Tourism Saskatchewan

Embrace A New Place Video - Scene Locations

Recently, Tourism Saskatchewan released a new video to help promote the many things to see and do in Saskatchewan. The video shows a series of quick shots of various locations across the province. If you're wondering where any of those locations are, below is a list of the shots in order as they appear in the video.

La Ronge area float plane leaving its watery tarmac. Float planes ferry anglers to fly-in fishing lodges scattered across northern Saskatchewan. 

Wollaston Lake Lodge in northern Saskatchewan. High-end Saskatchewan fishing lodges host anglers from around the world, offering trophy northern pike, walleye, Arctic grayling and lake trout fishing.

Nistowiak Falls, located alongside the Churchill River in Lac la Ronge Provincial Park between the north shore of Iskwatikan Lake and the south shore of Nistowiak Lake. One of Saskatchewan’s highest falls. The easiest access is by boat from Stanley Mission. 

Young anglers walking along the shoreline at Tobin Lake. Located near Nipawin this easily accessible lake is one of the top walleye waters in North America and is also known for its incredible northern pike fishing. The lake is home to the current 8.33 kg (18.3 lb) Saskatchewan walleye record, which also took a world record in the Ice Fishing Rod and Reel kept category. 

Otter Lake near Missinipe, one of Saskatchewan’s 100,000 lakes.  Missinipe is located on the western shore of Otter Lake and is reached by Hwy 102 just before it crosses the historic Churchill River at Otter Rapids. The community has float plane, fishing outfitter and canoe outfitting services and is a main access point for the Churchill River.

Grasslands National Park in southwest Saskatchewan contains the most intact native prairie in Canada. The park protects native grasses and provides a home for deer, antelope, bison, and the endangered black-footed ferret. It is the only place in Canada where you can see black-tailed prairie dogs in their native habitat. The Frenchman River Valley is the heart of the park's West Block. This glacial meltwater channel features deeply dissected plateaux, coulees, and the conspicuous 70 mile Butte which rewards the adventurous with an impressive view.

Near Saskatoon, snow geese gathering on the Saskatchewan prairie in fall.

Drop into the Frenchman River Valley at Eastend, in Saskatchewan’s southwest, and you will see the surrounding landscape transform into rugged badlands. Ancient hills surrounding Eastend reveal different time periods in exposed layers of earth.  Since the discovery of "Scotty", Canada's most complete T.rex, increasing numbers of tourists have come to the Valley of Hidden Secrets to view the rare collection of ancient artifacts.  Prominent landmarks include Chocolate Peak, historic Chimney Coulee, and Jones Peak, a popular viewpoint.

La Reata Ranch is a working cattle ranch located along Lake Diefenbaker in southwest Saskatchewan. The ranch has nine miles of water frontage and more than 5,000 acres of rolling pasture for guests to explore.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church Provincial Historic Site, across from Stanley Mission.  This historic landmark on the Churchill River was built between 1854 and 1860.

Metis Dancers at Batoche National Historic Site.  Batoche National Historic Site depicts the lifestyles of the Métis of Batoche between 1860 and 1900. Situated along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, Batoche was where the last armed conflict of the North-West Resistance took place. Remnants of the battle including trenches and rifle pits are still visible and restored buildings include the church of St. Antoine de Padoue and a rectory. A museum is located in the visitor reception centre. The area’s annual Back to Batoche Festival will take place this summer on July 19-22, 2012.  

Saskatoon’s riverbank comes alive with the sounds of jazz, blues, funk, pop and world music at the annual SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. The 2012 festival will be held June 22 – July 1.

Billed as “the world’s greatest country music festival” Saskatchewan’s Craven Country Jamboree rocks the Qu’Appelle Valley July 12-15, 2012. Performers include Terry Clark, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, The Band Perry, Brad Paisley and other popular country artists. 

Jan Lake reached from the Hanson Lake Road in northeastern Saskatchewan is a popular drive-in fishing destination for anglers.

Saskatchewan’s most popular place for sailing, giant Lake Diefenbaker in the southwest is fed by the South Saskatchewan River.  Home to three provincial parks – Douglas, Danielson and Saskatchewan Landing – the lake has over 800 kilometres of sandy shoreline to explore and enjoy.

Jet boat tour navigating Otter Rapids on the Churchill River near Missinipe

Lac la Ronge Provincial Park is one of the province’s most popular places for wilderness canoeing. The historic and majestic Churchill River follows the northern edge of the park giving canoeists easy access to the backcountry. The river connects a seemingly endless chain of lakes with powerful rapids, offering canoe options for both the whitewater enthusiast and the casual paddler.  

The Snowbirds Demonstration Team (431 Squadron) is a Canadian icon comprised of serving members of the Canadian Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Home base is Moose Jaw.

Wakeboarder on Last Mountain Lake.

During the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival a colourful array of kites fill the skies above Swift Current. This year’s annual kite festival is June 23-24, 2012.

Cycling past a canola field near Saskatoon. Saskatchewan has almost half of Canada’s cultivated farmland and canola is Saskatchewan’s second largest crop.

Narrow Hills Provincial Park north of Prince Albert features narrow valleys and knob-and-kettle terrain uniquely shaped by glaciers. Visitors can hang out at a cozy beach or cycle and hike the scenic hills. Anglers have access to 25 lakes which offer a greater variety of fish species to go after than anywhere else in Saskatchewan. Fly fishing enthusiasts can tempt stocked brown, brook, cutthroat, and lake trout. Native walleye, perch and pike can also be caught.

The RCMP Academy Depot Division in Regina houses the force’s national recruit training centre. On site, the RCMP Chapel is Regina’ oldest existing building. In front of the chapel on the parade square visitors are entertained by the RCMP Sergeant Major’s Parade and the RCMP Sunset-Retreat Ceremonies.

Musician Earl Pereira on Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon. Seen in the background is the Broadway Theatre reopened in 1993 with help from the Friends of the Broadway Theatre. This historical Saskatoon venue has been vital in cultivating the city’s arts and cultural scene since the 1940s and is home to both independent films and live events for all ages.

Elk Ridge Resort just outside of Prince Albert National Park is home to a 27-hole golf course in a beautiful boreal setting.

Deer Valley Golf Corporation offers a challenging 18 holes in a picturesque Qu’Appelle valley setting.

Sask Landing Golf Resort in Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park hugs the Lake Diefenbaker shoreline.

The Spadina Freehouse in the heart of downtown Saskatoon is one of the city’s many tempting diners.

Moose Jaw’s Sahara Spa, located in the city’s historic CNR Station, offers traditional spa treatments as well as ancient and exotic healing rituals derived from Asian cultures.

Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort in Moose Jaw features a rooftop geothermal pool that takes its mineral-rich, naturally heated waters from 1,350 metres beneath the earth’s surface. 

Iskwatikan Lake leads boaters to Nistowiak Falls.

Mackenzie Art Gallery, located in Regina’s Wascana Centre.

T.rex Discovery Centre at Eastend. The Centre is home to "Scotty", Canada's most complete T.rex skeleton. It houses dinosaur and prehistoric mammal galleries, educational interpretative area and 98 seat theatre.

Saskatchewan ceramic artist Mel Bolen at his studio near Humboldt.

Ness Creek Music Festival near Big River is one of Saskatchewan’s best kept secrets. This year’s event is July 19-22, 2012.

Regina aerial overlooking Wascana Centre and the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. Wascana Centre is one of North America’s largest urban parks.

Aerial of downtown Saskatoon along the river. The Meewasin Valley Trail winds along the South Saskatchewan River through the heart of Saskatoon. Meewasin, Cree for “beautiful” encompasses conservation areas, parks and over 60 kilometres of trails. 

RV in Qu’Appelle Valley near Fort Qu’Appelle. The scenic Qu’Appelle Valley was created by a glacial spillway and is home to a chain of popular lakes.

Grain harvesters north of Regina. Saskatchewan produces both spring and winter wheat and supplies 10 per cent of the world's total exported wheat.

Eagle Point Resort houseboat on giant Lac La Ronge.

Nut Point Campground at La Ronge Provincial Park.

Campfire scene at Wakaw Lake near Wakaw.

Eagle Point Resort houseboat on giant Lac La Ronge.

Grasslands National Park West Block

Sturgeon River Guest Ranch leads riders into the southwest corner of Prince Albert National Park in search of the park’s elusive free roaming bison herd.

The forest covered hills of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in southwest Saskatchewan rise 600 metres above the surrounding plains in oasis like fashion. Missed by glaciers, these beautiful highlands remain the highest point of land between the Rockies and Labrador. Scenic lookouts offer a commanding view of the prairies below.

Castle Butte is a 70-metre high (230 ft) sandstone and clay formation located in the Big Muddy Badlands near Bengough. Its prominent position on the flat valley floor made it a landmark that was used for navigation by First Nations and settlers.

Waskesiu Lake in Prince Albert National Park. The park’s main beach at the townsite of Waskesiu is a popular summer hangout for families and teens.

First Nations dancer near Fort Qu’Appelle in the Qu’Appelle Valley.  The Standing Buffalo Indian Powwow at Fort Qu’Appelle is one of the oldest and largest powwows in Saskatchewan. Participants come from western Canada and USA. This year the powwow will be held August 10-12, 2012.

Gainer the gopher, the Saskatchewan Roughriders popular mascot.

Otter Lake near Missinipe, one of Saskatchewan’s 100,000 lakes.