Why choose Saskatchewan?
The province of Saskatchewan, incorporated in 1905, is a relatively recent creation; but the history which underlies that political and social construct encompasses the countless stories engendered by all those who for millennia have made their homes in the vast plains, parklands and boreal Forests of the northern fringes of the North American continent.
If seeing is believing, then you simply have to see Saskatchewan to understand their connection to the land. Otherwise, you won’t believe the expanse of the land, or the feeling of serenity that the constant, distant horizon brings to your soul. You won’t believe the size of the endless sky overhead, or the vibrant colours that fill it at sunrise, sunset or midnight.
Tens of thousands of lakes and rivers teeming with fish and ready to be explored; enormous forest wilderness areas with abundant wildlife and breathtaking, ever-changing scenery; a place where you can seek out your own special corner of the world, and feel the sense of peace that comes when you know in your heart that you’ve found it. These are just a few of the reasons why a visit to Saskatchewan is a must.
Boreal and mixed woods forest cover most of the province, providing a beautiful backdrop for world class Saskatchewan outdoor activities like camping, hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing. As you move northward, the grasses of the southern prairie turn into the rolling hills and mostly deciduous trees of a transitional area known as the parkland. Continuing north, the transition becomes complete with the forest-filled landscape of the boreal and taiga shields.
Gentle meandering streams, fast-flowing rivers, and clean, pristine lakes – some 100,000 in all – have made Saskatchewan a world-renowned destination for water-based recreational activities. If you like to fish, you’ll love Saskatchewan. Canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming or just lying on the beach as your troubles float away – that’s life on the water in Saskatchewan.