Some of the most enduring images of Saskatchewan are endless fields of golden wheat waving in a gentle breeze, stoic grain elevators, and modest, welcoming communities where the pace of life leaves time for living. And even though times change and people come and go, one true thing endures: the Saskatchewan prairie way of life.
Saskatchewan’s people are its heart and soul – warm, friendly and deeply connected to the land. Whether you visit for an afternoon or stay for a month, the inevitable sense of calm will envelop you, the wide open skies will awaken you to a world of possibilities, and the spirit of the people will leave a profound and lasting impression.
A great way to sample the prairie way of life is to visit a rural bed and breakfast, guest ranch or vacation farm. Packages offer everything from train rides to authentic cattle drives. Through it all, you’ll eat your fill of hearty, home cooked meals. After a full day of cowboy fun, unwind around a crackling fire under a canopy of glittering stars.
Saskatchewan artist Martha Cole is as much a product of Saskatchewan as the natural grasses that blanketed the prairie before pioneers arrived with plow and oxen.
"Living in Saskatchewan has informed my spirituality, " says Martha. "It has informed the approach to my work, and it has informed the themes that I work with. I am attached to this land."