Whether you want a quiet getaway, a crazy party weekend or to just feel like a kid again, we’ve got you covered to help plan your next getaway with the girls.
Although Saskatchewan lives up to its flat and wheat reputation, it goes way beyond that. Northern Saskatchewan is home to diverse wildlife, forests and lakes all around. Central and southwestern Saskatchewan has the rolling hills and beautiful scenery. With all this to offer, there’s bound to be amazing things you and the girls can do to get you out and about.
Book a weekend off and go through our list of some of the best places to visit for your next ultimate girl’s weekend getaway.
Flora Bora – Near Prince Albert Provincial Park
Saskatchewan was more to offer than what people realize. You’ll see this when you head up to the forest-covered north with small lakes and trails to hike through. While you visit the north, stay in a unique and fully furnished yurt at Flora Bora.
While you are there, travel to the many little lakes nearby. Or you can simply hang out on the deck for a relaxing weekend.Yurts were used as a shelter for nomadic herdsman in central Asia for centuries. Today, yurts of made its way into Western society as a unique way to camp. This dome-shaped lodge gives you the feel of camping, all while in a protected structure.
Waterfront Retreats – Turtle Lake Area
Stay at your private bed and breakfast at the Waterfront Retreats near Turtle Lake. This resort-like community is buzzing during the summer months and more laid back during the colder weather. This is a great way to have full accommodations while getting entirely out of the city.Turtle Lake offers a beach, boating, canoeing, trails and much more. Grab your cooler and hang out at the beach for the day before retreating to your comfy bed and breakfast. Or stop at the Sportsman’s Inn for some food and drinks to keep the night going.
Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa – Moose Jaw
Moose Jaw’s Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa is the ultimate luxuries getaway. Whether you and the girls are wanting to splurge on a high-end indulgence weekend, or maybe you want to keep it cheap without losing the classy feel; this spa has it all covered.Book your weekend stay to receive free access to their geothermal mineral pools that are both indoor and outdoor. Book their signature spa treatments, including body wraps, manicures and massages. Once you and the girls feel beautiful and pampered, head back to your room to get ready for a night on the town. Hit up a lounge for supper and visit the Moose Jaw Casino for a little fun.
Ness Creek Music Festival – Ness Creek
Hide in Northern Saskatchewan’s forests with over 4,000 other people for this ultimate party getaway. The Ness Creek Music Festival roots go back to 1989 and 1990 when it was called “The Ecological Fair.” By 1991, it turned into what it is known today.This four-day festival hosts many different musical performances on their Main Stage. What makes this festival so unique compared to others is all the various amenities. Visit the Workshop stage, Eco-village, Drum and Dance Circle and the After Hours venue. Gather your camping gear and park your tent in the wilderness for the weekend. Head out for a unique adventure with the girls at this musical festival.
Waskesiu – Prince Albert National Park
Head up north to the Prince Albert National Park and stay at Waskesiu. Visit in the summer to hang around the lake, or on it. There are many beaches around to be lazy in the sand. Or grab a boat and cruise around the lake.
Planning to come during the winter months? Grab some snowshoes or skis to hit the snow-covered hiking trails.There are many campgrounds around Waskesiu for you and the girls to stay at. But if you don’t feel like pitching the tent, then head over to the lodge. The All Season Waskesiu Lake Lodge & Convention Centre overlooks the lake. Each suite has their TV, full kitchen and private balcony to relax on.
Manitou Springs Resort & Mineral Spa – Manitou
If you are in need of the most relaxing getaway you can get with your girls, then look no further. The Manitou Springs Resort and Mineral Spa is considered “the Dead Sea of Canada!” The waters of this spa are so mineral-rich that you are naturally buoyant.You and the girls can spend the weekend at the spa to be thoroughly pampered. Swim around in the mineral waters. Get pampered with massages, mud wraps or facials. Feel like leaving the resort for the day? Manitou Beach has lots to offer all year round. Hang out at the beach during the hot summer days and then head to Danceland for an evening of entertainment.
Country Thunder Music Festival – Craven
Could be considered the biggest party on the prairies, the Country Thunder Music Festival in Craven is going to be big this summer. If you and the girls are looking for a party getaway, this is a must. Grab an older camper or a couple of tents and prepare yourself for four days of country music, dancing and a whole lot of country music. Grab a beverage and sit back to enjoy the music. Or get your cowboy boots on and dance your way to the front of the stage.
Queen City Ex – Regina
This five-day festival is Regina’s annual fair that sees over 200,000 attendees. The summer festival is everything you need to make you and the girls feel like kids again. The whole event is housed within the Evraz complex or around the outside. There are rides galore, games to play, fair food to eat and beer gardens to hang out at. Stop for some entertainment at the main stage in between the rides.Hit up the float that celebrates the yearly festival. Watch the fireworks at Wascana Park in the evening. While you’re at it, walk around the park to see all the beauty it has to offer.
Grasslands National Park – Val Marie
Escape the city with the girls for a weekend in the rolling hills of Saskatchewan. The Grasslands National Park is a way to experience what Saskatchewan is all about authentically. Go during the summertime for a weekend full of outdoor activities.Stay in either the RV/tent campground to rough it for the nights. Or go for a unique sleeping experience, book a walk-in Tipi camping site. Hit the hiking trails to experience Mother Nature in Saskatchewan and all the wildlife it houses. Go horseback riding for the afternoon. Once you’re played out, return to your campground and relax by the fire.
Cypress Hills – Interprovincial Park
The Cypress Hills is a one-of-a-kind experience to see in Saskatchewan. Not only that, it is an interprovincial park that expands into Alberta. So you know it is filled with never-ending activities and things to see.
Grab the girls and plan a weekend trip (winter or summer) to the Centre Block for a resort experience. Or go to the West Block for roughing-it like camping.Are you and the squad adventurous? Go on a zipline tour to experience the hills or canoe on Loch Leven. Looking to have a more low-key getaway? There are plenty of walking trails to keep you busy. Head back to the lodge for drama performances and leisure pool. Stay up late to view the prairie night sky.
Kenosee Lake – Moose Mountain Provincial Park
Moose Mountain Provincial Park has lots to offer its visitors – especially at Kenosee Lake. Hang out at the beach, hit up some golf or do some touring around the village. There is the partially restored Cannington Manor Historic Park which dates back to the 1800s. Staff dress the part and show you around the original structures. Are you looking for something a little more intense? The Kenosee Superslides is a must-visit destination around the area.
Stay at the Kenosee Inn and Cabins while you visit the park and lake. Book a cabin for the girls for a unique camping-like experience. Or stay at the Inn if a cabin just doesn’t entirely cut it. The cabins are winterized to make a fun winter getaway.
The Great Sandhills – Southwest
When you hear the word Saskatchewan, most commonly people think of a long rectangle province with nothing but flatlands and golden wheat fields. While that is partially true, Saskatchewan has way more to offer. Would you ever guess there are actual sand dunes in the province? That is why you and the girls need to take off for a weekend to visit them. Stay nearby at the Town of Leader. Although a small town, it has lots to offer its visitors. Stay at a hotel or the nearby campground for a fun weekend away. Visit the pool when the days get hot or after hiking through The Great Sandhills. Use Leader as your home base, and you see what southwest Saskatchewan has to offer.
Canadian Western Agribition – Regina
There is nothing wrong with having a little country thrown into your girl’s getaway, and the Canadian Western Agribition will show you why. This yearly event is held during fall in Regina. Hang out at the pro rodeo for the day to see top athletes compete in multiple different events. Browse through the Food Pavilion to test out genuinely western food and beverages, all while learning something new each bite.The Agribition has lots to offer, and Regina has many places to stay. Find yourself a hotel nearby so you can walk on over the party each day.
Why not go fishing on your next girls getaway? Saskatchewan is one of the world’s top premier fishing destinations. Pristine lakes, tranquil waters, picturesque islands and spectacular sunsets await. From the rugged, unspoiled, remote north to the warmer waters of the south, Saskatchewan offers anglers a chance to catch trophy sized fish or experience the adventure of a lifetime.
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