Dakota Springs Spa

The Proposed Project

Whitecap Dakota First Nation (WDFN) is proposing to develop the Dakota Springs Spa.  The development involves the construction of a spa facility to be used in conjunction with the existing Dakota Dunes Resort located at 203 Dakota Dunes Way in Whitecap, SK.  The planned development includes constructing a two storey building that includes saunas and treatment rooms.  The spa will adjoin the current hotel building.  The building footprint will cover approximately 23,600 square feet. 

The utilities will be tied into the existing infrastructure located at the site.  The water source for the spa is WDFN's commercial water treatment plant and wastewater/sewage generated by the spa will be handled by the sewage system that is in place and feeds into the community's lagoon system.  No additional roadways or parking facilities will be constructed and utilities will be tied into the existing infrastructure at the resort property.  Construction activities will include site preparation (earthworks and grading), utility trenching, and building construction.  The spa will be operated in conjunction with the existing hotel at the resort.  


Latest update

March 20, 2023 - Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination Notice of Determination for Dakota Springs Spa (iaac-aeic.gc.ca) and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination for Dakota Springs Spa - March 20, 2023
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - February 16, 2023


Indigenous Services Canada
Alvin Hamilton Building, 1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2B6
Telephone: 306-581-3134
Email: isc-skenv@sac-isc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Whitecap IR #94 (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Whitecap Dakota First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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