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Best Road Trips in Saskatchewan
Whether you hit the road for some sightseeing in the summer or enjoy a scenic adventure in the winter, Saskatchewan is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty nature offers throughout the changing seasons.
Central Saskatchewan Tour
Explore all Saskatchewan has to offer – from the museums, zoos, and public parks of major cities like Regina and Saskatoon to the 3,874-square-kilometre playground that is Prince Albert National Park.
Saskatchewan’s capital city, Regina is located in the southeastern corner of the province.
Known as the Queen City, Regina features capital attractions like the Government House and Legislative Assembly Building.
Established in 1906 as the province’s first museum, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum is a natural history institute featuring galleries centered on Earth science, life science, First Nations, and Megamunch – an awesome T-Rex exhibit.
The RCMP Heritage Centre – or Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Centre – showcases a major icon of Canada: the Mountie. Enjoy self-guided tours of exhibits like “Creating a Mounted Police” and “Protecting the North” – and don’t miss the annual Sergeant Major’s Parade. Be sure to grab a unique gift (let’s face it, one of those hats) at the Central Trading Post.
Wascana Centre Park is a nine-square-kilometre public park surrounding Wascana Lake. Enjoy a family picnic, go canoeing or kayaking on Wascana Lake, or feed the ducks and geese at the Wascana Waterfowl Park.
Set 260 kilometres northwest of Regina along SK-11 North, Saskatoon is Saskatchewan’s largest city – and known as the Paris of the Prairies. Home to the University of Saskatchewan, Toontown features plenty to see and do on your road trip through the prairies.
Located in City Park on the South Saskatchewan River, the free Mendel Art Gallery is home to 7,700 works of art – making it the largest art museum in Saskatchewan. Established in 1964, the MAG also features the Saskatoon Civic Conservatory, the Museo Coffee shop, and guided tours of the gallery.
Five Attractions Along the Way
- Royal Saskatchewan Museum
- RCMP Heritage Centre
- Mendel Art Gallery
- Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo
- Prince Albert National Park
A community-owned, non-profit, revival-style movie theatre – mouthful – the historic Broadway Theatre is located in the Nutana area on Broadway Avenue. Constructed in 1946, this art house seats up to 430 film buffs – also offers live performances, special events, and more.
A National Historic Site of Canada, the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo features plenty of outdoor recreation along with educational exhibits, the Kinsmen Express Zoo Train, and the historic Forestry Farm House.
Stroll through the Meditation Garden and Heritage Rose Garden, enjoy lunch at the Gazebo Picnic Site, or hook some rainbow trout in the fishing pond.
Approximately 140 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon along the Louis Riel Trail lies Prince Albert – Saskatchewan’s third largest city. Set on the North Saskatchewan River, P.A. is a festive city surrounded by pristine nature.
Run by the Prince Albert Historical Society, the Prince Albert Historical Museum was established in 1932 – though housed in the former Central Fire Hall constructed in 1912.
Don’t miss other historic sites in town like the 1866 Nisbet Church, the Diefenbaker House Museum, and the Evolution of Education Museum.
Prince Albert hosts a ton of local festivals, including the Prince Albert International Children's Festival, Shakespeare in the (Kinsmen) Park, and the Lil Jim Festival. And if you happen to miss the festivities, just check the event calendar at the Art Hauser Centre.
Just 50 kilometres north of town, the 3,874-square-kilometre Prince Albert National Park offers three ways to extend your Saskatchewan road trip: the Narrows Road, Lakeview Drive, and Highway 264 to Kingsmere River.
Get on your feet in Prince Albert National Park for dozens of hiking trails, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, wildlife watching, and even the 18-hole Waskesiu Golf Course.