Batoche Visitor Shuttle - Batoche National Historic Site is the place of the last battle of the North West Resistance of 1885, an important time in Canadian history and for the Metis and Indigenous people of Canada. Being an original settlement, the site is quite large (2000 acres) and often visitors don’t have time or the mobility to explore the entire area. The 48 seat shuttle is wheelchair accessible and is perfect for people with limited mobility and opens up the site to everyone. More information about the site and the shuttle can be found on their website.
Elk Ridge Eco Adventures – Here’s your chance to zip through both a lodgepole pine forest and the boreal forest right here in Saskatchewan. With the popularity of their zipline in the Cypress Hills, Eco Adventures 306 Collective has expanded from the lodgepole forest to the boreal forest with their new zipline at Elk Ridge Resort, on the outskirts of Prince Albert National Park. It’s an excellent addition to the plethora of activities you can take in while at the Waskesiu Wilderness Region.
RCMP Musical Ride - It is an exciting summer here in Saskatchewan because the iconic RCMP Musical Ride coming ‘home’ to two notable locations. The first officially recorded Musical Ride was performed in Regina under Inspector William George Matthews in 1887 and this year they will be back to the Queen City from July 31st to August 2nd. Fort Walsh National Historic Site was originally a North West Mounted Police post from 1878-83, then later was the site where the iconic quarter horses were bred for the force and the Musical Ride. Riders will be there on July 21st. Though the force is no longer a mounted police force, it still celebrates the legacy through this engaging iconic Canadiana event. The full schedule can be found on the Musical Ride’s website with other Saskatchewan dates.
Taste-it Food Tours – Started last year in Moose Jaw, these popular foodie tours now include Regina and there are plans to expand to the city of Saskatoon. A group of food aficionados meet up with a guide in a downtown location and visit five or six restaurants on the tour sampling signature dishes at each venue and learn interesting history about the city along the way. Establishments featured on the downtown Moose Jaw tours include: Oliv, Cordova Bistro, Grant Hall Dining Room, Hopkins House, Bobby's Place, Yvette Moore's The Galley Cafe and Deja Vu Café – featured on the Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here”.
New and improved itineraries – Tourism Saskatchewan has a new website with a set of revamped itineraries. Check them out on our fabulous new site and use these suggestions as inspiration to get moving in Saskatchewan this year!