5 Best Jaw-dropping Family Attractions

Climb, pop, swing and dangle!

Locals know that Saskatchewan is full of exciting, affordable attractions for families. Looking for fun ideas for your next family trip? Check out these jaw-dropping experiences for all ages and seasons.

 

1. T.rex Discovery Centre, Eastend

The T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend is home to the world’s most massive T. rex skeleton. Kids of all ages are inspired by the remains of these dragon-like creatures. 

Investigate the land before time through hands-on learning workshops, prehistoric mammal galleries, the fossil lab and a 98-seat theatre.

Locals know that the beautiful town of Eastend, nestled in the Frenchman River Valley, is a hidden gem for families. Discover the quaint shops and local eateries; pool and splash park; museum and the Whitemud Clay’s pottery studio.

 

 

2. Blue Mountain Adventure Park, North Battleford

Active kids love the rush of these ultimate outdoor adventures. The park is full of non-stop toe-curling fun.

Figuring out where to start is the first challenge.

Choose from big and little ziplines for all ages. Dare to try the high-wire aerial course, the team challenge obstacle course, or the climbing wall. Aim for a bullseye at the archery, axe-throwing and air rifle target ranges.

A tranquil little lake is perfect for canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding.

When the snow falls, explore over 30 km of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Try tubing down a giant hill or ice skating on the lake together. Afterwards, gather relax and connect in the cozy log chalet.

Planners can customize a Blue Mountain adventure visit with family day passes, quaint cabins and private campsites nestled among rolling hills and lush forest. 

 

 

3. Nutrien Wonderhub Children’s Museum, Saskatoon

Your children will master creative play at Saskatchewan’s amazing new children’s museum. Parents say their kids were busy for hours and didn’t want to leave.

The museum’s hands-on exhibits celebrate art, science, technology and culture.

Kids get to rule a miniature city called Toon Town. They’ll “oooo” and “ahhh” over cosmic commotion, the northern lights and sensory surprises in the Boxes o’ Fun exhibit.

Explore little bridges, creative space workshops and even a potash mine.

It’s the most fun families can have for less than the price of movie admission.

You’ll have to see it to believe it.

 

4. Saskatchewan Science Centre, Regina

Locals treasure the Saskatchewan Science Centre, surrounded by the stunning beauty of Wascana Centre. This is where real science, film and the culinary arts meet forest-fresh air, wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation.

Ignite scientific curiosity with ever-changing hands-on exhibits, daily programming and exciting stage shows.

The onsite Kramer IMAX Theatre is the province's only large-format 3D theatre. It features science, travel and nature-oriented documentary films on a giant screen.

Before you leave, visit the Atom + Geek Science Shop, Skye Bistro and Café or wander along the lakeside trail.

 

 

5. Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park, Saskatoon

Nutrien Playland is where urban park meets amusement-style attractions for squeal-worthy fun.

Kids can soar high above the city on the Ferris wheel, twirl on a vintage carousel animal and hop aboard the miniature freight train.

Experience hands-on fun in water and sand at the natural play area.

Skip, hop and jump over to the Kinsmen Play Village. Explore the accessible play structures, saucer swings and a balance beam.

The park is open from May to September and admission is free.

 

What are your family’s favourite adventures? Share them with #ExploreSask.

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