Saskatchewan Travel Guide
Saskatchewan, this province is named after the Plains Indian term kisiskatchewan, meaning “the river that flows swiftly”.
Much too often, Saskatchewan Canada is left out as a tourist destination. The province may be flat, but it has its own beauty. Driving along country roads you will encounter prairies, mountains, grasslands and even sand dunes.
Rolling grasslands and evergreen forests are mainly home to white-tailed deer, but also to other wilderness residents.
Approximately half of the province is covered in pine, white spruce and other trees. A large portion of the land is covered with fields of wheat. Shimmering fields of grain are probably the image most associated with Saskatchewan, the Canadian prairie province.
Visit Grasslands National Park to experience the solitude of the wide-open plain. Travel back in time as you gaze at dinosaur bones. Wander past tipi rings and catch a glimpse of a prairie homestead on the distant horizon.
Also, learn about the Mounties and explore the history of those who brought law and order to the Canadian West.
Be sure to visit some of the national treasures. See some of the rarest wild animals in Canada exploring the West Block’s Frenchman River Valley. Hike the impressive badlands of the East Block.
Camping in a Saskatchewan provincial park is a natural choice. Saskatchewan has 35 provincial parks and many recreation sites to choose from; an ideal place for wilderness camping.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect camping spot, a fishing lake, or a golf course, Saskatchewan has got the park for you.
The Saskatchewan park system is home to thousands of kilometres of trails, perfect for that relaxing hike or bike ride. Or, if you are looking for some winter fun, many of the Saskatchewan parks offer snowmobile and cross-country ski trails.
In fact, the famous Trans Canada Trail passes through eight provincial parks and includes Cypress Hills Inter-provincial park. The trail is suitable for the seasoned hiker. The Trans Canada Trail in Danielson Provincial Park is more suitable for all hikers. The trail passes through the eastern portion of the park and rewards you with panoramic views of Lake Diefenbaker.
Saskatchewan’s provincial historic parks share the stories of Saskatchewan’s past. The stories are from the early days of the fur trade and the plight of early settlers on the prairies.
With more than 100,000 lakes in Saskatchewan Canada, there is always a place to jump in and cool off. Plenty of opportunities for swimming, water-skiing, boating, windsurfing, fishing or just relaxing on a beach is awaiting you. You will come across many wet, wild and wonderful lakes and pools to enjoy water sports.
What about heading out on a canoe? Saskatchewan’s parks and great lakes and rivers are ideal destinations for a canoe trips with 55 documented canoe routes.
Basically, for thousands of year, the Saskatchewan waterways were closely tied to the culture of First Nation People. Later, European explorers and fur traders travelled the waterways for trading and explorations. Today, the traditions of our earlier ancestors live on with canoeist and kayakers following their routes.
Saskatchewan provincial parks are a must for skiers and snowmobilers. Some parks are open year-round and offer resort accommodation and excellent winter recreation.
A Special Place
Maple Creek, Saskatchewan Canada – an old-fashioned original cow town you don’t want to miss.