5 Guided Tours in Saskatchewan Parks
Saskatchewan has an impressive parks system, with several parks open year-round. Guided tours with knowledgeable park interpreters lead to discoveries you may never make on your own. Here are a few guided park tours to consider.
Fossil Fever – Grasslands National Park, East Block
Grassland National Park’s East Block bares a gritty, rugged character with infinite stories of prehistoric life on the planet. Its Rock Creek Badlands yield a treasure trove of fossils and adventures.
Fossil Fever is a summer highlight, held each August. Explore the area with Royal Saskatchewan Museum palaeontologists and learn the ins and outs of fossil hunting. After a day of discovery, enjoy Fossil Talks in the evening.
– Grasslands National Park, West Block
The West Block’s distinguishing feature is the Frenchman River, where the silence is interrupted by the playful chatter of black-tailed prairie dogs and thundering movement of bison across the prairie. Where the Buffalo Roam tours, offered in July and August, examine the history of Plains bison during a tour of the park’s handling facility. Following the tour, learn about the importance of the bison to Indigenous peoples during a guided hike.
Treetop Zip – Treeosix Adventure Parks, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Experiences at Treeosix Adventure Parks in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park are more than a quick zip above the lodgepole pine forest canopy. Two-hour guided zipline tours prepare guests to “fly through the trees with ease,” while gaining an appreciation of the beautiful surroundings.
Climb a rope ladder, walk a sky bridge, and soar across 2,000 feet of ziplines connected by treetop platforms. It’s a thrill that will leave you screaming for more. Treeosix Adventure Parks operate from May-September.
Mystery of the Bog – Prince Albert National Park
Spanning 3,875 sq. km, Prince Albert National Park has a network of trails that take visitors deep into the boreal forest. Mystery of the Bog tours explore the Boundary Bog Trail, a 2 km loop that winds through the shadowy world of the black spruce bog, where carnivorous plants share a home with dwarf birch, golden tamarack and a variety of birds and wildlife. Prince Albert National Park is open year-round.
Boreal Forest Exposed – Sundogs Excursions, Great Blue Heron Provincial Park
Experiences with Sundogs Excursions really do take the chill out of winter – nothing warms the heart like canine love. With a trained musher and team of Alaskan huskies in charge, your role is simply to sit tight and enjoy the ride. Sundogs Excursions offers a variety of tours that range from 1.5 hours to half-day to overnight or longer, as well as customized trips. There are even Moon Dog Express excursions during a full moon. The Signature Canadian Experience provides guests with in-depth knowledge of the landscape, the people and wildlife.