From Fire Pits to Pumpkin U-Picks: Fun Ways to Spend Fall Days in Saskatchewan
With a change of seasons, comes a change of plans. Time to transition from beach days to the corn maze.
Fill your calendar with these fun ways to spend fall days in Saskatchewan.
Pick the perfect pumpkin to carve, decorate or bake at Black Fox Farm and Distillery's 3-acre pumpkin patch. Sample award-winning whisky, gin and cocktails and book a tour of the distillery.
The U-pick Pumpkin Experience is available Fridays to Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Adventure Park/Prairie Storm Paintball
Location: Moose Jaw
Putt for a hole-in-one at Canada’s longest 18-hole mini golf course at Battle Creek Adventure Park. The course takes golfers on a scenic prairie hike through the countryside with challenging terrain and sunset views. Also onsite is Prairie Storm Paintball, an off-road racecourse, batting cages and a recreation area for beach volleyball, spikeball and other lawn games.
Enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family at Crossmount Cider Company. Enjoy locally crafted hard apple cider by the fire with the two-hour Fire Pit Package, which includes s’mores and firewood. Add-on a cider flight, or a hotdog package, to your experience.
Explore winding trails in deep spruce and pine forest on a cowboy ATV tour with Historic Reesor Ranch. The one-hour guided experience takes you over diverse terrain through the Cypress Hills Wilderness Area and Battle Creek Valley. The beautiful ranch vistas can also be enjoyed on horseback.
For advanced mazers, Youth Farm Corn Maze has a layout that is sure to challenge you. It also has a corn maze for those who prefer to leisurely wander, as well as a family-friendly one for younger guests. Onsite is a petting zoo, jumbo pillow, climbing wall, mega slide and train and wagon rides. More great corn mazes can be found across the province: Cedar Creek Gardens (Regina), Happy Hollow Corn Maze (Lumsden), Strawberry Ranch Maze (Saskatoon), YXE Corn Maze (Wolf Willow Winery, near Outlook) and Paintball Paradise (Prince Albert).
Location: Near Saskatoon
Try out a new kind of yoga – Bunny Yoga – at Wander’s Tiny Farm, located only 25 minutes east of Saskatoon along Highway 5. The farm is very family-friendly. Children can safely explore, while learning about and interacting with the farm animals. Buy a bottle of milk in the Farm Shop and feed the calves. You can also purchase products grown and raised on the farm, including free-range chicken, pork and eggs.
Location: Near Lumsden
Indulge in a cheese platter with wine overlooking the valley during a Picnic in the Orchard at Over the Hill Orchards and Winery, near Lumsden. Choose from one of five picnic sites or the new deluxe gazebo, plus your favourite wine, for this one-hour experience. Your picnic backpack comes with everything you will need – from a blanket, utensils and wine glasses to bread, cheese and bison jerky – for an unforgettable fall afternoon.
Location: Whitecap Dakota First Nation, near Saskatoon
An unforgettable, authentic Indigenous experience awaits you at Dakota Dunes Resort & Casino. Sign up for its Bannock and Bonfire package and warm up your evening with traditional bannock and storytelling around the outdoor bonfire. As night falls, one of the resort staff will take you through the riveting history of the Dakota people. Other onsite adventures include e-bike rentals, bird tours, wagon rides and mini tipi setup.
Wheatland Express Excursion Train delivers railway excursions and events through the prairies with interactive characters, musical entertainment, and culinary elements that showcase Saskatchewan's rich arts, culture, and heritage. Solve a multitude of puzzles and activities on the Murder on the Wheatland Express or The Nightmare Express experiences.
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