NATIONAL, PROVINCIAL AND REGIONAL PARKS
|Grasslands National Park
1-306-298-2257 Val Marie
Grasslands is the first national park of Canada to preserve a portion of the mixed prairie grasslands. Eavesdrop on a prairie dog town or learn about how Sitting Bull took refuge here after the battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. Bison were reintroduced primarily to restore a 'grazing regime' of large herbivores in the park. Secondly, they are symbolic of the prairies and provide visitors a fuller assemblage of species. Thirdly, they will add to the Canadian and greater North American conservation efforts for bison. The first reintroduction was in December, 2005 to a large parcel of the West Block - a location that provides visitor access, a road for management purposes, and size to encourage natural behaviour.
|Prince Albert National Park
1-306-663-4522 Waskesiu Lake
The park features many outstanding natural wonders and cultural treasures, including the only fully protected white pelican nesting colony in Canada, the isolated, lakeside cabin of conservationist Grey Owl and a free-ranging herd of plains bison.
Grey Owl's Cabin
The Grey Owl Trail in Prince Albert National Park is a popular overnight hike. This 20-kilometre trail (one way) guides you to the preserved one-room log cabin of Grey Owl, built in 1931. Grey Owl was a world acclaimed naturalist, author and orator of the 1930's, and this log cabin was his home for seven years. The trail encompasses stretches of beach along the east side of Kingsmere Lake, alternated with forested pathways and open hillside vistas.
| Candle Lake
Candle Lake Provincial Park
1-306-929-8400 Candle Lake
The park area is dominated by the large lake, a clean and clear body of water featuring good-sized campgrounds on the east and west side, and plenty of great fishing, boating and water-skiing in between.
Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park
The Trans-Canada Trail and a self-interpretive sand dunes trail are two of many park paths offering hikers and cyclists - and cross-country skiers, in wintertime - an opportunity to exercise and explore. Watch for fox, coyote, deer and rabbit in the dunes area, and moose and elk elsewhere. Grosbeaks, waxwings, sharp-tailed grouse and numerous water birds are common sights in the park, as well.
Battlefords Provincial Park
Battlefords park hugs the shore of Jackfish Lake, a shallow water body that sits amid gently rolling plains created 10,000 years ago by retreating glaciers. You can enjoy a little sun-and-splash on the beach or assemble the gang for some fun at the horseshoe pitch, beach volleyball courts or the miniature golf facility.
1-800-205-7070 Cumberland House
Cumberland House is the site of the first inland Hudson's Bay Company post and the oldest village in the province.
St. Victor Provincial Park - St. Victor Petroglyphs
1-306-662-5411 Cypress Hills
The petroglyphs provide clues to the people who lived on Saskatchewan's plains hundreds of years ago at a time predating any of our written records. The best time to view the glyphs is on a clear day in the early morning or towards sunset when the shallow grooves cast shadows which define and outline the shapes.
Wood Mountain Post Provincial Park
1-306-266-5525 Cypress Hills
Located 70 km southwest of Assiniboia, Wood Mountain Post's proximity to the United States border determined its role in policing the North West. The North West Mounted Police detachment patrolled the border from 1874 to 1918, regulating whiskey traders, horse thieves and cattle rustlers.
Meadow Lake Provincial Park
Meadow Lake Provincial Park is a string of sparkling lakes refreshed by the winding Waterhen River and set in a 100-km stretch of lush boreal forest.
Danielson Provincial Park
With many kilometres of unspoiled beaches and countless recreational opportunities on a lake that's 225 km (140 m) long, Danielson Provincial Park is a great place to revel in the warm splendours of summer.
Douglas Provincial Park
The park is a natural environment facility featuring 27 km of interpreted hiking trails, including a section of the Trans-Canada Trail that hugs the shoreline of Lake Diefenbaker. The trails offer an invigorating way to experience a habitat teeming with wildlife such as moose, white tail and mule deer, squirrels, rabbits and more than 170 species of birds, including pheasant.
Echo Valley Provincial Park
1-800-205-7070 Ft. Qu'Appelle
Swim, boat, water-ski, hike, horseback ride or try your luck angling for perch, walleye or pike - ice fishing and cross-country skiing are popular in wintertime. Nature lovers will appreciate the more than 225 species of birds found in the valley, including mountain bluebirds.
Katepwa Point Provincial Park
1-800-205-7070 Ft. Qu'Appelle
Katepwa Point Provincial Park is a small recreational park located less than an hour northeast of Regina on Katepwa Lake. Swimming, swimming lessons, boating, and fishing for pike, perch and walleye are popular activities at this day-use only park
Touchwood Hills Post
1-306-332-3215 Ft. Qu'Appelle
Built in 1879, the Post was the last of several Hudson's Bay Company fur trade posts established in the area. The Carlton Trail and a telegraph line passed through this post making it an integral part of the network of posts, trails and communication systems which developed in the province in the 19th century. (306) 332-3215
Duck Mountain Provincial Park
This scenic park is an island of green in a sea of grain, a southerly piece of boreal uplands surrounded by prairie and located just three hours northeast of Regina.
1-306-739-5251 Kenosee Lake
Period, original and reconstructed buildings and artifacts allow costumed staff to bring the history of Cannington Manor to life through interpretative programs and and period demonstrations.
Moose Mountain Provincial Park
1-800-205-7070 Kenosee Lake
Take a pleasant hike through the ash and aspen stands on the Beaver Lake Trail or blow away those workaday woes with a challenging bike ride in the park's extensive trail system. There's more than 150 kms. of trails designated for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Clearwater River Provincial Park
1-306-822-1700 La Loche
The Clearwater River Provincial Park encompasses much of the Clearwater River, a Canadian Heritage river designated in 1986 for its cultural and historic significance to Canada's heritage.
Athabasca Sand Dunes
1-306-425-4234 La Ronge
The Athabasca Sand Dunes consist of a series of dune fields stretching for about 100 kilometres along the south shore of Lake Athabasca in northwest Saskatchewan. This is the largest active sand surface in Canada and one of the most northerly set of major dune fields in the world.
Lac La Ronge Provincial Park
1-800-772-4064 La Ronge
The park's strong pull is its rugged beauty and extensive opportunities for water-based recreation. Fifty-one percent of the parkland is water - Lac La Ronge is Saskatchewan's fourth largest lake and features 1,305 islands.
| Loon Lake
1-306-837-2410 Loon Lake
A Hudson's Bay Company fur trade post. Established in 1829 to act as a half way point between Fort Carlton and Fort Edmonton, Fort Pitt played important roles in the fur trade, the signing of Treaty Six and in the North West Rebellion of 1885.
Makwa Lake Provincial Park
1-306-837-2410 Loon Lake
Makwa Lake Provincial Park, located 5 km west of Loon Lake and half an hour south of Meadow Lake Provincial Park, takes its name from the Cree word for loon. That's because there's no shortage of these elegant creatures on the five clean lakes adjoining this natural environment park.
Steele Narrows Provincial Park
1-306-837-2410 Loon Lake
Steele Narrows is the site of the last skirmish of the 1885 North West Rebellion. On June 3, 1885 a military force attacked a small Cree encampment who were part of a larger group fleeing from Fort Pitt with civilian hostages. The battle lasted only three hours, after which both sides withdrew, leaving at least four Cree dead and three Scouts wounded.
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
1-306-662-5411 Maple Creek
Rising up to 600 metres (1,970 ft) above the surrounding prairie, these hills and fescue grasslands represent the highest terrain between Labrador and the Rocky Mountains. Native tribes of the plains came to these pine-crested highlands to share the bountiful resources and participate in key spiritual ceremonies.
Crooked Lake Provincial Park
Swimming, fishing and boating are popular pastimes in this small and quiet family park. There is a boat launch and fish filleting shelter not too far from the beach. Hikers, cyclists and horseback riders can access the "Trans Canada Trail" that runs right through the valley and into the mixed prairie grassland beyond.
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
1-306-694-3659 Moose Jaw
Buffalo Pound Provincial Park pays tribute to its past use as a hunting grounds by maintaining a herd of plains bison in a hillside paddock.
Greenwater Lake Provincial Park
1-306-278-3515 Porcupine Plain
Marean Lake Interpretive Trail or head out for a more invigorating experience with nature on the more than 125 km of hiking and bicycling trails used by snowmobilers and cross-country skiers in wintertime. More than 200 species of birds live or visit here, including rare trumpeter swans that nest in the park. Furred residents include coyote, fox, timber wolf, lynx, racoon, martin, otter and weasel, while big game species include moose, elk, white-tailed deer and black bear.
Wildcat Hill Provincial Park
1-306-278-3515 Porcupine Plain
The Pasquia Hills tower above the surrounding lowlands and form a prominent landscape feature in east central Saskatchewan. Approximately 21,752 hectres in size, the Wildcat Hill Provincial Wilderness Park is located at the summit and was established initially in 1971 as a Protected Area for preservation with outdoor recreation opportunities.
Last Mountain House Provincial Park
Last Mountain House offers a glimpse of life at a winter fur trade outpost at this reconstructed 1869 Hudson's Bay Company post.
This is the original site of a Hudson's Bay Company fur trading post that operated between 1810 and 1885. Today you will see a reconstructed pallisade, fur and provisions store, trade store, clerk's quarters, and tipi encampment.
Blackstrap Provincial Park
Free that summertime spirit with a little windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, fishing, swimming, boating or hiking. Or slay those winter blues with some invigorating downhill skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing.
Pike Lake Provincial Park
A barriers free trail that starts at the main beach and runs southward to the creek that feeds the lake includes observation decks that provide a good view of the aquatic life and waterfowl in the vicinity. A 1.5 km nature trail that begins at the interpretive centre, meanwhile, provides a fine opportunity to experience the surprisingly diverse ecosystems contained within this small park.
Narrow Hills Provincial Park
With 25 bodies of water suitable for fishing and another 30 within an hour's drive, Narrow Hills park is an angler's dream. In addition to the native walleye, perch and northern pike, there's stocked trout species including brown, lake, brook, cutthroat and tiger.
Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park
1-800-205-7070 Stewart Valley
This ruggedly beautiful park of steep hills, razorback ridges, wooded ravines and native prairie celebrates an historic crossing on the South Saskatchewan River first used by generations of Indian and Métis bison hunters. Later, it became the site of a steamboat landing and ferry crossing that serviced traffic on the historic Battleford Trail.
Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park
Watch for whitetail and mule deer on the native prairie hiking trail. If you're a fan of winged wildlife and efforts to preserve it, you won't want to miss Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. Established in 1887, this bird sanctuary at the north end of the lake is the oldest in North America!
|Saskatchewan Regional Parks|
Redberry Lake Regional Park
Kindersley Regional Park
Meota Regional Park
Valley Regional Park
Bright Sand Lake Regional Park
1-306-248-3780 St. Walburg
Suffern Lake Regional Park
1-306-826-5410 Suffern Lake
Wilkie Regional Park
| Fort Pitt Provincial Historic Park
1-800-205-7070 Loon Lake
| Batoche National Historic Site
| Seager Wheeler Farm National Historic Site
Clearwater River Provincial Wilderness Park
|North Saskatchewan River|