Lush green valleys that are painted yellow, red and orange in the fall
The peaks and valleys of Sask Parks’ rolling hills are the rollercoasters of nature. Whether you prefer the view from the top or the forests down below, the beautiful rolling hills are surely a sight to see.
An escape just 25 minutes north east of Moose Jaw, Buffalo Pound Provincial Park offers an easy getaway any day of the week. For the adventurous at heart, the year-round mountain and fat tire biking trails up and down the valley will keep you coming back for more.
Nestled in the South Saskatchewan River Valley, less than 40 minutes north of Swift Current, Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park’s semi-arid desert ecosystem is showcased on over 50 km of trails for the casual hiker, day hiker, trail runner and equestrian riders. Enjoy the pops of colour from blooming cacti in late June and early July along the valley.
Blackstrap Provincial Park is home to one of the most unique geological formations in Saskatchewan: one of the few man-made mountains in the world! The Blackstrap Ski Hill was developed in 1970 for the Canada Winter Games. In the process of acquiring the materials necessary to build Mount Blackstrap, Lake Blackstrap was also formed. While visiting the park, be sure to check out the hiking and biking trails among the rolling hills.
Situated both above and within the Qu’Appelle Valley, Echo Valley Provincial Park offers a unique scenic experience to those who visit. From above, witness pelicans soaring over the ‘calling lakes’ that weave their way through the valley’s ridges and coulees- changing shades of blue with each bend as the hills swing back and forth until they blur into the horizon. From below, gaze your eyes over the valley that stretches around you like a hug from nature as you observe the panoramic spectacle of rich grasslands dappled by lush forest bluffs. Spot a deer keeping watch over the valley’s edge while on a guided nature hike, or a fish splash the water’s surface as you paddle past cattails and wild bulrush. Don’t forget to breathe when the sun eases behind the western hills leaving behind bold hues that transform the valley with a golden haze.