From Bunny Yoga to Pumpkin U-Picks – Fun Ways to Spend Fall Days in Saskatchewan
With a change of seasons, comes a change of plans. Time to transition from beach days to the corn maze.
Fill your calendar with these fun ways to spend fall days in Saskatchewan.Saskatoon
Book your private pumpkin U-pick experience or patio table tasting at Black Fox Farm and Distillery. Sample award-winning whisky, gin and cocktails and meet founders John Cote and Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote on a tour of the distillery.
Battle Creek Adventure Park/Prairie Storm PaintballLocation: Moose Jaw
Putt for a hole-in-one at Canada’s longest 18-hole mini golf course at Battle Creek Adventure Park. The course takes golfers on a scenic prairie hike through the countryside with challenging terrain and sunset views. Also onsite is Prairie Storm Paintball, an off-road racecourse, and a recreation area for beach volleyball, spikeball and other lawn games.
Location: Maple Creek
Bond with the animals during a Goat Yoga session or hop on the Pumpkin Train (wheelchair accessible) for a scenic fall tour of the farm and pick out a pumpkin from the patch at Grotto Gardens Family Fun Farm. As the tour winds around the animal pastures, through the berry orchard, around the perennial gardens and flower displays, stop and feed the other farm animals – sheep, miniature donkeys and alpacas – who make their home at Grotto Gardens. Also visit the restaurant, bakery and gift shop. In October, get spooked at the Haunted Farm event.
Enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family at Crossmount Cider Company with the firepit package. The two-hour experience includes cider flights, s’mores and firewood. There is even a hotdog package add-on. Also available to book is a new boho-inspired picnic package with charcuterie boards and cider (of course!), as well as orchard tours and a tasting room experience.
Location: Near Maple Creek/Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Explore winding trails in deep spruce and pine forest on a cowboy ATV tour with Historic Reesor Ranch. The one-hour guided experience takes you over diverse terrain through the Cypress Hills Wilderness Area and Battle Creek Valley. The beautiful ranch vistas can also be enjoyed on horseback.
For advanced mazers, Youth Farm Corn Maze has a layout that is sure to challenge you. It also has a corn maze for those who prefer to leisurely wander, as well as a family-friendly one for younger guests. Onsite is a petting zoo, jumbo pillow, climbing wall and train and wagon rides. More great corn mazes can be found across the province: Corn Trails (Canora), Cedar Creek Gardens (Regina), Strawberry Ranch Maze (Saskatoon), and Paintball Paradise (Prince Albert).
Location: Near Vanscoy
Farm-to-table dinners at Farm One Forty offer a glimpse into daily life on the 140-acre farm near Vanscoy. The evening includes a guided farm tour, where guests can stroll out to the pasture, mingle with the animals and explore the gardens where most of the dinner ingredients are grown and harvested.
Location: Near Saskatoon
Try out a new kind of yoga – Bunny Yoga – at Wander’s Tiny Farm, located only 25 minutes east of Saskatoon along Highway 5. The farm is very family-friendly. Children can safely explore, while learning about and interacting with the farm animals. Buy a bottle of milk in the Farm Shop and feed the calves. You can also purchase products grown and raised on the farm, including free-range chicken, pork and eggs.
Location: Near Lumsden
Indulge in a cheese platter with wine overlooking the valley during a Picnic in the Orchard at Over the Hill Orchards and Winery, near Lumsden. Choose from one of five picnic sites or the new deluxe gazebo, plus your favourite wine, for this one-hour experience. Your picnic backpack comes with everything you will need – from a blanket, utensils and wine glasses to bread, cheese and bison jerky – for an unforgettable fall afternoon.
Location: Near Saskatoon
From evening (glow) stand-up paddleboard and sauna adventures to full moon hikes and overnight retreats, Back2Nature Wellness and Adventures offers experiences that will take you on an inner journey of self-awareness and restoration. These guided outdoor adventures take place at locations/waterways in the Saskatoon area, including the South Saskatchewan River/Chief Whitecap Waterway, Blackstrap Provincial Park and Pike Lake Provincial Park.
Location: Whitecap Dakota First Nation, near Saskatoon
An unforgettable, authentic Indigenous experience awaits you at Dakota Dunes Resort & Casino. Sign up for its Bannock and Bonfire package and warm up your evening with traditional bannock and storytelling around the outdoor bonfire. As night falls, one of the resort staff will take you through the riveting history of the Dakota people. Other onsite adventures include ebike rentals, bird tours, wagon rides and mini tipi setup.