Road Trip West Central Saskatchewan

West central Saskatchewan is a beautifully diverse region of the province. Saskatoon is the gateway to the area. Also known as the “Paris of the Prairies,” Saskatoon is buzzing with positive vibes, fantastic food and a thriving arts scene. Little Manitou Lake, which bills itself as “Canada’s Dead Sea,” is so laden with healing minerals that you can float effortlessly on the surface. Sprinkle in some scenic provincial parks, eye-opening hidden gems, rich history and you have a long list of reasons to visit west central Saskatchewan.

Here is a guide to inspire and help plan a safe trip throughout the area. 

Cities and Small Towns

Prince Albert
North Battleford

Scenic Points

Meewasin Valley
Prairie Lily Riverboat Tour
Sand Dunes at Douglas Provincial Park
Cochin Lighthouse
Harbor Golf Club & Resort


Places to Stay

Manitou Springs Resort and Mineral Spa
Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough
The James Hotel
Dakota Dunes Resort & Casino
Alive Sky Lodge


Food and Drink

Odd Couple
Ayden Kitchen & Bar
Hearth Restaurant
9 Mile Legacy
Beaver Grill Express
Moose Woods Home Fire Grill
Black Fox Farm and Distillery


Outdoor Adventure

Hiking in the Meewasin Valley
Stay and Play at
Dakota Dunes
Enjoy the views from the
Cochin Lighthouse
Ziplining at
Blue Mountain Adventure Park
Stand up Paddleboard with
Escape Sports


History & Culture

Fort Carlton Provincial Historic Park
Batoche National Historic Site
Remai Modern
Western Development Museum


Provincial Parks and National Parks

Danielson Provincial Park
Douglas Provincial Park
Blackstrap Provincial Park
Pike Lake Provincial Park
The Battlefords Provincial Park


Hidden Gems

Rosthern Station Arts Centre
Petrofka Orchard
Crooked Bush
Cochin Lighthouse
Wolf Willow Campground & Winery
Ancient Echoes Interpretive Centre


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