Located in East-Central Saskatchewan, Canada, the Melville district covers over 2.75 million hectares of highly productive agricultural lands and forests fringing on and within the Aspen Parkland region of Western Canada. This geographically diverse area borders the Porcupine Provincial Forest to the north, the Qu'Appelle River Valley to the south, the fertile rolling farmlands to the west of Ituna-Foam-Lake and east to the moisture-rich pot-holed terrain along the Saskatchewan-Manitoba provincial boundary.
Ten Indian Reserves lie within the Melville district as well as several provincial and regional parks, such as Duck Mountain, Good Spirit Lake, Katepwa Lake and Crooked Lake.
Tourism is a rapidly growing industry, with vacation farms, outfitters, and recreational opportunities abounding throughout the district. Hunting and fishing is a major year-round activity for most in the area. In winter, both cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, and ice-fishing are popular. Ski hills at Duck Mountain, Fort Qu'Appelle and Thunder Hill beckon down-hill ski enthusiasts from both Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Melville itself is a small city with a population of 4,300.
The Railway Museum is highlighted by a steam locomotive and a caboose but also has a building containing many artifacts...
The Museum features four levels of exhibits with more than 10,000 artifacts.