Step into the land of 100,000 lakes, rolling landscapes and luminous yellow prairie fields, the unforgettable Saskatchewan.
This Western Canadian province has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to breathtaking landscapes. Your jaw will be on the floor throughout your trip, whether marvelling at the purple sandy beaches of Candle Lake, the boreal forests of Prince Albert National Park or the magnificent herds of bison roaming in Grasslands National Park.
This is the ‘land of the living skies’, offering wide open landscapes, pristine starry skies and some of the best sunsets on the planet.
One of the most unique sights here is the Athabasca Sand Dunes. This remote spot is only accessible by boat, but it’s well worth the trip. Boasting undulating dunes up to 30 metres high, this unusual and biodiverse ecosystem spans over 100 kilometres along the shores of Lake Athabasca.
Saskatchewan is heaven for outdoor sports enthusiasts, especially in winter. But there are also cultural delights to enjoy here, from world-class museums and galleries to a thriving micro-brewery scene.
One of the highlights of the Saskatchewan calendar is the annual Saskatoon Berry Festival at the charming village of Mortlach. Throw yourself into the festivities, which include live music, beer gardens, children’s activities and a fruit-filled pancake breakfast. Or why not go on a heritage walking tour of the classic architecture and French ambiance of Gravelbourg?
And if you’ve any space left in your itinerary, make sure to visit the provincial capital of Regina. Make a beeline for the fantastic Royal Saskatchewan Museum, which has some wonderfully absorbing exhibits on local natural history and the people of Canada’s First Nations.