In celebration of Earth Day, we are sharing a few of the most notable places that make Saskatchewan beautiful. When you stop to think about it, our little slice of the world is pretty unique in its own little way. Let’s be kind to our province and keep it clean so we can continue to enjoy the beauty in it.
Found in the southwest corner of our province, Cypress Hills is the top place to go if you are looking for an adventure. At this interprovincial park, you can enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing, ziplining, golfing, and skiing. To find the best hiking spots in the area, check out AllTrails available for download on your SaskTel device. Did you know Cypress Hills takes the cake for the highest point in Saskatchewan? That’s right, the highest point is 1.39 kilometres above sea level! The park consists of all kinds of terrain and is home to diverse wildlife you can’t find anywhere else in the province.
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Athabasca Sand Dunes
Would you believe us if we told you the Athabasca Sand Dunes are the largest active sand surface in North America? Located up in the northern part of the province, the sand dunes stretch 100 kilometres along the southern shore of Lake Athabasca. This hidden gem can only be accessed by a float plane and is recommended for experienced wildlife enthusiasts.
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Created by the last ice age, Castle Butte is a free standing structure you don’t want to miss seeing. In the past, this unique monument was an important landmark for Indigenous people. What is the structure made of, you ask? Sandstone, clay, alkali, and coal deposits. Located 22 kilometres south of Bengough, you can check this place out during the summer months with a guide, or on your own!
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Massold Clay Canyons
Located an hour southwest of Regina, the Massold Clay Canyons can be found within a 256-acre wildlife area. Since the land here has never been tampered with, you can find indigenous plants like the prickly-pear cactus and prairie crocuses. These clay canyons are known for their whitemud formation that creates racing stripes across the terrain. Hit two birds with one stone by visiting the nearby Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site where bricks were manufactured from 1914 until 1989.
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Nipekamew Sand Cliffs
Following millions of years of erosion, the ancient Nipekamew River has given way to expose the vertical Nipekamew Sand Cliffs on its banks. Found an hour southeast of La Ronge, the sand cliffs are made up of layers of compacted sand, pebble, and clay deposits that are extremely fragile. An easy 1.5-kilometre hike is all it takes to reach this unique geological formation. Worried about your data usage while you’re visiting this rural spot? Check out our unlimited plans where you won’t have to stress about data overages and your speed is only ever reduced to 2Mbps.
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Where are your favourite spots around Saskatchewan? Comment below and let us know!
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