Winter in Buffalo Pound
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Park Information
A Park Entry Permit is Required

2022 Sask Parks Annual Park Entry Permits are valid until April 30, 2023.

Daily, Weekly and Annual Park Entry Permits can be purchased online or at the park upon arrival. See admin office or entry gate to purchase.

Daily and Weekly Park Entry Permits can be printed at home prior to arrival at the park.

Annual Park Entry Permits purchased online MUST be picked up at the park in person. They will NOT be mailed out to customers.

For more details on Sask Parks Annual Park Entry Permits please visit the link below.

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Park Administration Office

Mon - Thu: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fridays: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Phone: 306-694-3229

Phone: 306-694-3229
Directions to the Park
Explore More in partnership with Engelheim Tours
March 4, 2023

Close out winter with a bang with this day trip to Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. Get in all the quintessential winter activities from snowshoeing to cross-country skiing and more.

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Activities
Visitor Centre

The newly renovated visitor centre is a great place to warm your toes during a trip to the park.

Starting January 2023 warm up with the purchase of a hot meal or hot chocolate prepared by The Travelling Bakery.

The Travelling Baker
Biking

Ride our mountain biking trails year-round. Winter is an ideal time to explore on a fat bike.

For trail conditions call or text 306-690-4726.

Bring your own bike and helmet.

Trail Conditions 306-690-4726
Snowshoeing

Snowshoe with ease on our designated snowshoe trails.

Need snowshoes? A variety of sizes will be available to rent starting December 1 from the Park Office during operating hours. Daily rate is $5/day for youth (under 18) and $10/day for adults. Snowshoes will be disinfected after each user.

Cross-country Skiing

Enjoy a picturesque cross-country ski on the groomed cross country ski trail.

Both classic set, at Maple Vale and Shady Lane campgrounds, and freestyle groomed, in the Nicolle Flats Nature Area, are being maintained.

Please bring your own skis.

Disc Golf

Looking for a new winter hobby? Try our Disc Golf course! Discs can be rented from the entry gate and Visitor Centre.

Ice-Fishing

Looking to fish? Buffalo Pound Lake is accessible via the boat launch area in Elmview Campground. Bring your gear and try your luck ice-fishing! Ice thickness can vary day to day and location to location.

The lake is accessible at user's own risk. Fishing licenses are required for Saskatchewan residents aged 16-64. Purchase yours online or at the park Administration Office.

Purchase Fishing License Online
Tobogganing

Bring your toboggan and fly down the tobogganing hill.

Bison Herd

Visit the bison herd! Winter is a great time to observe the bison and take a few photos, just a 4.5 km drive from Lower Chalet Campground.

Park Activity Kit

Looking for more ideas? Pick up a winter Park Activity Kit (PAK) from the Park Office. These PAKs are filled with activity ideas to inspire outdoor play and education. Available during office hours.

Guided Programs

Did you know Buffalo Pound offers fun programming and activities? Even in winter!

Join our Park Interpreters every Saturday between January 7 and March 4, 2023, for our New to Nordic program at 1 p.m. or at 4 p.m. for a guided snowshoe hike along the Bison Range. Meet at the Visitor Centre Chalet before both programs.

See the "Events & Programs" section below for more details and pre-registration info.

Winter Fun in Sask Parks, Park Activity Book

Pick up your own Winter Fun Activity Booklet from the park administrative office to find fun activities for the whole family.

Food Options
Picnic Options

Pack a picnic and enjoy it in one of our picnic shelters. Picnic shelters are equipped with wood-burning stoves (wood provided).

Stay With Us
Winter Camping

With many great offerings available in parks this winter, why not make the most of it and spend a night or two camping in the park?

Those interested in winter camping can reserve campsites online!

By reserving your campsite online in advance, this will help us prepare for your visit and keep track of our campers for safety purposes.

To learn more about winter camping in Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, click the link below.

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Camp-Easy

Camp-Easy is exactly what you need for that perfect getaway with minimal effort and preparation. You can enjoy the experience of tenting with the advantage of being warmer, drier while you're up off the ground. The Camp-Easy tent and covered outdoor space will keep you protected from the elements during your stay.

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Events & Programs

Be sure to prepare for the weather - dress in layers and check the forecast for snow and wind.

Please note: If temperatures in the program location are forecasted at or below -26°C (with the wind chill), this program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be made 24 hours in advance, and all pre-registrants will be notified.

Nov 26 - Dec 23
Trim Your Tree
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Visitor Centre
8 a.m.
-
4:30 p.m.
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Dec 9 & 10
Festival of Lights
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Pike Lake Campground
5:30 p.m.
-
9:45 p.m.
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Dec 16 - Dec 21
Festival of Lights
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Pike Lake Campground
5:30 p.m.
-
9:45 p.m.
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Dec 23 - Dec 31
Festival of Lights
Candle Lake Provincial Park
Sandy Bay Campground
5:00 p.m.
-
9:00 p.m.
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Fri, Jan 6, 2023
Illuminated Snowshoe Stroll
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
7 p.m.
-
8 p.m.
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Sat, Jan 7, 2023
New to Nordic
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
1 p.m.
-
2:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 7, 2023
Where the Wild Winter Things Are
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Main Parking Lot
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
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Sat, Jan 7, 2023
If These Hills Could Talk
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3:30 p.m.
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Sat, Jan 7, 2023
Scenic Snowshoe Safari
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3 p.m.
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Sat, Jan 7, 2023
Chirp with the Chickadees
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Rec Hall
3 p.m.
-
4 p.m.
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Sat, Jan 7, 2023
Snowshoe to the Bison
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
4 p.m.
-
5:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 7, 2023
New to Nordic
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Madge Lake Golf Course
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 7, 2023
Escape the Maze
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Fern Campground
4 p.m.
-
5 p.m.
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Sat, Jan 7, 2023
Light-up the Night Hike
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Meet at the Resort entrance
7:30 p.m.
-
8:30 p.m.
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Fri, Jan 13, 2023
Illuminated Snowshoe Stroll
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
7 p.m.
-
8 p.m.
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Fri, Jan 13, 2023
Candle-lit Ski
Moose Mountain Provincial Park
Little Kenosee
7 p.m.
-
9:30 p.m.
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Sat, Jan 14, 2023
New to Nordic
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
1 p.m.
-
2:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 14, 2023
Where the Wild Winter Things Are
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Main Parking Lot
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 14, 2023
New to Nordic
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Madge Lake Golf Course
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 14, 2023
Scenic Snowshoe Safari
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3 p.m.
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Sat, Jan 14, 2023
Abominable Walk
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3:30 p.m.
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Sat, Jan 14, 2023
Chirp with the Chickadees
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Rec Hall
3 p.m.
-
4 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 14, 2023
Snowshoe to the Bison
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
4 p.m.
-
5:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 14, 2023
Escape the Maze
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Fern Campground
4 p.m.
-
5 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 14, 2023
Light-up the Night Hike
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Meet at the Resort entrance
7:30 p.m.
-
8:30 p.m.
Learn More
Fri, Jan 20, 2023
Illuminated Snowshoe Stroll
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
7 p.m.
-
8 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 21, 2023
New to Nordic
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
1 p.m.
-
2:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 21, 2023
Where the Wild Winter Things Are
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Main Parking Lot
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 21, 2023
New to Nordic
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Madge Lake Golf Course
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 21, 2023
Bird Detective
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3:30 p.m.
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Sat, Jan 21, 2023
Scenic Snowshoe Safari
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 21, 2023
Chirp with the Chickadees
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Rec Hall
3 p.m.
-
4 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 21, 2023
Snowshoe to the Bison
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
4 p.m.
-
5:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 21, 2023
Escape the Maze
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Fern Campground
4 p.m.
-
5 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 21, 2023
Light-up the Night Hike
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Meet at the Resort entrance
7:30 p.m.
-
8:30 p.m.
Learn More
Fri, Jan 27, 2023
Illuminated Snowshoe Stroll
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
7 p.m.
-
8 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 28, 2023
New to Nordic
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
1 p.m.
-
2:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 28, 2023
New to Nordic
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Madge Lake Golf Course
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 28, 2023
Where the Wild Winter Things Are
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Main Parking Lot
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 28, 2023
Scenic Snowshoe Safari
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 28, 2023
Frosted Forest Hike
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 28, 2023
Chirp with the Chickadees
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Rec Hall
3 p.m.
-
4 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 28, 2023
Snowshoe to the Bison
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
4 p.m.
-
5:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 28, 2023
Escape the Maze
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Fern Campground
4 p.m.
-
5 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Jan 28, 2023
Light-up the Night Hike
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Meet at the Resort entrance
7:30 p.m.
-
8:30 p.m.
Learn More
Fri, Feb 3, 2023
Illuminated Snowshoe Stroll
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
7 p.m.
-
8 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 4, 2023
New to Nordic
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
1 p.m.
-
2:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 4, 2023
New to Nordic
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Madge Lake Golf Course
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 4, 2023
Where the Wild Winter Things Are
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Main Parking Lot
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 4, 2023
Scenic Snowshoe Safari
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 4, 2023
If These Hills Could Talk
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 4, 2023
Chirp with the Chickadees
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Rec Hall
3 p.m.
-
4 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 4, 2023
Snowshoe to the Bison
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
4 p.m.
-
5:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 4, 2023
Escape the Maze
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Fern Campground
4 p.m.
-
5 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 4, 2023
Light-up the Night Hike
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Meet at the Resort entrance
7:30 p.m.
-
8:30 p.m.
Learn More
Fri, Feb 10, 2023
Illuminated Snowshoe Stroll
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
7 p.m.
-
8 p.m.
Learn More
Fri, Feb 10, 2023
Candle-lit Ski
Moose Mountain Provincial Park
Little Kenosee
7 p.m.
-
9:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
New to Nordic
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
1 p.m.
-
2:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
New to Nordic
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Madge Lake Golf Course
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
Where the Wild Winter Things Are
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Main Parking Lot
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
Scenic Snowshoe Safari
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
Abominable Walk
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
Chirp with the Chickadees
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Rec Hall
3 p.m.
-
4 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
Snowshoe to the Bison
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
4 p.m.
-
5:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
Escape the Maze
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Fern Campground
4 p.m.
-
5 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
Light-up the Night Hike
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Meet at the Resort entrance
7:30 p.m.
-
8:30 p.m.
Learn More
Fri, Feb 17, 2023
Illuminated Snowshoe Stroll
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
7 p.m.
-
8 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 18, 2023
New to Nordic
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
1 p.m.
-
2:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 18, 2023
New to Nordic
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Madge Lake Golf Course
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 18, 2023
Where the Wild Winter Things Are
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Main Parking Lot
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 18, 2023
Bird Detective
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 18, 2023
Scenic Snowshoe Safari
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 18, 2023
Chirp with the Chickadees
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Rec Hall
3 p.m.
-
4 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 18, 2023
Snowshoe to the Bison
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
4 p.m.
-
5:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 18, 2023
Escape the Maze
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Fern Campground
4 p.m.
-
5 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 18, 2023
Light-up the Night Hike
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Meet at the Resort entrance
7:30 p.m.
-
8:30 p.m.
Learn More
Fri, Feb 24, 2023
Illuminated Snowshoe Stroll
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
7 p.m.
-
8 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 25, 2023
New to Nordic
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
1 p.m.
-
2:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 25, 2023
New to Nordic
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Madge Lake Golf Course
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 25, 2023
Where the Wild Winter Things Are
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Main Parking Lot
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 25, 2023
Scenic Snowshoe Safari
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 25, 2023
Frosted Forest Hike
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 25, 2023
Chirp with the Chickadees
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Rec Hall
3 p.m.
-
4 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 25, 2023
Snowshoe to the Bison
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
4 p.m.
-
5:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 25, 2023
Escape the Maze
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Fern Campground
4 p.m.
-
5 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Feb 25, 2023
Light-up the Night Hike
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Meet at the Resort entrance
7:30 p.m.
-
8:30 p.m.
Learn More
Fri, Mar 3, 2023
Illuminated Snowshoe Stroll
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
7 p.m.
-
8 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Mar 4, 2023
New to Nordic
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
1 p.m.
-
2:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Mar 4, 2023
New to Nordic
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Madge Lake Golf Course
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Mar 4, 2023
Where the Wild Winter Things Are
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Main Parking Lot
1 p.m.
-
2 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Mar 4, 2023
Scenic Snowshoe Safari
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Mar 4, 2023
If These Hills Could Talk
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Visitor Centre
2 p.m.
-
3:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Mar 4, 2023
Chirp with the Chickadees
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Rec Hall
3 p.m.
-
4 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Mar 4, 2023
Snowshoe to the Bison
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Visitor Centre
4 p.m.
-
5:30 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Mar 4, 2023
Escape the Maze
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
Fern Campground
4 p.m.
-
5 p.m.
Learn More
Sat, Mar 4, 2023
Light-up the Night Hike
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Meet at the Resort entrance
7:30 p.m.
-
8:30 p.m.
Learn More