Cities on the Edge of Nature

In cities like Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw and others, you’re never far from nature and unique Saskatchewan outdoor experiences.

Kayaking in Saskatoon

A little more than an hour north of Prince Albert is the lakeside town of Waskesiu Lake, nestled in the beautiful boreal forest of Prince Albert National Park. And if you head north west from Prince Albert instead of north, you’ll find yourself in the picturesque Big River area, home of a series of music festivals including the legendary Ness Creek Music Festival.

Hiking in Prince Albert National Park

If you love quirky Saskatchewan place names, then you may wish to make the hour and a half trip from Moose Jaw to Elbow. Elbow is on the shore of the provinces largest man-made lake, Lake Diefenbaker, the which boating and fishing enthusiast flock every summer.

Sailing on Lake Diefenbaker

The beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley traverses the province not far north of Regina. Just 20 minutes northwest is the valley town of Lumsden, home to unique Saskatchewan businesses like Last Mountain Distillery and Over the Hill Orchards and Winery, as well as many nearby garden markets. Head east from Regina and you’ll find seven lakes along the Qu’Appelle Valley, offering an array of lakeside recreation experiences. Residents and visitors alike descend on lakes like Echo, Mission, and Crooked to enjoy swimming, camping, and boating, in addition to winter activities like snowmobiling and ice fishing.