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

Qu'Appelle Valley in the Fall

Driving through the Qu’Appelle Valley is beautiful any time of year, but there’s something about autumn that makes it even more special. The changing leaves from green to yellow, orange and red and the iconic sight of bales in the fields after a successful harvest - it’s quintessential Saskatchewan. And right now is a perfect time to explore the area. 

In the Lumsden and Craven portion of the valley, you will find great stops like; the Brickhouse Bistro, Last Mountain Distillery, and Over the Hill Orchards, to name just a few. Standard fall practice is to get photos in a pumpkin patch, so make sure you visit Lincoln Gardens or Pumpkin Hollow with the family for some fun. 

Taking the winding Highway 99 east of Craven towards Highway 6 is a treat in itself. Here you will find numerous spots to take beautiful landscape shots full of fall colours, hay bales, and horses. From this road you can also visit the St. Nicholas Anglican Church, a little well-kept church on the prairie that begs to be photographed against the foliage.  

Our bloggers recently took an afternoon to travel through the area. Take a look at what they got up to then, get out there and find out for yourself how great the valley can be at this time of year!