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Hiking the Boreal Trail in Saskatchewan – Day One

I spent a weekend in Meadow Lake Provincial Park hiking five sections of the Boreal Trail in northwestern Saskatchewan. The whole trail runs most of the length of the park, spanning a distance of about 125 kilometres. It can be done as an epic backpacking trip, but just as easily, you can hike various sections of the trail, depending on how much time you have. That's exactly what John and I did over the May long…

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,…

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 things to do in Saskatoon come winter. Pick a section of the Meewasin Valley trail to walk - either within the city or through the Rural Municipality of Corman Park. The trail is almost…

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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