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 our climate at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Opening on April 22, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina will be hosting the new gallery Home: Life in the Anthropocene. 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. Between April 22 and May 30, register to help clean up Saskatoon’s parks, streets and riverbanks within the Meewasin Valley. You’ll help keep these areas 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 programs here.
Discover Indigenous Ingenuity at the Saskatchewan Science Centre
Open April 2 through September 18, Indigenous Ingenuity is an interactive quest to discover how indigenous science is timeless. You’ll get to observe nature, listen to knowledge bearers, and experiment with scientific principles. Visit the Saskatchewan Science Centre for more information!
Start counting down the days to summer camping
Registration for Saskatchewan Parks starts on April 18, but you can start scoping out your ideal campsites today! Sites are available to book starting May 13. Click here to learn more.
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. Soon, the masterfully designed Queen Elizabeth II Gardens will be in bloom, and you’ll be able to explore a vast number of different plants and flowers on a beautiful afternoon. You can 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!