5 Reasons to Love Saskatchewan Winter

When friends and family are settling in for a winter weekend at home, you’re itching to get out and feel the (cold, cold) air on your face. Here are five activities to make you fall in love with Saskatchewan winters.

1. Ice Fishing

That’s right: putting up a hut or a high-tech tent in the middle of a frozen lake and drilling a hole in the ice is a lot of fun. Maybe you’ll catch a record-breaking walleye from Tobin Lake. Whatever happens, you’ll have an amazing time with friends. Get out there while the ice is thick.

2. Dogsledding

Go off-roading with a pack of dogs pulling you swiftly and silently through the boreal forest. Get to know your sled dogs and experience winter in a whole new way. Based at Anglin Lake, Sundogs Excursions offers dogsledding adventures around Great Blue Heron Provincial Park and Prince Albert National Park.

3. Northern Lights

Catching the aurora borealis in full swing is the definition of a bucket list experience. On a clear winter night, watch the northern lights come alive, as belts of green and purple dance across the sky.

4. Cross-country Skiing

Saskatchewan’s parks are laced with cross-country ski trails. Try skiing the Don Allen Trails in Lac La Ronge Provincial Park, or explore Duck Mountain Provincial Park, which has six well-equipped warm-up shelters along the trails.

5. Four-season Resorts

Snow and frost can’t stop Saskatchewan’s four-season resorts. Hit the outdoor skating rink and toboggan hill at Elk Ridge Resort before spending the evening dining and relaxing with friends and family. At Water’s Edge Eco-Lodge in Meadow Lake Provincial Park, strap on some snowshoes to explore the area and then warm up in front of the fire with some hot chocolate.


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