South - Sceptre
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Approximately 20 km S of Sceptre.
Latitude: 50.72949° N,
Longitude: -109.2876° W
The Great Sandhills of southwestern Saskatchewan are a unique 1,900 sq. km area of active desert-like sand dunes. Native grasses and small clumps of trees such as aspen, willow and sagebrush flank the dune formations. Mule deer and antelope frequent the area. For an overview of the region's natural and human history and to obtain a directional map to the dunes, visit the Great Sandhills Museum, or for a map stop at the village office in Sceptre,​​​ prior to travelling to the dunes.

To access the Great Sandhills from Sceptre, take the grid road on the east side of the village (off Hwy 32) for 9.6 km, follow the curve to the right at the T junction, travel west for 1.6 km, then south for approximately 10 km to the parking lot with interpretive signs. Walk approximately 0.5 km on a narrow sandy trail to the dune formations, climb to the top of a huge sand dune and simply enjoy the view. Windy conditions are common.

The last stretch of road leading to the dunes is privately leased by local ranchers who use the land as summer pasture for their cattle. All fires and camping are prohibited in the Sandhills. Parking is allowed only in designated areas. Camping is available at Leader. Please remember to respect the environment; take only pictures, leave only footprints.
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Leader and the Great Sandhills Bus Tour - August

Leader

Aug 1, 2020 to Aug 1, 2020

​​This spectacular guided tour loops throughout the Leader area and includes The Great Sandhills Museum, the Great Sandhills, Blumenfeld Church,​ ​St. John's Church and School, Estuary Hutterite Colony and Dean Francis at Sagebrush Studios. Tour departs from the Leader Tourist Information Centre at the corner of 5th Ave E and Hwy 21. Snacks and drinks are included. Tour participants will also receive passes for River Ridge Golf Course and Leader swimming pool. Noon barbecued lunch is an additional $26 per person. Another tour occurs on June 6, 2020; it follows the same schedule. ​

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Leader and the Great Sandhills Bus Tour- June

Leader

South

Jun 6, 2020 to Jun 6, 2020

​This spectacular guided tour loops throughout the Leader area and includes The Great Sandhills Museum, the Great Sandhills, Blumenfeld Church,​ ​St. John's Church and School, Estuary Hutterite Colony and Dean Francis at Sagebrush Studios. Tour departs from the Leader Tourist Information Centre at the corner of 5th Ave E and Hwy 21. Snacks and drinks are included. Tour participants will also receive passes for River Ridge Golf Course and Leader swimming pool. Noon barbecued lunch is an additional $26 per person. Another tour occurs August 1, 2020; it follows the same schedule. 

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Rates And Discounts

  • Free admission

Access

  • Country / Rural

Services

  • Self-guided tour

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Interpretive signage

Activities

  • Birding / Wildlife viewing

Contact Info

Phone(s): 306-623-4345 | 306-623-4244 |
gshs@sasktel.net

Approximately 20 km S of Sceptre.

Latitude: 50.72949° N, Longitude: -109.2876° W

South - Sceptre

The Great Sandhills of southwestern Saskatchewan are a unique 1,900 sq. km area of active desert-like sand dunes. Native grasses and small clumps of trees such as aspen, willow and sagebrush flank the dune formations. Mule deer and antelope frequent the area. For an overview of the region's natural and human history and to obtain a directional map to the dunes, visit the Great Sandhills Museum, or for a map stop at the village office in Sceptre,​​​ prior to travelling to the dunes.

To access the Great Sandhills from Sceptre, take the grid road on the east side of the village (off Hwy 32) for 9.6 km, follow the curve to the right at the T junction, travel west for 1.6 km, then south for approximately 10 km to the parking lot with interpretive signs. Walk approximately 0.5 km on a narrow sandy trail to the dune formations, climb to the top of a huge sand dune and simply enjoy the view. Windy conditions are common.

The last stretch of road leading to the dunes is privately leased by local ranchers who use the land as summer pasture for their cattle. All fires and camping are prohibited in the Sandhills. Parking is allowed only in designated areas. Camping is available at Leader. Please remember to respect the environment; take only pictures, leave only footprints.

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Location Information

Approximately 20 km S of Sceptre.

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lat. 50.72949° N, long. -109.2876° W

Contact Info

Phone: 306-623-4345 | 306-623-4244 |
gshs@sasktel.net

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Leader and the Great Sandhills Bus Tour - August

Aug 1, 2020 to Aug 1, 2020

STARTING AT: $85

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Leader and the Great Sandhills Bus Tour- June

Jun 6, 2020 to Jun 6, 2020

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