Regions of Saskatchewan,
Canada | Travel and Tourism Information Guide
Saskatchewan has a quiet stillness that invades your soul. The landscape is larger-than-life, the people down-to-earth the cultural experiences authentic. There’s room to breathe in province’s cities and towns, and the vast outdoors.
North to south, Saskatchewan’s landscape unfolds many changes. In the north, more than 80 million acres of forest open on shimmering lakes, river rapids, canyons and sand cliffs. The parkland region cuts a wide, horizontal strip across the middle of the province, and is a transition zone of boreal forest and farmland. The great southern plains, characterized by waving wheat fields, distant shimmering horizons and brilliant sunsets, present the most enduring images of the province.
Some 100,000 lakes attract anglers from around the world, who come for trophy fishing, but also to relax at comfortable lodges tucked away in remote and pristine wilderness. To canoeists and kayakers, northern Saskatchewan ranks as one of the all-time great adventure destinations.
Saskatchewan’s cultural roots are as varied as the landscape. Aboriginal peoples share their heritage at powwows, heritage sites and tipi encampments. Métis culture comes alive at annual festivals and echoes across the fields of Batoche. Immigrants from Europe, Asia, India and elsewhere all have stories to tell – and the telling is done in living museums, craft shops, ethnic restaurants and annual celebrations.
More than five million acres of national and provincial parks offer the perfect place for a family-friendly, nature-based vacation. Many of the parks feature beautiful lakes, great for swimming, boating, fishing and sailing. Golf courses, hiking trails, horseback riding and winter activities like cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are abundant.
Keep the whole family entertained with trips to local museums and attractions. The RCMP Museum in Regina, T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend, Wanuskewin Heritage Park outside of Saskatoon are just a few suggestions from a wealth of historic sites spread across the province.
Saskatchewan’s wide open spaces make the province a paradise for animal lovers. Bird watchers have the opportunity to see many endangered species such as the piping plovers, sage grouse, burrowing owls and whooping crane. The Grasslands National Park of Canada is the only place in Canada where colonies of black-tailed prairie dogs are found in their natural habitat.
See Tourism Saskatchewan’s Official Travel Website for a comprehensive guide to the province; use the search engines to find specific events, accommodations or regional information.