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Winter in Saskatchewan

Legislative Building

Legislative Building

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.

Hoar frost along the South Saskatchewan River

Hoar frost along the South Saskatchewan River

Location: South Saskatchewan River

Hoar frost is frozen dew that forms when the objects in open air (eg., tree branches, grass, etc) are colder than the surrounding air itself. Typically, hoar frost occurs on cold, clear nights, when ground heat is lost into the open sky above.

Ice Crystals on the Lake

Ice Crystals on the Lake

Location: Saskatchewan

As the temperature outside drops, water begins to cool, causing warm water to sink and cold water to stay near the surface. When the colder surface water freezes, interesting ice formations can form, influenced by a variety of factors such as water temperature, turbulence, and wind.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Location: Saskatchewan

Snowshoeing is thought to date back more than 6,000 years. The specialized shoes, which have evolved significantly since their early adaptations, allow a person to walk over snow without their feet sinking in. This remarkable feat is accomplished by distributing the person’s weight over a larger surface area.

Lake Ice Formation

Lake Ice Formation

Location: Buffalo Pound, SK

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is located northeast of Moose Jaw. The area was once a hunting ground, and the lake is more than 10,000 years old. The park offers plenty of recreational activities including camping, boating, fishing, and hiking. It is also home to Nicolle Flats Nature Area, and a herd of bison that is maintained on a hillside range.

Castle Butte, Big Muddy Badlands, SK

Castle Butte, Big Muddy Badlands, SK

Location: Big Muddy Badlands, SK

Located in the dry, rugged terrain of the Big Muddy Valley, Castle Butte dates back to the ice age. This impressive landmark made of sandstone and clay stands out against the flatlands that surround it, for it has an elevation of more than 200 feet and a circumference of 0.5 kilometres.

Wascana Lake

Wascana Lake

Location: Regina, SK

Wascana Lake is the centre of Wascana Centre, the fourth largest urban park in Canada. Located in Regina, it is home to several attractions such as the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the Conexus Arts Centre, and the Legislative Building.