Saskatchewan Travel Guide
Saskatchewan in spring © Space Ritual
Boasting some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery in
Canada, Saskatchewan is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors
and eco-tourists, featuring everything from world-class fishing,
kayaking and hiking to hunting, horseback riding and wildlife
spotting in the wilderness. Its capital and second largest city,
Regina, is the original headquarters and birthplace of the famous
Royal North-West Mounted Police, or 'mounties' as they are
Saskatchewan is made up of prairie in the south, while the north comprises boreal forest, rolling hills and the majority of the province's 100,000 lakes. With warm and welcoming locals, visitors will enjoy this truly unique experience and find it has something to offer just about everyone.
Discovered by Henry Kelsey, a British fur trader in 1690, and boasting a rich Scottish heritage and even a provincial tartan, Saskatchewan proudly displays its history including indigenous North American native Indians, such as the Sioux, Saulteaux, Athabaskan and Cree tribes in the 250 museums dotted throughout the province. There are also cultural landmarks and more urban things to do in the city of Saskatoon, which is a city of nearly 250,000 people.
The Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park as well as the centre at Batoche, scene of the North-West Rebellion's Battle of Batoche, remain a couple of the top tourist attractions. However, most who choose to visit Saskatchewan come here to get away from it all and enjoy the wilderness, clear skies, wildlife, and peace and quiet. The memories of a visit to Saskatchewan are ones that will last a lifetime.
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