The library is named after the La Prairie Ronde (or Round Prairie) Métis, a community of buffalo hunters that established a wintering site near Dakota Whitecap in the late 1800’s. In the 1920’s and 30’s many in the community were forced to migrate to Saskatoon in search of work, and by the 40’s they had established a permanent and close-knit community near the current site of the library. They were forced by the Crown to relocate in the 1950’s.
The Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Saskatoon Public Schools have created a guide for a walking tour of the Stonebridge neighbourhood, where Round Prairie Library is located. The tour will help you explore the deep Indigenous histories of the area.
There is free parking available in front of the building.
Using Public Transit
You can also get here by bus. Plan your route here: https://transit.saskatoon.ca/plan-my-trip