In Saskatchewan, everything is larger than life. From the prairies to the landscape to the culture and its people, you will feel right at home when you travel to Saskatchewan. Its vast outdoors offer endless array of things to see or do. You will also find the towns a breath of fresh air with a unique quality to each of them that has made this province one of the fastest growing provinces in Canada.
The landscape in Saskatchewan differs from north to south. In the northern side, there are vast foresed areas that are filled with shimmering lakes, sand cliffs and rapid rivers. The middle of the province is also made up of a wide strip of parkland region. But the southern side is dominated by plains, wheat fields and grasslands, which has become the most enduring picture of Saskatchewan.
A lot of tourists travel to Saskatchewan for trophy fishing in one of its thousands of lakes. However, many tourists also simply stay in one of the wilderness lodges to be close to nature and experience its untouched beauty. But for the adventure seekers, a day of kayaking or canoeing is in the itinerary. Meanwhile, for those who are the seeker of culturally-relevant activities, the best time to travel to Saskatchewan is during one of its annual festivals that re-live the Aboriginal people and culture that first lived in the land.
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Official Language: English
Wi-Fi Availability: There are several global internet service providers and communications company operating in Saskatchewan. Hence, it is easy to connect to the internet when traveling to this province.
Airport/s: The Saskatoon International Airport and Regina International Airport are two of the main airports for travel to Saskatchewan.
Visa Required: The visa requirements for travel to Saskatchewan is the same with that of Canada.
International Driver’s License Accepted? You can use any driver’s license in Saskatchewan provided that it is written in English. If not, then you need to obtain an international driver’s license.
Driving: In Saskatchewan, you will be driving on the right hand side of the road.
Crime: Saskatchewan has the highest crime rate out of all Canadian provinces. Specifically, the crime rate in Saskatoon and Regina are the highest in the province. Take necessary precaution when traveling, especially when exploring alone.
Electrical Adapters: Saskatchewan’s electrical voltage is at standard 110-120 volts with a type B plug socket.
Trivia: If you love to put mustard on your food, then there is a good chance that came from Saskatchewan. Aside from pulse crop, Saskatchewan is the largest producer of mustard in Canada in the world. The production of mustard grew by up to 75% since it started in the 50’s.
Grasslands National Park
Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan is extremely overlooked. It is not surprising why: you will have to drive for four hours to get here. There are no major tourist attractions nearby or other famous landmarks or sights. However, anyone who visits the park can attest to the fact that the four-hour drive is worthwhile. It is one of few remaining untouched prairies in North America. You can see for yourself with these photos I took during my time at the park: