10 things to do in Saskatchewan this Spring

Spring is upon us! The weather is soon to be warming up, and before long it will be time to start thinking about how to spend your free time. We’ve pulled together a list of our recommendations of where to visit across the province. Here at 10 things to do in Saskatchewan this spring!

Learn about Earth at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina is hosting the Home: Life in the Anthropocene exhibit. See the impacts humans are making on the geological record, and learn how you can make a difference. This gallery is great for all ages and provides a dramatic, artistic and educational experience about our climate, biodiversity, species at risk, and other trends.

Celebrate Earth Day with Meewasin Valley Authority

Help Meewasin keep community spaces health and vibrant for everyone to enjoy. Register to join the Meewasin Valley’s Clean Up Campaign on April 22 for the Opening Day event! You’ll help keep Saskatoon’s parks, streets and riverbanks within the Meewasin Valley clean to keep more than 200 plant species, 100 bird species, and many insects, amphibians, reptiles and animals thriving.

Try a new hiking trail

If you’re ready for a change in scenery, take a day trip out to one of Saskatchewan’s many beautiful hiking trails! You’ll find everything from flat, beautiful prairie to dense forests and rolling hills – and including sand dunes. Pack up your family and head out to see what exploration nature can bring! Get started by checking out ToDoCanada’s list of 25 Awesome Places to Hike in Saskatchewan.

Explore Wanuskewin Heritage Park

A National Historic Site in Canada, Wanuskewin Heritage Park serves to advance the understanding and appreciation of the evolving cultures of the Northern Plains Indigenous Peoples. The Interpretive Centre offers daily drop-in programs to help you explore the heritage of the site, including self-guided options like walking trails, indoor exhibits and videos, an award-winning playground, and scavenger huts, and daily programming like guided tours, dance presentations, and exhibit walk-throughs. Learn more about their upcoming programs and events here.

Discover Wild! Saskatchewan Exhibit at the Saskatchewan Science Centre

Wild! Saskatchewan is a fun and interactive exhibit with a serious and compelling message. It provides formal learning opportunities in the areas of conservation and the environment, and explains steps that we can do today and into the future to protect and preserve our precious ecosystems. Visit the Saskatchewan Science Centre for more information!

Explore history at the Western Development Museum

The Western Development Museum (WDM) has locations across the province, located in North Battleford, Saskatoon, Yorkton and Moose Jaw. Each WDM location features different Saskatchewan-inspired stories to help you learn about the history of our province. In Saskatoon, you check out the Wapaha Sk̄a Oyate: Living Our Culture, Sharing Our Community at Pion-Era, 1955 – 69 exhibit, co-curated by Whitecap Dakota First Nation and the WDM.

Make friends with animals at the zoo

At Saskatoon’s Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, you’ll meet meercats, monkeys, and bears, oh my! Join in on the spirit of childlike wonder as you explore the zoo and its many species.

Visit the darkest dark sky preserve in Canada

Grasslands National Park boasts the darkest spot in Canada to observe the dark night sky. Here, you’ll get a 529 square kilometer view of the undisturbed night sky, completely free from light pollution and one of the best places to observe deep sky objects. During the day, check out a family-friendly interpretive walk or take a drive down the Badlands Parkway to take in the breathtaking badlands. Then, get ready for an incredible view of the night sky from the dark sky preserve. Learn more about the preserve here, and more about Grasslands National Park here.

See the beautiful Wascana Centre

Visit Wascana Centre for something to interest every member of your family: history, nature, environment, culture, people, animals, and fun. You can soon also try out the Island Experience for a visit to the man-made Willow Island via the Wasca Ferry!

Check out the Wonderhub

Visit Saskatoon’s Nutrien Wonderhub to encourage your kids to explore through creativity, curiousity, collaboration and imagination. Check out upcoming WonderCamps for educational experiences for kids or visit their exhibits to learn more about STEAM-based topics!