Getting around on Saskatchewan Highways
There's a wealth of travel information (brochures, maps and more), plus picnic areas, washrooms, souvenirs and snacks waiting for you at Tourism Saskatchewan's Visitor Reception Centres. Certified travel experts will answer all your questions, provide some helpful hints, and help you discover some Saskatchewan surprises.
Visitor Reception Centre Locations & Hours for 2015
TransCanada Highway #1
Fleming (near Manitoba border):
Hours: May 2 to May 13 and September 14 to October 13 > 8am – 4pm daily
May 14 to September 13> 7:30am - 5:30pm daily
Maple Creek (near Alberta border):
Hours: May 2 to May 31 and September 14 to October 132> 9am – 5pm daily
June 1 to September 13 > 8am - 6pm daily
Saskatchewan is serviced by two major bus lines and several smaller ones. The Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) provides passenger transportation and parcel express services throughout Saskatchewan, with main terminals in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert and an additional 206 rural agencies throughout the province. Greyhound Canada Transportation operates in Saskatchewan along major highway routes including the Trans-Canada Highway #1 and TransCanada Highway #16 Yellowhead.
For a unique travel experience try taking one of our ferries. There are many seasonal ferry operations dispersed throughout the province. View further information regarding ferry crossing locations, capacity, operating times, etc. here.
Road conditions and driving rules
Saskatchewan has more roads per capita than anywhere else in Canada. Getting around is easy, once you know the rules of the road.
Find out current highway conditions across Saskatchewan by visiting the Saskatchewan Highway Hotline.
Rules of the Road
Speed Limits: across Canada, distances and speed limits are posted in metric (kilometres and kilometres per hour). 1 kilometre or km = 0.6 miles; 1 mile = 1.6 km, and 100 km/hour = 62.5 miles/hour.
Emergency Vehicles: All drivers must slow down to 60 km/h when passing emergency vehicles stopped on the roadside that have their lights flashing. This includes city police and RCMP vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances and tow trucks.
Children in Vehicles: Child Car Seats are mandatory in Saskatchewan. Children who are under the age of 6 years or weighing up to 40 pounds must travel in safety-approved car seats.
Seat Belts: Seat Belt use is mandatory for all drivers and passengers in Canada.
Drivers' Licences: Tourists from any other country are permitted to use their valid licence for a period of 3 months.
Insurance: Vehicle Insurance is compulsory in Saskatchewan. US visitors are advised to obtain a Canadian Non-Resident Inter-Provincial Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Card, which is accepted as evidence of financial responsibility in case of accident. This card is available in the USA through US insurance companies.
Vehicle accident: if you are involved in an accident on the highway or in a rural community, contact the nearest detachment of the RCMP and your vehicle insurer for assistance. In cities, contact the local police service.
Trailers & RVs: visitors travelling in RVs or vehicles with trailers are welcome. Trailers must not exceed 8'6" in width and 75'6" in length ; exceeding these limits may require you to pay a customs assessment. Any permits required are issued at the port of entry. Trucks pulling campers and boats should also ensure they meet these regulations.
Fuel: Gas and Oil are sold by the litre (1.0 U.S. gallon = 3.78 litres). Diesel fuel is available along major highways and urban centres; propane is easily available in most centres.
Motorcycles: Motorcyclists are required to wear helmets. Motorcycles are permitted to drive two abreast.