Travel Planning
Saskatchewan
Travel Planning
Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan at a Glance

Vast Saskatchewan is one of the last untouched prairie flat lands in the wold. Towns are few and far between, which makes it ideal for outdoor lovers and solitude seekers. Spot hundreds of gophers as you speed along a deserted highway. Stop for prime hunting during the fall, or spend your summer vacation fishing in one of the province's lovely lakes.

Outdoor lovers will be delighted by Saskatchewan's two national parks and thirty-three provincial parks. At Grasslands National Park of Canada spot eagles diving into the prairie grasses, watch bison grazing in huge packs, lay your eyes on the rare black-tailed prairie dog and listen to its strange bark. Visitors can hike through badlands, camp in the tall prairie grasses and experience the breathtaking night sky. Prince Albert National Park protects the forested regions of Saskatchewan. Hike amongst maple trees and lakes one minute and through arctic, boreal forests the next. In this private and beautiful natural setting you can camp, hike, fish and explore to your heart's content. 

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Popular Places
  • Saskatoon Saskatoon
  • Lake Diefenbaker Destination Area Lake Diefenbaker Destination Area
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
  • Major Airport Regina International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

American citizens and permanent residents must now have a valid U.S passport or U.S green card to enter Canada. Visitors from other countries may need a tourist visa and can determine their specific requirements by using the website of the Canadian government.  All visitors must be able to convince immigration officials that they have enough money for their trip, that they are healthy, and that they have ties in their home country that will draw them home again at the end of their visit. American citizens can learn more information on world-wide travel at the U.S State Department's website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Winter storms come roaring in off the prairie with wind, sleet and snow. Take heed if a blizzard warning is issued. They can be impossible and dangerous to navigate whether you are in a car or on foot. 

Safety Concerns Avoid flashing cash in Saskatchewan and stay out of dark, deserted areas at night. When traveling in remote areas, be prepared for breakdowns and carry gas, a spare tire, blankets, water and food.

Health Concerns Saskatchewan has clean drinking water and good public health. Visitors who drink water from streams, rivers and lakes will need to purify it before drinking.

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