tasty dishes.