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WESTERN CANADA’S EXTREME SPORTS DESTINATION


Lake Diefenbaker WHAT QUOTES BEST DESCRIBE LAKE DIEFENBAKER? When we hear the quote “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”, we get excited about the days we get to spend at Lake Diefenbaker and the hours we get to spend mastering our wakeboarding flips! We want you to get your adrenaline pumping and jump in with us to Lake Diefenbaker. With 150 miles of wide open water, you be can sure to find your adrenaline rush on your own piece of the lake!

WHAT IF WE DON’T HAVE A BOAT? No worries! We’ve got you covered! This activities guide is full of useful information that covers everything for your convenience. We have three full service marinas and four boat rental locations with a variety of boats to choose from! See page 17 for more information! (You’re welcome!) WHERE CAN WE RENT A CABIN? We are here to help you enjoy your stay at Lake Diefenbaker! Cabin rentals are available at four different locations around the lake. Sarah’s Cove Condo Rentals is hopeful for the 2016 season!

WHAT IS YOUR CLAIM TO FAME? Our claim to fame would definitely be the monster fish that are caught out of this lake! The Fishing Geeks themselves, Adam and Sean Konrad, have topped the list catching a 48lb Rainbow Trout and a year later, Sean caught a 25lb Burbot, we would say that is pretty impressive! The most recent however, was not ‘caught’ in the lake, but rather spear-fished! Jon Ganshorn of Saskatoon caught a record breaking 13.3lb Walleye in the fall of 2013. We are pretty proud of the size of fish that this lake houses, and we can only imagine the beasts that have not been caught yet! Of course, we always want to stress that everyone must have a valid Angling License before heading out to fish!

WE ARE INTERESTED IN VISITING, WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU? On the lake of course! Just kidding....Sort of! Lake Diefenbaker is situated right in the heart of Saskatchewan and is home to three Provincial Parks, three Regional Parks and numerous lakeside communities and resort villages. For more information, visit www.lakediefenbakertourism.com or see the map on page 20.

>> Your hosts Riverhurst | 10 Central Butte | 14 Elbow | 18 Whitecap Dakota | 24 Outlook | 28 Lucky Lake | 30 Beechy | 35 Swift Current | 37

>> Inside the Issue Meet the ‘Monsters’|15 Cabin Rentals |16 Boat Rentals |17 Map & Events | 20 Boat Launch Etiquette | 25 Fishing Geeks World Records | 25 Photo Contest | 29 Top 10 Things to Do |34

Emergency Services

Riverhurst Ferry

The Lake Diefenbaker area is covered by the Provincial 911 emergency system. There are health centres located in Central Butte, Davidson, Outlook, Lucky Lake, Beechy, and Kyle. RCMP Detachments are located in Elbow, Outlook & Kyle.

The Riverhurst Ferry departs from the east side (Riverhurst) on the hour, and departs from the west side (Lucky Lake) every half hour. The ferry runs from late spring to late fall, 24 hours a day and is free of charge. For upto-date road conditions and ferry operations, please call the Highway Hot line at 1.888.335.7623.

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The Lake Diefenbaker Tourism Activities Guide is published by Mid-Sask Community Futures. We appreciate the support of Lindbjerg Photography, the businesses, municipalities and non-profit organizations who supported us in the 2016 publication. For 2017 advertising inquiries please contact Lake Diefenbaker Tourism at 1.866.LDT.SASK.


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Quiet nights, crackling logs and front row seats to some of Saskatchewan’s best scenery. Start a campfire, sit down and let us confess to some of Lake Diefenbaker’s not-so-well-known secrets. CONFESSION #1- Lake Diefenbaker is home to numerous campgrounds. If you are keeping track, we have 3 provincial parks & 3 regional parks. Mind. Blown. Yes, this is true. Sask Landing Provincial Park, Douglas Provincial Park and Danielson Provincial Park all sit on the shores of Lake Diefenbaker. Prairie Lake Regional Park and Palliser Regional Park are situated on the shores of Lake Diefenbaker, while Outlook & District Regional Park sits down-stream along the Chief Whitecap Waterway (aka the South Saskatchewan River). For more in depth information about any of our parks, see pages 6-9. CONFESSION #2- The Campgrounds are sprawled out along the 150 miles of water that Lake Diefenbaker has to offer. Sask Landing is located on the south western portion of Lake Diefenbaker. Being just a short 30 minute drive from Swift Current to the waters edge. Douglas and Danielson Provincial Parks are located on the north eastern portion of Lake Diefenbaker. Saskatoon is just a short one hour drive to the waters edge at Danielson Provincial Park. Regina is a 2 hour drive to Douglas Provincial Park and Palliser Regional Park. Where can I find more information? For more information on camping at Lake Diefenbaker, you can visit our website at

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Regional Parks

Outlook & District Regional Park - Adjacent

to the town of Outlook and nestled on the river bank. ODRP affords a great view of the Big Orange Pedestrian Bridge to the south and a panormanic view of the South Saskatchewan River to the north. The natural beauty of the park, the spacious campsites and the mature golf course makes this park a popular spot for family reunions, a weekend getaway or an extended stay. For more information, please call: 306.867.8846 or visit: www.outlookregpark.ca

Palliser Regional Park

Prairie Lake Regional Park

Palliser Regional Park - This park is located just eight

kilometers southwest of Riverhurst on the east shore of Lake Diefenbaker. Clear water and sandy shores make this lake the perfect place for swimming, fishing and boating. Palliser Regional Park is a family-friendly destination with a pool, aquatic program, modern shower house, laundry, concession, and SageView Golf Club. At Rusty’s CoulÊe Marina you will find the marina store with bait, fishing licenses, vendor, groceries, and other marine supplies. There is a two lane boat launch, boat trailer parking and a fish cleaning shack. Everything you need for an unforgettable day on the lake! Over 100 campsites are available to reserve throughout the Park and vary from non serviced to fully serviced. Bookings must be done on-line via their website. Throughout July and August there is a Farmers Market every Saturday from 10am to 2pm featuring local fresh produce and crafts; every Sunday is the Lions Pancake Breakfast from 9am to 11am. The Mainstay Inn has hotel/motel, cabin rentals, first class restaurant, and it teams up with the Sage View Golf Course to offer golf and stay packages. For more information, please call: 306.353.4604 or visit: www.palliserregionalpark.com

Outlook & District Regional Park

Prairie Lake Regional Park - This well treed regional

park is located 20 km south of Beechy on Lake Diefenbaker and is a great place to spend your summer! Prairie Lake was established in 1984 and is divided into two areas by the hills along the shores of Lake Diefenbaker. Since then, Prairie Lake has grown to accommodate approximately 100 cabin owners and 11 campsites. They take pride in maintaining the beauty of the park and welcome visitors to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. This fully-serviced park offers camping, sandy beaches, swimming lessons, excellent fishing, and boating. The park offers bathrooms and showers for your convenience! Please call: 306.859.2099 or visit: www.saskregionalparks.ca

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Prairie Lake Regional Park

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Sask Landing Provincial Park Sask Landing Provincial Park - Located on the

south western end of Lake Diefenbaker. This park is known as the “ruggedly beautiful” park, crowned by native prairies. Once you have settled in, you can kick back and relax on the beach, feel the warm breeze through the river hills, go for a round of golf at the Sask Landing Golf Resort, or try your luck at fishing! There are many opportunities at this park for all ages and all interests. Consider this park on your list of places to stay! For more information, please call: 306.375.5525 or visit their website: www.saskparks.net/saskatchewanlanding

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Sask Landing Marina - Located 50 km north

of Swift Current at Sask Landing Provincial Park. Noted for its family recreational boating activities; the marina offers pontoon and fishing boat rentals as well as kayak and stand-up paddle boards for great family fun. The marina stocks a wide variety of water sports toys at very competitive prices from knee-boards, water ski’s, wake-boards, ski tubes to life jackets. Also check out their wide selection of fishing tackle and bait. A beautifully landscaped and challenging 18 hole marina Mini Golf Course is located at the marina and is great fun for all ages while visiting the Provincial Park. For more information, please call 306.375.2822 or visit their website: www.sasklandingmarina.ca

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Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Diefenbaker in southwest Saskatchewan, offers 7000 yards of championship golf. It is at one with the environment. Large tracts of natural prairie grassland speckled with wildflowers and blooming cactus create environmental buffers for the fairways. Scenic vistas from nearly every tee box and green offer golfers breathtaking views of Lake Diefenbaker and the surrounding hills. Sask Landing delivers the ultimate golfing experience. For more information phone 1.866.691.4653 or visit their website: www.sasklandinggolfresort.com

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Golf Resort

Sask Landing Provincial Park

La Reata Ranch

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Douglas Provincial Park

Douglas Provincial Park- Located on the northeast end of Lake Diefenbaker, offers numerous recreational activities! This park offers visitors an opportunity to swim, boat, sail, water-ski, wind-surf and fish! It is a natural environment facility featuring 27 km of interpreted hiking trails, including a section of the Trans Canada Trail which hugs the shoreline of Lake Diefenbaker. The trails offer an invigorating way to experience a habitat packed with wildlife such as moose, whitetail and mule deer, squirrel, rabbit and more than 170 species of birds, including pheasant. Make your memories last a lifetime and consider staying at Douglas Provincial Park this summer. For more information, please call: 306.854.6266 or visit their website: www.saskparks.net/douglas.

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Treat Yourself - Stop in and check out “The

Store by the Shore”. Start your day here with breakfast and a coffee before heading out onto the lake! Maybe you need a few groceries or forgot some camping gear, or perhaps you’d want a new souvenir shirt or a good book to read, you will find it at this family operated convenience store! At the very least stop by and treat yourself to an ice cream during your visit to the park!

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Enjoy the Outdoors - Meet your friends along

the shores of clean, clear Lake Diefenbaker at Douglas Provincial Park. This natural environment park is a prairie oasis featuring access to kilometers of natural beaches, prairie landscapes, massive inland sand dunes and campsites hidden in the lush aspen forest. The diversity of this unique environment can be matched only by the variety of visitors that can find enjoyment in this largely undiscovered park land. Whether it’s for an afternoon picnic, or a long term camping trip, include this park in your summer vacation plans.

Hiking Trails & Family Events - Our 3 activities staff works hard planning interpretive

programs and special events throughout the season. While visiting the park look for posters and see what’s happening! Programs include guided nature hikes on some of our 27 km of hiking trails, children’s crafts, pond dipping, and touch football and beach volleyball games. Occasionally you’ll even hear music from a band playing in the picnic shelter, or maybe witness a guest artist working at their craft. Activities run most weekends in May and June, and daily as posted in July and August.

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Bundle up in your rain suit [or not!] and head out on a hike and see if you can locate the park’s geocache! A fun activity to do with the whole family!

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Danielson Provincial Park

Danielson Provincial Park - A perfect place to enjoy

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unspoiled beaches, various recreational activities, and memories that will last a lifetime! The historical Gardiner Dam is one of the largest earth-filled dams in the world and is the result of an 8 year construction project that created Lake Diefenbaker in 1967. The Gardiner Dam Visitor Centre offers a look inside the enormous construction of the dam. With educational displays and information, this makes a great place to take the family! Afterwards, sit down and relax at Harv’s Top of the Dam Cafe located inside the Gardiner Dam Visitor Center. For more information, please call 306.857.5510 or visit their website: www.saskparks.net/danielson

Dam Visitors Centre - Gardiner 1 Gardiner Dam happens to be the largest earth-filled dam in

Canada, and one of the largest in the world! Located adjacent to the dam, Gardiner Dam Visitor Centre features several visual interpretive displays on the dam, souvenirs, food service, and a must see vintage film on the construction of the dam. Take some time to learn the history of Gardiner Dam and how Lake Diefenbaker came to be! The grounds of the Coteau Creek Hydro-electric Station just below Gardiner Dam offer a great vantage point for spotting birds!

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Harv’s Top of the Dam Cafe - Located in

the Gardiner Dam Visitor Centre, this licensed restaurant serves various refreshments of beer, wine and coolers! Try out Harv’s Famous Burger, home-made soups, pies, or pastries and sit in the restaurant to take in the beautiful view over looking the lake. Fishing supplies, beach toys, hard and soft ice-cream are also available for your convenience! Harv’s store is located within Danielson Provincial Park. For more information, please call 306.857.2005

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Strongfield Cafe - Stop in to this country

cafe located in Strongfield enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, paired with a tasty home cooked meal. After your meal, indulge in some fresh homemade pies or pastries! All of this goodness can be found just a short 35 minute drive from Danielson Provincial Park! For more information, please call 306.857.2222

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Take a short drive across Gardiner Dam to the Gardiner Dam Visitor Reception Centre! Get your fill of history about how Lake Diefenbaker was created and why it was created! I bet you will be amazed!


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Gas Station | ATM | Grocery Store | Post Office | Bar | Hall | Community Centre | Automotive Repair

J.N. Millers Service - This family-owned business has come a long way in 50 years and has become the only store in the area for absolutely everything you need this summer including gas, diesel, propane, grocery, hardware, liquor, wine as well as camping, fishing and hunting supplies. There is also a full service post office, automotive garage and ATM available. A service station that truly has it all, with the owners happy to make your trip to the lake a great summer vacation. Summer hours (May long - September long) Monday to Saturday 8a.m. to 10p.m. Sunday 9a.m. to 8p.m. 306.353.2144.

Welcome to the “Riviera of the Region!� Riverhurst is located on the east shores of Lake Diefenbaker, just minutes away from the water, Palliser Regional Park and the Riverhurst Ferry. This is a great little summer town with all of the amenities you will need to make your summer vacation complete! Riverhurst has a fullyserviced campground, equipped with washroom and shower facilities for your next get together with friends!

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Prairie Lake Vacations - Welcome aboard! Spend the day, weekend or week cruising the sparkling waters of Lake Diefenbaker on our houseboats, tour boat, fishing boats and other watercraft rentals! Enjoy our beautiful prairie sunsets and night skies filled with stars! Spend the day fishing, exploring the lake or relaxing on the beach! We look forward to making your next corporate, family or special event unique and memorable. For more information, please contact: 306.796.7375, e-mail prairielakevacations@gmail. com. Find us on Facebook: prairielakevacations or Twitter @sask_plv or on our website: www.prairielakevacations.com

Rainy Day Idea: Tour the F.T. Hill Museum. Mr. Hill had an extensive collection of guns, and native artifacts. In 1963, Mr. Hill sold his collection to the Village of Riverhurst. Located in the Village Square, formerly the Riverhurst School, the museum takes up the entire west side of the building and is wheelchair accessible. Besides the collection of guns, and native artifacts, the museum has a collection of rocks and fossils; antique furniture; tools used by the early settlers in the area; and many other interesting items!

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Rusty’s Coulee Marina - A first-class

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tubing or just plain cruising, Rusty’s is

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sightseers alike. The fairways offer elevation

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atmosphere and delicious food.

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flat lands. An awesome view and challenge

groceries, and other marine supplies.

forget! Mainstay Inn has cabin rental

awaits golfers at one of the par 3 holes. It

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trailer parking and a fish cleaning shack.

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Marina! Phone: 306.353.4605 or visit their website:

their website: www.sageviewgolfclub.com

www.palliserregionalpark.com

The Riverhurst Walleye Classic - Held annually on Father’s Day Weekend, this large Walleye tournament sees many avid fishermen from all over the province try their hand at landing the big one! Prizes range from cash and tackle boxes, to a brand new fishing boat. High stake prizes are up for grabs which tend to keep excitement at its peak during this weekend event. Get up early with the fishermen, sit up on the hill and watch as they leave Rusty’s Coulée Marina to go find their hot spot for the day. A must see, so bring your camera! For more information on this tournament, please visit www.lakediefenbakertourism.com

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Fishing

Lake Diefenbaker is home to various species of fish including Walleye, Rainbow Trout, Northern Pike, Brown Trout, Sauger, Yellow Perch, Lake Whitefish, Burbot and Goldeye. Top 4 World Record Catches:

2014- Jon Ganshorn 13.3lb Walleye (Spear-fishing) 2010- Adam Konrad 25lb Burbot 2009- Adam Konrad 48lb Rainbow Trout 2007- Adam Konrad 43lb Rainbow Trout

What makes Lake Diefenbaker a fishing hot spot?

The fishing is great here thanks to the large lake mass, numerous coulĂŠes and bays and fresh water that the fish thrive in.

Where is a good spot on Lake Diefenbaker to fish?

The age old question! Although we cannot give you a direct response to this question as it inevitably up to personal preference, we do suggest finding a quiet coulĂŠe or bay. If you do not own a boat, we have numerous boat rentals around the lake at your convenience. There are various accessible shore fishing opportunities.

Want to learn how to fish?

We highly recommend you head out with Lake Diefenbaker Fishing Charters where you will learn methods of fishing and proper conservation.

Where can I find more information?

For more information on fishing at Lake Diefenbaker, you can visit our website:

www.lakediefenbakertourism.com/fish

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Gas Station | Bank | Dentist | Drug Store | Grocery Store | Library | K-12 School | Post Office | Bar | Hall Restaurants | Community Centre | SGI | Shopping | Hardware & Lumber | Automotive Repair | Hospital | Fire

Central Butte Sportsplex - “Known as the Service Center of the Region, Central Butte is also surrounded by talented people. Musician and song writer such as: Corinne Newton; artistic painters: Bill Philpott, Genay Lietz, Bonita Tucker, and Audrey King. Talented athletes such as: Ken Galloway in skiing and Clarke Wilm who was a NHL hockey player with Calgary Flames.”

Camping within the Town of Central Butte - Fully serviced RV sites are available to you on a seasonal basis. Partially serviced nightly campsites are also available right in town keeping you close to amenities, while just a short distance to the lake! Talk about the ultimate convenience! If you are interested in booking a spot for “Summer 2016” you can visit their website www.centralbutte.ca or call 306.796.2288.

CCA Approved Rodeo - If you happen to be around the Central Butte area in June, you must take in the Central Butte CCA Approved Rodeo. This 2 day action packed event has the top cowboys and cowgirls from all over Canada as a stop on the Canadian Cowboys Association tour in hopes of the making the CCA Finals in Swift Current! Indulge in this western event and you will be sure to have yourself a great time! See you there!

Travel to the southern end of the Lake Diefenbaker area and you will arrive in the service centre of the region, Central Butte! With amenities such as health care, schools, retail and recreation, Central Butte is the perfect place to spend your summer, or perhaps take advantage of the affordable real estate and call this central town “home”. You can find hunting, fishing, camping, sailing or golf within 30 kilometers!

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The Central Butte Library has a variety of books and magazines and has planned activities throughout the summer. Celebrating 55 years serving the community, shop at Galloway’s Pharmacy for a great selection of gifts. Stop in at our local diners for coffee and conversation.

Galloway Pharmacy Central Butte Fine Foods

McGregor’s Travel 306-796-2000


Meet the ‘Monsters’ Sturgeon: Average Weight 4.5-32kg (10-70lbs)

Northern Pike: Average Weight 1-2.5 kg (2-5lbs)

Brown Trout: Average Weight .2-.9 kg (.5 to 2 lbs)

Rainbow Trout: Average Weight 0.5-1.8 kg (1-4lbs) Record: 21.77 kg (48 lbs) 2009, Lake Diefenbaker

Walleye: Average Weight 0.5-1.5 kg (1-3lbs)

Yellow Perch: Average Weight 250 g (0.5lbs)

Fish Recovery

Preventing Exhaustion

Hold a fish horizontal in the water until the fish has fully revived and is able to swim away on its own. You can help the fish out by moving it in an “S” shaped pattern, which allows water to run through the gills.

Land the fish as quickly as possible to prevent exhaustion. Once you have landed your fish, handle it carefully using a wet glove or wet hand to prevent damaging the fish’s protective mucus coating. Please do not hold the fish by the gills, gill cover or eyes.

Proper Gear Make sure to have the proper gear; which includes nose pliers,

How can you help? You can help by using best fishing

line cutters, wet cloth glove and a net or cradle.

practices, enforcing and reporting poachers, promoting conservation-minded approaches to how fisheries are managed, in order to stop destructive fishing practices. For more information on daily fishing limits, best practices and appropriate licensing, please visit www.environment.gov.sk.ca

Keep or Release? If a fish is reeled in, bleeding heavily and has swallowed the hook deep, please decide whether the fish should be let back or counted towards your daily limit.


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Cabin Rentals

Mainstay Inn - Located within Palliser Regional Park, this inn features a wide selection of accommodations from their

Mainstay Inn

spacious all-season hotel rooms to their recently renovated rustic cedar cabins (pictured right). The cedar cabins come fully-equipped with a kitchenette, satellite TV, full bathroom, 2 top burner stove, large deck, BBQ, small appliances and utensils for your convenience! Indulge in some fine dining at the Mainstay Inn! For more information or to book, please call 306.353.2077 or visit their website: www.mainstayinn.ca

Lakeside R.V. - Stay at the Lakeside R.V. Resort located in Elbow, Saskatchewan. Fully serviced R.V. sites are available nightly or annually, however if you do not own an RV, you are in luck as Harbor Golf Club has cabin rentals available at your convenience. The cabin rentals are fully equipped with

Mainstay Inn Cabin

a fridge, shower, air conditioning, microwave, coffee maker and satellite TV! Located at the lake, this cabin rental is the ultimate luxury! For more information or to book, please call 306.854.2300 or visit their website: www.lakesiderv.ca

Hitchcock’s Hideaway -

Located at Hitchcock’s

Hideaway across from Hitchcock Bay, these kitchenette are fully equipped, executive units overlooking Lake Diefenbaker. The upper executive rental comes with a BBQ, fire-pit and satellite TV, while the lower cabin supplies fire-pit on

Mainstay Inn

request. Available from May1st-September 30th of each year. For more information, or to book please call 1.877.442.6259 or visit www.hitchcocks.ca

Lake Diefenbaker Fishing Charters - Cabin rental available and fish and stay packages available for avid fishermen! For more information or to book, please call 306.222.3442 or visit www.fishinglakediefenbaker.com

Hitchcock’s Hideaway Kitchenette

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Boat Rentals

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Hitchcock’s Hideaway - Available to rent is a 15’ fishing boat with three person capacity, 25 hp tiller, fish finder and Palliser Queen- Prairie Lake Vacations

electric trolling motor. The second boat is a 21’ Suntracker fishing barge with 13 person capacity, 90hp outboard, live well, four fishing chairs, and fish finder. Available from May1st to September 30th. Reservations must be made 24hrs in advance. For more information or to book, please contact: 1.877.442.6259 or visit their website: www.hitchcocks.ca

Sask Landing Marina - The 110 slip full service marina is located at Sask Landing Provincial Park and offers boat fuel, boat septic pumpout and potable water on the main pier. Anchor Marine has two 22’ and two 20’ pontoon poat available as well as a 16’ and 17’ fishing boat both with 25 hp

Betty Lou- Prairie Lake Vacations

tiller. Also available are paddle boards, knee boards, water skis, kayaks and life jacket rentals. For more information or to book, please call 306.375.2822, e-mail dlhope@sasktel.net or visit their website: www.sasklandingmarina.ca

Lakeside Marina - This 150 slip full service marina is located at Elbow on the east end of Lake Diefenbaker and offers boat rentals, fuel, bait and confectionary. Lakeside Marina offers two 16.5 ft fishing boats and one 24ft pontoon boat. For more information, please call 306.854.2211.

Prairie Lake Vacations - Ride in style with one of Prairie Rusty’s Coulee Marina

Lake Vacations houseboats! Try out one of their many tours, or rent the houseboat for private functions! A fun way to explore Lake Diefenbaker! For more information, please call 306.796.7375 or visit www.prairielakevacations.com

Boat Fuel is available at: Rusty’s Coulée Marina, Lakeside Marina & Sask Landing Marina. Betty Lou- Prairie Lake Vacations


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Accommodations | Gas Station/Automotive Repair | Bank | Grocery Store | Library | Bar Community Centre | SGI | Shopping | Fire | Museum

Harbor Golf Club - Situated on Lake Diefenbaker, at the Elbow

Harbour Recreation Site, this championship course offers an exciting challenge to all levels of enthusiast. Sixty seven sand traps and three water hazards add challenge to the natural, scenic landscape. The spectacular view of the harbor from our dining room, lounge and patio is open for all golfers, sailors and sightseers to enjoy. Our fully serviced restaurant which is open all year round is able to provide catering for tournaments, meetings and weddings. Check out the fully stocked proshop.. For more information or to book a tee off time, visit our website at www.harborgolfclub.com or give us a call at 306.854.2300.

Lakeside RV and Residential Development - Are you ready to enjoy more time at the lake, within a stones throw of a golf course and marina? Adjacent to the Harbor Golf Course is an exciting new residential and RV development featuring 31 RV lots, 13 Park Model lots and 26 residential lots. All lots are titled and fully serviced with power, potable water, sewer and telephone. Lots vary in size, and some of the residential lots even have walk-out capability over looking the beautiful Elbow Harbour. To request an information package you can contact Rick Jukes at 306.221.0740 or Tom 306.631.0855 or visit www.lakesiderv.ca

Lakeside Marina Service Elbow Harbour Recreation Site - A first class marina on the prairies you say? Come visit Saskatchewan’s Premiere marina facility, home to the Lake Diefenbaker Yacht Club. This family owned operation offers 150 rental slips, fuel, boat rentals, bait and confectionery, as well as good honest advice on boating, fishing and the lake in general! Spend an afternoon fishing from shore, or take a stroll and admire the boats, including the Wendebee II, a classic vintage yacht which Royalty has sailed on. For more information, phone 306.854.2211.

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Go shopping, stop for ice cream, put on your rain gear and do a round of mini golf, walk the docks at the marina and look at the boats, take a drive to the Gardiner Dam. Drive around town and look what properties are for sale, tour the museum and sod house, visit the Douglas Provincial Park Interpretive Centre, or stop in at the Summer Reading Program at the Library.

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306.221.0740 306.854.2300 Judy Boyle

Elbow Sunset Suites

306.854.2144

Elbow Fine Foods

Elbow& District Museum

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Our central location between the province’s major cities is perfect for exploring Lake Diefenbaker and all that the area has to offer! Not many prairie towns are able to boast that they are situated on a massive lake, which provides enough playground for every type of water enthusiast; with miles of secluded beaches, a scenic 18 hole championship golf course, a full service marina and yacht club, and close to two Provincial Parks.

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A range of accommodations are available, from camping in the Tuft’s Bay Campground, RV parks, cabin rentals, luxury B&B, motel rooms and suites. Good news – Harbour Inn Condominium/Sarah’s Cove Condo Rentals is just about ready for rentals, and will be taking reservations in 2016. Take a walk down our main street and visit the interesting shops and galleries. Our restaurants offer everything from fast food and pizza to oriental cuisine. Stop for a coffee or even a ‘cool one’, and of course, no day at the lake is complete without ice cream! Attend our many events and celebrations through the summer, including our well known Canada Day celebrations that start off with a pancake breakfast, a fish fry supper, street dance with live band, and our fabulous fireworks display. Visit our website for a complete list of activities in the area throughout the year. www.elbowsask.com or phone 306-854-2277. Be sure to visit our Community Park with a new playground, walking trails, orchard, authentic tipi, memorial garden along with a peace tower, which was crafted by well-known artist Joe Fafard. By the time summer rolls around, Elbow will have transformed itself into one of the busiest communities in the Lake Diefenbaker region. Come for a visit or come to stay. Inquire about business opportunities in our Village, or if you’re looking to move to Elbow, planning on retirement, or looking for a seasonal home, check out the many new housing options currently underway.

Lakeside

Elbow Marina Hotel 306.854.2214

306.854.2211

R & J Lakeside Back Home Bakery & Deli Garmac Management & Real Estate


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Check out www.saskparks.net for in park events! May 14- “Spring Run Off ” Family fun run. Harbor Golf Club, Elbow May 27-29- Lake Diefenbaker Walleye Classic, Elbow

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Check out www.saskparks.net for in park events! June 1- Central Butte Annual Lions Street Bingo, Central Butte June 11- Par 3 Tournament 18 hole-in-one prizes: Harbor Golf Club, Elbow June 17-19- Sask Wind-riders Wind & Water Weekend, Elbow June17-19- Riverhurst Walleye Classic, Rusty’s Coulée Marina, Palliser Regional Park June 20-26- SIGA Dakota Dunes Open, Whitecap Dakota First Nation June 23- 26- Long Days Night Music Festival, Swift Current June24-26- Ride for Sight, Elbow June 25-26- Wind-scape Kite Festival, Swift Current June 25- Hole-in-One Tournament: SageView Golf Course, Palliser Regional Park June 26- Early Childhood Committee Family BBQ, Central Butte June 29- July 2- Frontier Days Rodeo, Swift Current

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Check out www.saskparks.net for in park events! July- The Elbow Run 2016 (Wind-rider experience) Watch for dates on our website! July 1- Elbow & District Wildlife Federation Fish Fry, Elbow July 1- Elbow Museum & Historical Society Pancake Breakfast & Heritage Day Celebration, Elbow July 1- Elbow & District Canada Day Fireworks, Elbow July 1- Riverhurst Sports day, Riverhurst July 1-3- Village of Riverhurst Centennial Celebration, Riverhurst July 2- Elbow Library Trade & Hobby Show, Elbow July 16- Coyote Springs Cowboy Festival, Elbow July 24- 22 Annual Watermelon Festival, Swift Current

August >>Check out www.saskparks.net for in park events! August 13- One Day Ranch Rodeo, Elbow

August 21- Homestead Jamboree at Coyote Springs, Elbow August 27- Ryder Cup: SageView Golf Course, SageView Golf Course August TBA (Watch our Facebook Page!)- KCPO (Keep Calm Paddle On- Fund-raiser)

September >>Check out www.saskparks.net for in park events!

September 23-25- Beechy CCA Approved Rodeo, Beechy September 24- Elbow Museum & Historical Society Cultural Days Celebration, Elbow For more events in the area, please visit www.lakediefenbakertourism.com


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Ready to be blown away? Lake Diefenbaker is home to numerous breathtaking golf courses for your enjoyment! Choose from:

Dakota Dunes Golf Links, Whitecap First Nation Harbor Golf Club, Elbow Riverview Golf Club, Outlook & District Regional Park SageView Golf Club, Palliser Regional Park Sask Landing Golf Resort, Sask Landing Prov. Park Our golf courses offer spectacular views that are unequaled and will certainly not be forgotten. The best part? Harbor Golf Club, SageView Golf Club & Sask Landing Golf Resort are all situated along the shores of Lake Diefenbaker! Riverview Golf Course sits right along the shores of the Chief Whitecap Waterway (South Saskatchewan River).

Big Events:

Dakota Dunes Golf Links is proud to be a host of the 2016 SIGA Dakota Dunes Open. This tournament will be held from June 20th-26th, 2016 with over 150 Professional Golfers from all over the world!

Where can I find more information?

To find out more about the Golf Courses in our area, you can visit our website at www.lakediefenbakertourism.com/golf

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Whitecap Dakota

Gas Station | School | Fire | Community Centre | Sports Grounds | Casino Whitecap Trail Convenience and Gas Plus - The perfect stop on your way to Lake Diefenbaker or the Dakota Dunes Golf Links and Dakota Dunes Casino. Outside you can fill up with discounted fuel. Inside you’ll find friendly community members, coffee, hot homemade food, Vern’s Pizza to go and a good selection of groceries and convenience items to stock up on. You can also browse a selection of first nation’s made crafts for sale. Whitecap Trail Convenience is located on the Chief Whitecap Trail just opposite the entrance road to the golf course and casino. For more information, please visit their website: www.whitecapdevcorp.com

Dakota Dunes Golf Links Located on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation just 20 minutes south of Saskatoon. Conditions are second to none from tee to green. Each hole has five different yardages providing an appropriate challenge for any skill level. This modern links masterpiece is laid spaciously throughout natural sand dunes and indigenous prairie grasses. Undulating fairways, blowout bunkers, and large natural green sites provide a truly unique prairie golf experience. This course also ranks as the “Top Public Course” with the “Best Conditions” in Saskatchewan, by SCOREGolf Magazine, and 15th in Canada according to Golf Digest. Phone 306.664.4653 or visit www.dakotadunes.ca

Newly developed:

Chief Whitecap Waterway

www.chiefwhitecapwaterway.ca

Whitecap Trail

Convenience

306.477.3238

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The Whitecap Dakota First Nation is located 20 minutes south of Saskatoon. WDFN is a modern and progressive First Nation with a proud culture and a strong sense of community.

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Head on over to the Dakota Dunes Casino, where the fun begins! Try your luck at one of 550 slot machines or one of the 18 table games. This 80,000 square foot facility offers a banquet facility, restaurant, multipurpose room, and an entertainment venue that seats up to 450 people! Check it out!


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Boat Launch Etiquette Learning proper boat launch etiquette can help you and fellow boaters avoid delays while keeping the process short and sweet. Please complete as much of the preparation, loading and unloading in the “staging” area as possible. 1 When arriving at the launch, park clear of the launch 2 Undo all tie downs except for the front safety chain and winch hook. 3 Load any gear from your vehicle into your boat. 4 Turn on electronics and raise motor. 5 If the launch is a double or triple launch, then keep to the side so other people can launch at the same time.

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6 If you have a person with you, use them as a spotter, while backing up and have them hold the bow and stern rope. 7 Proceed to back the boat into the water. 8 If the driver is going to exit the vehicle ensure the parking brake is engaged. 9 Unhook the safety chain and winch hook and gently push boat off the trailer. 10 The spotter can now walk the boat to the end or farthest spot available on the dock and enjoy a beautiful day on the lake!

>>Sitting down with the World Record Holders

We recently had the chance to catch up with Adam and his brother Sean Konrad to talk about their impressive fishing records, which include two massive world record fish from Lake Diefenbaker.

Do you prefer ice fishing or open water fishing? Why? Open-water fishing at Diefenbaker. Fish are very active in summer months. Ice fishing can be very tough if you don’t follow the fish.

Adam and his wife Christena have two kids Lincoln and Robyn and reside in Saskatoon, while Sean Konrad and his wife Glenda reside in Spruce Grove, Alberta with one daughter Nyla. Sean and Adam both work as full time automotive service technicians, but hit the water every chance they get to guide part-time.

Would you mind talking to us about the importance of fish conservation? Over the past few years there has been a growing interest in fishing at Lake Diefenbaker. Fisheries will be conducting new regulations for sustaining a trophy fishery.

As many people already know, Lake Diefenbaker is home of the World Record Rainbow Trout (seen left) and the World Record Burbot (seen right) Both of these world records were caught by Sean & Adam; the self proclaimed Rainbow Trout 48 lbs Fishing Geeks! We thought it was only appropriate to sit down with the two guys behind it all and talk to them about their fishing experiences at Lake Diefenbaker. This what they had to say: Why do you choose to fish at Lake Diefenbaker? Multi species fishing. Surprise fish, such as Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout. Always have a chance catching some monster sized fish. What has been your best experience so far on Lake Diefenbaker? In May of 2015 Sean and I landed 7 Brown trout in one day, the largest weighing 26 lbs and in 2007 landing the World Record Rainbow Trout 43lbs 10 oz. (Adams brother Sean caught a 48 lb Rainbow Trout later on in 2009)

Brown Trout 26 lbs

Burbot 25 lbs

You and your brother are known for holding the World Record for Rainbow Trout (48lbs) and Burbot (25lbs). What is next for you guys? Chasing the rare Brown Trout is our new passion. With a provincial record this year the possibility of bigger will always be there. Do you have any tips for new fishermen/fisher-woman? Do your research on the species you want to catch. Ask for information. Walleye fishing is always good bottom bouncing worms/leaches/minnows. For the complete article on these world records, you can visit

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boating

With 150 miles of water and 800 kilometers of shoreline, we want to know, have you found your own piece of paradise? Full-service Marinas around the lake:

Lakeside Marina - Elbow Rusty’s Coulée Marina - Palliser Regional Park Sask Landing Marina - Sask Landing Provincial Park Arriving at the lake, we realize you may or may not already have a boat. We are thrilled to inform you that there are various boat rental facilities around the lake as well! See page 17 for details on boat rentals.

Boat rentals

Hitchcock’s Hideaway - Hitchcock Hideaway Lakeside Marina - Elbow Sask Landing Marina - Sask Landing Provincial Park Prairie Lake Vacations - Riverhurst Ferry (East side) Let us help you get out on the water so you can enjoy Lake Diefenbaker as much we do!

Where can I launch my boat?

There are various locations around the lake including: Danielson Provincial Park, Douglas Provincial Park Lakeside Marina, Coteau Bay, Hitchcock Bay, Rusty’s Coulée Marina, Sask Landing Provincial Park, Prairie Lake Regional Park and Gardiner Dam.

Where can I find more information?

For further information, please visit our website at www.lakediefenbakertourism.com/watersports For more information on boat rentals, boat launches and marinas, see page 17.

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Outlook

28 www.town.outlook.sk.ca

Gas Station | Bank | Grocery Store | Post Office | Bar | Hall | Community Centre | Automotive Repair Library | K-12 School | SGI | Shopping |Hospital | Fire

The Terrace Dining Room Steakhouse - Located only thirty minutes from Lake Diefenbaker in Broderick, SK and offers patrons so much more than just great food. Customers can dine on the gorgeous outdoor patio and enjoy the ambiance of the decor, the scenery, the 10’ fountain/fireplace and a beautiful view of the prairies. Comfort foods with gourmet twists comprise the menu, with mouthwatering steaks and hearty soups being some of the most popular items. The Terrace has been recognized as one of the top ten unique rural restaurants in Saskatchewan and has also been featured on the television show “The Prairie Diner.” Visit the Terrace website at www.terracediningroom.com or search for Terrace Dining Room on Facebook.

Hiking Trails - Located within the Outlook & District Regional Park where you can hike along the South Saskatchewan River pausing along the tops of hills to search for birds and wildlife. If you visit during autumn, you may catch a glimpse of the Sandhill Cranes as they number in the tens of thousands. Beauty can be found everywhere around the river. It’s no wonder that back in 1908, when two CPR officials stood at the top of those very same hills, overwhelmed at the panorama, that they said the words “What a wonderful outlook” and thus our town was named.

The South Saskatchewan River - Runs adjacent to the Town of Outlook and has been recently delegated as the Chief Whitecap Waterway. Chief Whitecap Waterway is Saskatchewan’s Premiere Trans Canada Trail (Blueway). Hop in a canoe, kayak or paddle-board and experience the beautiful scenery that this trail presents. A few points of interest on this part of the trail are the Outlook Regional Park, the Big Orange Bridge, the SKYTRAIL (although currently closed), Riverview Golf Course and the Town of Outlook. Chief Whitecap Waterway runs from Gardiner Dam to Saskatoon with various stops along the way. For more information, please visit www.chiefwhitecapwaterway.ca

RD Located on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, and only a short drive from Lake Diefenbaker makes Outlook a perfect place to make your home or enjoy your vacation! With the largest irrigation project in the province, Outlook has diversified it’s strong traditional agriculture base to become “Saskatchewan’s Garden.”

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Head on down to the Reel Theatre, sit back and relax in their newly upgraded seats complete with digital surround sound and picture! Talk about indulgence at it’s finest! Enjoy a movie and try some tasty snacks!

Prairie Centre Credit Union Macrorie & District Co-op RIVERBEND AG Foods Terrace Dining Room 306.867.9444

(306) 867-2216

Petroleum • Food • Pharmacy • Home


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-2016The 2016 Photo Contest is on NOW! If you would like to enter a photo into our annual photo contest, you can submit photos to info@lakediefenbakertourism.com.

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The 2015 photo contest entries were voted on via our Facebook page. The top 3 winners went home with Cabela’s gift cards! First place won a $200.00 gift card, second place won a $100.00 gift card and third place won a $50.00 gift card! Enter now!

Congratulations to our winners! 1st Place: Morgan Montgomery 2nd Place: Morgan Montgomery 3rd Place: Jamie Cloutier

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Lucky Lake

30 www.luckylake.ca

Accommodations | Gas Station | Bank | Grocery Store | Post Office | Bar | Hall | Community Centre Automotive Repair | SGI | Shopping | Hospital | Fire Basket-Full Gift Shop and Coffee House There is no better way to spend your afternoon than doing a little bit of small town shopping . This cozy boutique has a big city feel without the high price tags. Check out the great selection of gifts from the Spa and Bath collections to home decor. Make sure you don’t leave the store with out sampling some of the fresh-made lunch selections, brewed coffee specialties, and the finest soft ice cream in the area. Indulge in the local goodness and put this on your list of places to visit. Open 7 days a week. Check out Basket-Full on Facebook! 306.858.2626.

Bird Lovers ParadiseThe Luck Lake Heritage Marsh provides excellent opportunities to view wildlife. Over 200 species of migratory birds and over 30 species of butterflies have been observed in the area! If you are an avid bird watcher, the best time to view prairie waterfowl species is between April and early June. Migrating shorebirds are most common between May and early June and again from July to mid-August. The best time to see massive amounts of snow geese, sandhill cranes, tundra swans, and other migratory birds is between early September and mid-October!

BnR Bar - The place where friends meet and new friends are made! Stop in for a cold beer or for a hot cup of coffee! Offering an array of food from burgers, wings and snacks to fresh homemade pizza! All of our food is available for eat-in or take-out. You can also call ahead and book our steak pit. VLTs and a friendly game of pool await you. Occasional entertainment is known to happen, and you can be sure the place will be packed! Off-sale beer, liquor, wine and coolers are available when you are ready to leave. Come on down for a great time, as you just never know who is here! 306.858.2008.

Lucky Lake is located just 10 minutes west of Lake Diefenbaker, the Riverhurst Ferry, numerous parks, golf courses and great fishing! Lucky Lake is home to an abundant population of geese, partridge and grouse as well as the largest ducks population in the continent. This area boasts some of North America’s most populated wildlife and waterfowl species! This village has full services, so whether you are staying in town or staying nearby, we’ve got you covered!

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Grab a coffee and some fresh made cookies at Basket-Full followed by some top notch shopping! Check our your next dream cabin or house at Ken’s Lumber!

RTM Homes Lumber Yard Hardware Store Showroom

306-858-2233

Double L Motel

Basket- BNR

Full

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Hitchcock’s Cabin - The site of Jack Hitchcock’s cabin still stands

at Hitchcock Bay is where a man who carved his own reputation and lifestyle into Lake Diefenbaker history. Jack Hitchcock, a western pioneer settled near Hitchcock Bay in 1903. This particular spot appealed most to him as it was sheltered in winter and there wasn’t much of a chance of being burned out by prairie fires in the summer. Jack lived in a tent the first winter and built his own shack the spring of 1904. The cabin that is still standing was declared the first historical building in Saskatchewan. Jack was never seen away from his cabin without his six shooter on, cartridge belt full of live ammo, and his gun with six live rounds in it. To check it out for yourself, please call Barb and/or Reinhold Janke of Hitchcock’s Hideaway: 1.877.442.6259 or visit www.hitchcocks.ca

Hitchcock’s Hideaway - Located on Hitchcock Bay near Birsay, residing owners Barbara and Reinhold Janke operate a full service seasonal camping resort that offers five months of camping from May 1 through September 30. Quiet, natural surroundings along with controlled access makes this a perfect family spot. Our business is seasonal camping only. Hitchcock’s offers seasonal camping in two ways. A one year RV full service sites with or 5-year larger RV or Park Model sites. New for 2016, residents only clubhouse offering laundry mat, exercise room, wifi and community center. For more information, please phone 1.877.442.6259 or visit www.hitchcocks.ca

Lake Diefenbaker Fishing Charters - Come experience the world class fishery that is Lake Diefenbaker! Monster pike, trophy walleye and record breaking trout call these waters home. Our seasoned guides and professional equipment provide “ best fishing ever “ trips to people of all ages and skill levels. The excellent catching elates anglers from around the world, around the country and around the block. Charters depart from Hitchcock Bay Marina. Charters include: boat, guide, fuel, bait and tackle, rods and reels. Full and half day charters as well as multi-day fish and stay packages are available. For more information visit www.fishinglakediefenbaker.com.

Hitchcock’s Hideaway

1.877.442.6259

Gardiner Dam Terminal Broderick - Tullis - Strongfield 867.2091 - 858.2383 - 857.2134

306.222.3442

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You want to experience the Trans Canada Trail, but a dusty pathway on a hot summer day is not top of mind. Why not get out of your comfort zone, and try a piece of the 100 kilometer section of the TC Trail on the South Saskatchewan River. This premium Saskatchewan Blueway was dedicated in June of 2015 as the “Chief Whitecap Waterway,” named for an inspiring First Nation leader from the Whitecap First Nation. The 2015 Explore Magazine featured the waterway - one of “Canada’s Best Micro-adventures.” You can begin under the shadow of Gardiner Dam, and experience the original water highway across the Canadian Prairies, “Kisiskatchewani Sipi,” meaning swift flowing river in Cree. Take an 8 hour paddle to Outlook, or a multiday trip to Whitecap and Saskatoon. Create your own adventure, travel back in time and paddle in the wake of “coureur de bois” fur traders – 55 strokes a minute, 14 hours a day – with smoke breaks every 2 hours. If you are a little more relaxed, soak up the spectacular flora and fauna of this near pristine river valley. Paddle-boards, canoes and kayaks are available to rent at the Pavilion on Gardiner Dam. Fire-pits and BBQ available for use at camping spots along the waterway. For more information and updates, visit us on the web at www.chiefwhitecapwaterway.ca

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Top 10 Things to Do Around Lake Diefenbaker Rent a boat at one of various locations around the lake. Fishing boats, pontoon boats and other numerous water toys are available to take out! Page 17.

Take a tour out on the Betty Lou or Palliser Queen Houseboats! Educational, Sunset and various other tours are available to the public! Page 17.

Visit the Sunken Hills and SandCastles, located south of Beechy and take in the amazing scenery. Page 35.

Tour over to the Gardiner Dam Visitor Reception Center and walk through the educational displays and learn why Gardiner Dam was built and the purpose it serves. Page 9.

Take in a round of golf at one of the golf courses in the area. Lake Diefenbaker boasts an impressive 5 gorgeous golf courses, 3 of which sit on the shores. Page 22.

Set your paddle in the water and start your adventure on the newly designated Chief Whitecap Waterway! Page 32.

Visit the Goodwin house, located within Sask Landing Provincial Park and set up a hike for the day! Phone 306.375.5525.

Do some shore fishing at one of the many accessible spots and try your luck at catching the next big one! View the map for easy access points! Page 12 & 20.

Rent a cabin, or camp at various places around the lake. Kick back, relax and chill out on the beach for the time being! Page 16.

Take a ride on the Riverhurst Ferry which is coined as “Saskatchewan’s Largest Ferry”. It leaves the west shore on the half hour and the east shore on the hour. Phone 1.888.335.7623.

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Beechy

www.beechysask.ca

Gas Station | ATM | Grocery Store | Post Office | Bar | Hall | Community Centre | Library K-12 School | Medical Clinic | Fire Sandcastles

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Located southwest of Beechy, these unique formations have changed little since first noticed in the early 1900s. Indian tee pee rings have been identified on this plateau and rock hunters may find remnants here. Coral has been found here in the 60’s and 80’s and mussel shells, ammonite and oyster shells can be found along the lakeshore to the south and east. For more information

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Located near the Sandcastles southwest of Beechy. In 1949, John Minor Sr. and his wife drove across this plateau to check the cattle. Three days later a rider on horseback checked the cattle again and found that this hill had slipped down to its present level. The car tracks could be seen ending on one cliff, appearing on the grass of the sunken hill and reappearing again on the other side of the cliff. A natural gas pocket, underground lake, or quicksand could be the cause of the slide. Cracks in the coulée can still be seen along the sides of the hill.

D e m a i n e Hotel - Located

Beechy Golf Course - Enjoy a

between Lucky Lake and Beechy, the Demaine Hotel is a full service Restaurant, Hotel and Beverage Room. Our licensed Dining Room and Café offer an extensive menu of carefully prepared quality meals and snacks. The fully modern hotel rooms are newly renovated, and a three bedroom two-bath, full kitchen motel unit is available to serve the needs of work crews or families. Our Beverage Room boasts an excellent selection of ice-cold beer, coolers and mixed drinks as well as off-sales of both beer and liquor. Open seven days a week. For more information, please call 306.858.2027 or visit www.demainehotel.com or on Facebook.

round of golf at the Beechy Golf Course. This course overlooks the beautiful Coteau Hills. The newly upgraded 9-hole sand green course is located at the north end of Main Street in Beechy. Your stay and play vacation here could possibly be the best deal for your dollar available in province. The electrically serviced campsites are located

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Nestled in the southwest corner of the region, you will find community spirit alive and well in Beechy! Only 15 minutes from Lake Diefenbaker, Beechy is a great place to start your vacation this summer! Choose to camp at the community campground north of town near the Beechy Golf Course, or enjoy the spectacular valley scenery at Prairie Lake Regional Park situated right on the waters edge!

right off the golf course. Everyone is welcome! See ya on the course!

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Rainy Day Idea: Head on down to the “Full Moon Saloon”, which has been crowned the best restaurant in Demaine! Test out your taste buds, check out the display of brands of the local ranchers and see why so many people rave about the Demaine Hotel.

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Prairie Lake Regional Park

Demaine Hotel

306-859-2099

306.858.2027

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306.867.8380


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The Lake Diefenbaker area offers a way to get away from life’s many pressures and a way to connect with the peacefulness of nature. The area is blessed with some of North America’s most abundant wildlife and waterfowl populations on the continent. Generous amounts of geese, hungarian partridge, ruffed grouse and the largest duck population on the continent can be found right here. The largest trophy whitetail deer live in our province, which is a result of the minerals in our fertile soil, abundant habitat, superior genetics and our northern climate. Our skies are wide open and the vast expanse of prairie ensures a memorable hunting experience for enthusiasts of all kinds. For more information, please visit

www.lakediefenbakertourism.com/fish&hunt

Get your Hunting & Angling licenses today! www.environment.gov.sk.ca/licences

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www.tourismswiftcurrent.ca

Swift Current

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All Services.

Live It Up! Living Sky Casino is Southwest Saskatchewan’s entertainment destination, featuring a wide variety of slot machines and live table games. Stay and play with partner hotels, enjoy the experience of Horizons Restaurant and live shows at the Sky Centre. Visit the box office for concert dates and tickets.306.778.5759 or visit www.livingskycasino.ca

Frontier Days Fair & Rodeo - Frontier Days is the

largest event of the year in Southwest Saskatchewan and takes place June 29 – July 2. Capture the thrills and spills of bull riding, wild bucking horses and barrel racing along with midway rides and grandstand concerts. For more information, call 306.773.2944 or visit www.swiftcurrentex.com

Swift Current is located just 30 minutes south of Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park. It is a community of approximately 18,000 people and the major trading centre for southwest Saskatchewan. The City is a great stop for tourists with 1,000 hotel rooms, more than 50 restaurants and a thriving market square held downtown every Saturday from 10 – 3 throughout the summer.

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Swift Current Museum, Gift Shop & Visitor Centre - Open year round, Monday to Friday from 9:00

am to 5:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm. to 5:00 pm during the summer. Guided tours available for schools, community groups and visitors. For more information, 306.778.9174 www.tourismswiftcurrent.ca

306-773-4660 bestwestern.sk.ca

306-778-3994 choicehotels.ca

306-778-6088 super8.com

306-778-6060 motel6.com

306-773-4608 safariinn.ca


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Demaine Hotel..............................................306.858.2027 Double L Motel.............................................306.858.2008 Elbow Sunset Suites......................................306.854.2144 Hitchcock’s Hideaway...............................1.877.442.6259 Mainstay Inn.................................................306.353.2077 Sarah’s Cove Condo Rental.........................306-854.2003

Campgrounds

Danielson Prov Park....................................306.857.5510 Douglas Prov Park.......................................306.854.6266 Outlook & District Regional Park..............306.867.8846 Palliser Regional Park..................................306.353.4604 Prairie Lake Regional Park.........................306.859.2099 Sask Landing Prov Park..............................306.375.5525

Fishing Charters

Ag Services

Lake Diefenbaker Fishing Charters.............306.222.3442

Attractions

J.N. Millers Service LTD.............306.353.2144 (Off-sale) Macrorie & District Co-op...........................306.243.2012 Riverbend Co-op............................................306.867.8614 Whitecap Trail Convenience........................306.477.3238

Gardiner Dam Terminal................................306.857.2134 Macrorie & District Co-op.............................306.243.2012 Riverbend Co-op..........................................306.867.8614

Chief Whitecap Waterway...........................306.867.9566 Dakota Dunes Golf Links...........................306.244.8400 Elbow & District Museum...........................306.854.4645 Harbor Golf Course.....................................306.854.2300 La Reata Ranch.............................................306.375.2225 Lake Diefenbaker Fishing Charters............306.222.3442 Prairie Lake Vacations.................................306.796.7375 SageView Golf Club.....................................306.353.2065 Sask Landing Golf Resort.........................1.866.691.4653

BOAT RENTALS Hitchcock’s Hideaway................................1.877.442.6259 Lakeside Marina.............................................306.854.2211 Prairie Lake Vacations..................................306.796.7375 Sask Landing Marina.....................................306.375.2822

Builders Ken’s Lumber..................................................306.858.2233

CABIN RENTALS Hitchcock’s Hideaway................................1.877.442.6259 Lakeside R.V..................................................306.221.0740 Lake Diefenbaker Fishing Charters............306.222.3442 Mainstay Inn..................................................306.353.2077

Gas station

Golf Courses

Dakota Dunes Golf.......................................306.244.8400 Harbor Golf Club..........................................306.854.2300 Riverview Golf..............................................306.867.8266 SageView Golf Club......................................306.353.2065 Sask Landing Golf.........................................866.691.4653

Groceries

AG Foods........................................................306.867.9444 Central Butte Fine Foods..............................306.796.2116 Elbow Fine Foods...........................................306.854.2055 J.N. Millers Service LTD...............................306.353.2144 Macrorie & District Co-op...........................306.243.2012 R & J Lakeside.................................................306.854.2166 Riverbend Co-op............................................306.867.8614 Whitecap Trail Convenience........................306.477.3238

Health Services EMERGENCY.................................................................911 Beechy Health Centre....................................306.859.2118 Central Butte Medical Clinic........................306.796.2180 Galloway’s Pharmacy.....................................306.796.2040 Kyle Health Centre....................................... 306.375.2251 Lucky Lake Health Centre............................306.858.2123 Outlook Hospital............................................306.867.8676


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Lakeside Marina.............................................306.854.2211 Rusty’s Coulée Marina...................................306.353.4449 Sask Landing Marina.....................................306.375.2822

Real Estate Garmac Management & Real Estate............306.854.2003 RE/MAX Shoreline Realty............................306.867.8380

Restaurants/Dining

Back Home Bakery & Deli............................306.854.2244 Birsay Kitchen.................................................306.573.2106 Demaine Hotel...............................................306-858-2027 Elbow Bar........................................................306.854.2214 Harv’s Top of the Dam Cafe..........................306.857.2005 Mainstay Inn...................................................306.353.2077 Strongfield Cafe..............................................306.857.2222 Terrace Dining Room....................................306.867.2216 Lucky Lake Hotel.........................................306.858.2008

shopping

Basket-Full Coffee House & Gift Shop........306.858.2626 Galloway’s Pharmacy......................................306.796.2040 J.N. Millers Service LTD................................306.353.2144 Riverbend Co-op............................................306.867.8614

Travel Lake Diefenbaker Tourism.........................1.866.538.7275 McGregor’s Travel...........................................306.796.2000


Experience the parks of

Lake Diefenbaker

Douglas Provincial Park

Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park

This park offers beautiful campgrounds, exciting water recreation opportunities and diverse landscapes. Go for a hike and discover the desert-like sand dunes, watch for wildlife or try your hand at fishing.

This park offers two boat launches, beautiful white sandy beaches and electrical, group and equestrian camping. Easily accessible from Highway 4, this is the perfect place for your Saskatchewan getaway.

Danielson Provincial Park

Just a short drive from both Douglas and Danielson Provincial Parks, Elbow Harbour is home to an 18-hole championship golf course, a full service marina and breath-taking scenery.

This park features quiet campgrounds, sandy beaches and world-class fishing. Also visit Gardiner Dam and learn about the largest earth-filled dam in Canada plus tour the power station or hike along the Trans-Canada Trail.

Elbow Harbour Recreation Site

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