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Welcome to Saskatchewan

While it may be located in the Canadian Prairies, it would be wrong to assume Saskatchewan is an endlessly flat land full of shifting wheat fields and blindingly blue skies. More than two-thirds of this oft-misunderstood province is blanketed by thick boreal forest, crystal-clear freshwater lakes and the world’s largest active sand dunes north of the 58th parallel.

Most visitors will find themselves initially drawn to the cities of Saskatoon or Regina. The former is known as the “Paris of the Prairies” (thanks to its abundance of city-center bridges) and is popular for attractions such as the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. Capital city Regina, meanwhile, is home to important sites like the Legislative Building, Government House and RCMP Heritage Centre, where Canada’s legendary Mounties are trained.



There’s no shortage of opportunities for outdoor adventure in the Land of the Living Skies. From canoeing and kayaking to hiking and horseback riding, Saskatchewan has it all.

In the southwestern corner of the province, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park spans the border with neighboring Alberta. It’s loaded with scenic horse and trails that wind through lush valleys.

In central Saskatchewan, Prince Albert National Park is a popular spot for everything from zip lining to waterskiing and wakeboarding.

Down in southern Saskatchewan, near the Montana border, Grasslands National Park showcases the beauty of the wide-open plains. The park is home to prehistoric dinosaur bones and is one of the best (as in darkest) places in North America to stargaze.

For a glimpse into the province’s wild fur-trading past, stop in at Moose Jaw, a town famous for its bootlegging tunnels and vibrant culture. Thirty miles to the south, the ghost town of Galilee haunts visitors to this day.


If you’re visiting Saskatchewan in spring or summer, you’ll find no shortage of festivals and events to keep you busy. Two of the most popular are the Craven Country Jamboree, held in July, and the Saskatoon EX, held in August.