Tourism Saskatchewan

Lake Diefenbaker Tourism

When planning a trip to the Lake Diefenbaker Destination Area make sure you set aside time for a relaxing driving tour where you can discover all that the area has to offer. Ferry rides, sunken hills, sky trails and marinas all add to the relaxing atmosphere around the lake. Formed in 1967, Lake Diefenbaker has become a beautiful leisure destination. From fishing and sailing to camping and golf, the area has it all.

Swim out in the clear waters, or hoist your sail and catch a breeze for a relaxing afternoon on the water. When we say hoist your sail we really mean it! Sailboats are not something you typically associate with the prairies, but they are a common site here. Or rent a boat and cast your line; Diefenbaker is full of diverse fish species; trout, walleye, perch, northern pike, and more. 

Boasting 800 km of impressive shoreline there's a plethora of activities waiting for you along shore. Three provincial parks (Danielson, Douglas and Saskatchewan Landing) and four regional parks (Palliser, Cabri, Outlook and Prairie Lake) offer a range of different services and activities. Feel like teeing up? No problem. Several courses would be more than happy to book a tee time for you, including Sage View Golf Course which offers gorgeous lake views.

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Fun Fact - The prolific geologist, Henry Youle Hind recommended, in 1858, that a dam be built at the “elbow” of the South Saskatchewan River, near the site of what would later become the un-ironically-named town of Elbow. Government bureaucracy being what it is, construction on the Gardiner Dam began a scant one hundred years later, in 1958. By 1967, the largest earth-filled dam in Canada, the Gardiner, and its counterpart the Qu’Appelle, were in place, and the creation of massive Lake Diefenbaker was underway.

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