Our provincial parks offer a wide variety of summer recreation, from fishing in the pristine waters of northern Saskatchewan, wakeboarding at Lake Diefenbaker, to splashing in a heated public pool and with well-maintained courses and more days of sunlight than you can shake a club at, there's no place like Saskatchewan's Provincial Parks to tee off.  

Guided Programs and Special Events
Historic Park Programs
Explore on Your Own
School and Youth Group Programs
Learn to Fish
Beaches and Pools
Swimming Lessons
Canoe / Kayak


Guided Programs and Special Events

Leave time in your day to take part in one of our entertaining park programs. 

  • Astronomy 
  • Guided hike
  • Campfire
  • Geocach
  • Kayak
  • Fish
Several parks offer daily, drop-in programs during the summer months (July/August) for people of all ages and interests. Pick up a calendar of events at the park office upon arrival or open the calendar attachment on the individual park’s home page. Celebrate with us!
  • Canada Day (July 1)
  • Parks Week (week leading up to Canada’s Parks Day)
  • Canada’s Parks Day (3rd Saturday in July)
  • Saskatchewan Day (August long weekend)
Parades, face painting, special guests, performances and, of course, cake are just some of the celebrations to experience.  

Find out what events are happening at your park here

Historic Park Programs

Bring your sense of adventure to a place where the past comes alive! 
  • Pack buffalo robes
  • Make rope
  • Practice North West Mounted Police drills 
Come experience these and other activities, the following parks staff will be happy to show you around.

Explore on Your Own

Are you more the type to explore on your own schedule? Borrow a geocaching kit, a sport kit or a nature discovery packs before you depart on an adventure. Inquire at the park office for more information.

School and Youth Group Programs

Bring your school or group to a Saskatchewan Provincial Park. Discover education programming in our "Outdoor Classrooms" where the subjects are as varied as our parks. 

Learn to Fish

This FREE lake-side program includes some short instructions and the opportunity to fish from the shore. In this two-hour program, our expert anglers, Jason and Jeff Matity, will teach the fishing necessities, including:

  • Fish identification
  • Tackle and accessories
  • How to pack tackle box
  • Rules, regulations and safety
  • Casting
  • Proper fish handling
  • Cleaning/filleting

NOTE: Equipment, information and instructor provided. No cost - No pre-registering. Program is geared towards children 12 and over, under 12 should have an adult able to assist them and a life jacket. 


A fun, family-friendly outdoor pastime that is equal parts scavenger hunt, hike, outdoor adventure and gift exchange with a technological twist.

How to begin
Note: GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone is required. (Ask at Park Office or Visitor Centre - some parks have units to borrow)

About the Caches 
  • At each cache location
    • waterproof container
    • log book to sign
    • a treasure (cache or geocoin)
Remember to share your experience on our Facebook or Instagram pages and use #SaskParks

  • We like hearing how we can improve our geocache, email us your suggestions: parksinfo@gov.sk.ca.



Horseback riding in Saskatchewan is not some tourist gimmick – it’s a way of life. Experienced outfitters will set you up and guide you along scenic backcountry settings, over grass-covered hills and through lush boreal forests.

Equestrian camping available at:

Hiking TrailsTrails

Saskatchewan provincial parks are home to a multitude of trails and paths, from interpretive trials that tell of the historical and environmental significance of the area to challenging biking and hiking trails, and snowmobile and cross-country ski trails in the winter.

Saskatchewan Provincial Park - Trail Activities

Backcountry Hike and Camp Experience - The Boreal Trail
  • Meadow Lake Provincial Park 
    • Boreal Trail spans the 120km length of the park
    • Offers backcountry campsites and various start/end points
ATV TrailsATV Trails (Permitted within Provincial Parks listed - only designated trails)

NOTE: Check with park staff for trail conditions - Notify park staff when planning back country hikes.



Many park trail maps are also on the All Trails app

Beaches and Pools

Many of our parks offer clean, sandy beaches and most designated beaches in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks offer change houses and washrooms.
  • NOTE: Saskatchewan parks do not offer life guard services at the beaches. Ensure that children are properly supervised

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

Cypress Hills Provincial Park

  • Outdoor, heated leisure pool
  • hot tub and sauna
  • Open mid-June to September long weekend

Pike Lake Provincial Park

  • Outdoor pool (wheelchair accessible)
  • Water slide with its own splashdown pool
  • Open early June to September long weekend

Swimming PoolSwimming Lessons

Enroll your kids in Red Cross Swim this summer! They'll learn water safety, swimming skills, and just have fun while being physically active. Each swimming level builds on the skills learned in the previous. Visit the Red Cross website to review swimming lesson information and ensure your child has completed the prerequisite swimming level before reserving.

Check the lesson levels being offered 

at Cypress Hills and Pike Lake Provincial Parks and reserve: 


From fly fishing in Cypress Hills and Narrow Hills to catching world record Rainbow trout at Lake Diefenbaker, to getting the big one in Meadow Lake, some of the best fishing takes place in Saskatchewan parks.  

Canoe / Kayak

To avid canoeists and kayakers, northern Saskatchewan ranks as one of the world’s great adventure destinations. 

  • Over 50 mapped and documented routes 
  • Or the raging Churchill River that crosses Saskatchewan north of the 55th parallel, with some of the most exhilarating whitewater around. 



There’s plenty of open space for power boating, waterskiing and personal watercraft. You can bring your own boat and gear or rent what you need at many lakeside destinations. Catch a prairie breeze in your sails, or go houseboating with family and friends.