Explore Saskatchewan using these handy itineraries. Find the trip that suits your interests, read more about it, check out the map and get on the road.
While Saskatchewan will always be synonymous with wheat, the province’s farm economy has diversified in a myriad of directions since the early 20th century when wheat was king. Average farm size has increased and technology is ever-changing. Along the way, many farmers have diversified their operations to fill niche markets.
Countless Saskatchewan artists have been inspired by our southern expanses of wide-open, and a vast north country of endless forests punctuated by tens of thousands of shimmering lakes. Aptly dubbed the Land of Living Skies, magnificent sunsets ignite in shades of gold, magenta and violet, and night skies seemingly come to life as northern lights dance across the horizon
With the immense sky above and hopes and dreams ahead, roving tribes, European immigrants and eager settlers traveled these paths on which you will stand. From this fascinating vantage point you will have a new appreciation for Saskatchewan, both past and present. The vast expanse that is the wide-open prairie takes your breath away as you imagine yourself in their footsteps.
You are about to savour a side of country life you may never have imagined. From wine and cheese, to cherries and chickpeas, in southwest Saskatchewan you’ll find a country welcome with a twist.
Saskatchewan’s southwest is a land of larger than life landscapes – bison roaming sweeping grasslands, buttes and coulees strewn across badlands, picture-perfect valleys and some of Canada’s highest land between the Rockies and Labrador.
838 to 881 (weather dependent)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), formerly known as the North West Mounted Police (NWMP), are Canada’s national police force and one of the most respected and well-known law-enforcement agencies in the world. Nothing quite says Canada like the image of Mounties clad in the Force’s traditional scarlet tunic, and no other place in the country has closer ties to the RCMP than Saskatchewan.
Explore the tumultuous days of the 1885 North West Resistance on a historic and scenic drive through Saskatchewan’s northwest. Follow the stories of Chief Big Bear’s Cree who clashed with Canadian government forces, culminating in the last military engagement on Canadian soil.
Discover the beauty of Lake Diefenbaker and surrounding areas on an eight-day cycling journey that winds its way through placid prairie landscapes and crisscrosses the mighty South Saskatchewan River valley. Explore off-the-beaten-path communities along your route, and enjoy some of the extensive shoreline and excellent regional and provincial parks which make Lake Diefenbaker a premier destination for recreation seekers.
8 or more days
Saskatchewan’s southwest is steeped in a rich history of ranching and western culture, and ranching continues to play an important role in the local economy. This tour offers an authentic vacation experience that will bring you in contact with living legends, natural wonders and the adventurer within.
876 to 1001 km (weather dependent)
The legendary Clearwater has it all — unspoiled wilderness, thrilling whitewater, unparalleled scenery and inviting campsites with fishing outside the tent door. This Canadian Heritage River didn’t merely play a role in history; it changed its very course.
1 - 2 weeks
Embark on day trip through the picturesque country around the Battle River, where hostilities broke out in 1885 between the Cree and Canadian government forces. Visit the historic sites which preserve and commemorate the stories of those tumultuous days.
Two - three days
If you are looking for a hike that is more than a stroll in the park, then start lacing up your boots. The Boreal Trail awaits you. Saskatchewan’s newest and longest hiking trail stretches more than 130 km through breathtaking forested lakelands in Meadow Lake Provincial Park.
7 days or less
Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul on this relaxing journey to some of Saskatchewan’s preeminent wellness and spa attractions and recharge your batteries as you reconnect with nature. Go ahead and indulge yourself – you deserve it!
Smack dab on the Central North American Flyway, Saskatchewan offers some of Canada’s most outstanding bird watching. With over 350 species, the province is home to a quarter of North America’s ducks, half of Canada’s pelicans, the world’s largest inland concentration of bald eagles and a quarter of the world’s endangered piping plovers.
3 or more days
Relive the dramatic days of 1885 when Métis led by Louis Riel clashed with the Canadian militia. This day trip takes you north from Saskatoon to the areas around the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers, the centre of Métis settlement and site of the main battles between the Métis and government forces.
Walking into some Saskatchewan country churches is like being magically transported to a 15th century European cathedral, where larger-than-life Renaissance-style art brings biblical stories to life. Count Berthold Von Imhoff decorated churches throughout the province and beyond, and left Saskatchewan with a fascinating artistic legacy. This three-day driving tour originates out of Saskatoon, and takes you to the most prominent sites associated with this famous artist in the province.