In celebration of our beautiful prairie province, we periodically change our homepage rotating image marquee to feature photos that are uniquely Saskatchewan.
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Located on the edge of beautiful Wascana Lake, the Legislative Building is one of Regina’s most recognizable landmarks. Historical tours of this Beaux-Arts style building are offered in both English and French, 362 days a year.
There are 100,000 lakes in the province of Saskatchewan, offering activities ranging from waterskiing and sailing to white water rafting and houseboating. Perhaps the most unique of Saskatchewan’s lakes is Little Manitou Lake, known for its high mineral content that contributes to a high level of buoyancy.
Driving through Saskatchewan, one is likely to see rich farmland bordered by agricultural fencing. This fencing is used to keep animals in or out of certain areas and can be made from a variety of materials including wire, wood, and pipe. The type of fencing used depends largely on the type of animal to contain, as well as the terrain and location of the farm.
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The Broadway Bridge was completed in November of 1932 in only 11 months. Designed by engineers at the University of Saskatchewan, it is Saskatoon’s steepest bridge. Nearly 1,600 men worked to complete the bridge, for a total cost of $850,000.
Fall is associated with a shift in temperatures; the warm summer air becomes cool and crisp. The Cypress Hills region of Saskatchewan is no stranger to temperature changes – the higher altitude tends to bring colder temperatures and make the area prone to thunderstorms. Paradoxically, Cypress Hills also experiences rapid rises in temperatures, thanks to the influence of the Chinook wind.
In the cool fall temperatures, Saskatchewan farmers work hard to harvest their crop to get it to market. Harvesting wheat can sometimes involve several steps that can be positively or negatively impacted by the weather.
Lake Diefenbaker is one of the largest bodies of water in southern Saskatchewan, with over 800 kilometers of shoreline surrounded by three provincial parks. The lake is actually manmade – a result of the construction of the Gardiner and Qu’Appelle Valley dams. The many activities available both on and off the lake make it a highly popular destination for vacationers.