6 Winter Getaways in Northeast Saskatchewan
As the gateway to many of province’s 100,000 lakes and rivers and home to the 1,000 Miles of Snow snowmobile trail network, the northeast area of Saskatchewan is an outdoor playground for those seeking untouched wilderness.
Experience an authentic Saskatchewan winter adventure with one of these travel packages that support local outfitters and businesses across the northeast region.
Winter is for the Dogs Experience
Want to experience winter on the wild side? This once-in-a-lifetime experience puts you at the reins of your own dogsled team. Explore the boreal forest during a two-hour guided dogsledding adventure and enjoy a bonfire lunch and hot chocolate on the trail. Spend two nights in the rustic Trapper Creek Outfitters cabins. Meals are included with the stay, including one dinner at The Dam Smokehouse in Nipawin.
Photo supplied by Trapper Creek Outfitters
Cabin in the Woods Getaway
Escape to a cabin in the woods in Saskatchewan’s Outback – Carrot River. This cosy, charming and intimate package includes two nights at Shell’s Fitness and Soul Center, a one-hour guided snowshoe tour and a one-hour yoga stretch class. A welcome charcuterie board to enjoy during your stay and a gift of locally sourced items to take home. Prepare your own meals with access to a full indoor kitchen, or experience a culinary adventure in the area. Snowshoes, sauna and fire pit (weather dependent) are available to use. While in Carrot River, stop in at Birch Road Studio & Gallery, Grant Schiller Knives or Prairie Angel Bakery & Patisserie.
Photo supplied by Shell's Fitness and Soul Center
Experience the Tisdale Frontier
This unique winter package is ideal for families or winter adventurers. Enjoy two nights’ accommodation in a rustic cabin at Bison River Ranch. Close to several lakes, cross-country ski trails and in the heart of the 1,000 Miles of Snow snowmobile trail network, there are plenty of ways to explore the area! This package also includes a horse-drawn sleigh ride and hot chocolate by the fire at Fleury’s Frontier Adventures, as well as a $75 gift certificate for The Spot Restaurant & Lounge in Tisdale.
Photo supplied by Bison River Ranch
Farm-to-Table Journey in Saskatchewan’s Outback
This experience features a two-night stay at the Carrot River Inn (breakfast included) and a farm-to-table dining experience at Mabel Hill Farm Kitchen and Marketplace. You will also receive a copy of Jenn Sharp’s book, Flat Out Delicious: Your Definitive Guide to Saskatchewan’s Food Artisans, featuring Chef Michael Brownlee. Explore the trails in the Carrot River and Nipawin areas by snowshoe (available for booking), cross-country skis or snowmobile, or bring your skates for some indoor or outdoor skating. While in Carrot River, stop in at Birch Road Studio & Gallery, Grant Schiller Knives or Prairie Angel Bakery & Patisserie.
Old-Fashioned Winter in Hudson Bay
Experience an Old-Fashioned Winter in Hudson Bay, one of Saskatchewan’s premier winter destinations. This unique package includes a two-night stay at Fir River Ranch, with your choice of horseback riding or a sleigh ride (both weather dependent) and dinner ($40 gift certificate/person) at The Railway Ave. Pub – an experience all on its own, with a nod to the unique railway history of the town. Bring your cross-country skis or snowmobiles and explore the area’s network of trails. An optional guided night sky/aurora tour with a local expert may be available for an additional cost depending on date and weather conditions.
Knifemaking Weekend in Saskatchewan’s Outback
This package is perfect for those looking for an authentic experience making a one-of-a-kind knife under the expert guidance of second-generation knifemaker Grant Schiller. It will immerse you in the craft of knifemaking over one weekend. It includes two nights’ accommodation at Carrot River Inn and meals from local eateries throughout your stay. Add-ons are available.
Photo supplied by Grant Schiller Knives
Plan more winter adventures around the province with these travel offers!