6 Saskatchewan Summer Destinations to Discover

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6 Saskatchewan Summer Destinations to Discover
Photo by Ruvim Kerimov

We may be a little biased here, but Saskatchewan is packed with beautiful spots to discover.

From north to south and everywhere in-between, we’ve found countless places that have left us with great memories. With its hikes, rest stops, and tasty treats, there’s plenty to invigorate your body, mind, and spirit.

As we roll into summer, here are six must-visit places you’ll be grateful to experience this summer:


  1. Regina Beach and its pier: Located north of Regina, this village has a picturesque main street with shops, restaurants, and cafes that lead down to a newly developed waterfront pier. Come for a cone or a coffee, climb the stairs to the outlook, and catch a better vantage of sunrise, sunset, or the busy shoreline.
  2. White Butte Trails: If you like wandering on nicely groomed trails lined with brush, forest and thicket, this place is for you. Also near Regina, I've strolled aimlessly on these paths for kilometres and rested on strategically placed park benches in the shade with a journal (or a book).
  3. Saw Whet Trail: Another hike, with this one taking you along a meandering creek that borders farmlands and old trees until it rises to a ridge with a lookout over the valley below. Although there are plenty of benches, you can also head into the nearby town of Lumsden for something to nosh at or wet your whistle.


  1. Castle Butte: This isn't a long hike, but it is worth the view. Located in the Big Muddy Badlands of southern Saskatchewan, this large geological formation is a fun afternoon day trip I've done alone and with my family. However, take food and water since the closest towns are about 30 minutes away.
  2. Nokomis Craft Ales: If walking isn't how you relax, maybe the deck at this local brewery is. Open during the summer from Thursday to Sunday, 12 to 6 pm, this is a favourite place for my wife and I to stop on our way to the cabin. If you're not in a rush, take a book, find a seat, and enjoy an afternoon with a refreshing beer drink!
  3. Gem Lakes: This one is well worth the journey. The five Gem Lakes in the Narrow Hills Provincial Park is a fantastic getaway. You can treat it as a one-day hike, a backcountry camping trip, or a quiet paddle on the crystal clear waters. You won't regret this trip.

Saskatchewan is full of beautiful places to explore, and whether you're hiking, enjoying a refreshing drink, or soaking in the views, these six destinations will make your summer unforgettable. So, grab one of our books, hit the road, and discover the hidden gems of this amazing province.

Thank you so much for being a part of our journey.