Historical Buildings of Donalda
1955 Donalda Co-operative Creamery
The Donalda Co-operative Creamery is a historical resource that preserves the local creamery as it operated over the decades. The creamery first opened in Donalda in 1924 as Woodland Dairy and operated under various owners for 13 years.
In 1937, a group of local farmers called a meeting and formed the Donalda Co-operative Creamery.
The present building replaced the original creamery in 1955 when a garage was moved from the Edberg – Ferintosh area to Donalda after which it was converted. The expanded creamery was a success and prospered through the years, with the production of butter reaching 714, 466 lbs in 1965. The creamery was well-known for the award winning “Donalda Maid Butter” from 1941 to 1987. The creamery closed its operations in 1987, when it became economically unfeasible to continue. Upon closure, the co-operative members donated the Creamery building and all its possessions and equipment to the Village of Donalda and the Donalda Museum for preservation. The creamery showcases a vintage creamery and all its original artifacts. It is open for tours in the summer months by contacting the Museum.
1928 Imperial Bank of Canada Building
1909 CN Railroad Station
In 1991-92, the station was restored to its original condition by the Canadian Northern Society and re-located to Donalda from Vandura, Saskatchewan to replace Donalda’s original station that was not preserved. The station provides a glimpse into the activities of a railroad station and its agent. The CN station is open during the summer or by appointment by contacting the Museum.