Your Guide to Family Day Weekend in Sask Parks

February 1, 2023

Family Day weekend is perfect for exploring the great outdoors in Saskatchewan Parks. With various activities, from skiing to snowshoeing, and lots of warm-up opportunities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Make lasting memories with your loved ones while taking in the beauty of the natural surroundings.

Here is our list of the top things to do February 18-20 in Sask Parks.

Echo Valley Provincial Park

This is the perfect spot for someone looking for adventure! With a skating loop through the Aspen Campground, a Ninja Warrior Course and a new Tipi Warming Shelter, it has some things you can't experience anywhere else!

  • Skate the Park: Feb. 18 - 20, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Illuminated Snowshoe Stroll: Feb. 17, 7 p.m.
  • Scenic Snowshoe Safari: Feb. 18 & 20, 2 p.m.
  • Porcupine Craft: Feb. 20, 11 a.m.
  • Get adventurous on the Ninja Warrior Course or warm up in the Tipi Warming Shelter
  • Stay a night and try winter camping or Camp-Easy

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

Located close to Regina or Moose Jaw? Buffalo Pound is a fantastic option for a day trip. Here you can spend hours trekking the trails (biking, hiking cross-country skiing or snowshoeing), hitting up the toboggan hill (sleds provided if you forgot yours), grabbing a bite and warming up at the Travelling Bakery. Did we mention there are bison you can see!?

  • New to Nordic (cross-country skiing): Feb 18 & 20, 1 p.m.
  • Snowshoe to the Bison: Feb 18 & 20, 4 p.m.
  • Grab a bite and warm drink from the Travelling Bakery
  • Play disc golf (discs can be rented from the entry gate and Visitor Centre)
  • Hit the toboggan hill, trails or sit by the campfire
  • Stay a night and try winter camping or Camp-Easy

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

Now, this park is truly one for the books as it is the only one in the province you can see lodgepole pine trees. To best observe the landscape's natural beauty, try the evening hike and learn about the stars, or snowshoe through the trees. Warm up after at the hot tub and dry sauna located in the Leisure Pool building. Spend the entire weekend with a stay at The Resort or experience a Camp-Easy.

  • Bird Detective (snowshoeing): Feb. 18, 2 p.m.
  • Light-up the Night Hike: Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • Hot tub & dry sauna: Feb. 18, 4 - 8:30 p.m. & Feb. 19, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
  • Onward Movie Night at The Resort: Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. (programming offered at 6:30 p.m.)
  • If These Hills Could Talk Snowshoe Hike: Feb. 20, 2 p.m.
  • Light-up the Night Astronomy Walk: Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Bring your snowmobile and enjoy the fresh snow in Centre Block area
  • Hit the toboggan hill, trails or sit by the campfire
  • Stay a night at The Resort, try winter camping or Camp-Easy

Pike Lake Provincial Park

Located in central Saskatchewan, Pike Lake Provincial Park offers a great balance of winter activities and warm opportunities. Here you can experience the heart-pumping thrill of fat biking on 25 kilometres of groomed trails before calming your body in a wood-burning barrel sauna. Don't miss out on the joy of being surrounded by chickadees while snowshoeing through the park!

  • Where the Wild Winter Things Are (snowshoeing): Feb. 18 & 20, 1 p.m.
  • Chirp with the Chickadees (snowshoeing): Feb. 18 & 20, 3 p.m.
  • Crokicurl: Feb. 18 & 19 (first come, first served)
  • Skating on the canal (behind the rec hall)
  • Rent a fat bike from Aurora E-Bikes
  • Inner Journey Community Sauna: Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Stay a night and try winter camping or Camp-Easy

Duck Mountain Provincial Park

Duck Mountain Provincial Park has exactly what you need if you're a snowmobile enthusiast and want a weekend away. Stay at Madge Lake Retreats and rent a snowmobile to explore the area. In between rides, get lost in our snow maze by day and play laser tag by night! Experience something new with kick sledding, an intro course into dog sledding.

  • Escape the snow maze
  • Rent a snowmobile from Madge Lake Retreats
  • Try kick sledding with Prairie Rentals
  • Border Mountain House restaurant: Feb. 18, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Hit the slopes at Duck Mountain Ski Area
  • Stay a night at Madge Lake Retreats, try winter camping or Camp-Easy

Also don't forget Feb 18-20 is Free Fishing Weekend. Grab your rod and tackle box and head out to one of the many provincial park lakes. Learn more about fishing in Saskatchewan by clicking below.