Southern Saskatchewan Overview

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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 m tall sandstone and clay relic. The badlands, home to weather-beaten cliff faces, hoodoos, sage and cactus plants, and coulees, often served as hideouts for early outlaws such as Butch Cassidy

South Western Saskatchewan Travel Tips

  • The murals of Moose Jaw are impressive, giant original artworks on several of the city’s buildings
  • A visit to Casino Moose Jaw will take you back to the days of the roarin’ Twenties, with its art deco style décor
  • The museums of Swift Current are not to be missed. Check out the Mennonite Heritage Village in Swift Current, where the lifestyle of homestead settlers who formed part of the city’s history is depicted. The Swift Current Museum, located downtown, features birds, fish, mammals, rocks, fossils, and artifacts, and offers public programs and guided tours. Art lovers will enjoy the Art Gallery of Swift Current, where regional and national artwork is displayed
  • Swift Current is home to two excellent golf courses
  • The T-rex skeleton discovered at Eastend in 1991 was nicknamed Scotty, and measures 5.6 meters in height, and 15 meters in length!
  • Near Leader, Saskatchewan is one of the largest sets of active sand dunes in the country. The museum in Sceptre is a great starting-out point, where you can gather information, maps and view natural history displays before heading out on your sand dune journey
  • Gardiner Dam took 8 years to build, and is the world’s largest earth-filled dam
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