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.
Jade Lake is one of the “Gem Lakes” located in Narrow Hills Provincial Park, northeast of Prince Albert. The Gem Lakes do not have a current running through them, and they are completely separate from each other. This causes the water in each lake to be perfectly clear.
There are 26,250 kilometers of highway network in Saskatchewan, 22% of which is gravel. In fact until 1960, following the roadway construction boom in the 1950s, the majority of highways in the province were gravel.
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is the highest point of land between the Rockies and Canada’s East coast. Spanning two provinces – Saskatchewan and Alberta – Cypress Hills is home to some species of animals, birds, fish, and flowers that are not seen anywhere else in the prairies.
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 Legislature Building. Photo by Ken Yee.
Saskatoon is the largest city in the province, with a population of almost 250,000 in 2016. The South Saskatchewan River flows through the city, and it is home to the University of Saskatchewan. With several river crossings throughout the city, it has been given the nickname “Bridge City”.
Saskatoon berries share some similarities with blueberries, most notably, their colour. Historically, many First Nations have used the berries and leaves to make teas, and other parts of the shrub for medicinal purposes. Interestingly, when exported to other countries, Saskatoon berries are often given the name “juneberries”.