Category: Saskatchewan

Sidling Through Saskatchewan

If you’ve never been to Saskatchewan (like me!) it’s easy to think of this Canadian province as prairies and nothing else, however, this really isn’t the case! Yes, Saskatchewan grows a large proportion of Canada’s wheat, but even so, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting together only actually account for less than 7% of the province’s GDP, so there’s more going on here than farming! While looking into what Saskatchewan offers I’ve come up with the top 5 places I’d like to visit in the province. Saskatoon – Saskatchewan’s largest city is nicknamed The City of Bridges because of the numerous […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Take Via Rail from Saskatoon to Vancouver

I recently had the pleasure of taking a trip on Via Rail from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Vancouver, British Columbia.  Via has some amazing deals available this year, offering fares that are 70% off the regular price.  The train fare was less than it would have cost to make the trip on the Greyhound bus! After a visit with family in Saskatchewan, my daughter and I greatly enjoyed the train trip home to Vancouver.  The train we took was Via Rail’s flagship Western Transcontinental, the Canadian.  It travels from Toronto to Vancouver and Vancouver to Toronto three times each week.  The […]

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The Narrow Hills Adventure Tour

My name is Marvin and my wife, Deloris and I own and operate River Trail Country Vacations 15 miles north-north-west of Love, Saskatchewan. The 1400 square foot cabin was built in 1999 and it was designed to accommodate groups of up to 11 people in modern comfort. All the modern conveniences are supplied including a complete kitchen, three large bedrooms, two full baths, one with a washer and dryer, and all towels and bedding. A complete description of our facility can be found at www.rivertrailcountryvacations.com. At River Trail Country Vacations we try to provide a variety of interesting pastimes and […]

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Along The Narrow Hills

Have you ever been in Love? Love is a small village of fewer than 100 people in east-central Saskatchewan on Highway 55 about 95 kilometres east of Prince Albert. Love is located at the northern edge of settled Saskatchewan. To the north lie vast stretches of pine, spruce and poplar forest that reach the northern boundary of Saskatchewan and beyond. Love is commonly known as the Gateway to The Narrow Hills. The Narrow Hills are actually one long, high ridge pushed up long ago by glacier activity and they give the Narrow Hills Provincial Park its name. Saskatchewan (pop. Approx. […]

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Southern Saskatchewan Overview

South Eastern Saskatchewan Travel Tips Estevan, Saskatchewan has the highest per capita income in the province The town of Estevan receives more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the province The Qu’appelle Valley is a stunning recreation and cottage location, with fishing, boating, sailing and hang gliding opportunities abounding. Fort Qu’appelle is a valley town, with beaches, parks and shops all within a stone’s throw In the winter, a local ski resort, and over 350 km of snowmobile trails can be found near Fort Qu’appelle Castle Butte is the most prominent landmark in the region’s badlands, featuring a 70 […]

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East Central Saskatchewan Overview

Humboldt is proud to run a ‘Wilkommen Centre’, which welcomes visitors and provides information about the surrounding area’s attractions and events Melfort Saskatchewan is known as the ‘City of Northern Lights’, since they can be seen clearly in the night sky nearly year-round Birdwatchers, get your game on! The Quill Lakes region is home to one of many nesting and staging areas for waterfowl, and the feeding grounds for over 300,000 migrating shore birds

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Northern Saskatchewan Overview

This region is home to the second highest density of nesting bald eagles in North America There are so many lakes in this region that you could literally fish a different lake every day for 270 years before running out! The Prince Albert National Park’s Nature Centre teaches about Aboriginal culture, and about the famous conservationist Grey Owl who once had a cabin in the woods and built a special relationship with the wildlife in the area. It is a long hike into the the site of the cabin. Learn more here: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/sk/princealbert/natcul/natcul1_c_e.asp La Ronge is home to Saskatchewan’s oldest […]

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Regina Overview

Originally known as ‘Pile ‘o Bones’ after the heaps of buffalo bones left by First Nations hunters, the city of Regina was renamed Regina (latin for Queen) after Queen Victoria, and is known today as Canada’s Queen City The Legislative Building in Regina is the largest in Canada, and its architecture reflects that of the English Renaissance Take a ferry boat across to Willow Island in Wascana Park, where you can have a delightful summer picnic on the grass The University of Regina is home to 13,000 full and part-time students Regina is the largest city closest to the geographical […]

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Saskatoon Overview

In a recent survey, Saskatoon was voted #1 overall best city under 250,000 in Canada. It ranked 15th in all of North America! The average price of a home in Saskatoon in 2005 was $135,550 versus Calgary’s $249,331 and Vancouver’s $412,830!! Average commute in Saskatoon is fifteen minutes Saskatoon is the biotechnology capital of Canada Saskatoon is home to the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron, the world’s most powerful synchrotron light source Saskatonians enjoy 2380 hours of sunshine annually Saskatoon is known as a real university town; the University of Saskatchewan offers over 100 degrees, diplomas and certificates, and is home […]

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West Central Saskatchewan Overview

Check out the Saskatchewan Baseball Museum in North Battleford The Annual Goose Festival is held every September in Kindersley Saskatchewan, and features a parade, concert, and a street dance The Stuart Houston Ecology Centre at Redberry Lake is a year-round interpretive centre that was declared a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO in January, 2000

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