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Our Campsite Beside Trout Rock Rapids; We Had To Cross The River Against The Current To Reach The Campsite

A Canoe Trip on the Churchill River in Saskatchewan

The Churchill River is a classic northern Canadian river to canoe. Starting in Churchill Lake, Saskatchewan, the river flows east for over 1,600 kilometres emptying into Hudson's Bay. It's unique in that all the water flowing in the river is Saskatchewan based, with not a drop of mountain water. The range of canoeing options is phenomenal so your best bet is to pick up a guide book on canoeing the Churchill River or even better, get…

Now On The Mustus Peitahigan Loop

The Mustus Peitahigan Hike in Meadow Lake Park, SK

The Mustus Peitahigan hike in Saskatchewan's Meadow Lake Provincial Park had not been in our plans for the May long weekend. John and I were in the park for the specific purpose of hiking the Boreal Trail. The day before we had hiked a beautiful 16 kilometre section of the trail located at the western end of the park. On the second day we planned to explore the far eastern end of the trail and then do…

Looking Across The Cold River To Surprisingly Colourful Hills From The First Backcountry Campsite

The Boreal Trail Hike in Meadow Lake Provincial Park

I spent a long weekend in Saskatchewan's Meadow Lake Provincial Park hiking five sections of the Boreal Trail. The trail runs most of the length of the park, spanning a distance of about 120 kilometres. It's Saskatchewan's only destination backpacking trip. It can be done as an epic multi-day hiking trip, but just as easily, you can do day hikes, choosing sections of the trail, depending on your interest and how much time you have.  The Boreal…

Hiking in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Hiking in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan won't win any popularity awards. In fact only about 10,000 people per year see fit to visit the place. Yet it deserves a trip. It’s a quiet landscape best appreciated by hiking an extensive network of trails. Front-country and backcountry hiking  The park provides both front-country and backcountry hiking experiences. But the backcountry ones are for the truly adventurous as none of the trails are marked and a GPS,…

Pretty Walking In The Downtown Area

10 Things to do in Saskatoon in Winter

Saskatoon in winter can be tough. Make no mistake. The winter is long and it can be cold, numbingly cold. But Saskatoon is a city where it's possible to not only survive the winter - but to thrive in it. Here are 10 fun things you and your family can do in Saskatoon in winter. Just be sure to dress warmly. Check out the Meewasin Valley trail  Pick a section of the Meewasin Valley trail…

Beautiful Paddling On The South Saskatchewan River

25 Fun, Weird and Interesting Facts About Saskatoon

On my first visit to Saskatoon - the largest city in all of Saskatchewan, I was surprised to see what a vibrant, young city it is. It's also got a great foodie scene I was completely unaware of. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is misinformed about Saskatoon. Check out these 25 fun, weird and interesting facts about Saskatoon to get a sense of the city. Saskatoon is named after mis-sask-quah-toomina, the Cree…

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