5 indoor activities to enjoy in winter

The first snow fall in Saskatchewan is always magical. Trees sparkle and the ground is blanketed in white. Big snowflakes are my favourite and I love catching a few on my tongue. It feels like a little taste of mother nature’s purest water as they melt in my mouth.

The kids are always eager to play outside and see if the new snow is ideal for a snowball fight or to build the next big fortress. If it is too soft, then we enjoy making snow angels and sledding at the local hill.

In addition to outdoor fun, there are many options for indoor activities. Whether you want to relax at a spa, discover history and culture, or enjoy an adrenaline rush an indoor adventure facility, there are great local businesses where you can refresh and recharge for your next outdoor excursion. 

Relax at a spa

Relaxing in the mineral water at Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa is one of the best ways to warm up in winter. The property has mineral-rich, geothermal indoor and outdoor pools, open year round. Visitors from all over the world come to soak in the healing water. 

temple gardens spa
Photo by Annika Mang

Take an indoor tour

While in Moose Jaw, tour the underground Tunnels of Moose Jaw, where actors bring legend and history to life. Choose between the Chicago Connection, which highlights the prohibition era and Al Capone’s alleged connection to the city; Bunker 24, a new tour about Canada’s growth coming out of the Great Depression and World War II; or Passage to Fortune, which shares experiences of early Chinese immigrants to Canada. Make it a day and take all three tours. 

moose jaw tunnels
Photo by Annika Mang

Discover indoor adventure

On those frigid cold days, take the family on an indoor adventure. There are some amazing options to explore. They also make for a fun night out with friends or a unique date.

Test your balance on the high ropes course at SkyPark Regina, or tackle a boulder problem at the Regina Climbing Centre. In Saskatoon, soar down the zipline at the Stoked Centre, test your backflip at Apex Trampoline Park, or take up indoor climbing at Grip It Climbing.  

grip it climbing gym
Photo by Holly Burgess

Explore art, history and science

Saskatchewan boasts a variety of galleries and museums. Expand your artistic taste by exploring modern and contemporary art at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon. Learn about archaeological and Indigenous history at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina. While in the city, visit the Saskatchewan Science Centre to engage in STEM activities that will inspire you to create the next best invention. Step back in time at the Western Development Museum branches in Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Saskatoon and Yorkton

Soak up fun at an indoor a water park

 Add The Atlas Hotel in Regina to your must-visit list. It features an indoor waterpark with a Watermark digital water curtain, two waterslides, a hot tub with waterfalls, pool, and spray pad. In Saskatoon, check out the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel to enjoy the massive pool area, hot tub and waterslides. 

atlas hotel
Photo by Annika Mang

Author: Annika Mang

Annika Mang


Annika Mang is a writer and photographer based in Regina, Saskatchewan with a focus on family adventure.

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