The Best Autumn Hikes in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan’s landscape is richly, surprisingly diverse in the fall. Wonderfully unexpected places to wander, climb and camp are everywhere – from the blanket of boreal forest and clear lakes in the north to the hills and grasslands in the south.

Explore hidden treasures like giant sand dunes, peaceful rivers, native grasslands, plunging valleys, and the beautiful badlands.

“Saskatchewan is the perfect backdrop for any hiker and nature lover to get out there and experience wondrous, scenic beauty. If you thought the province was flat with just grass and fields as far as the eye can see, then you’re in for a surprise.” –

Discover the natural autumn attractions that make this province uniquely, unforgettably stunning.


Best Hikes

Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon

Wander through Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a gathering place for Indigenous peoples who roamed the Northern Plains. Choose from six trails or register for a guided walking tour. Discover buffalo jump sites, an ancient medicine wheel, archeological dig sites, tipi rings, remnants of artifacts, birch trees and more.

Best Hikes Photo by Jeff Wizniak

Beaver Creek Conservation Area, Saskatoon

Choose from four clearly marked trails for a family-friendly hike in the Beaver Creek Conservation Area. See autumn colours come to life in the densely forested valley walls.

Best Hikes

Ancient Echoes Interpretive Centre, Herschel

Ancient Echoes Interpretive Centre provides guided hikes on protected virgin prairie land. Discover Indigenous petroglyphs, Herschel’s birthing stone, the vision quest site, a turtle effigy, prayer stone, ribstones and more.

Best Hikes

Pelly Point Nature Trail, Duck Mountain Provincial Park

Follow the Pelly Point Nature Trail on a long, narrow peninsula stretching out into beautiful Madge Lake. The 4.4-km trail leads you to some of the oldest blazing red Manitoba Maples in the park. Trail recommended for advanced hikers due to elevation changes.



Best Hikes

Prairie Vista Trail, Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park

Take in Prairie Vista Trail’s breathtaking views of the South Saskatchewan River valley, Lake Diefenbaker and the steep coulee.

Top of the World Trail, Pine Cree Regional Park

Hike through the trees along the Top of the World Trail to the highest point in the park. Wander back down and along a babbling brook.

Best Hikes

Timbergulch Trail, Grasslands National Park

Explore Timbergulch Trail's valley rims and deep coulees along the way. This 17-km hike makes for a great overnight backpacking trip in the fall.



Best Hikes

Gem Lakes Trail, Narrow Hills Provincial Park

Discover steep, treed valleys among five sparkling little lakes named after precious stones—Jade, Diamond, Opal, Sapphire and Pearl. Brilliant fall colours reflect on the mirror-like lake surfaces.

Best Hikes

Narrows Peninsula Trail, Prince Albert National Park

Narrows Peninsula Trail is a rolling 3-km loop featuring an ostrich fern bed and expansive views of Waskesiu Lake.

Nut Point Trail, Lac La Ronge Provincial Park

Nut Point Trail follows a long peninsula through dense forest, rocky outcrops and muskeg typical of the Canadian Shield.

Best Hikes

Boreal Trail, Meadow Lake Provincial Park

On the 135-km Boreal Trail, watch birch and pine leaves turning, see rocky cliffs and wander on the shores of northern Saskatchewan’s massive lakes. A variety of start and end places and well-maintained backcountry campsites are available.


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