Saskatchewan is also one of the three “steppe” provinces of Canada. Numerous agricultural lands are located here and oil is extracted. In the northern part of the province there are many lakes and rivers, among which Lake Athabasca is the eighth largest in Canada.
According to Nexticle, the capital of the province of Saskatchewan is the city of Regina . One of its main attractions is Vascana Center Park, which is located in the heart of the city. This is one of the largest urban parks in North America, its area is 930 hectares. The park was laid out in 1961 by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who designed the World Trade Center in New York. Hiking trails are laid in the park, in winter you can go ice skating on the local lake, in addition, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum with collections on the history of the region and its natural wealth is located in the park. Dominating the Vascana Center is the Legislative Assembly Building, the largest of its kind in Canada. Other sights of the city include the building of the Science Center, where scientific exhibitions are constantly held and scientific films are shown, and the Museum of the Royal Mounted Police, which originated in these parts.
Not far from the city of Regina is the valley of the Kew Appele lakes with numerous recreational areas where you can go fishing. Also from Regina you can go to the Souris Valley, surrounded by mountains, the provincial parks of Mount Mousse and Rovans Rabbi and the city of Estevan – one of the “sunniest” in Canada. To the west of Regina stretches the steppe region or, as it is also called “the land of the cowboys.” Grasslands National Park is located here on the border with the United States.. It was the first park in the country created to protect prairie ecosystems. In the park you can see meadows with more than 40 types of grasses, wind-shaped rocks and badlands with red soils. Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan. It stands on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River almost in the center of the province. Within the city, on the banks of the river, there are about 120 hectares of parks with 21 km of hiking trails, some of which run through the center of Saskatoon. In the vicinity of the city, Vanuskevin Cultural Park is of interest, on the site of which the culture of the Prairie Indians was formed for 60 centuries, and now there is an Indian village where you can get acquainted with the history and culture of local peoples. In winter, you can go on a trip from Saskatoonon a snowmobile on specially laid tracks.
130 km east of Saskatoon is the Manitow resort, based on the mineral waters of local sources. This is one of the most popular resorts of its kind in Canada. The mineral waters of Manitou have a beneficial effect on the skin, their composition is similar to the composition of the waters of the springs of Karlovy Vary and the waters of the Dead Sea. They contain potassium, calcium, magnesium, silicon, sulfur, sulfates, carbonates, chlorides, iron and aluminum oxides and mineral salts. The resort has a hotel with 102 beds, three treatment areas with swimming pools, where the water temperature varies from +33 to +38 degrees, a spa center, massage rooms, a beauty salon and a gym.
Travel in the northern part of Saskatchewan begins with the city of Prince Albert . It is located about 200 km north of Saskatoon. In the vicinity of the city is the Prince Albert National Park. It was founded in 1927 in an area where prairie and woodland meet. In addition to the Prince Albert National Park in the northern part of the province of Saskatchewan , Lake Miadow Provincial Park, Lake Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, where the world’s northernmost sand formations are located, Lake La Ronge Provincial Park are of interest.with the highest waterfalls in the province. All lakes in the northern part of the province are considered among the best places for fishing in the country. Anglers go here to catch pike, walleye, rainbow trout and perch.
The Yukon Territory is located in the northwestern part of the country on the border with the US state of Alaska. From the north it is washed by the waters of the Beaufort Sea. This is a harsh northern region: the Arctic Circle passes through the Territory, and winter frosts can reach -50 degrees. Yukon has a mostly mountainous terrain, it is here in the Cordillera that the highest point of the country is located – Mount Logan (5959 m). Most of the territory is occupied by taiga; tundra communities predominate in the far north. The Yukon River flows through the territory, the fifth longest in North America. From September to April, you can see the Northern Lights in Yukon. For example, in Watson LakeThere is a whole Northern Lights Center. The history of this region, and the country as a whole, began about 30,000 years ago, when the first people came here – immigrants from Asia. These regions became world famous at the end of the 19th century. Then gold was discovered in the vicinity of the city of Dawson. The gold deposits were united under the common name Klondike. During the year, a huge number of miners arrived to work in the Klondike, this time went down in history as the Klondike gold rush. Gold is mined here to this day. During the Second World War, the Alaska Highway was built in the Yukon Territory, which connected the distant land with other areas, and in 1979 the Dampster Highway was opened, which crosses the Arctic Circle.
The main attraction of the Yukon Territory is its nature. There are several national parks here. The starting point for trips around the region is the capital of the Territory – the city of Whitehorse . From Whitehorse you can travel down the Yukon River on the old paddle steamer Klondike. The journey passes through picturesque places with wild nature and ancient areas where the Indians settled since ancient times. To the north of Whitehorse is the first city of gold miners – Dawson. Here you can learn about the history of the Klondike Gold Rush. Kluane National Park is located 160 km west of Whitehorse in the southwestern part of the Yukon Territory.
In the far northwest of the Yukon Territory, along the coast of the Beaufort Sea, there are two more national parks:Vuntut National Park and Ivvavik National Park. They are located about 800-900 km from Whitehorse, from where planes leave here. These are actually wild northern regions, where there are no specially equipped hiking trails and places to stay, so tourists should take care of everything in advance. The main event that attracts tourists to these parts is the seasonal reindeer migration, when herds of more than 100,000 individuals migrate in search of food. Seasonal migrations occur in winter and summer.