- the Great Boreal Trail in Saskatchewan

The trail offers multi-day trips, backcountry camping and a variety of start and end points. Rewarding and challenging, the trail gives hikers a close-up view of the lush boreal forest and sparkling clear lakes of the park. Spanning 135 km, the Boreal Trail is the only year-round destination backpacking trail in the Saskatchewan Provincial Park system.

Need to know a bit more?

Wildlife Here is some great wildlife information for you regardless of what trail you find yourself wandering down - stay aware.

Hiking Essentials Here are some hiking essentials that apply on the boreal or any provincial park hiking trail you may find yourself on.

Hiking - Know Before You Go

Top 10 Tips for Trail Users

  1. Consult the ten outdoor essentials and carry all necessary gear.
  2. Abide by all Leave No Trace principles. Pack out what you pack in.
  3. Avoid hiking alone whenever possible.
  4. Choose a trail that fits your abilities. Prepare for steep and/or uneven terrain.
  5. Dress in appropriate hiking attire, including stable (and comfortable) footwear.
  6. Keep to designated trails. Diverting from the path to avoid puddles can harm vegetation and increase erosion.
  7. Know the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
  8. Make a plan and share it with someone. If possible, set a plant to check in periodically throughout our outing.
  9. Respect all wildlife you encounter. Stop and allow time for animals to leave the area before proceeding on the trail.
  10. Review bear and cougar safety information prior to your outdoor adventure.

Leave No Trace is about respecting and caring for wildlands and doing your part to protect wild place and wild lands for future generations.

The principles of ‘Leave no Trace’ include:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Others

For more information visit Leave No Trace

Additional Park Trail Activities  

Many park trail maps are also on the All Trails app

Important: Check with park staff for trail conditions, and notify park staff when planning back country hikes.

    Park
    Trail Activities
    Blackstrap Hiking or Walking Trails Mountain Biking Trails Cycling Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  
    Buffalo Pound Hiking or Walking Trails Mountain Biking Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Interpretive
    Candle Lake Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  
    Chitek Lake Hiking or Walking Trails Back-country Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails  
    Clarence-Steepbank Lakes Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes  
    Clearwater River Hiking or Walking Trails Back-country Trails Canoe Routes  
    Condie Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails  
    Cypress Hills Hiking or Walking Trails Cycling Trails Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Danielson Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes  
    Douglas Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes Interpretive
    Duck Mountain Hiking or Walking Trails Back-country Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Echo Valley Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  
    Good Spirit Lake Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Great Blue Heron Hiking or Walking Trails ATV Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  
    Greenwater Lake Hiking or Walking Trails Cycling Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  
    Lac La Ronge Hiking or Walking Trails Back-country Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Makwa Lake Hiking or Walking Trails Back-country Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Meadow Lake Hiking or Walking Trails Mountain Biking Trails Back-country Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Moose Mountain Hiking or Walking Trails Mountain Biking Trails Cycling Trails ATV Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  Interpretive
    Narrow Hills Hiking or Walking Trails ATV Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Pike Lake Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive 
    Saskatchewan Landing Cycling Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Interpretive
    The Battlefords Hiking or Walking Trails Cycling Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Interpretive
    Wascana Trails Hiking or Walking Trails Mountain Biking Trails Snowshoe Trails  
    White Butte Trails Hiking or Walking Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  
    Green indicates overnight trip opportunities. (updated May 13, 2020)