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Don’t miss Alex Janvier at the MacKenzie Art Gallery this Summer! Discover the universal language of Alex Janvier, one of Canada’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, in this major retrospective’s only stop in Saskatchewan!

ALEX JANVIER

MODERN INDIGENOUS MASTER ORGANIZED BY THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA

MAY 20 TO SEPT 10, 2017

The MacKenzie Art Gallery offers countless opportunities to experience its renowned exhibitions and public programs, including exhibition tours, hands-on art activities, and more! Free admission. Open seven days a week. For Gallery and Gallery Shop hours, and a listing of current exhibitions and programs, please visit mackenzieartgallery.ca Organized by

Alex Janvier, Untitled, 1986, acrylic on canvas, 165.1 × 266.7 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (42867) © Alex Janvier. Photo: NGC

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TO SEE, DO AND EXPERENCE IN SASKATCHEWAN DURING CANADA’S 150TH!

SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE IN SASKATCHEWAN! BY JESSE GREEN

They say Saskatchewan is one big small town, with a really, really long main street. As Canada celebrates 150 years, see what your neighbours are up to this year; chances are it’s something pretty amazing. Good old Saskatchewan dainties, rip-roaring adventure, captivating theatre, outstanding natural playgrounds… our province has so many exceptional events and attractions to discover. Celebrate Canada 150 by taking in as many Saskatchewan experiences, attractions and events as possible. Here are 150 intriguing ideas to inspire your “to-do” list. How many can you check off by summer’s end?

HAVE A CAPITAL TIME IN REGINA! 1. GOVERNMENT HOUSE, REGINA

Immerse yourself in 20th Century life at this Canadian treasure, built in 1891. Try a tour or explore acres of Edwardian gardens and the warm oasis of the Sylvia Fedoruk Conservatory. governmenthouse.gov.sk.ca 2. ROYAL SASKATCHEWAN MUSEUM, REGINA

Meet the prehistoric poster boy, half-sized robotic T. rex Megamunch, as he roars hello. Cal-

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culate your ecological footprint at The Human Factor, meet trickster Wi sa ke cahk at the First Nations Gallery and see how the ice age gave us our endless prairie fields. Plan to stay a while the discoveries in this museum of the province are too many to count. royalsaskmuseum.ca 3. DOWNTOWN REGINA

Pop-up markets, one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, tasty meals and pints at indie restaurants and the belief that strong main streets make for strong communities. Welcome to Regina’s vibrant downtown. reginadowntown.ca

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are the hallmarks of Canada’s largest trade show. Celebrating 40 years in 2017, at Canada’s Farm Progress Show you can expect the latest in agricultural technology, industry-leading keynote speakers like Canadian funny man and broadcast icon Rick Mercer, live shows, music and over 700 exhibitors. myfarmshow.com

4.CATHEDRAL VILLAGE ARTS FESTIVAL, REGINA MAY 22-27

Enjoy the festive vibe during this celebration of theatre, art, music and community. Visit the Victoria Day kickoff picnic in Les Sherman Park, Saturday’s giant outdoor street fair or one of many evening performances. cvaf.ca

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6. MOSAIC - A FESTIVAL OF CULTURES, REGINA JUNE 1-3

Get your passport stamped at each of 20 pavilions during this landmark 50th year of Mosaic. A celebration of Canada’s rich culture, the festival features music, dance and traditional food. reginamulticulturalcouncil.ca

8. RCMP SUNSET CEREMONY, REGINA TUESDAYS, JULY 1 - AUGUST 9

A nod to 17th century military tradition, this ceremony features our famous scarlet tunic with troop drills, the March Past, music and more. Meet horses and riders afterwards, and bring blankets or chairs. rcmphc.com

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5. BAZAART, REGINA JUNE 17

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Browse the remarkable handmade wares of Canadian artists and artisans, shake a leg at the Regina Folk Festival Stage and enjoy delicious food at Saskatchewan’s largest outdoor Art and Craft Show & Sale. bazaart.ca

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7. CANADA’S FARM PROGRESS SHOW, REGINA JUNE 21-23

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9. REGINA FOLK FESTIVAL, REGINA AUGUST 10-13

Victoria Park hosts incredibly talented musicians, dance, arts, food and that unbeatable summer festival vibe. Try it once – you’ll be hooked. reginafolkfestival.com

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10. REGINA INTERNATIONAL FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL, REGINA JULY 2-8

Attracting performers from Saskatchewan, Canada and beyond, the Fringe delivers top notch entertainment to audiences of all ages. Kid’s Fringe shows are free. reginafringe.com

quarters of mustard grown for global export. In short - we know our mustard. Join the fun with live entertainment, kids’ activities and some very excellent food. mustardfest.org

12. GLOBE THEATRE, REGINA

Experience the talents of Saskatchewan’s largest performing arts organization, where “Live is Better.” Theatre-in-the-round is presented in the historic Prince Edward Building, with both main stage and the edgy Shumiatcher Sandbox Series. globetheatrelive. com

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13. MACKENZIE ART GALLERY, REGINA Enlightenment is free at Saskatchewan’s oldest and largest public art gallery. Explore the permanent collection featuring internationally renowned artists, dive into the hands-on Studio Sunday program and admire the outdoor sculpture garden. mackenzieartgallery.ca

14. ASSINIBOIA GALLERY, REGINA PHOTO: LEADER-POST/MICHAEL BELL

11. THE GREAT SASKATCHEWAN MUSTARD FESTIVAL, REGINA AUGUST 20

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The great Saskatchewan condiment festival is back! Our province produces more than three-

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This downtown gallery features exceptional Canadian artwork in watercolour, oil, acrylic and mediums like blown glass, jewellery and sculpture. In its 40 years, Assiniboia artwork has graced the walls of many a home and office. assiniboia.com

2017 Camps Saskatoon July 4-7 Lloydminster July 11-13

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Wawota July 18-20 Regina July 31-Aug. 4 Swift Current Aug. 8-11 Prince Albert Aug. 14-18 Saskatoon Aug. 21-25

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21. THE SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS, REGINA

New stadium, same old ‘Rider pride. Break out the watermelon helmet and cheer on the home team in the exciting action of the Canadian Football League. riderville.com

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15. LUMBERJAX AXE THROWING, REGINA

Think darts, but with a lot more heft. Axe throwing is a quickly growing recreational activity and there is no experience – or plaid jackets – required. lumberjaxthrowing.com

18. REGINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Canada’s longest continuously performing orchestra delivers musical excellence and enriches our prairie culture. And, they’re not afraid to shake it up with whimsy like ’50 Years of Bond’ or the music of Queen! reginasymphony.com

16. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF SASKATCHEWAN, REGINA

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Fondly known as “The Leg” (pronounced ‘ledge’), this grand building stands as a symbol of our prairie spirit and for fairness and equality. Take a free, informative and fun tour daily between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. legassembly.sk.ca 17. RCMP HERITAGE CENTRE, REGINA

Explore exhibits, multimedia displays and programming on our iconic Mounties in this stunning building. Check out the virtual reality tour of the RCMP Musical Ride, audio tours and summertime programming at the neighbouring RCMP Academy. rcmphc.com PHOTO: REGINA FARMERS’ MARKET

19. REGINA FARMERS’ MARKET

Where else will you find organic smoky barbecue crunchy peas, cinnamon bun-flavoured popcorn or cranberry mango kombucha? Shop local, eat local and wear local at this ever-growing market of goodness. reginafarmersmarket.ca

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20. REGINA WAREHOUSE DISTRICT Local pubs, boutique-style retailers, fashionforward home decor stores and performance venues are just some of the 500-plus independent businesses in this historic neighbourhood. warehousedistrict.ca

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22. SASKATCHEWAN SCIENCE CENTRE & KRAMER IMAX THEATRE, REGINA

Get ready to push buttons and pull levers with almost 200 hands-on exhibits. Check out the stage show schedule and you may see liquid nitrogen, fire, snakes and all manner of other amazing and cool sciency stuff! The adjoining theatre is Saskatchewan’s only 3D IMAX Theatre, and the im mense sights and sounds must be seen to be believed. sasksciencecentre.com

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23. SHERWOOD FOREST GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, REGINA

The whole family will love this relaxing escape just west of Regina. Camp for the weekend, hit the links on the well-loved nine-hole course or cool off in the large swimming pool. sherwoodforestcc.com 24. WASCANA CENTRE, REGINA

25. SASKTEL SASKATCHEWAN JAZZ FESTIVAL, SASKATOON JUNE 23 - JULY 2

Our capital city has one of North America’s largest urban parks – for real. Home to the Regina Rowing Club, the Wascana Racing Canoe Club and other recreation groups, Wascana Lake is loved by the people and wildlife of Regina. Candy Cane Park has been a family favourite for years, while the art galleries, public places and performing arts venues are almost too many to list. Don’t miss this beloved centre of nature and community. wascana.sk.ca

This long-running festival, named the Marquee Event of the Year at this year’s Tourism Saskatchewan Awards, is simply phenomenal. More than 85,000 music fans rock out to jazz, blues, funk, pop and world music with this year’s super star headliners including Feist, Serena Ryder, Ziggy Marley and Michael Franti. saskjazz.com

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STARTING MAY 27 & 28 UNTIL SEPT 23 IS THE LAST RACE DAY.

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26. SHAKESPEARE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN, SASKATOON JULY 5-20

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Saskatoon knows summer is coming when the tents are raised along the riverbank. This season, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan will present Twelfth Night and Richard III, along with medieval feasts, workshops, art displays and free Community Stage performances. shakespearesask.com

This celebration of flavours, summertime and music features the house favourite dishes from 30 or more of Saskatoon’s finest restaurants along with free entertainment including everything from reggae to rock. tasteofsaskatchewan.ca

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It’s not summer in Saskatchewan until you’ve had your annual fix of spudnuts and ferris wheels at the Saskatoon Ex. Now in its 131st year, this sixday summer festival offers non-stop entertainment for all ages, including midway thrills, big name grandstand entertainers and an annual parade through downtown Saskatoon to kick off all the excitement. Saskatoonexhibition.ca

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28. POTASHCORP FRINGE THEATRE AND STREET FESTIVAL, SASKATOON AUGUST 3-12

With free street entertainment, kids’ activities and 250 theatre shows, the only problem is deciding which indie theatre show to see, which food truck to visit and which craft booth to shop from! 25thstreettheatre.org 10 | DESTINATION SASKATCHEWAN SUMMER 2017

29. SASKATOON EX, SASKATOON AUGUST 8-13

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30. MARR RESIDENCE, SASKATOON

Built with lumber floated downriver from Medicine Hat, this 1884 home served as a field hospital during the Riel Rebellion and is preserved as a historic site. themarr.ca


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31. JOHN ARCAND FIDDLE FEST, SASKATOON AUGUST 10-13

Try your hand at traditional Red River Jigging, peyote beading, fiddle lessons and more. This grassroots festival has been uniting people around music, culture, dance and fun for 20 years. Camp for free on-site or take complimentary shuttle buses that run throughout the day from Saskatoon to the Windy Acres’ festival site, just 10 minutes outside of the city. johnarcandfiddlefest.com

33. MARQUIS DOWNS, SASKATOON

Break out the derby hat and join the excitement at this family friendly (and free!) thoroughbred race track. Make a night of it with betting lessons and dining options that range from pub grub to fine dining. marquisdowns.com

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35. RIVER LANDING, SASKATOON

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32. MEEWASIN TRAILS, SASKATOON

Explore the beautiful South Saskatchewan River on this extensive trail system. Linking landscaped parks, conservation areas, boat launches and interpretive sites, this trail represents nature, community and active living. meewasin.com

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34. SASKATOON FOLKFEST AUGUST 17-19

Celebrate the traditions and cultures through dance, entertainment and delicious traditional cuisine from around the world. This annual festival features up to 25 ethnic pavilions in venues throughout Saskatoon. saskatoonfolkfest.com

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One of Saskatoon’s most beloved features is the South Saskatchewan River and the recreation, wildlife and beauty it brings. River Landing is home to the thriving Saskatoon Farmer’s Market, the future Remai Modern Art Gallery and the splash park which is a model of the river basin, art and a whole lot of splashing fun. Features like the Pavilion Building, Prairie Wind sculptural landmark, amphitheatre and outdoor fitness circuit will be joined by further development in this legacy project. riverlanding.ca

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36. BERRY BARN, SASKATOON

This relaxing getaway on scenic Valley Road is a perennial favourite with orchard strolls, craft shop and u-pick berries. Delicious homestyle cooking and fresh Saskatoon berry desserts are topped only by the beautiful riverside view. berrybarn.ca

39. SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL FINE CRAFT BOUTIQUE, SASKATOON

Shop and admire the handmade worksin jewellery, fibre, wood, pottery, glass, photography and visual art at this Broadway boutique. Artists are juried members of the Saskatchewan Craft Council. saskcraftcouncil.org PHOTO: TOURISM SASKATOON

38. RIVERSDALE, SASKATOON

This vibrant and eclectic neighbourhood is a must-see. Cooperative workspace/coffee shops and bannock delivery businesses join ranks with the historic Roxy Theatre and long-standing favourites like the Park Café. riversdale.ca

40. DIEFENBAKER CANADA CENTRE, SASKATOON

John G. Diefenbaker’s wishes for a strong, united Canada echo here with exhibits highlighting our country’s rich cultures. Admission is free and affordable programming includes campus tours and summer camps. usask.ca/diefenbaker

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37. THE GLEN AT CROSSMOUNT, SASKATOON

The Glen at Crossmount is a unique new attraction in Saskatoon, offering interactive hands-on experiences, surrounded by landscaped gardens and an apple orchard. Tap into your creative side with a class in the Arts Barn, try a handcrafted Crossmount Cider Company beverage, host your big event here or just enjoy the serene countryside setting. theglenatcrossmount.ca

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Visit this ancient gathering place to share in the stories of the nomadic Northern Plains people, walk the scenic trails and view the interpretive displays. Unique cultural experiences await including the opportunity to have a sleep-over in a tipi. Be sure to try a bison burger from the restaurant! wanuskewin.com

dragons – named Thorn and Shruikan – who are on loan from the Calgary Zoo. Saskatoon.ca

Catch a birds-eye view from the Ferris wheel, ride the replica Canpotex freight train or hop on a carousel horse. The natural and interactive play area boasts water works, sand and tons of apparatus to climb and slide on. This is a familyfriendly jewel in the heart of Saskatoon. 45. DAKOTA DUNES GOLF LINKS, SASKATOON

42. FORESTRY FARM PARK & ZOO, SASKATOON

Once a prairie tree nursery, this National Historic Site features a super fun nature-themed playground, beautifully designed gardens, sports pitches and Saskatchewan’s only accredited zoo with more than 80 species of animals. This summer, the Saskatoon Zoo welcomes a pair

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43. POKEY’S PINBALL CAFÉ, SASKATOON

Join the arcade revival in this new Mayfair café. All ages until 8 p.m, it features a Cuban-inspired menu, a great selection of beer on tap, pinball tournaments and good old-fashioned fun. facebook.com/PokeysPinballCafe

Award-winning links wind through natural sand dunes, native prairie grasses and an everchanging backdrop of wildflowers. With five tee decks, undulating fairways and large greens this course is fit for golfers of all stripes. Check out the new $3.5 million Dakota Dunes Golf Links clubhouse, designed to highlight the river valley and surrounding dune formations. dakotadunes.ca

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2017-2018 Performing Season May 23, 26 and 30, June 1 and 3, 2017 The Saskatoon Children’s Choir offers young singers a rich and challenging experience. All young people who enjoy singing are welcome to audition. Preparatory Choir: ages 7-9 Apprentice Choir: ages 8-13 Concert Choir: ages 12-16 Phoebe Voigts, Artistic Director, Michelle Aalders, Accompanist For more information or to book an audition, call 306-249-3927.

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41. WANUSKEWIN HERITAGE PARK, SASKATOON

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the Riversdale neighbourhood. ltdj.dreamhosters.com 50. CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM, SASKATOON

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46. PRAIRIE LILY RIVER CRUISES, SASKATOON

Discover beautiful downtown Saskatoon, the Meewasin Valley and River Landing from a new perspective. Riverboat tours feature a variety of themes, including brunch, dinner and a Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan combo. theprairielily.com 47. GORDON TOOTOOSIS NĪKĀNĪWIN THEATRE, SASKATOON

This award-winning theatre company celebrates indigenous culture and stories as well as providing outreach programs like the Aboriginal ARTS Fundraiser and Playhouse Program. gtnt.ca

Little builders love the Construction Corner, while the nurturers in the crowd enjoy the Muddy Paws Animal Clinic. With plenty of exhibits – all requiring kid participation – this is truly a children’s museum. museumforkids.sk.ca

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48. BARN PLAYHOUSE, SASKATOON

Entertaining audiences for 27 years, the Barn Playhouse (a family barn-turned-theatre) has a great season planned this year in celebration of Canada 150. From June 21 to 25 and June 28 to July 2, the Barn Playhouse presents W.O. Mitchell’s beloved “Jake & the Kid”. From August 23 to 27 and August 30 to September 3, the musical “Cotton Patch Gospel” takes the stage, a heartfelt story based on a true-life account, set to rollicking bluegrass music. Before the play, enjoy food booths, live music and a visit to the Craft Barn. barnplayhouse.com 49. LA TROUPE DU JOUR, SASKATOON

Take in a French or bilingual production by this professional Francophone theatre in the heart of

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51. POTASHCORP FIREWORKS FESTIVAL, SASKATOON LABOUR DAY WEEKEND

Bid summer farewell with a bang at this evergrowing festival where entertainers, choreographed fireworks shows, food vendors, games and activities are sure to delight. potashcorpfireworksfestival.ca

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55. NIPAWIN

Houseboating, world-record fishing in naturally sustained waters, golf, camping and the clean clear northern air await. Choose from Tobin Lake or the nearby Codette Lake and enjoy this idyllic summer destination. saskregionalparks.ca/park/ nipawin-district

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52. NORTH BATTLEFORD INTERNATIONAL STREET PERFORMER FESTIVAL JULY 28-30

You don’t know what kind of crazy stuff you’ll see, but it’s guaranteed to be memorable! An amazing group of international performers present a fun, free and no-holds-barred weekend. nbstreetfest.com 53. CROOKED BUSH, HAFFORD

Visit the eerie, twisted forest grove to see one of nature’s great mysteries. Be sure to stick to the

winding boardwalk which protects the trees and habitat. hafford.ca/recreation/attractions.html

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54. REDBERRY LAKE BIOSPHERE RESERVE, HAFFORD

56. YORKTON FILM FESTIVAL AND GOLDEN SHEAF AWARDS, YORKTON MAY 25-28

One of Canada’s 16 biosphere reserves is known for its pelican population, clear saline lake and the namesake red berries. Rent a canoe or kayak, go berry picking or hike the many trails. redber rylake.ca

View some of Canada’s best short films, indulge in the Yorkton Lions Lobsterfest, attend a workshop and take in the prestigious Golden Sheaf Awards. Celebrating its 70th anniversary, this is North America’s longest running film festival. yorktonfilm.com

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57. BLUE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE PARK, BATTLEFORDS

Sail over the treetops on a zipline tour, test your agility on an obstacle course, hit the lake on a canoe or kayak or get the gang together for a paintball battle. Adventure and fun await. explorebluemountain.com 58. THE BATTLEFORDS PROVINCIAL PARK, THE BATTLEFORDS

Discover a lighthouse on the prairies, 18 holes of grass-green golf, hundreds of campsites with full amenities and the well-loved waters of Jackfish Lake perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. saskparks.net/thebattlefords

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62. LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE AREA, IMPERIAL

North America’s oldest wildlife sanctuary is an important stopover place for migrating birds including tundra swans, western kingbirds and whooping cranes. The nearby regional park features a self-guided walking trail, camping, concession, golf and swimming. saskregionalparks.ca/last-mountain

59. BRIGHTSAND LAKE REGIONAL PARK

One of Saskatchewan’s best kept secrets, this northern wilderness getaway spans the north end of Brightsand Lake and boasts secluded forest campsites, cabin rentals, hiking trails, swimming lessons, canoe rental and more. saskregionalparks.ca/park/brightsand-lake

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60. DUCK MOUNTAIN PROVINCIAL PARK, KAMSACK

A little piece of boreal forest in southern Saskatchewan, this scenic park features fine sand beaches with clear lakes, a four-season lodge with indoor swimming, golf and excellent fishing. saskparks.net/DuckMountain 61. GOOD SPIRIT PROVINCIAL PARK, CANORA

Check out one of Canada’s top 10 beaches, according to Maclean’s Magazine and anyone who’s ever visited! Explore the natural sand dunes, take a hike or enjoy the fabulous water for swimming or fishing. saskparks.net/ GoodSpirit

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63. QUILL LAKES INTERNATIONAL BIRD AREA, QUILL LAKES

More than one million waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds travel North America’s Central Flyway each year. Staff at visitor centres in Wadena, Foam Lake, and Wynyard can update on viewing areas and any birding hotspots. quill-lakes-birdarea.com DESTINATION SASKATCHEWAN SUMMER 2017 | 17


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67. FORT BATTLEFORD NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Modern-day Saskatchewan was shaped by the turmoil of the late 1800s at this original North West Mounted Police post. Explore original stockade, bastion and barracks and learn what life was like for the early settlers, First Nations and Métis people. parkscanada.gc.ca/battleford 68. SEAGER WHEELER FARM NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, ROSTHERN PHOTO: TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN/ERIC LINDBERG

64. LLOYDMINSTER CULTURAL & SCIENCE CENTRE

This hub of arts and culture features travelling exhibitions from local artists and across Canada. Interpretive tours include permanent exhibits, the Imhoff Art Collection, Fuch Wildlife Gallery and the OTS Heavy Oil Science Centre. lloydminster.ca/lcsc

National Historic Site and home of the “Wheat Wizard,” five-time winner of international championships for his hard spring wheat varieties. Tour original buildings, gift shop, English flower gardens, u-pick orchard and more. seagerwheelerfarm.org

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71. DANCING SKY THEATRE, MEACHAM

Discover the thriving arts community where productions from new and emerging playwrights have gone on to tour nationally. With the artistic director a proud recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Leadership in the Arts, this village theatre is bucket list material. dancingskytheatre.com

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69. DENHAM’S RAM TOUGH CPCA FINALS, LLOYDMINSTER AUGUST 16-20

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Cheer on the best drivers and fastest horses of the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association as they compete for the championship. Wagon Week action includes a family fun night, cabaret, beer gardens, pancake breakfast and more. lloydexh.com

65. ANCIENT ECHOES INTERPRETIVE CENTRE, HERSCHEL

Guided hikes include ancient rock carvings, marine fossils and the outstanding ravine scenery. View displays and artifacts in the centre and visit the tea room for the ultimate Saskatchewan treat - homemade dainties and Saskatoon pie. ancientechoes.ca

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66. BATOCHE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Pump water, push a Red River cart and scrub with a wash board, just as Métis families did years ago. Imagine the turmoil of the Northwest Resistance and how lives in this riverside settlement changed forever. pc.gc.ca/batoche

70. THE ALLEN SAPP GALLERY

See the Northern Plains Cree through the eyes of renowned artist, Allen Sapp. This award-winning gallery is housed in a historic building and is open daily during the summer. allensapp.com

72. BRUNO CHERRY SUNDAY AUGUST 13

Don’t miss the kids’ Cherry Land Express train ride, cherry sundaes or the cherry smokies! Festivities include the sour cherry u-pick orchard, pancake breakfast, live entertainment and vendors. cherrysunday.ca PHOTO: TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN/GREG HUSZAR PHOTOGRAPHY

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73. THE IMHOFF GALLERY, ST. WALBURG

Learn of the big-hearted German immigrant whose fine religious murals and frescoes transformed the walls of so many churches in the early 1900s. imhoff.stwalburg.ca

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74. NATIONAL DOUKHOBOR HERITAGE VILLAGE, VEREGIN

Admire the 18th Century Russian architecture at this original Doukhobour village with early homes, a blacksmith shop, bathhouse prayer home and more. Don’t miss the traditional brick-oven baked bread served at special events. ndhv.ca 75. STATION ARTS CENTRE AND TEA HOUSE, ROSTHERN

Housed in a renovated CN Railway station is an art gallery, tea room and performing arts theatre where annual summer productions are staged to sold-out crowds. From July 7 to August 6, the Station Arts Centre presents “Tent Meeting” an old-time gospel music that follows the small

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town life of husband and wife during the Dirty Thirties. Check out their concert series and special events. stationarts.com 76. THE ROOT COMMUNITY EMPORIUM, LLOYDMINSTER

Serving up soul food, art markets, open mike nights and big support for arts and community, this is an all-ages venue in the border city. therootce.ca 77. GALLAGHER CENTRE WATER PARK, YORKTON

Ride the waterslide, tackle the two-storey climbing wall, float the lazy river or body surf the waves at one of Saskatchewan’s best water parks. gallaghercentre.com

AWARD WINNING PUBLIC GALLERY “Powerful and sensitive images of the Northern Plains Cree” June - September: 11am - 5pm Daily October - May: 12pm - 4pm Wed - Sun

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Start at the Battlefords River Valley Visitor Centre and explore the Finlayson Island, North Shore trails and the King Hill Lookout for miles of cycling and hiking with that gorgeous river view. battlefords.ca PHOTO: TOWN OF TISDALE

79. BEECHY SANDCASTLES & SUNKEN HILL, BEECHY

In the Coteau Hills are memorable sand formations, teepee rings and Sunken Hill, a plateau hill that was engulfed by the earth leaving behind unique markings on the hillside. These attractions are on private land and visitors are asked to close all gates. beechysask.ca 80. CLEARWATER DRIVE-IN, KYLE

Just like the good old days, but with digital projection and a brand new screen. This drive-in has been providing summertime fun since 1957. facebook.com/ClearwaterDriveIn 81. CORN TRAILS, CANORA

Getting lost has never been so fun! Make your way through acres of corn, watch for nature signs and ask about the GPS game and scavenger hunt lists. Picnic area, mini golf and just minutes from Canora beach. corntrails.com

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9 Holes Licensed Clubhouse Cart & Club Rentals Food Service Events Private Tournaments

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82. WALKING TRAILS, TISDALE

Follow the scenic Doghide River Trail as it meanders over the river and through the woods. The Jones Wildlife Sanctuary Trails are self-guided paths through the wetlands which the Canadian Wildlife Federation recognized as a top conservation area. tisdale.ca/walking-trails 83. DUCK LAKE REGIONAL INTERPRETIVE CENTRE, DUCK LAKE

The 1885 Resistance left its mark on Duck Lake, and today history of First Nations, Métis and pioneer societies are retold here. Ask about the Louis Riel trail and guided tours of the Duck Lake murals. dlric.org 84. GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY, YORKTON

Next to the historic land titles building is the area’s only professionally-operated public art gallery. See the contemporary art of both local and national artists and watch for cultural and artistic programming. deangallery.ca PHOTO: DUCK LAKE REGIONAL INTERPRETIVE CENTRE

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85. PRINCE ALBERT NATIONAL PARK*

This is one of Saskatchewan’s most loved destinations. Hit the water on a wakeboard, make the multi-day trek to the historic cabin of conservationist Grey Owl or relax on the beach. Try hiking, cycling, canoeing, fishing or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds. pc.gc.ca/princealbert 86. WASKESIU TOWNSITE

Prince Albert National Park’s townsite overlooks the beach at Waskesiu Lake and is a hub of shopping, heritage buildings, a nature centre, all manner of accommodations and daily interpretive programming. waskesiu.org

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87. NARROW HILLS PROVINCIAL PARK

This is an angler’s paradise with dozens of sheltered and well-stocked lakes. Hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking are park favourites, while the dazzling Gem Lakes attract sight seers and anglers alike. saskparks. net/NarrowHills

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88. MEADOW LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK,MEADOW LAKE

One of our largest provincial parks boasts a string of 25 clear lakes with rivers and streams set in a sprawling tract of northern forest. Enjoy a lively adventure or find a quiet retreat. Hike all 120 kilometres of the park’s east-west Boreal Trail or take a stroll from one front country campground to the next. Enjoy the rewarding and challenging chance to get off the beaten path. saskparks.net/MeadowLake SASXR253207_1_1

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89. ELK RIDGE RESORT

Find championship golf, hiking, accommodations ranging from the luxury four-star hotel to rustic cabins, a full service spa, indoor pool, zipline adventure and dining from casual pub fare to fine dining. All this adventure is set in the peaceful northern forest with deer, elk and other woodland creatures sharing the view. elkridgeresort.com

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90. LIMESTONE CREVICES, AMISK LAKE

Once coral reefs of an ancient sea, this area has miles of limestone caverns and crevices that measure up to 12 metres in depth. Watch your step! Best to leave the little ones and pets behind for this adventure. townofcreighton.ca 91. ATHABASCA SAND DUNES

This is one for the bucket list - accessible only by air or water, the world’s most northerly sand dunes tower over the landscape along Lake Athabasca. saskparks.net/athabascasanddunes

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92. CHURCHILL RIVER SYSTEM, MISSINIPE

This is a rugged stretch of river and regarded as some of the world’s best wilderness canoeing. Book your adventure with an experienced canoe outfitter who can guide you down the challenging and rugged river. Among Saskatchewan’s most spectacular sites are the mighty Nistowiak Falls, where the waters of Lac La Ronge plunge more than 10 metres into the Churchill River. Best viewed from the nearby bridge, the Otter Rapids carry the entire volume of the river through a narrow chute.

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timber in the 1850s with original hinges and stained glass. Accessible by boat from Stanley Mission.

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95. THE DIEFENBAKER HOUSE MUSEUM, PRINCE ALBERT

Tour the beautifully furnished home of Canada’s 13th Prime Minister, Dief the Chief. Featuring personal belongings and original decor, this museum commemorates Diefenbaker’s connection with this key northern city. historypa.com

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93. THE NESS CREEK FESTIVAL SITE, BIG RIVER

Three different festivals, one great home in the forest! - Country at the Creek (June 23-24) brings family friendly country fun with headliners The Washboard Union, Chris Buck Band, Dan Davidson and many more. countryatthecreek.ca. discovernesscreek.com - Check out the Ness Creek Music Festival (July 13-16) with its message of ecology, culture and the magic of community. Music from around the world and much more. nesscreekmusicfestival. com

- Don’t let the big name intimidate you — this is a good, old-fashioned kitchen party! The Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival & Music Camp (Festival Aug. 18-20, Music Camp Aug. 14-18) pays homage to our rural roots and the cultures that shaped us. With both established and upcoming artists. northernlightsbluegrass.com 94. HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH, STANLEY MISSION

Sitting on the banks of the Churchill River is Saskatchewan’s oldest standing building, a woodframe church built from locally cut and hewn

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96. THE MANN ART GALLERY, PRINCE ALBERT

Features include an impressive permanent collection in many mediums and travelling exhibitions, this is a hub for the arts community. A fine wolf sculpture called Mahihkan guards this vibrant gallery. mannartgallery.ca

Prince Albert National Park 1-877-441-5544

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97. LAC LA RONGE PROVINCIAL PARK

Canoe the old fur trade routes in the rugged wilderness, fish or swim in one of the park’s 100 lakes. Be sure to visit the Robertson Trading Post where raw furs are still bought and sold. saskparks.net/laclaronge

99. CANDLE LAKE & MINOWUKAW SAND DUNES

With white sand beaches rated among Canada’s top inland beach es, natural sand

dunes, excellent fishing, camping and a nearby resort village of Candle Lake, this is a top summer destination. saskparks.net/CandleLake

98. THICKWOOD HILLS STUDIO TRAIL, SHELL LAKE AUGUST 12-13

Follow the “blue moon” signs to visit outstanding local artists in their studios. The Thickwood Hills’ artisans are celebrating Canada 150 with a fun contest. Collect passport stamps at all 13 studios and you will be entered in a draw for a $150 gift certificate to be used at the studio of your choice. Tours, shopping and art demonstrations are highlights of this Shell Lake area event. thickwoodhillsstudiotrail.com

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Bluegrass & Old Tyme 12th Annual Music Festival and Camp Festival August 18-20 • Camp August 14-18 NE of Big River (Ness Creek Site)

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100. TUNNELS OF MOOSE JAW

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18-Holes of Golf Full-Service Clubhouse Full-Service RV Park Rental Cabins

Theatre goes underground in historic downtown Moose Jaw at this family-friendly attraction. Choose from the lively, bootlegging antics of the Chicago Connection and the harrowing story of early Chinese immigrants in Passage to Fortune. tunnelsofmoosejaw.com

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101. MOOSE JAW TROLLEY COMPANY

Hop on the replica 1911 streetcar to see heritage properties, must-do tourist attractions and the Murals of Moose Jaw. The popular evening Ghost Tours offer a darker twist on the historic stories. Call (306) 6938537 for information.

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102. SASKATCHEWAN BURROWING OWL INTERPRETIVE CENTRE

See these stern, yet adorable, burrowing owls in outdoor enclo sures. Explore the giant burrow, learn what is threatening their species and take in the beauty of the surrounding prairie wildlife. skburrowingowl.ca 103. TEMPLE GARDENS HOTEL & SPA, MOOSE JAW

Relax and revive in the rooftop pool’s therapeutic geothermal mineral waters, take in a spa treatment and enjoy fine dining. This hotel is in the heart of historic downtown Moose Jaw close to city attractions. templegardens.sk.ca PHOTO: TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN/CHERYL CHASE

Little Bear Lake Resort L MILE 62 HANSON LAKE ROAD, SK

OPEN YEAR ROUND Fully modern accommodations Fuel • Groceries & confectionary ATV trails RESERVATIONS PHONE 306-426-2244

Rodeo: June 10 & 11 Quilly Days Sports Day: July 1 & 2 Farmers Markets Weekly July - September FOR TOURISM INFORMATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE:

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Our thriving community has all the amenities you need to have a wonderful stay. Experience the beautiful scenery while hiking along our newly developed trails. Relax with a dip at the swimming pool. Visit one of the nearby lakes for excellent fishing and boating or enjoy a round of golf. We are a Four-Season Tourism Destination. Residential & Commercial lots available.

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104. GROTTO GARDENS COUNTRY MAR KET

Yoga, goats and a Saskatoon berry orchardwhat’s not to love? Enjoy fresh country baking, shop for gifts, take a yoga class or make some friends on Leo’s Goat Walk. grottogardens.ca

105. SOUTHERN PRAIRIE RAILWAY, OGEMA

106. ALIVE SKY LODGE, ROSETOWN

Ride the rails aboard a refurbished 1922 Pullman passenger coach in Saskatchewan’s only full-sized tourist train. Choose from rip-roaring robbery trains, heritage tours, fondue rides and many more. southernprairierailway.com

Guests love the bright, classic decor, stunning views out every window and the warm hospitality. The new luxury, honeymoon-style suite is guaranteed to be the classiest grain bin you’ll ever sleep in! alivesky.com

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107. CYPRESS HILLS INTERPROVINCIAL PARK

Take in that unmistakable scent of pine at this high plateau in the southwest. The park’s centre block offers full-service camping, four season resorts, trail riding, hiking, beaches and educational programming. saskparks.net/cypresshills 108. GRASSLANDS NATIONAL PARK*

This untouched tract of prairie grassland is home to some of Canada’s most rare wildlife, stunning prairie vistas, outcroppings of the Frenchman River valley and seriously top-notch hiking. Lucky visitors may see the black-footed ferret, bison and the endearing goings-on of the Black-tailed Prairie dog. Ask about geocache challenges, guided nature hikes and the kids’ Xplorers program. pc.gc.ca/grasslands PHOTO: TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN/GREG HUSZAR PHOTOGRAPHY

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109. BIG MUDDY BADLANDS

Echoes of the wild west live in this rugged landscape where ancient buffalo jumps, stone effigies and ceremonial circles are found. Guided tours run from the town of Coronach. greatsouthwest.ca/big-muddy/

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110. FORT WALSH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Discover life in a working fort during the 1870s with Métis legends, traditional crafts and stories of the North West Mounted Police and the Battle of Little Big Horn. pc.gc.ca/walsh

111. HISTORIC BELL BARN, INDIAN HEAD

This round fieldstone barn has weathered more than 130 years on the Saskatchewan prairie. Built in 1882 as part of a corporate farm, this historic agricultural building now hosts barn dances, markets and art shows. bellbarn.ca

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112. THE MOTHERWELL HOMESTEAD

Enjoy a wagon ride, meet the farm animals and explore the century-old fieldstone home of W.R. Motherwell, an influential figure in the development of agriculture. Walk the wetland trail, stop at the Off The Beaten Path Café and ask about special events. 113. RAVINE ADVENTURES, ABERNETHY

Speed around the Pedal Go Kart track, hop on a set of stilts or unleash your inner hamster - and inner awesome - in a huge, plastic Bubble Ball. Other adventures include paint ball, mini golf and nature walks in a beautiful valley setting. ravineadventures.ca 114. SYMPHONY UNDER THE SKY FESTIVAL, ABERNETHY AUGUST 26

The Regina Symphony Orchestra presents an open air concert at this wonderful harvest celebration. Threshing demonstrations, the Field to Fork Festival and children’s activities mark the season’s end at the Motherwell Homestead. friendsofmotherwell.ca

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116. EASTEND

Discover arts and heritage at the North West Mounted Police post, Crazy Horses’ 1876 encampment and the show-stopper view of the Frenchman River Valley. Hit the water with a guided Carefree Adventures excursion, visit the Nixavl workshop for a colourful and lightweight pottery bowl or cross the suspension bridge to the well-treed golf course. Enjoy a locally-sourced meal at Café Terra served on their own White Mud Pottery. townofeastend.com 117. CANNINGTON MANOR PROVINCIAL PARK, KENOSEE LAKE

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Costumed staff recreate the heyday of this foxhunting, poetry-reading, croquet-playing aristocratic society of the late 1800s. Interpretive programs, demonstrations and picnic area complete the visit to this unique village. saskparks.net/canningtonmanor

115. T.REX DISCOVERY CENTRE - ROYAL SASKATCHEWAN MUSEUM, EASTEND

The star of this show is Scotty - the world’s largest and most complete T.rex skeleton. Carved into the magnificent Frenchman River Valley, this museum features the Buzzard Coulee Meteorite and hands-on kids activities. royalsaskmuseum.ca/trex PHOTO: TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN/KEVIN HOGARTH PHOTOGRAPHY

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118. HARVEST EATERY AND FRESH MARKET, SHAUNAVON

Enjoy the best of urban dining in this multi award-winning small-town restaurant. Guests enjoy the chef’s creative flair while celebrating the spirit of community in this rural eatery. eatharvest.ca 119. ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT

A venue to promote arts in performance, film, music, literary and visual, this gallery hosts kids and adult art classes with special events throughout the year. artgalleryofswiftcurrent.org 120. ESTEVAN ENERGY TOUR, ESTEVAN

See some of North America’s largest pieces of mining equipment at the Boundary Dam Mine Site and Canada’s most environmentally-advanced coal fired generating station, The Shand Power Station. While you’re in town, check out nearby Roche Percee’s maze of Ravenscrag Rock caves, the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, the city’s many parks and more. Remember the sunscreen - this is the sunshine capital of Canada! tourismestevan.com

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Cozy, fully modern, log cabins with gas fireplaces, BBQ’s, etc.

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CALL Jason or Keeley (306) 621-3900

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121. THE LONG DAY’S NIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL, SWIFT CURRENT JUNE 22-25

Celebrate the summer solstice with this concert series under our prairie skies. Concerts are held at the Windscape Kite Field, just south of town. Check out the stellar lineup of performers at longdaysnight.ca 123. THE GREAT SANDHILLS, SCEPTRE

122. SASKPOWER WINDSCAPE KITE FESTIVAL, SWIFT CURRENT JUNE 24-25

Swift Current has harnessed the wind. Join the fun as the world’s best kite flyers fill the skies with their incredible creations. Try kite making, kids’ area for balloon sculpting, straw bale maze and face painting. windscapekitefestival.ca

They don’t say great for nothing! This vast and ever-changing landscape is a thrill for hill jumpers, photographers and bird watchers alike. Stop at the Great Sandhills Museum & Interpretive Centre in Sceptre for directions. greatsouthwest.ca/great-sandhills

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124. THE SASKATCHEWAN FESTIVAL OF WORDS, MOOSE JAW JULY 13-16

Showcasing Canadian literary talent, this festival inspires creativity and collaboration in both festival goers and presenters. With all ages workshops, reading sessions, concerts, slam poetry competition, theatre and more, there is something for everyone. festivalofwords.com

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127. SHURNIAK ART GALLERY, ASSINIBOIA

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Stroll past sculptures by prominent artists like Fafard and Davidson, through the lofty arched entrance to take in international and Canadian art in many mediums. Don’t miss the homemade goodness in the Fresh Start Cafe. shurniakartgallery.com

125. MANITOU SPRINGS RESORT AND MINERAL SPA, MANITOU BEACH

Discover the legendary waters of Manitou, where the buoyant and mineralrich properties are said to have curative powers. Enjoy the European-style mineral spa, fine dining, therapeutic and esthetic services and a beautiful lakefront view. manitousprings.ca

www.sasklandinggolfresort.com

1-866-691-4653(GOLF)

(306) 778-4653(GOLF)

(306) 778-4653(GOLF) Elmwood Golf Club @elmwoodgolf

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126. LAKE DIEFENBAKER

Cool off at southern Saskatchewan’s largest body of water where world record catches include rainbow trout and burbot. You’ll find three full-service marinas and many boat launches around the lake. The surrounding area includes dozens of communities and attractions including many great golf courses and two provincial parks. Nearby is Saskatchewan’s largest ferry, the cable-operated Riverhurst Ferry. lakediefenbakertourism.com 36 | DESTINATION SASKATCHEWAN SUMMER 2017

Phone: 306.778.2776 www.chinookgolf.ca

chinookgolf @chinookgolf

www.tourismswiftcurrent.ca

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128. ALL FOLK’D UP MUSIC FESTIVAL, MONTMARTRE JULY 7-9

Bring the whole gang to enjoy the diverse musical talents, food, shopping and children’s activities in the lovely Kemoca Regional Park. Now in its 7th year, this festival just keeps getting better. allfolkedup.net

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131. SASKATOON BERRY FESTIVAL, MORTLACH JULY 8

As they say in Mortlach, 5,000 people with purple teeth can’t be wrong. Celebrate summer with live music, children’s activities, homecoming dance, street vendors, beer garden and… don’t forget the pie! mortlach.ca 132. SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL D’ÉTÉ, GRAVELBOURG JUNE 23-24

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135. SPRING VALLEY GUEST RANCH, EASTEND

Expect warm hospitality, an unforgettable valley setting and perhaps an exotic chicken wandering the barn yard! The grand Eaton’s home was moved almost 30 years ago with the Saville Theatre following later. Ask about live performances. springvalleyguestranch.com

Celebrate the land and its spirit with music, dance, an international feast, free children’s activities and a 30-plus vendor street fair and sidewalk sale. summersolsticefestivaldete.com

PHOTO: MID SUMMER’S ART FESTIVAL/RON COX

136. MID SUMMER’S ART FESTIVAL, FORT QU’APPELLE AUGUST 5

Celebrate art and summer with live entertainment, wonderful children’s activities, food vendors, micro-brewery beer gardens and the wares of 50-plus talented artists in the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley.

PHOTO: TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN/GREG HUSZAR PHOTOGRAPHY

129. COUNTRY THUNDER SASKATCHEWAN, CRAVEN JULY 13-16

It may be a new name, but this is the same ‘Craven’ you’ve always loved — legendary country acts, the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley, songwriters’ circle, beer gardens, camping and a whole lot of fun! countrythunder.com 130. GATEWAY MUSIC FESTIVAL, BENGOUGH JULY 21-23

Thousands of music fans flock to the quiet southern town of Bengough for the annual celebration of music, community and good times in the summer sun. gatewayfestival.com

PHOTO: TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN/GARY BERGAN PHOTO: INDIAN HEAD GRAND THEATRE

133. DANCELAND, MANITOU BEACH

Cut a rug at one of Canada’s last horse-hair sprung dance floors in an enchanting heritage building. Reserve your spot at the pre-dance buffet and check the schedule for special events. danceland.ca 134. COWTOWN KIDS TOY & CANDY, MAPLE CREEK

Tourism Saskatchewan’s Rookie of the Year winner is well loved by kids and adults alike! Shop for puzzles, trains, games, toys, books and, of course, candy.

PHOTO: COWTOWN KIDS TOY & CANDY

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SOUTHERN

141. THE SOUTH COUNTRY RECREATION AREA

Check into Rockglen’s historic CP Rail Station for information on tours, accommodation and dining. Plan to stay for an afternoon or a week, the area’s rich geological history and culture will kindle your interest. rockglentourism.com

137. THE GRAND THEATRE 1904, INDIAN HEAD

See live performances, theatre and movies in this beautifully-restored heritage building. While you’re in town, check out the nine-hole golf course, or head to the Katepwa Provincial Park in the scenic Qu’Appelle Valley. grandtheatre1904.com

PHOTO: ROCKGLEN & DISTRICT TOURISM PHOTO: TOWN OF MACKLIN

142. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BUNNOCK TOURNAMENT, MACKLIN AUGUST LONG WEEKEND

PHOTO: TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN/PAUL AUSTRING

This traditional German-Russian game sees competitors tossing the anklebones of horses; the world championship accepts hundreds of teams and includes a festive weekend of children’s rides, street dance, craft shows and refreshments. macklin.ca/bunnock.html

138. MOOSE MOUNTAIN PROVINCIAL PARK, KENOSEE

The historic fieldstone chalet overlooks Kenosee Lake and houses the Visitor Centre. Explore many trails, enjoy the lake, check out the Kenosee Superslides or relive the good old days at the Prairie Dog Drive-In. saskparks.net/moosemountain

PHOTO: TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN/ ERIC LINDBERG

139. WOOD MOUNTAIN STAMPEDE, WOOD MOUNTAIN JULY 7-9

Canada’s oldest continuous rodeo never fails to produce hair-raising action in the heart of cowboy country. Set in the historic regional park near many area attractions, events include the Little Britches Rodeo and cabaret. woodmountainstampede.com 140. CLAYBANK BRICK PLANT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, CLAYBANK

PHOTO: CLAYBANK BRICK PLANT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE/HILDA MAIER

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Discover our industrial heritage, from clay to kiln, at this 1914 site. Its bricks graced many prestigious buildings in the province and across Canada. Hike the Massold Clay Canyon and visit the Bunkhouse Café for refreshments. Check out their video on YouTube!

! Northern Lights Palace Wave Pool, 100’ Water Slide, Sauna & Hot Tub and Arena ! Kerry Vickar Centre Performance Arts Theatre and Convention Centre

!Spruce Haven Park

MELFORT & DISTRICT MUSEUM

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Blacksmith Shop Barbershop Church One Room School General Store Medical Office Real Estate Office Grist Mill Saw Mill Outdoor Oven Windmill Vintage machinery & tools.

Host your ceremony, reception & dance all in one spectacular setting. From business meetings to family reunions, it’s ideal for both intimate and large events.

Ball Park, Tourism Info Centre, Mini Golf, Day Park and Centennial Walking Trails

! Melfort Golf & Country Club Challenging 18 hole Grass Green Course

!Melfort & District Museum Heritage Pioneer Village

!Melfort Campground

Fully Treed Serviced Campsites

!Nearby Regional Parks

Wapiti Ski Hill, Codette, Kipabiskau, Struthers and St. Brieux Lakes.

!Upcoming Play Dates June - XFM Show & Shine July - Melfort Ag. Exhibition August – Canada 150 September - Multi K Marathon January - Viterra Scotties Tournament of Hearts

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143. TREEOSIX ADVENTURE PARKS: CYPRESS HILLS INTERPROVINCIAL PARK AND ELK RIDGE RESORT

Practice your happy dance – you’ll need it at these award-winning adventure parks. Best known for the two-hour treetop zipline tours, both parks feature basecamps packed with activities like high ropes courses, climbing walls, kids’ zipline, spike ball and more. Loved by thrill seekers and nature lovers alike. treeosix.com

PHOTO: LB DISTILLERS/TOURISM SAKATOON

149. BOUTIQUE DISTILLERS

PHOTO: TREEOSIX ADVENTURE PARKS/JORI KIRK

146. SUNDANCE BALLOONS, REGINA & SASKATOON

Soar above the city with North America’s leading hot air balloon company. Take off is smooth, the views are superb and this is one for the memory book. sundanceballoons.com

PHOTO: SUNDANCE BALLOONS

147. SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT BREWERS

PHOTO: TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN/ERIC LINDBERG

144. WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUMS - VARIOUS

Saskatchewan’s largest human history museum tells the story of our province from settlement to present day. Learn about transportation in Moose Jaw, farm and rural life in North Battleford, 1910 Boomtown in Saskatoon and the stories of our immigrants in Yorkton. wdm.ca

Bottoms up! The craft brewery movement is changing the way we think about our pints in Saskatchewan! Visit the website for links and info about brewery tours, tastings and where to buy. skcraftbrewers.ca

PHOTO: SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT BREWERS ASSOCIATION

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International award winners, hand-crafted small batch spirits, distillery tours, festivals and so much more. Check out Saskatchewan’s growing boutique distillery community. - Based in Blaine Lake, Radouga Distilleries’ Provincial Vodka brought home a gold at the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition, and they’ve got much more. radougadistilleries. com - Caesars will never be the same, thanks to Last Mountain Distillery’s signature naturallyinfused dill pickle vodka. Tours, spirits and the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley. lastmountaindistillery.com - Gin infused with pumpkin flowers and raspberry liqueur are joined by traditional spirits vodka and whiskey at Black Fox Distillery. Stroll the 250-plus variety flower fields and ask about festivals and events. blackfoxfarmanddistillery.com -Lucky Bastard Distillers in Saskatoon has won international acclaim for its uniquely crafted vodkas, gins, bitters and liqueurs. LB Distillers invites the public to tour their stylish new digs and learn how their artisan spirits and liqueurs are crafted. Tours during business hours are free of charge; after-hour private tours for groups up to 50 people can be booked by appointment. luckybastard.ca - Located in Regina, Sperling Silver has won a following for its gluten-free, organic spirits including vodka, gin, cactus juice and moonshine. Environmentally friendly and just plain good! sperlingsilver. com

PHOTO: ROLLING PINES GOLF & COUNTRY RESORT TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN/DEVONA HILL PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO: DAKOTA DUNES CASINO/TOURISM SASKATOON

150. GO FOR THE GREENS 145. SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION CASINOS - VARIOUS

What do Chubby Checker, Nazareth, John Michael Montgomery and Dr. Hook have in common? They have all performed in a Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Association casino. Visit one of six SIGA casinos for outstanding entertainment, gaming and dining: - Bear Claw Casino & Hotel, Carlyle - Dakota Dunes Casino, Whitecap - Painted Hand Casino, Yorkton - Gold Eagle Casino, North Battleford - Living Sky Casino, Swift Current - Northern Lights Casino, Prince Albert siga.sk.ca

PHOTO: TOURISM SASKATOON

148. WHATSUP?

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a pretty versatile sport, try yoga, bring your dog for a tour, ride some rapids or just take a nap! Just google ‘SUP + your nearest city’ to find outfitters, lessons, races and more. Escape Sports in Saskatoon (escapesports.ca) offers SUP lessons and tours. In Regina, check out Queen City SUP and ask about their Float Retreat Weekend at Katepwa Lake, June 16 to 18. (QueencitySUP.com) Explore Sports in Regina offers gear and lessons for both paddleboarding and kiteboarding. (exploresports.ca)

No matter where you go in Saskatchewan, you’ll find a great golf course beckoning! In fact, Golf Canada says our golf-crazy province has more courses per capita than anywhere else in the country. A quarter of Saskatchewan residents aged 12 or older play at least five rounds of golf every year. With 208 golf facilities within our province’s borders, you can play a round a day all summer and never play the same course twice. * Take advantage of FREE ENTRY to all places managed by Parks Canada during 2017, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Visit parkscanada.gc.ca for information on the Discovery Pass. DESTINATION SASKATCHEWAN SUMMER 2017 | 39


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