Saskatchewans Parks

Saskatchewans parks offer many different types of environments and something to suit everybody, from wilderness, natural, historic and recreation areas. You could be roughing it in the Canadian Shield, exploring forested areas or enjoying the gentler Prairie.

Many of the 34 Provincial and two National parks have information centers staffed by knowledgeable parks staff. Some also run educational interpretive programs mainly aimed at the children but good fun for adults too. Saskatchewans parks also host a variety of activities and special events. The two National parks are administered and staffed by Parks Canada. You will need a Park pass to most national parks - these passes are valid for any National Park in Canada.

Grasslands National Park in the south of the province represents the Prairie Grasslands Natural Region of Canada and is part of a Canadian system of protected Heritage areas. There is no fee (subject to change) to enter this location. Prince Albert National Park has a diversity of wildlife, including free ranging bison and a colony of protected white pelican. There is an entry fee for this location, check with Parks Canada for up to date prices.

The 34 Provincial Parks are operated by Saskatchewans Parks an organisation that is responsible for the protection of the parks and the upkeep of the facilities. This link gives all the information on the Provincial Parks including a detailed breakdown of all the fees payable from day use through to camping.

Saskatchewans parks offer so many different types of landscape and terrain that you are spoilt for choice. The four wilderness parks have no facilities and are recommended only for experienced users but offer unique and totally unspoilt areas at the other end of the scale there are areas that have every facility a family could need. All offer tremendous adventures, exploring and general vacations in areas of outstanding natural beauty. There is a plentiful and diverse range of wildlife to see and learn about and is a fantastic education for kids and adults alike!

I'll finish this page with the same advice as the other parks pages - Do Not feed the wildlife, take nothing but photo's and leave nothing but footprints. Most of all - have a great time!

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