Fun things to do in Province of Saskatchewan

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    Drive Across The Prairies

    by RACCOON1 Updated Sep 4, 2013

    Look for Wooden Grain Elevators.
    In the 1930's there were over 3000 wooden grain elevators in Saskatchewan spaced at 11 km ..
    Now there are less than 400.
    They have ben replaced by metal grain bins or metal siding has been installed in lieu of new wood.
    Follow a highway that parallels a railway track.

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    The Great Sandhills

    by Babzz Written Jul 12, 2010

    While the sand dunes in Spruce Woods Provincial Park (Manitoba) are more impressive because they are not as covered with vegetation, the Great Sandhills of Saskatchewan are worth a quick visit if you are already in the area or have not yet seen sand dunes in the prairies.

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  • Moose Jaw the Venice of Saskatchewan

    by vickiv2 Updated Jan 11, 2009

    We didn't realize Moose Jaw is a cultural oasis of sorts in Saskatchewan. Here are lots of restaurants that offer vegetarian cuisine or gourmet coffees. The locals seem to have an easygoing urbane attitude with a lively sense of humour - you can certainly believe that the Canadian comedian Brent Butt went to high school here. There is, of course, the somewhat antique giant plaster moose at the town entry point. Both campgrounds are very busy - there is a family-oriented one by the highway that has lots of "amenities", and a more natural one in the centre of town (hard to find, ask for a map and directions) that is quieter and more laid back. There is a fudge and candy store downtown that is much celebrated - the fudge was fine when we sampled it but very expensive, so we passed. It also sells t-shirts with unique Canadian moose jokes on - not exactly high culture, but something I haven't seen many other places and uniquely Canadian. I should mention that we didn't go to Saskatoon and Regina as we don't like the hustle and crowding of large centres.

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  • Wildlife watching, and listening ;)

    by vickiv2 Written Jan 11, 2009

    There is so much wildlife in Saskatchewan - we saw LARGE wolves, deer, prong-horn antelope, and tons of birds - we were even very excited to see a few whooping cranes (very rare)! It was a little unnerving at night at one campground close to Alberta to hear how many wolves were howling! After dark, first we heard a chorus of coyotes howling - I never really worry about coyotes because they are quite small (be careful with small children or pets though) and I think the sound of them is very beautiful. Then, the wolf howls started up - a much deeper, throatier howl. There were many, many wolf voices howling - this kept up for awhile. It was also very beautiful and haunting to listen to, but unlike the coyotes somewhat unnerving. You would never know that they were there in daytime with large open expanses with few trees - you would think that you would see them - but they must be good at hiding. I was glad we were sleeping in our van instead of the tent! Scary, but a special memory to save forever.

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    Moose Jaw

    by Babzz Updated Nov 1, 2008

    Moose Jaw is most famous for its role in the Prohibition "boot-legging" Period. A visit to the Tunnels of Moose Jaw will give you an overview of the city's history and a tour of the tunnels themselves. The tunnels were used for smuggling booze. Also interesting are the pretty murals painted on the sides of buildings around the city, a reminder of its glory days?

    I believe there is also a popular spa retreat in Moose Jaw, but I havent been there myself.

    One day in Moose Jaw is ample time to cover the city.

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    Regina

    by Babzz Updated Nov 1, 2008

    Regina is a small city of less than 300,000 people (2008). It can be covered in a day or two. I highly recommend visiting the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (see my Regina page for details). Also, the legislative building. In warmer months, a walk by the man-made Wascana Lake after lunch is pleasant. Lots of waterbirds here.

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    Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

    by Babzz Written Aug 17, 2008

    This unique park is a must-see destination when in Saskatchewan. The Cypress Hills form the highest elevation between the Rockies and Labrador and consist of rolling hills covered in spruce and pine forests - a stark contrast from the surrounding prairies. As a result of this isolation, these hills are home to a unique community of plants and animals. Numerous hiking and camping opportunities exist throughout the park, as well as other recreational opportunities in some portions of the park. The park is also home to the Fort Walsh National Historic Site. Visit my Cypress Hills page (under Alberta) for more information.

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    Grasslands National Park of Canada

    by Babzz Written Jan 10, 2008

    One of Canada's newest national parks, GNPC protects a portion of the country's remaining native mixed-grass prairie and a host of species-at-risk. Some of these are: burrowing owl, black-tailed prairie dogs, greater sage grouse, ferruginous hawk, Sprague's pipit, McCown's longspur. Other interesting species are: plains bison, pronghorn antelope, white-tailed and mule deer, and Richardson's ground-squirrels (ok, so they're pests for farmers, but they're so cute!).

    June is the best overall time to visit because the wildflowers are still blooming, the grass is still green, and the birds are still singing. Birding is good from late May to end of June.

    Note: bison, prairie dogs, and burrowing owls are present in the west block only (more tourist-focused block of GNPC).

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  • So many lakes so little time...

    by eh_victor83 Written Nov 13, 2006

    Seriously during the summer months, which admittedly are only basically June- August and that's pushing it...the lakes in Saskatchewan are the place to be. We have over 10,000 different lakes. There is fishing, boating, waterskiing, canoing, jet skiing any number of sports. Almost all lakes are swimmable if you can stand a little bit of chilly water. Most lakes have camping sites nearby. Lakes vary from simple regional parks with your basic needs to small resort towns. If you truly love the outdoors go visit the northern lakes in the Canadian shield for the best fishing. Cabin rentals are available for most places. Some places are access only by fly in with plane.

    And if you happen to be here in the winter there is ice fishin, skating and snowmobiling available to do at many lakes.

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  • The happiest place on earth...

    by eh_victor83 Written Nov 13, 2006

    Danceland!!!! Danceland, known as the "Home of the World Famous Dance Floor Built on Horsehair" was built in 1928 and has entertained innumerable people since. Now open year round, you are welcome to come down and see the breathtaking architecture and the 5000 square foot dance floor. Danceland is located at Manitou Beach next to Canada's largest indoor mineral spa, lots of hotels, campground, mineral lake, golf course and only a half-hour drive from North America's oldest bird sanctuary.

    Every weekend Danceland has a buffet and band for polka, swing, etc. dancing.
    The floor is the most amazing thing you will ever dance on. The experience is fun. What makes it great are the people! Good ol' Saskatchewan people, with big open hearts!

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    Farms

    by Redlats Updated Jan 31, 2005

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    Saskatchewan is a breadbasket for Canada. The land is flat and rich -- exactly the correct conditions to grow hard wheat. There are a lot of farmland in Saskatchewan -- but many fewer farms than a generation ago.

    The days of small farmers is gone, and now most land is owned by big corporations, and often combining is done by contract combiners.

    Those little round bales of hay or straw you see in summer or fall from the highway are not so little close up. The ones in this picture are straw, which means they are the stems of a crop like wheat or barley -- usually used for bedding for animals. On land that was not used for grain farming, hay might be grown. Hay is edible by cows.

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    Disappearing grain elevators

    by Redlats Written Jan 31, 2005

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    It used to be that every town in Saskatchewan contained a grain elevator. It was the heart of a farming town. Every farmer trucked their grain to the elevator, and as the highways were not the best, there were a lot of elevators. Trains picked up the grain from the elevators.

    Things have changed. Roads are better, and the old wooden grain elevator does not make economic sense any longer. Now every eighth town has a super-elevator - made of concrete, and totally automated. The farmers are expected to drive their grain there, even if it is an hour's drive.

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    Lake Chaplin

    by zrim Written Jun 9, 2004

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    In the middle of nowhere. A hundred some miles west of Moose Jaw and hundred or so miles east of Swift Current. Nothing out in these parts except for salt miners and sea birds. Lake Chaplin is a birders paradise because it is homeground for saltwater loving birds. We left the Trans-Canadian Highway and ventured down some dirt roads to find lonely shores and marshes. We saw ducks, avocets and the godwit.

    Lake Chaplin-a very salty lake
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    Prairie Cathedrals

    by zrim Written Jun 9, 2004

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    Every town has a grain elevator. These towering buildings dominate the prairie towns of Saskatchewan just as the cathedral or church spires dominate the skyline of a European hamlet.

    The concept of a grain elevator is that it is a way for the local farmers to store, sell and transport their grain to markets far away. The farmer brings his crop to the elevator where it is weighed and then combined with the grains of other farmers. During harbest the elevators are filled to the brim with wheat (in Saskatchewan) awaiting the freight trains which will carry the grain to port cities for transport around Canada and throughout the world.

    cathedral of the prairie
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    Go to Indian Head

    by bkathryn Written Jan 4, 2003

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    I've seen a book and several web sites with giant things in Canada... one of them is this statue of a native person's head in Indian Head, Saskatchewan. When we passed through, I just had to take a picture!

    Indian Head, Saskatchewan

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