Land-locked Saskatchewan shares its southern border with the U.S., and is located in south central Canada. This sunny province’s weather is perfect for those wheat fields and cattle ranches you are going to see while driving!
Largest city Saskatoon, located in southern Saskatchewan with the South Saskatchewan River flowing right through the city, is home to roughly a quarter of the province’s population. As you might expect, Saskatoon is just bursting with recreational opportunities. The Wanuskewin Heritage Park offers over 60 km of trails along the river, winding through lovely parks and natural areas. Hike, jog, cross-country ski – it’s up to you! History lovers will enjoy digging into the past of the First Nations people at the Park as well. Choosing a convenient Saskatchewan hotel in this city will allow you to play a round at one of seven golf courses, take the kids to Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo or check out what’s happening on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon truly is a “City that Shines”!
Capital Regina is a three hour drive southeast of Saskatoon; this city is somewhat smaller and home to the only training center for Canada’s RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). The fourth largest Canadian urban park, Wascana Centre, is built around a lake. All kinds of outdoor activities are available, as well as the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the Science Centre and MacKenzie Art Gallery for indoor fun. Take a free tour of the beaux-arts designed Legislative Building and relax in its beautiful gardens. For gambling action, Casino Regina offers blackjack, slots, poker and first-rate entertainment.
A 230 km drive north of Saskatoon brings you to Prince Albert National Park, noted for protecting free-ranging bison, the nesting sites of white pelicans, and a lakeside cabin of conservationist Grey Owl. In the very northwest corner of the province lies Lake Athabasca which spills over into Alberta. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park is adjacent and completely unspoiled – access to this park is by float plane!
Another large lake, Reindeer Lake, is shared with Manitoba and promises amazing fishing. Deep Bay was formed when a meteorite crashed, creating a crater over 700 feet deep and 6 miles wide. Fly-fishermen, you are gonna love this lake!
Outdoor-lovers of all ages will thrill to the recreational opportunities abounding in Saskatchewan. The prairie communities throughout the province will offer you a warm welcome. Plan your visit today!