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Are you interested in visiting Saskatchewan provincial parks and learning while you’re there? 

Our park staff are available, throughout the spring and summer, to provide interpretive programming on a variety of subject areas from canoe instruction to medicinal plant information and fur trade history. The subjects are as varied as our parks. A few parks have an extended programming season, while others have a shorter period of operation, so it is best to check with individual parks for more details.

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Guided Visitor Programs
Provincial Historic Park Programs
Explore on Your Own
School and Youth Group Programs
Swimming Lessons
Learn to Fish Program
Learn to Camp Program

Also see Winter FUN and Summer FUN

Guided Visitor Programs

Leave time in your day to take part in one of our entertaining park programs. 

  • Astronomy 
  • Guided hike
  • Campfire
  • Geocach
  • Kayak
  • Fish

Several parks offer daily, drop-in programs during the summer months (July/August) for people of all ages and interests. Pick up a calendar of events at the park office upon arrival or open the calendar attachment on the individual park’s home page.

Provincial Historic Park Programs

Bring your sense of adventure to a place where the past comes alive! 

  • Pack buffalo robes
  • Make rope
  • Practice North West Mounted Police drills. 

Come experience these and other activities, the following parks staff will be happy to show you around.

Explore on Your Own

Are you more the type to explore on your own schedule? Borrow a geocaching kit, a sport kit or a nature discovery packs before you depart on an adventure. Inquire at the park office for more information.

School and Youth Group Programs

Bring your school or group and discover education programming at SaskParks in our outdoor classrooms, the subjects are as varied as our parks. 

Swimming Lessons

Available at Buffalo PoundCypress Hills and Pike Lake Provincial Parks.

  • Online: Campsite Reservation Service
  • Phone: 1-855-737-7275 - Outside North America: 1-519-826-6784
  • 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST 7 days a week

Helpful Hint: When using Campsite Reservation Service, change the “Reservation Type” from "Campsite" to "Swimming Lesson" in the drop down tab, and pick your park. Reservations for swimming lessons will become available on the same day as nightly camping reservations.

Learn to Fish Program

This FREE lake-side program includes some short instructions and the opportunity to fish from the shore. In this two-hour program, our expert anglers, Jason and Jeff Matity, will teach the fishing necessities, including:

  • Learn to Fish (FREE)
    • Fish identification
    • Tackle and accessories
    • How to pack tackle box
    • Rules, regulations and safety
    • Casting
    • Proper fish handling
    • Cleaning/filleting

NOTE: Equipment, information and instructor provided. No cost - No pre-registering. Program is designed for ages 12 and older.

2018 Dates and Locations: TBD

Learn to Camp Program

The Learn to Camp program is designed to introduce new campers to skills and activities that are needed to have a successful and memorable camping experience. Participants will receive lessons from Learn to Camp Leaders, and then will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned.

Who can participate? Open to Families who have never camped before or want to start tent camping. The program can accommodate up to five people per site, with a maximum of three adults per site. If your group does not meet this criteria contact learntocamp@gov.sk.ca so that we can accomodate you. 

  • Learn to Camp - Overnight experience ($30/group): 
    • We supply all of the camping equipment you will need. 
    • You supply your own food, bedding and personal items.
    • Over the course of two days you will learn how to:
      • Set-up your campsite
      • Prepare meals on a camping cook stove
      • Learn how to start a campfire

Locations (late-June and mid-August)

Note: No Pets. No alcohol. Programs are in English

To apply: To come

Mail: Learn to Camp
Saskatchewan Parks
3211 Albert St
Regina, SK S4S 5W6

2018 Program dates and details: TBD

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