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Welcome! You are viewing an archived issue of SaskSecrets, Tourism Saskatchewan's Online Newsletter, from May 2013. To read the current issue of SaskSecrets, click here

 

Meadow Lake Provincial Park

Farther north than Prince Albert National Park, Meadow Lake Provincial Park may seem far away, but it’s actually very accessible and it’s definitely worth the drive. It’s one of the largest provincial parks in the province and has more than 20 lakes that are all connected by the Waterhen River. 

One of the best ways to indulge in nature is to go on a hike. The Boreal Trail, a 120km east-west traverse across the park, is Saskatchewan’s only destination backpacking trail. It offers multi-day trips, backcountry camping, and a variety of start and end points using Leave No Trace Canada principles. Depending on your skill and fitness level, it can be a multi-day backcountry adventure or a leisurely stroll.

The park is laced with crystal clear lakes; canoeing and kayaking on its  many waterways is an excellent way to see the park from a different point of view.  Get your blood pumping and hit some whitewater with Clearwater Canoeing on the Waterhen River. Is a boat with a motor more your style? Take the kids tubing or cast your line and catch your dinner.  With so many lakes to discover, it’s easy to find a secluded spot to enjoy the beach by yourself or with a small group of friends.

And, of course, there’s camping! Relax around a crackling fire in your beautifully treed, lakeside campsite, roasting some marshmallows and watching the sunset is the best way to end your day.