Sandwiched on three sides by other Canadian provinces or Territories and on its fourth side by the USA, Saskatchewan is the only province in Canada without natural borders. Its name comes from the indigenous Cree people who called the river “Kisiskatchewani Sipi”, meaning “the swiftly flowing river”. The modern spelling of the name was adopted in 1882 when the area became part of the North West Territories. It became a province in its own right in 1905.

The Saskatchewan landscape comprises three distinct regions – forest in the north, aspen parkland in the centre and grassland to the south. Road access in the north is limited.

From a weather perspective, May through October are the most pleasant months to travel, with daytime temperatures ranging from 15C to the mid 30s.

                                  Saskatchewan Naturally

Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in Saskatchewan. With three national parks and 28 provincial parks and recreational sites, Saskatchewan is a nature lover’s dream. While the terrain may lack the drama of other provinces, it’s an ideal place to unwind – with miles of relatively crowd-free open spaces. It’s a province which lends itself to the RV lifestyle.

Saskatchewan Farming Landscape

Outside of the national and provincial parks, visitors can learn about the history of the province and its First Nations people at more than 100 museums and cultural centres across Saskatchewan. One of the most visited of these is the RCMP Heritage Centre, on the grounds of the only RCMP training academy in Canada - the RCMP Academy “Depot” Division. Located in the city of Regina, the Heritage Centre tells the story of the RCMP through interactive exhibits, audio tours and programming.

Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Saskatchewan  

The population of the province is steadily increasing and, in 2018 stood at 1.16 million with around half living in the two main cities of Regina (the capital) and Saskatoon.

Overlooking the City of Saskatoon, Canada

Saskatchewan is the world’s largest exporter of lentils and crop farms dominate the rural landscape. While modern grain silos can be seen on most farm properties, it is the fast disappearing grain elevators along often abandoned railway tracks which offer a glimpse into farming practices of days gone by. Some of these elevators have been preserved and are open to the public.

Abandoned Grain Elevator in Saskatchewan  

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, stop in Lloydminster and visit the Fuchs Wildlife Exhibit at the Lloydminster Culture and Science Centre. This is no ordinary taxidermy exhibit – many of the collection pieces are posed in human situations, bringing more whimsy to the attraction. Lloydminster is also home to the world’s largest sundial.  

Sundial - Saskatchewan  

In Moose Jaw, underground tunnels, once home to crime, are now open to the public. Join a guided theatrical tour and learn about the history of the tunnels and their connection to Chinese immigrants and the bootlegging days of prohibition. Moose Jaw is also home to the world’s largest Moose statue, Mac the Moose.

Mac the Moose, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan  

The Canadian Prairies were once roamed by dinosaurs and a visit to the T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend will bring you face to face with “Scotty”, one of the most complete dinosaur skeletons of its type in the world. Guided and self guided tours are available where you can learn about the rich fossil history of the area.

t-Rex Skeleton, t-Rex Discovery Centre in Eastend  

There’s no doubt that an RV vacation in Saskatchewan will leave you relaxed, refreshed and eager to return.

Kingsmere Lake, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan

While CanaDream does not have a pick up location in Saskatchewan, we do have a convenient RV pick up location in Calgary, Alberta. We can also offer suggestions for campgrounds and things to do while you experience the Canadian Prairies at your own pace.

Check out some of the great itinerary suggestions we have for your Prairies RV vacation.

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