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Welcome! You are viewing an archived issue of SaskSecrets, Tourism Saskatchewan's Online Newsletter, from June 2014. To read the current issue of SaskSecrets, click here.

Surprising South East Saskatchewan

Steep valley roads, stunning rock formations, fun roadside attractions, beautiful hiking trails through poplar forests and a winding river that links together a chain of lakes – these are just a few features that make southeast Saskatchewan the perfect road trip destination. 

Tourism Saskatchewan’s bloggers recently explored this corner of the province. They made Moose Mountain Provincial Park their home base for a few days and really got a feel for the area by veering off the beaten path and cruising down back roads. 

Near Estevan, they explored the limestone rock formations of Roche Percee. Next up, a step back into Victorian times at Cannington Manor Provincial Historic Site. Here they learned about English settlers with aspirations to establish an aristocratic colony.

Climbing the Qu’Appelle Valley hills at Lebret definitely challenges the cardio system, but the self-sacrifice is definitely worth it.  Late May is a bit too early to be hitting the beaches in Saskatchewan. However, that did not stop our bloggers from dipping their toes into Crooked Lake and relaxing on Melville Beach. 

Another fun discovery was all of the roadside attractions: the World’s Largest Red Paper Clip, a replica of the Eiffel Tower, ice cream shops, tea houses, swinging bridges, all with beautiful scenery along the way. Of course, no trip to the south east would have been complete without trekking out to discover the beauty of Moose Mountain Provincial Park.

You’ll have a great time in southeast Saskatchewan. Start planning your trip today.