Saskatchewan is a territorial division of Canada. It is known for its oblate steppe landscapes, roughcast Badlands in southern Saskatchewan, living skies, hiking trails, Athabasca sand dunes, cross-country skiing, and the eternal beauty of nature with wetlands. The Dead Sea will give heart-warming experiences to visitors and residents.
So the question is, What to see in Saskatchewan?
Tourism Saskatchewan includes cypress hills, the National Park, the Royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP Heritage Centre), great sand hills, the Canadian Rockies, free-roaming plains bison, the Sergeant Major’s parade, the Saskatchewan Science Centre, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saskatchewan is known for its tallest artificial borders (Montana border), crystal clear skies, Churchill River, and Saskatoon forestry farm park. The valley of 1000 devils, where you may even encounter fossils of dinosaurs, national parks, and many more.
Lovely provincial parks, mesmerizing museums, wonderful valleys, huge castle-like hotels, and much more to explore. Keep going, and you’ll know some must-visit places in Saskatchewan.
1. Mesmerizing museums in Saskatchewan
In Saskatchewan, if you are interested in reliving the glorious past, you can find around 250 member museums and collectively 400 individuals and associates total membership.
Look at the most popular and interesting museums of the few listed below. These are museums you must visit once in Saskatchewan.
Western Development Museum
A must-visit specialty museum in Saskatchewan, you can view the historical treasure of the socio-economic developmental phase, retro cars, buildings, boomtown studio, railway development, and many more events to know better about evolving Saskatchewan. It is the archaeological evidence collection in one place, the largest museum, and the trellis of 4 museums in Saskatchewan.
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Royal Saskatchewan Museum is among the best aesthetic museums in Saskatchewan. Here you can find a treasure trove of historical specimens. Significant galleries like First Nations, Earth Science, and Life Science which is an ocean of archaeological collections, fossils, rare species, artifacts, and uncountable interesting things about incredible nature and culture in history, can be found here.
Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum
Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and museum are where you will find the traditional practice and cultural heritage occupation, and it is the preservation of aesthetic and historical memories.
Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village is where fire trucks and equipment related to firefights are preserved that were used by the people a century ago.
Long-term Stewardship Heritage Award
Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and the Museum received the long-term stewardship heritage award in 2015 for preserving rich cultural history and presenting it to future generations.
The main attractions in Saskatchewan are the trans-Canada Highway, prince Albert National Park, cypress hills provincial park, Dead Sea, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Wascana Lake, Athabasca Sand Dunes, maple creek, Paperclip Cottage Cafe.
2. Pleasing Provincial Parks
Grasslands national park
Grasslands National Park is famous for its panoramic terrain and dusk skies. You can find abnormal flora and fauna in the Grasslands National Park.
You can also see the becoming endangered species like short-horned lizards, burrowing owls, elk, swift foxes, and rich wildlife here.
The vivid elegant species of flora like locoweed, cinquefoil, vetch, and many other aromatic flowers can be explored in the Grasslands National Park.
Apart from this, also visit the aboriginal tepee rings in the east block of grasslands national parks in the valley of 1000 Devils.
Valley of 1000 Devil
“The valley of 1000 devil”. Like the name sounds weird, many related things are funny and interesting. The route to this dive through Hellfire Creek and the trip would be the reality of your dream world of adventures.
While enjoying this, you can come across rare wildlife and eye-catching scenic views like golden bald eagles flying in the shining sky over the land full of active dunes, dry grass and dust, and endangered species of flora and fauna.
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Prince Albert National Park
The Prince Albert National Park (which consists of a grey owl cabin)is a must-visit site in Saskatchewan. Prince Albert National Park is a haven of greenery created by nature, and while walking in the woods, you cannot take your eyes off the beautiful carvings on trees which are abruptly stunning.
In the Grey Owl cabin, to grab the opportunity to welcome the migratory birds, you must present near Waskesiu lakes during the spring season.
Apart from these, scenic views exist, such as the Boundary bog trail, Bagwa paddling route, King’s Mere Lake, Waskesiu River trail, and a heritage museum to enjoy heart-whelming experiences.
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3. The Crooked Bush
You cannot find the twisted trees and the peaceful silence when walking in the woods elsewhere in Canada other than in northwest Saskatchewan. You can explore the gorgeous greenery of twisted trees and feel like you are in the imaginary world of a Halloween party by nature. For weird and precious memorable moments, the crooked bush (one of the 54 wonders of Canada) is a perfect choice.
4. Cochin Lighthouse
The lighthouse near Cochin is the only lighthouse (the hexagonal wooden tower with 153 stairs) in tourism Saskatchewan. It is unique for its exotic glance at sunrise and sunset. You cannot take your eyes off the beauty of nature during dawn and dusk when you are at the top of the 153 stairs of the lighthouse.
5. Manitou Beach at Little Manitou Lake
Manitou Beach is the resort village on the shore of Little Manitou Lake. One of the main attractions in Saskatchewan is famous for its dance venue, annual Chainsaw carving festival, and cultural celebrations.
The Lake of Healing Waters
Little Manitou Lake is also known as the lake of healing waters to remember the gathering of First Nation people affected by various skin diseases. This water in Manitou Lake is used for healing. Even today, the resources near the lake are rich in medicinal value and used for the recovery and treatment of many diseases.
6. Wanuskewin Heritage Park
Wansukewin is the best place to relive the memorable past. People here followed bison and deer six thousand years ago. This place was sacred and significantly used for successive plantations of medicinal shrubs and delicious berries.
Traditional tipi at nights
Today this place celebrates many cultural events. There exists a housing museum, Wanuskewin Heritage Park and many restaurants were built that serve the traditional aromas to the next generations. Even today, you can spend a fun night in a traditional tipi.
7. The Athabasca dunes
Unlike the southern Saskatchewan sand hills, which are also the best place to visit the largest dunes and accessible, you need to strive strongly to reach and enjoy the wilderness. It suits the one who prefers to enjoy their own company, shining sky, and another world of hidden treasure and space to stay for a while.
It is where you can find unique national geographic; on the one hand, there is the south shore of Lake Athabasca and, on the other hand, the largest dunes, a perfect combo of no network of people and uniqueness exactly like you.
8. South Saskatchewan River
The South Saskatchewan River percolates into the provinces of Alberta & Saskatchewan; there is one most interesting thing about the place where the Northern Saskatchewan river and Southern Saskatchewan river meet, which is known as the Saskatchewan River forks.
Here the northern river downstreams 19 miles from Prince Albert and meets the southern river called as Saskatchewan River.
Apart from this, visiting the Grease River in northern Saskatchewan would be best to see the beauty of Hunt Falls and many such scenic.
Grease River in northern Saskatchewan is famous for its damp prairie shore, and the crystal-clear shiny water from the fall and the music produced lands you into the prairie province.
Other visit-worthy scenic falls for nature lovers are Elizabeth Falls, Thompson Falls, Burr Falls, Manitou Falls, and Kiwanis waterfall park strange calmness exist.
If you are fond of wetlands, then add Vincent Lake, McNair Lake, and Storozuk Lake to the list of places you visit that are near the Grease River.
9. Holy Family Cathedral
Visit Saskatchewan, the largest catholic church, Saint Joseph’s oratory. This church’s architecture and interior structure and the expedition of spiritual peace make it visit-worthy.
You can add Quebec City, St. Mary’s roman catholic parish, St. Paul Cathedral, St. John’s Anglican, and the holy trinity to the list of places you want to visit for a strange religious trip.
10. The Boreal Forest
The boreal forests are one of Canada’s most beautiful and toughest walking trails, covered with overgrown erect greenery and damp terrain near Meadow Lake Provincial Park. Walking in the woods in the early mornings is like a blissful joy to be experienced in the nature centre. No words can describe it. Humphrey Tower is the captive site and visitor centre to glance at the surrounding boreal forest, and especially sunrise and sunset are magnetizing.
11. Lake Diefenbaker
Lake Diefenbaker is famous for the valley that originated from here, the Qu’Appelle River (valley). The meaning of “Qu’Appelle” is “who calls?” and an interesting story is behind it.
Places to visit nearby
Echo lakes, Fort Qu’Appelle Museum, Mission Ridge Winter Park, katepwa beach golf club, Echo Ridge Golf Club, straddling Pasqua, Mapple Creekside Gardens and national parks are sites to be seen nearby.
Who calls? -River calls!!
A young man listens to a soothing voice from the river while crossing it and replies, “Qu’Appelle?” which means “Who calls?” and same sound returns due to echo, and thus it got its name, and the young man is from the poem” the legend of Qu’Appelle valley” by Emily Pauline Johnson.
Tunnels of Moose Jaw (Little Chicago)
The tunnels of the moose jaw are the centre of attraction tourism in Saskatchewan. Tunnels of moose jaw depict the historical era of Canada through museums and art galleries.
Little Chicago connection
Long before Chinese used to reside in these tunnels and used trade, and then it was called “Little Chicago” and the “most notorious city in Canada.”
Mae Wilson Theatre-Moose Jaw Cultural Center
Moose Jaw is a hidden treasure of pleasure. It is a place where entertainment, arts, music concerts, art galleries, and relaxation are wrapped up into one place. Indulging yourself in warm water near the temple gardens is just like enjoying the services of nature’s spa.
Mae Wilson Theatre
The 420-seat Mae Wilson Theatre is the perfect place for entertainment where concerts are being organized the entire year, and booking is also available. Mae Wilson Theatre is an old-style theatre that remembers the past golden days.
Vaudeville Era Theatres
Moose Jaw is where you can find Vaudeville ere theatres of old styles, and many old theatres are renovated into art galleries. The mosaic gallery is one such pearl among them.
Moose Jaw Museum &Art Gallery
Moose Jaw Museum & art gallery is a collection of holistic historical artworks. You can find aesthetic emerald custom works, rock paintings, fantastic fabric project ideas, exhibitions, and more.
Places to Visit at Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery: the gift shop, MJM train, Parson’s Dietrich pottery, A Little Prairie Charm -gift boutique, Oliv, Quilters Haven, and the visual art gallery.
Moose jaw Museum and Art Gallery are informative and inspiring It provide educational trails and opportunities for school students to register and learn about history and culture through BarbFaser, a hands-on workshop.
Tribute to Lewis Rice’s
Lewis Rice was early who was an incredible photographer of many historical buildings and scenarios, and the murals of Moose Jaw are a tribute to Lewis Rice. 47 giant murals in Moose Jaw exist to be seen in the Central Saskatchewan province.
Wakamow Valley is one of the best valleys that you can visit near Moose Jaw. You can explore the Yvette Moore art gallery nearby, where you can find a wide variety of handmade jewellery, pottery, and handicrafts for daily needs. Campaigning in the valley and having a road trip with audio is a heavenly pleasure, especially during springtime.
What else to see at Moose Jaw?
There exists a lot more to explore, such as the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, Casino Moose Jaw, Mac Monument(mule deer), Crescent Park, Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, Happy Valley Park, Labyrinth of Peace Gardens, Moose Jaw Trolley Co, Moose Jaw aeroplane museum, snowbird aeroplane museum and lot more exciting sites to explore.
13. Hidden Historic Sites in Saskatchewan
In Saskatchewan, you can sense the fragrance of precious history everywhere, and if you want to visit, there are almost 1004 historical sites in Canada.
Fort Walsh National Historic Site (FWNHS)
Fort Walsh’s historic site is named after James Walsh. It was built in 1875 for trading (illegal whiskey trading) purposes.
You must visit Reesor Lake, cypress hills, and conglomerate cliffs and experience the joy of cycling, hiking, and being best for gatherings, tours, and picnics around the gorgeous greenery.
Batoche National Historic Site
Batoche is famous for its scenic views; wherever you see, you find plenty of pleasure around the surroundings. In the past, there was a 4-day-long battle held at Batoche (from May 9 -May 12, in the year 1885). The war was between Metis and their first nation, and government troops defeated the First Nations.
In the past, 8 people were hung at this place, 6 were plains Cree, and 2 were Assiniboine men on November 27, 1885. You can visit Battle Ford Provincial Park, Red Berry Lake, Table Mountain Regional Park, Continental Park, Blue Mountain, and Finlayson Island nearby.
The Fighting River is the name of the Saskatchewan River near the Battle Ford, and it got its name since the river is marked as a boundary for free and Blackfoot aboriginal nations. Another interesting thing is that Battle Ford derived its name from the “fighting river.”
Seager Wheeler Farm
This site was named after great terrain farmer Seager Wheeler. He was popular as the World wheat king and was also awarded 5 times in the years between 1911 to 1918. He brought tremendous change in agriculture and cultivation in those times, especially in Western agriculture. Places to visit @ Seager Wheeler Farm are
- Wide variety of flora species.
- English flower gardens.
- Various species of berry fruits.
- 30 varieties of apple species.
There is a wide diversity of fruit species, gorgeous greenery, and fresh fragrances everywhere.
Cut Knife Hill to Chief Poundmaker Hill
Chief Poundmaker Hill once upon it was once called Cut Knife Hill, and now the name has been changed to Chief Poundmaker Hill. It was named in remembrance of the Sarcee Chief (Chief Poundmaker-) assassination by Cree around the 1840s.
World’s Largest Tomahawk-A symbol of Unity
A giant witness of the history and world’s largest Tomahawk, a must-visit place to relax and inhale deeply and feel the great history and the Unity among the people during the battle. Also, visit the Big Bear Monument and Poundmaker Historical Centre.
Who is Big Bear?
Mistahi-masks, the Cree chief, played a vital role in Canadian history.
Why the name Poundmaker?
Pihtokahanapiwiyan, the Cree Chief, was also known as a peacemaker and famous for increasing the making and utilizing of pounds by hunting buffaloes.
Battle of Cut Knife
The battle of Cut Knife took place in the year 1885 on the second (2) November between the Battle of Ford Column by William Otter and the Cree Nation. Under the guidance of the Pound maker and after 6 hours of fighting, the Cree Assiniboine won the battle.
What to see at the Cut Knife Hill?
Apart from being a Historical site, it also has a beautiful spot for cycling on silky sand beaches and campaigning. Chief Poundmaker Hill also covers the areas to celebrate family gatherings and picnics on the shore of crystal-clear water lakes.
- Atton’s Lake Regional Park,
- Clayton McLain Memorial Museum
- Pedersen Apiaries
- Table Mountain Regional Park
- Tomahawk Park.
RCMP Heritage Centre
The RCMP heritage centre is at the northern pike, near North Dakota, Regina, and Saskatchewan. Along with this historical treasure, you must explore nearby attractions in Saskatchewan, such as Wascana Lake, the Regina Scavenger Hunt, and downtown Regina.
Other Historical sites to be seen in Saskatchewan
- Saskatchewan Legislative building
- Saskatchewan Government House
- Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
- Trans-Canada highway
- Remai Modern Art Gallery
- Mackenzie art gallery
- Humboldt’s historic water tower
- Motherwell Homestead Historic Site
- The Marr Residence
- Fort Carlton Park
- Fort Esperance National Historic Site
- Fort Pelly National Historic Site
- Last Mountain House Provincial Park
- Original Humboldt Historic site
- Fort Livingstone National Historic Site
In this way, if mentioning the historical sites, even a book is not enough to state the historical glories and memories of Saskatchewan. Those mentioned earlier are just sample sites that witnessed the glorious history of Saskatchewan.
15. Hotel Saskatchewan
Finally, here about the famous and luxurious hotel in Saskatchewan. Apart from the other tourist spots, a must-visit is the site to experience the comfy and luxury with delicious food items, a spa, a fitness centre, provincial park all in one place at affordable prices and exciting offers.
Do you know that even without flowers, you can experience the fragrance, as the signature scent is sprayed in the lobby all the time? Along with that free Wi-Fi connection is also available for every room out of 224 rooms in the Hotel Saskatchewan.
You can also find huge cute jack rabbits running here and there in the parks and relax. They are harmless and human-friendly.
Have you ever heard about cowboy coffee, sounds strange just as its preparation process. In its preparation without using the filter, coffee beans are ground as powder, boiled in water, and then strained, and then A secret twist is a pinch of salty and cracked egg shells that are added to a crunchy twist, a must-try recipe in the visit.
Apart from these, also try the iconic foods of Saskatchewan like spud nuts, Saskatoon berries, Borscht, Deer sausage, perogies, Cabbage rolls, Shishliki, and a lot more delicious food items you can enjoy there.
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Do You Know?
Saskatchewan is one of the best places to meet people from all over the world. It is rich in diverse cultures and customs.
Saskatchewan is where you can explore many opportunities to develop faster economically and financially.
Saskatchewan is the right choice for nature lovers; you can learn the best things from nature in all four seasons and sense and enjoy peace everywhere.
Tourism Saskatchewan, you can view the best scenic surroundings and, the colourful rainbow trout, cross-country skiing, where almost no unnatural light can be there which helps to enlighten the inner self and improve mental health to acquaint mindfulness, inner peace, and good physical health.