Saskatchewan shares its northern boundary with the Northwest Territories and its southern boundary with both Montana and North Dakota. The province is also sandwiched between Manitoba to its east and Alberta to its west. Hailing from areas north, south, east and west of Saskatchewan, tourists converge on this Canadian province to discover landscapes as diverse as the cultures that inhabit it. From valleys to hills, wetlands to badlands, the southern, central, and northern stretches of Saskatchewan treat visitors to a blend of scenery and multicultural attractions.
In southwest Saskatchewan, hike or bike along verdant trails or set up tents in woodsy areas of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. Cypress Hills Dark-Sky Preserve gives nighttime visitors a clear view of stars in Saskatchewan’s never-ending sky.
During the summer, southeast Saskatchewan’s lush Qu’Appelle Valley plays host to the annual Craven Country Jamboree, where campers can enjoy must-see shows from famed country music stars. Also in the Qu’Appelle Valley, Fort Qu’Appelle comes alive with First Nations Indian pow wows, lively ceremonies with traditionally-dressed participants and Indian hoop dancing. While visiting southeast Saskatchewan, stop by the capital, Regina, and enjoy food and entertainment courtesy of the province’s Ukrainian, Indian, Scottish, Polish and Irish inhabitants at the annual Mosaic Festival. Regina’s Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field hosts Saskatchewan Roughrider football games.
For a change of scenery, visitors can edge their way northward toward central Saskatchewan, where Saskatoon hugs the South Saskatchewan River. Here, tourists can see German and Irish dancing at the annual Folkfest. Those visiting west central Saskatchewan tourist spots can glimpse the Northern Plains Indian culture of teepees and hoop dancing at Wanuskewin Heritage Park and view First Nations and Métis Indian art at Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre.
Continuing northward from central Saskatchewan, visitors can round their trips out in Saskatchewan’s northernmost region, away from city life and crowds. Teeming with nature parks, lakes, and thick forests, northern Saskatchewan provides an escape into nature. Skiers and campers can spend chilly winters at Prince Albert National Park in Prince Albert, one of the best northern Saskatchewan tourist spots.