150 Things to Do in Saskatchewan

Places to Visit in Saskatchewan

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  • A visit to the Athabasca Sand Dunes is a must-go destination for wilderness adventurists. Stretching along 100 km of the south shore of Lake Athabasca, the Athabasca Sand Dunes are the largest active sand surface in North America and are the world’s most northerly major sand dunes. 
  • Be a voyageur and explore the waters of the Clearwater River, featuring some of the most challenging rapids in a canoe.

 

  • Explore the sights at Lac La Ronge! See the oldest building in Saskatchewan as well as one of the tallest waterfalls in Saskatchewan.
Photo Credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Chris Hendrickson

Photo Credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Chris Hendrickson

  • Every February, Denare Beach buzzes with the excitement of the Denare Beach Winter Festival. From curling frozen turkeys to jigging competitions to boot hockey to freezie mountain, there are lots of fun activities and games at the festival.

Jen and I #IceFishing at the #DenareBeachWinterFestival yesterday 🙂

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  • Have an adventurous time climbing down the Creighton Limestone Crevices. These crevices are so deep that you might see snow or ice in some of them even during summer season.

 

  • Spend a day in the waters at the Meadow Lake Provincial Park. Go boating, swimming, windsurfing or relax in this beautiful piece of land with some of the best beaches in the province.
  • Pack a backpack and get going along the only destination backpacking trail in Saskatchewan – the Boreal Trail in Meadow Lake Provincial Park.  This trail system will take you through a variety of ecosystems within the boreal forest and into some places of Meadow Lake Provincial Park that most people do not get to see.

 

 

  • If you are a history buff head to the Creighton Museum and Tourism Centre to know more about Saskatchewan ‘s gold rush. Beaver City was established when Tom Creighton discovered gold on Amish Lake. The Museum houses artifacts of Beaver City and Tom Creighton’s claim stake. 

 

  • Angle for the best walleye in North America at Tobin Lake, a premier walleye and pike fishing lake in Saskatchewan.

 

  • Plan a day trip to the scenic Narrow Hills Provincial Park. The most popular attraction are the Gem Lakes, a cluster of deep, sand bottom lakes reflecting colours of emerald, jade and aqua blue. Go along the hiking trail enjoying the beauty of the surroundings.

 

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  • Go on a walking tour to see the murals of Nipawin from the The CPR Bridge to Tom Forgie, the milkman.

 

 

  • Take an unforgettable journey to a 200 acre working cattle ranch where you can enjoy the outdoors dotted with grazing cattle. Stop at an old western town for refreshments and look around. Graham Town Trail Rides
  • Head to the Table Mountain Regional Park on Fridays to enjoy a night of skiing from January to March. With mini slopes for skiing and snowboarding for your little ones, this is also a great place for winter fun! Enjoy snowboarding, skiing, tubing.

 

  • Experience the rush of a zip Line tour, fly across the beautiful valley from hill top to hill top enjoying the amazing view at Blue Mountain Adventure Park.

 




  • Did you know that the magnificent stained glass windows at the All Saints Anglican Church, Waltrous was shipped in from the Church of St. John the Baptist in Latton, Wiltshire, England in 2000 pieces and then reassembled? 

 

  • Climb the steps of the only lighthouse in the province to enjoy spectacular views of Murray and Jackfish lakes, the townsite and the expanse of prairie farmland. If possible, catch the sunrise over Murray Lake or the setting sun over Jackfish Lake.

 

  • Stop at the Fred Light Museum and explore the history of the Battlefords area through the many themed rooms.

 

  • Step back in time and explore life of the men of the NWMP who made their home at Fort Battleford in the 1800s, Hear stories of settlers and First Nations who lived beyond its walls.
  • Play a game of Disc Golf at Fort Battleford National Historic Site. Fort Battleford boasts a nine-hole course with each hole being par three, and the course is suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. See beautiful views along the North Saskatchewan river as you stroll the course.

 

  • One hundred years ago, knitting together far-flung prairie towns and villages, the railway was a vital link between the prairie frontier and the outside world. Visit the CNR Railway Station at Battleford Western Development Museum.

 

  • Camp overnight at the Minowukaw Beach campground in Candle Lake Provincial Park. This area also features the Minowukaw Sand Dunes, a result of years of wind and water erosion.

 

  •  Did you know that the first recorded baseball game played in the North West Territories was played at Battleford on May 31, 1897? Learn more about the history of the game in Saskatchewan at the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

  • Hike the trails at Finlayson Island, a riparian forest nature park, viewing nature in its full bloom. From wetland marsh to sand dunes to forest there is a diverse landscape to be enjoyed in the island.




  • An abundance of waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, and other wildlife greets you at the Battlefords Goose Project. This wetland is located next to boreal forest and prairie grasslands and has an observation deck and walking trails to enhance the wildlife viewing experience.

 

 

  • When shadows fall, are you brave enough to walk amoung the twisted trees of Hafford?
  • Embark on a journey to unlock Saskatchewan’s past at the Wanuskein Heritage Park. Learn about Northern Plains Indian history and culture. Tour the visitor center and participate in various programs including Bison Hunt, Traditional Games, Tipi Rising and more. 

 

  • Spend a night in a traditional Tipi in the Opimihaw Valley. Sit around the fire while listening to traditional stories, and learn about First Nations traditional living while snacking on Bannock and Muskeg Tea. Wanuskewin Heritage Park.

 

  • Journey to a time when the Metis settled on the banks of Saskatchewan River. Learn the history of the final battle of Northwest Resistance of 1885 between the Metis provincial government and the Canadian government at the Batoche National Historic Site. Relive the Batoche Days during the annual Back to Batoche Days Festival held in the third week of July. 
  • Experience the grit of Doukhobor pioneers when ‘Survivor’ was not a game at the Doukhobor Dugout House

 

  • Learn the story of the prairie farmer Seager Wheeler at the  Seager Wheeler Farm. Go on a guided tour of the farm seeing the equipment built by Mr. Wheeler. Learn the developments made in agricultural techniques. Attend the Heritage Harvest Festival (held in August) to see how the grains were thrashed in the early twenties.

 

  • How does the grain elevator operate? View displays pertaining to the history of wheat in Saskatchewan including Canadian National Railway and the Wheat Pool. Hepburn Museum of Wheat

 

  • Visit the synchrotron facility at the University of Saskatchewan and find out how they are  used in various scientific fields. 




 

  • Head to Saskatoon’s River Landing, along the South Saskatchewan River to see spectacular fireworks display  during the PotashCorp Fireworks Festival.

 

  • Plan a trip to the Saskatchewan Railway Museum to see heritage rail cars, buildings, and other memorabilia. While here, see the Eaton memorial commemorating the 1919 internment camp.

 

 

 

  • How many colours can you count in Saskatchewan’s living skies!

 

  • Experience beautiful, natural landscape on a summer day. Enjoy a family day Berry-picking at the Strawberry Ranch.

 

  • Journey back in time to the 1910s to meet the Worthys family. Drop in at the newspaper office, and later at the dentist’s office at the Boom town. Learn about the suffrage movement and the two women who influenced it. Also visit the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame located on the upper level of the Western Development Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race

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  • Head to Kinsmen Park in July – August to see the province’s finest actors performing Shakespeare.

 

 

  • Spend the day at the Fort Carlton Provincial Park – site of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading post in the 1810-1885 period. Stroll the North Saskatchewan River, enjoy a picnic, trek along the Carlton Trail, enjoy activities at the Visitor Center. 




  • Journey through geological time at the Museum of Natural Sciences, see displays of fossils, minerals and rocks, animals and plants. Learn about air-breathing fishes, swimming reptiles, flying reptile and more including plants, geology. There is also a working seismograph on display in an adjacent hallway. 

 

 

 

  • Did you know that there are over thousands of pysanky (Ukranian Easter eggs) on display at the Ukranian Museum of Canada? Most of the display items are over 100 years old, and were brought from Ukraine by the first immigrants. 

 

  • Spend a memorable day with your family and friends at the Meewasin Valley. Learn about the cultural heritage along the valley. Visit the Interpretive Centre and take part in nature activities and nature inspired art and craft program. Tour the art gallery, take part in walking tours, and see the hands-on exhibits at the Center. 

 

 

  • Brighten your day with a visit to the Berry Barn situated on the scenic banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Stop in for a snack, a home-cooked meal, or tea and dessert.

 

  • Sand dunes and crystal-clear waters. You can find them both at the Douglas Provincial Park. Windsurfing, angling, swimming, sailing, boating and more. Go hiking across the prairie and sand dunes along the Juniper Nature Trail and Cacti Trail. See the abundant wildlife species in the park. 

 

Night spent out on the Saskatchewan river #prairielily #saskriver #saskatoon

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  • Dig into the human and natural history of the Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park through the exhibits at historic Goodwin House.  Then bring it all to life with a trek into the hills to see a bison rubbing rock, teepee rings and remnants of the old Battleford Trail. 

 

 

  • Walk across the longest pedestrian bridge in Canada, the Sky Trail Bridge, to enjoy scenic views of the South Saskatchewan River.

 

  • Embark on a day trip through the picturesque country around the Battle River, where in 1885, hostilities broke out between the Cree and Canadian government forces. Visit historic sites of the Battlefords, Cut Knife and Poundmaker Cree Nation.




  • Visit the Danielson Provincial Park Visitor Center and learn about Gardiner Dam, one of the largest earth-filled dams in the world. Later enjoy panoramic views of Lake Diefenbaker, large coulees, native prairie vistas, wetlands, and stroll through wooded plantations along the Trans Canada Trail.

 

 

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Tourism Saskatchewan/Greg Huszar Photography

 

  • Relive the days of 1885 when the Metis led by Louis Riel clashed with the Canadian militia. This day trip takes you north from Saskatoon to the areas around the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers, the centre of Metis settlement and the site of the main battles between the Metis and government forces. Trail of 1885.

 

  • Go along the Shoreline trail to explore the sand dunes along the southeast shore of Good Spirit Lake at the Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park. The dunes stretch for 3 km along the lake’s south shore and are piled high as a five-story building. 

 

#petroglyphs #stvictorpetroglyphs #saskatchewan #saskatchewanwonder #rockcarvings

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  • Explore the history of Humboldt through the murals located around the historic downtown. Featuring scenes of “Old Saskatchewan” and historic events, the murals take the city’s history to the streets.

 

  • Trek to the Grey Owl Cabin in Prince Albert National Park. The trailhead starts at Kingsmere River parking lot and day use area and the round trip is 40 km. The trail follows the eastern shoreline of Kingsmere River until you reach a junction at 0.3 km. The trail to Grey Owl’s cabin branches to the right. Kingsmere Lake becomes visible 1.5 km from this junction. From there, the trail follows the Lake’s eastern shoreline. If don’t prefer hiking such long distances, you may take a boat ride from the South shore of Kingsmere to the Ajawaan lake. And hike the rest of the way to the cabin.
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  • Enjoy a stroll along the Waskesiu River Trail, a 2.5 km loop that initially follows alongside the Waskesiu River and then through a forest of aspen and spruce. In winter, try snowshoeing along the trail.

 

  • A visit to Saskatchewan isn’t complete unless you visit the Prince Albert National Park. Whether your idea of adventure is portaging a canoe between remote forest lakes or a day of pulse-racing waterskiing and wakeboarding, Prince Albert National Park satisfies with a mix of wilderness and accessibility.

 

 

  • Take a tour of The Police and Corrections Museum. It is the original guard room for the F Division of the North West Mounted Police and was built in 1888. See artifacts and archival documents which tell the story of law enforcement in Prince Albert and Western Canada since 1884.

 

 

  • Take a hike through the Kristi Lake Trial. On this walk you will discover the diverse faces and features of Kristi Lake Nature Trail – part of the vast boreal forest. The path will lead you through sandy jack pine uplands, a black spruce swamp and a wetland. Towards the end of the trail you’ll enter a mixed wood forest.

 

  • Looking to get some mud on the tires? Try ATV Riding. The trails start from Big River to Lakeland. Enjoy the scenic open terrain and forested zones as you carve through Saskatchewan’s lush boreal forests. ATV enthusiasts will find scenic rides through forests, along old logging roads, across open meadows and around glistening lakes. Many of the local ATV tracks double for snowmobiling in the winter.

 

  • The Russell Hanson Historical RCMP Museum is a great place to stop with the family. Stocked full of Saskatchewan Memoribelia, this museum is a great place to find out about the history of the RCMP and to see the amazing collection of RCMP Tunics, saddles, guns & much more!



  • Travel back in time as you walk through Al Mazur Memorial Heritage Park. Learn about the area’s logging history, tour through the only Boer War Home in Canada,  and view a collection of over 1,500 matching tea cups and saucers.

 

  • Join the Town of Hudson Bay for the Heritage Day. Held every  third Saturday in August, visitors can enjoy a number of activities, events and demonstrations.

 

 

  • Come visit the past by walking through the Hudson Bay Museum. Located in the former Blake Beattie School, one of the town’s heritage buildings, displays include a tea room, kitchen, living room, doctor’s office, drugstore, hair salon, school room and general store.

 

 

  • Horse-drawn wagons, threshing crews, and steam tractors spring to life each summer at the annual Threshermen’s Show and Seniors’ Festival. Visitors can try their hand at stooking, visit the sawmill, watch the Story of Harvest as methods from single horse plows to giant steam engines are demonstrated.

 

  • Take one hour out of your day and stroll along the trail (1.7 mile, 2.8 km) at Ravine Ecological Preserve. Song birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles make their home here. Plants such as saskatoon, chokecherry, hazelnut, twining honeysuckle and wood rose all present themselves to the hiker along the trail.

 

  • If you are the adventurous type, why not try a wilderness excursion up to the Wildcat Hill Provincial Wilderness Park? Due to its remote location, this area has remained untouched by human development and an abundance of wildlife and beautiful scenery awaits you. 

 

  • Journey back in time to a prairie life long ago when people used to grind the grain to make bread. To a time when wheat was harvested the old-fashioned way. Experience life in a farm land at the Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site.
  • Go on a driving tour to North America’s oldest bird sanctuary- the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. Over 280 species of birds have been recorded here including the Burrowing Owl,  the Piping Plover, Peregrine Falcon, and the Whooping Crane (the tallest bird in the world).

 

  • Enjoy a challenging 3 hour long 4.4 km hiking trail along Pelly Point Trail that will take you through some of the most beautiful ecosystems in the Duck Mountain Provincial Park, including old growth balsam fir, large aspen with maple understory and fern meadows.  

 

 

  • Regina Beach has long been recognised as a summer destination. Spend a day soaking up the sun, swimming, picnicking or playing beach volley ball.

 

  • History goes underground at the Tunnels of Moose Jaw. Hear the tales of smuggling and of fortune on this guided tour.
  • Stroll downtown Moose Jaw taking in various murals depicted on the buildings. These scenes depicting early pioneers, historic buildings, activities not only pay a tribute to the past, but also provides insight into the development of the town. Murals of Moose Jaw.

 

 

  • Sample 22 different flavours of wings at Saskatchewan’s most unique restaurant – Hopkins Dining Parlour.

 

  • Walk into the heart of a remarkable landscape at the Nicole Flats Marsh Broadwalk Interpretive Trail at the Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. This area is the home of many wildlife including birds, reptiles and mammals. Read the signs along the broadwalk telling the story of this marsh.

 

  • Grab this unique unique opportunity to experience life on the prairies 100 years ago- visit Doc’s Town Heritage Village. There is a house, church, school, blacksmith, general store, professionals building, grain elevator and Tea Room in the town. Open from Father’s Day to Labour Day.

 

  • See thousands of colourful kites soaring against the beautiful Saskatchewan sky during the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival

  • Head to the Cannington Manor Provincial Park where costumed staff will introduce you to a Victorian way of life that existed here more than 100 years ago. Staff will lead interactive activities such as rope-making, croquet, tennis, and horseshoes and more.

 

  • Enrich your knowledge of Saskatchewan history, the role of Lieutenant Governor and the Government House itself through exhibits, interpretive presentations and games. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Edwardian garden and the beautiful Sylvia Fedoruk Conservatory. 

 

  • Head to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum where you can learn about the history of Saskatchewan through displays, dioramas,  hands-on exhibits and interactive stations.

 

 

 

 

  • History comes alive in summer at the Government House and the Legislative Building. Enjoy the Theatrical Vignettes depicting historical events that unfolded during the making of the Province.

 

  • Learn horse riding at the Beaver Creek Ranch and Horse Centre. Get up-close and personal with a herd of buffalo, enjoy traditional ranch-style entertainment during Cowboy Cookout. Enjoy scenic hay rides touring the beautiful Qu’Apelle Valley in summer, while winter is the time for sleigh rides.

 

  • Experience the longest running historical dramatic theatrical productions in North America at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum during July based on the actual transcripts of the famous Trial of Louis Riel.

 

  • Attend the biggest summer fair in the province –Queen City Ex.

Good friends, good time, good food! See ya next year! #qcx16 #seeyqr #yqr #queencityex

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  • Enjoy a free guided tour of a working coal mine and coal-fired hydro power generation plant at the Town of Coronach.

 

  • Experience the life of a pioneer at the Coronach District Museum. Displays include  a working grain elevator and a loom. Also see displays on hospital artifacts to ration books issued during the WWII.

 

 

 

  • Hike the 10.51 km long Trans Canada Trail that winds through Wascana Centre. Attractions along the trail include Saskatchewan’s Legislative building, the University of Regina, the historic Albert Street Memorial Bridge, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the Saskatchewan Science Centre, the Kramer IMAX Theatre and the wonderful Wascana Marsh area.

 

  • 15 acres of A-Maze-ing Fun awaits you at Pumpkin Hollow. Enjoy old favourites plus awesome new attractions, including the Jumping Pillow, Corn Cannon, and Hay Bale Slide.

 

  • Experience a medieval European Castle in Regina. Visit the  Stone Hill Castle built by Francis Nicholson Darke as a fortress for his beloved wife Annie. 

 

  • Visit the Saskatchewan Science Centre where you can see exhibits  from all scientific disciplines from space, to energy, to the wildlife of Saskatchewan.

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Canadian Tourism Commission

Photo Credit: Canadian Tourism Commission

  • Beautiful sumptuous fresh berries – Saskatoons, raspberries, sour cherries, strawberries, all ready for you to pick at the Very Berry Farm!

 

  • Tour the unique and remarkable Avonlea Badlands and experience the beauty of the diverse ecosystem of Saskatchewan. 
  • Stop at the Soo Line Historical Museum to see  Charles Wilson Silver Collection, the largest one man collection of silver known to exist in Canada with approximately 5000 pieces ranging from 1750 – 1972. 

 

  • Head to the town of Ogema for a rail excursion along Southern Saskatchewan in a renovated passenger car. Experience the beauty of the prairies, enjoy a pioneer meal, see the market, be startled by a robbery all the while peaking into the heritage of an old town. Southern Prairie Railway.

 

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  • Explore the past at Deep South Pioneer Museum pioneer village, trace the evolution of prairie farming, see fossils that are millions of years old and aboriginal artifacts dating to 10,000 years ago.  

 

  • Step into a time machine and be whisked back in time to the early 20th-century industrial era in Canada. You are at the North America’s best preserved brick-making site. Take the eco-educational offered by the historical society and learn how bricks are made, see the wildlife in the surrounding Massold Clay Canyons at the Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site

 

  • Head to the Boundary Dam, the only location in Western Canada to find the Largemouth Bass.

First hog of the year. #bass #boundarydam #fishing #onceyoupopyoucantstop

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  • Book a tour of the Shand Power Station and see how this thermal coal-fired power plant works.

 

  • Where does the coal for the power station come from? Learn more about how the coal is mined. See the working model of a dragline, coal burning furnace and more at the Bienfait Coalfields Historical Society Museum. And later go on a tour to the Estevan Coal Mine.

 

 

  • Explore the sand dunes at the Great  Sandhills. Try to spot the rare Ord’s Kangaroo Rat.

 

  • Take a seat and get ready for laughs galore as Fort Walsh National Historic Site presents a roaring tale from the good old bad old days before the NWMP arrived and “Whoop-Up Country” was as lawless as the wild west could be. Hear the story of a pair of rotgut whiskey traders who left Montana to head north to Cypress Hills to ply their illegal trade. 

 

  • In the summer months, head to the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park to learn more about the Dark-sky Preserve through weekly astronomy programs led by the interpretive staff.  An annual Summer Star Party is held in August each year where amateur astronomers gather to share their knowledge and viewing through a variety of telescopes and public education programs. 

 

  • Enjoy a game of Snow Snake with friends in winter. This is a popular winter sport played by many of the eastern Canadian tribes.

 

  • View amazing archeological and paleontological collections, including early Plains Indians artifacts, weapons and tools, some dating more than 10,000 years old at the Notukeu Heritage Museum. Here, you can see ‘Mo’, the fossil of a 75 million-year-old plesiosaur, a carnivorous underwater reptile.

 

  • At the Wood Mountain Post Provincial Park, hear the story of Major James Walsh of the NWMP and how he negotiated with Sioux Chief Sitting Bull who brought 5,000 followers into Canada to the Wood Mountain area after the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.

 

  • Head to the Wood Mountain Regional Park every year on the second weekend of July. Watch exciting action at the Wood Mountain Stampede, Canada’s oldest continuous rodeo. The events include tie down roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and little britches rodeo for kids.
Photo Credit: ourism Saskatchewan/Eric Lindberg

Photo Credit: ourism Saskatchewan/Eric Lindberg

  • Drive to one of the biggest natural beaches in southern Saskatchewan – the Rowan’s Ravine for summer fun time. Enjoy sunning, swimming or parasailing.

 

  • Tour Saskatchewan’s Big Muddy Valley to see the Big Muddy Outlaw Caves – once the hideouts of bandits. If you listen carefully, you can still hear the echoes from the past. 

 

  • Visit the unique Turner Curling Museum which displays an impressive collection of rare historical curling pieces. They also have one of the largest collections of curling pins in the country.

 

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