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Winter in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Q & A's

Q: What kind of winter activities are available in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks?

We will be providing a number of safe, outdoor, family friendly activities this winter, visit Winter In #SaskParks for more information.

Q: Has public safety been considered in having winter activities available?

Yes, Signage is in place throughout the parks to remind visitors of the safety protocols and restrictions in place. In addition to signage, Sask Parks staff will be implementing enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures and minimizing in-park contact where possible. Visitors are asked to maintain physical distance from others, adhere to the mandatory mask-use policy while indoors, respect the restrictions and rules that are in place and to stay home if not feeling well.

Q: Are there currently any restrictions for travel to provincial parks in Saskatchewan?

Not at this time, but visitors are encouraged to check for travel restrictions prior to their visit to any of the Saskatchewan Provincial Parks.

Q: How much does it cost to visit a Saskatchewan Provincial Park in the winter?

Park entry is $10/vehicle for the day, or if you are interested in multiple park visits this winter, you may want to purchase an annual entry permit at a discounted rate of $40 (regular $75). The annual permit will give you unlimited access to ALL provincial parks until March 31, 2021.

Q: Which parks offer both winter activities AND accommodations?

Three of our parks are ideal for planning a winter vacation in:

Visit Winter In #SaskParks for more information about our winter offerings.

Q: Are all provincial parks open, all winter long?

Yes, all of our parks are open year-round, however services and amenities are significantly reduced at most parks in the winter. Check out the parks that have ongoing winter offerings by visiting Winter In #SaskParks  

Q: Will annual passes still be available at all park entry gates?

Park Entry Permits are available at each park, either at the gate or in the Administration Office, and increased safety protocols are now in place.

 

Reservation Site Q & A's

Sask Parks will be launching a new, online reservation website for the 2021 camping season. The new system will be equipped with features and options that weren’t previously available, offering an enhanced booking experience for Sask Parks customers.

Why is there a new website?

The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport’s contract for a reservation system provider was up for renewal in 2020. A formal Request for Proposals was issued and an extensive review of all proponents was completed. As a result, a new vendor has been selected.

Who is the new service provider?

The new service provider is Aspira, the largest campsite reservation system provider in North America with 30 years of experience. Aspira's vast experience and expertise will be of great value to our campers.

What will the new website have to offer?

The new system will be equipped with features and options that weren’t previously available, providing more functionality and access to services online – details as to what exactly this includes will come at a later date – hang tight!

When can we expect more information?

Additional information on the new reservation website and reservation launch dates will be announced in the new year. Once the additional information regarding the website is available, it will be widely communicated across Sask Parks' website, Facebook page and e-newsletter.

 

COVID-19 Q & A's

Q: Will my camping experience be different than in previous years?

  • The safety of our park users and staff is the priority and there are many restrictions in place to protect everyone from the spread of COVID-19, which includes (while the public health order is still in effect):
    • Campers are encouraged to use bathroom facilities in their trailers or recreational vehicles.
    • Park users will be asked to continue physically distancing and gatherings are limited to a maximum of 30 people indoors (where space allows for two metres of physical distancing) and 30 people outdoors.
    • Campers are asked to protect themselves and others by not going camping if they are showing signs of illness and to bring along supplies (hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes) to help stop the spread of the virus.

Q: What kind of actions are provincial parks taking to help stop the spread of COVID-19?

  • A variety of new protocols and cleaning practices are in place:
    • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices at central dump stations and water fill stations.
    • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection efforts in campground sites and in all public/shared spaces (e.g. picnic table, garbage cans and other high-touch surfaces).
      Some shared facilities (cookhouses) remain closed.
    • Beach and picnic area access is permitted according to the guidelines for beaches and increased cleaning and disinfection practices of common touch areas.
    • Park and playground access is permitted according to the guidelines for parks and outdoor playgrounds.
    • Employees must have access to proper cleaning and disinfecting supplies, as well as personal protective equipment. Staff are required to stay home if they are unwell or symptomatic.
    • Signage is posted to caution visitors about the risks of COVID-19. 

Q: Are there currently any restrictions for travel to provincial parks in Saskatchewan?

  • Not at this time, but visitors are encouraged to check for travel restrictions prior to their visit to any of the Saskatchewan Provincial Parks