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 more information and for a map to the dunes from Sceptre, stop at the village office in Sceptre,​​​ Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 - 4 p.m. or at the museum daily 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. mid-May to Labour Day.

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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Cypress Hills – Grasslands Park Birding Tour

Grasslands National Park, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Cypress Hills

May 10, 2024 to Nov 15, 2024

​Join experienced local birding guide, Stan Shadick from Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours, for a 7-day / 6-night birding tour visiting Saskatchewan's Great Sandhills, Cypress Hills and Grasslands National Park. Both novice and experienced birdwatchers are welcome. The tour takes in the best birding hotspots in southwestern Saskatchewan.

The tour begins in Saskatoon but can also be joined at Rosetown, Kindersley or Leader. Package price includes guiding services for each group of 1-4 persons travelling in a single vehicle. ​
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STARTING AT:
$975

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 more information and for a map to the dunes from Sceptre, stop at the village office in Sceptre,​​​ Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 - 4 p.m. or at the museum daily 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. mid-May to Labour Day.

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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Cypress Hills – Grasslands Park Birding Tour

May 10, 2024 to Nov 15, 2024

STARTING AT: $975

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