Longitude: -109.2876° W
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.
Engelheim Tours - The Great Sandhills Adventure
Great Sand Hills, Maple Creek, Eastend, Swift Current, Sceptre, Regina
Aug 12, 2022 to Aug 13, 2022
This 2-day tour originating from Regina highlights the attractions of southwest Saskatchewan including the Great Sandhills, the T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend which is home to Scotty the T.rex, and Fort Walsh National Historic Site. The per person price of $249 S or $199 D includes deluxe motor coach transportation from Regina, professional tour director, guided tour of the T.rex Discovery Centre, admission to Fort Walsh National Historic site, accommodations in Maple Creek, a visit to Grotto Gardens Country Market in Maple Creek, admission to the Great Sandhills Interpretive Centre and a buffet in Swift Current.
Rates And Discounts
- Free admission
- Country / Rural
- Self-guided tour
- Free parking
- Interpretive signage
- Birding / Wildlife viewing