Address: View on map Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve Centre Location: Redberry Lake Regional Park, 12.8km E of Hafford on Hwy 40. Approximately 80km N of Saskatoon.
The Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve offers three unique, picturesque hiking and walking trails - the Lookout Trail, Millennium Point Hiking Trail and the Grassland Golf Course Walking Trail.The Lookout Trail (1.5km, 20 minute return trip) is designed for intermediate level hikers and features breathtaking views of the four islands on Redberry Lake.The Grassland and Millennium Point trails are located in Redberry Lake Regional Park, which is also part of the reserve. The Grassland trail (2km, 30 minute loop trip) starts behind the golf course clubhouse, and parking is available out front. This regularly mowed trail is perfect for intermediate walkers and features a variety of vegetation including mixed grasses and aspen woods and provides a great lookout point of the lake. The Millennium Point trail (3.4km, 45 minute return trip) is designed for beginner level hikers. This interpretive trail includes a raised platform that overlooks a marsh, an abundance of red berry bushes and a view of Millennium Point Harbour's beacon and navigation light.The Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve is the only United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world biosphere reserve in Saskatchewan. As a result, it is home to a migratory bird sanctuary, marshes, over 112,000 hectares of prairie terrain, a saline lake, ponds and forest groves, making it a welcoming habitat to more than 180 bird species, including nine threatened and endangered species. Among the endangered and threatened species are the whooping crane, sprague's pipit, piping plover and loggerhead shrike. The four islands on the lake act as the bird sanctuary and are an important breeding ground for several bird species. Visitors are not allowed access to these islands between Apr 15 and Sep 15 for that reason.The reserve is also home to various other bird and animal species, including loons, blue jays, deer, moose, American white pelicans, Canada geese, red squirrels and eastern king birds. Black bears are not commonly encountered, but they have been known to visit the area.Some commonly found vegetation in the region includes prairie roses, tall climbing grasses, cattails, red wood lilies and pussy willows.Snowshoe and cross-country ski enthusiasts will love visiting the reserve in the winter as it is very quiet and often provides visitors with breathtaking views of the northern lights.
Open Year Round
Park amenities include: playground, beach, swimming, washrooms, showers, parking, campground, firewood, boat launch, fishing, miniature golf, golf course, concession, baseball diamonds, research and education centre, canoeing.
- Length : 6.9km
- Difficulty : Beginner to intermediate
- Surface : Natural, grass
- Environment : Mid-Boreal Uplands Ecoregion - aspen woods, mixed grasses; saline lake, marsh; migratory bird staging area
- Trailhead GPS : Millennium Point (trailhead) 52.7133N, -107.2141W; Grassland Golf Course (trailhead) 52.7194N, -107.2102W; Lookout Trail (trailhead) 52.6676N, -107.2379W
- Cross-country skiing
Additional Trail Information
- Parking at trailhead
- Interpretive signs at trailhead
- Self-guided nature trail
- Viewing platform(s)