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The province is divided into the following seven
* East Central Region: East Central has
four provincial parks including Good Spirit
Lake, Duck Mountain, Greenwater Lake and
Wildcat Hill. Add to that regional and community parks, as well as superb golf courses.
Fishing in the area's lakes is second to none.
For bird-watchers, the region offers natural
areas such as Foam Lake Heritage Marsh,
Ponass Lake and Valeport Marsh. An interesting feature of this area is Little Manitou
Lake, so rich in minerals that it is impossible
for anything to sink in its waters.
* North Region: Prince Albert National Park
anchors a surrounding vacation resort area
that boasts outstanding golf courses and
vacation/resort amenities at McPhee, Emma,
The people, the land, the sky and the spirit:
Saskatchewan, the "Land of the Living Skies,"
is a place like no other. If seeing is believing,
then you simply have to see Saskatchewan.
Otherwise, you won't believe the expanse of the
land, or the feeling of serenity that the constant,
distant horizon brings to your soul. You won't
believe the size of the endless sky overhead, or
the vibrant colours that fill it at sunrise, sunset or
midnight. You won't believe the down-to-earth,
welcoming nature of the people you'll meet,
or the range of cultures and experiences that
have come together to create this unique and
And unless you see it, you won't believe
Saskatchewan's north: tens of thousands of
lakes and rivers teeming with fish and ready
to be explored; enormous forest wilderness
areas with abundant wildlife and breathtaking,
ever-changing scenery; a place where you can
seek out your own special corner of the world,
and feel the sense of peace that comes when
you know in your heart that you've found it. See
Saskatchewan, and start believing!
From the Plains Indian word, "kisiskatchewan," meaning "the river that flows swiftly,"
Saskatchewan lies at the heart of the Canadian
prairies. While many envision the province as a
stretch of free prairie meeting an open sky, half
of its 651,900 square kilometres (more than a
quarter million square miles) are covered by
lush forest. The province also features extensive river systems, breath-taking waterfalls and
100,000 lakes. The hiking enthusiast will enjoy
Cypress Hills, where some points reach 1,392
metres above sea level, or the Duck Mountain
and Moose Mountain regions. A third of the
province is used as farm land; Saskatchewan
produces more than 54 percent of the wheat
grown in Canada.
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Christopher, Anglin and Candle Lakes.
Further west, Meadow Lake Provincial Park
has more than 900 campsites and topnotch interpretive programs; to the north
east, there's superb fishing and whitewater
canoeing at Lac La Ronge Provincial Park.
Winter visitors will enjoy cross-country skiing,
dogsledding, and ice fishing.
* Regina: Canada's picturesque Queen city has
plenty of features for visitors to explore. The
930-hectare Wascana Centre, one of North
America's largest urban parks, is home to a
number of attractions - Legislative Building,
Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Mackenzie
Art Gallery and the Saskatchewan Science
Centre. The city is home to Canada's only training facility for the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police (RCMP), where visitors can watch the
Sunset Retreat Ceremony during the summer
months. On the same grounds is the RCMP
Heritage Centre, which provides a fascinating
look at the RCMP's storied history through
exhibits, tours and multi-media presentations.
* Saskatoon: Bisected by the beautiful South
Saskatchewan River, the growing city of
Saskatoon exudes a young and lively vibe.
Tourists can explore the Meewasin Valley
Trail, 21 kilometres of riverbank trails through
the heart of Saskatoon. For those with an
interest in history and culture, the Western
Development Museum boasts "1910
Boomtown," a recreated turn-of-the-century
main street. Wanuskewin Heritage Park interprets over 6,000 years of Northern Plains
* Southeast Region: The Southeast region
is defined by the Qu'Appelle Valley, where
natural areas such as Echo Valley, Katepwa
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Point and Crooked Lake provincial parks are
found, to name a few. The area is also home
to Motherwell Homestead National Historic
Park, which provides insight into prairie pioneer life and the development of agriculture.
In total, the area has seven lakes, five provincial parks and 17 regional parks, offering
a wealth of hiking, camping and canoeing
opportunities. There are 60 golf courses,
including the newly renovated Golf Kenosee,
an 18-hole course in Moose Mountain Park.
* Southwest Region: This region is home to
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, a forested
area that rises more than 600 metres above
the surrounding plains. It's home to rare wildflowers and more than 200 species of birds
and mammals. Immerse yourself in the rich
cowboy culture at one of the guest ranches.
Grasslands National Park preserves one of
the largest remaining tracts of native prairie
and the world's darkest Dark Sky Preserve.
Eastend's T.rex Discovery Centre showcases
an almost complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton discovered in the region.
* West Central Region: The region's
Battlefords Provincial Park offers camping,
boating, fishing and hiking. Some of the
best RV parks in Canada can be found here.
Natural areas like Jackfish Lake, the Seager
Wheeler Farm National Historic Site and the
Beaver Creek Conservation Area provide the
perfect outdoor experience while sharing the
history of the area with visitors. And speaking
of history, visitors will want to see the Batoche
National Historic Site, where the colourful
story of the Metis people and the 1885 North
West Resistance, the last military battle on
Canadian soil, is told.