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Saskatchewan is a prairie province in Canada, which has an area of 588,276 square kilometres (227,100 sq mi). Saskatchewan is bounded on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, and on the south by the states of Montana and North Dakota.
Tourism in Saskatchewan
There are numerous heritages and cultural attractions in the province of Saskatchewan. Museums, dinosaur digs, aboriginal cultural and heritage sites, art galleries, professional sport venues, spas, handcraft, antique and tea shops, agricultural tours, theatre and archaeological sites comprise over 600 varied Saskatchewan institutions.
There are three national parks located in the province of Saskatchewan, Grasslands National Park, Prince Albert National Park, and Fort Walsh. There are 37 provincial parks, provincial recreation areas, natural areas and a Heritage rangeland are also protected on a provincial level.
Saskatchewan also has two major cities, Regina and Saskatoon. Regina is home to one of Canada's most significant attractions, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Academy at Depot Division where visitors can view the Sergeant Major's Parade held weekdays and the seasonal Sunset Retreat Ceremonies. Regina is also home to the RCMP Heritage Centre which opened in 2007.
One of Saskatchewan’s newest tourist attractions, the Gull Lake Interpretive Center is located west of the town of Gull Lake along the Trans-Canada Highway. The center is still under construction and will be run by an non-profit charity. The interpretive center will display and educate visitors about the wide range of energy sources and mainly emphasis on Wind power, Sustainable energy and the environment.
The Addison Sod House is a Saskatchewan homestead site over a hundred years old made of grass or sod has been designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. This sod home was used by early homesteader James Addison and his family 10 miles north of Kindersley and 6.5 miles east on Highway 21. His property held a barn, two sheds, shelterbelt as well as a dugout.
The Diefenbaker House is the childhood home of Prime Minister of Canada, John Diefenbaker-turned-museum located in the city of Prince Albert. The museum building was built in 1912 and purchased in 1947 by the Prime Minister of Canada, John Diefenbaker and his then wife Edna Diefenbaker. It was closed in 2001 and moved to the Sukanen Ship and Pioneer Museum in 2004.
The Mendel Art Gallery is a major creative cultural centre in City Park, Saskatoon, opened in 1964. Housing a permanent collection of works of local, regional and national significance, including works by the Group of Seven, the Mendel is also known for its public programs for all ages.
The Outlook & District Heritage Museum is located in downtown Outlook. The museum is located in the former CP Rail Station and houses over 3000 items that highlight the lives of the pioneers and the community that was built on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River.
The Saskatchewan Western Development Museum is a network of four museums in Saskatchewan, Canada preserving and recording the social and economic development of the province. The museum has branches in Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Saskatoon and Yorkton. Each branch focuses on a different theme: transportation, agriculture, economy, and people, respectively.
National and provincial parks
The Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park is a unique geophysical land feature in the Boreal Shield ecosystems of the province of Saskatchewan. It's 400 to 1,500 meter long dunes are the most northerly in the world.
The Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is a Saskatchewan Provincial Park located in southern Saskatchewan about 25 km northeast of the city of Moose Jaw.
The Cannington Manor Provincial Park is a historic park which was established in 1882 by Captain Edward Michell Pierce (d. June 20, 1888) as an aristocratic English colony. Pierce's death, drought, and the placement of a CP railway 10 kilometers away instead of through the town, all contributed to the demise of the colony.
The Grasslands National Park is one of Canada's newer national parks and is located in southern Saskatchewan along the Montana border. Part of the national park system, the park aims to protect representative areas of the country's 39 natural regions.
The Carlton Trail Regional Park is a family recreation and activity center and features a nine-hole golf course, a stocked fishing lake, a public beach, camping facilities with 75 electrical sites as well as food services, a picnic area, playground, ball diamonds and hiking trails.
The Victoria Park was designed by Canada's first resident landscape architect, Frederick Todd. It hosts the Regina Folk Festival in the summer.
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The Palliser Regional Park is located near the town of Riverhurst next to Lake Diefenbaker. There are over 300 full service, electrical and water, and no service camping lots as well as cabin development. The park has public washrooms and showers. There is a full service marina and nine-hole golf course and a heated pool that offers swimming lessons in July and August. The park is also home to the Mainstay Inn, a restaurant and hotel. There are lots of sandy beaches and the park also has many playgrounds. It also has a concession and mini golf course.
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