Visit Saskatchewan, Canada
Surprising fact - Saskatchewan gets more sunshine than any other province in Canada. The ‘Land of the Living Skies’, named for its seemingly endless skyline, is awash with stunning displays of light and colour. Translation: Don’t forget your camera folks!
This stunning region has been inhabited for thousands of years by various indigenous groups. Its namesake is from the Plains Indian word “kisiskatchewan", meaning "the river that flows swiftly", a nod to the area's main river.
Aside from the Saskatchewan River, the region boasts vast, rolling grasslands, plunging hill-lines, golden sand dunes and lush forests.
Plus, there’s no shortage of outdoor adventures, whether you’re into horseback riding, wildlife, canoeing, golf, hiking or freshwater fishing.
Visit Saskatchewan for its proud, yet incredibly warm and welcoming locals, and a chance to escape from the pedestrian rhythm of city hopping.
MUST SEE SIGHTS AND THINGS TO DO IN SASKATCHEWAN
Check out the gorgeous Meewasin Valley. This parkland’s name literally translates to the Cree word for ‘beautiful’, and is the perfect spot for a walk or cycle, followed by a picnic lunch.
Star gazing Grasslands National Park – you won’t want to miss the stunning galactic display of twinkling stars in Canada’s darkest sky preserve. This makes for a rather romantic evening if you’re travelling with a lover. Just sayin’.
Take a canoeing trip through the Prince Albert National Park.
Go exploring on a tour of the Tunnels of Moose Jaw, a series of hidden passages beneath Saskatchewan, with a captivating, yet solemn, history.
Unleash you inner adrenaline junkie zip lining, rock-wall climbing or even freefalling from treetops in the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park!
Visit the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. This conservatory supports local artists and the exhibits regularly rotate. Don’t leave before spending some time in the in-house Zen garden where you can take a moment to meditate and metaphorically smell the roses.
Visiting the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon. This fascinating museum sits inside Canada’s longest indoor street. Amongst its artifacts are a vintage jail and seriously creepy dentist’s office - which will both make you VERY glad you’re living in the 21st century.
WHEN TO TRAVEL TO SASKATCHEWAN
Head to Saskatchewan in May for the blossoming spring season and see wildflowers coat the land, June – August for drawn out summer days in the sun, and September for the brilliant, golden fall and fresh temperatures.
GETTING TO SASKATCHEWAN
You can travel to Saskatchewan via flight or road travel. Many visitors stopover on a drive through the region en route to their next destination. It's worth the stop!