Updated: June 23, 2020
One of only two landlocked provinces in Canada, Saskatchewan is widely known for its flat prairie landscapes, but it’s also home to chiselled badlands, thick boreal forest, sand dunes, and tens of thousands of lakes. It’s very much an “outdoor” province as it doesn’t have any major metropolitan centres. However, it does have some cool cities and towns, including Saskatoon, which has one of the youngest demographics in Canada.
Located towards the Western side of Canada, east of Alberta, Saskatchewan is quite often skipped during a cross-Canada road trip. But that’s a big mistake. After exploring Saskatchewan a lot during the last three years, it’s become one of our favourites, thanks in part to the incredible landscapes of Grasslands National Park, the bustling food scene of Saskatoon, and the beautiful lakes such as Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park. You’ll even find old tunnels below the town of Moose Jaw that were used by Al Capone back in the prohibition days, fascinating indigenous culture, and sand dunes in the north that look like something you’d find in Saudi Arabia. Those looking for outdoor adventure away from the crowds, or a cool, hip small city scene will love exploring Saskatchewan.
Whether you’re planning to explore the cities, the badlands, or everything in-between, we’ve got you covered in this comprehensive travel guide to the wonderful province of Saskatchewan!