Don't get me wrong...you will definitely see fields of crops growing! But there are pockets of beauty in Saskatchewan, such as our very own Cabri Regional Park.
The vast majority of out of province people see Saskatchewan from the window of their car as they drive straight across the Trans Canada Highway.
Not the most scenic part of Saskatchewan.
Unfortunately, the Trans Canada Highway crosses Saskatchewan at probable the least scenic part of the province. So most people who drive through get to see the worst that the province has to offer. You really do have to get off the main highway to see what there is to see.
Regina is the provincial capital. It's only 210,000 people, and there are only 1.2 million people living in the entire province! The largest city is Saskatoon, with a population of 260,000.
Regina is where Canada's world famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are trained. New recruits have been sent here since 1885 to learn how to be a "Mountie". They have an RCMP Heritage Centre there where you can watch the Sgt. Major's Parade as the drill staff puts the new cadets through their paces.
RCMP marching in Regina.
If I had a choice though, I would probably visit Saskatoon over Regina. We spent a couple of days in Saskatoon a few years ago, and it's a nice city to wander around.
April in Saskatoon.
Our park is part of the Saskatchewan Regional Park system. There are 76 parks scattered about the province, and that doesn't include the Provincial Parks. All of the Regional Parks offer camping, but some also have golf courses, some have swimming pools, some have great fishing, and some have great recreational boating.
Cabri Regional Park. Great camping and recreational boating.
If you're a fisherman, you probably want to visit Saskatchewan. They pull some of the largest northern pike out of the lakes in the northern part of the province, in fact every year someone seems to get something around 40 lbs, and 10 to 20 lb fish are a regular event.
Huge northern pike.
Saskatchewan also has two National Parks...Grasslands National Park, and Prince Albert National Park. But again, you'll have to get off the main highway to get to either one of these places.
We also have lots of sunshine here! In fact, Saskatchewan is Canada's sunniest province...
So hopefully next time you're visiting Canada, you'll keep Saskatchewan in mind. And of course you're welcome to stop in and see us here. Yes, we do welcome our readers to stop in and say hi...or even stay for a night or two!
Here's a great idea for RV'er...make yourself a reminder tag and attach it to your steering wheel so that you don't forget to put your antenna down, or to bring your steps in, or to turn your fridge on...anything you like!
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