South Saskatchewan Canada
South Saskatchewan Canada is home to most of the mid-size and larger communities in the province. There are endless hectares of farmland surrounded by coulees, grassland prairies, rolling foothills, lakes, river valleys, wetlands, sandy beaches and historic sites.
The southern section of Saskatchewan, Canada is divided into two demographic regions - the southeast and the southwest region. The regions are broken down into smaller regions including the Cypress Hills, Lake Diefenbaker, Big Muddy, Qu'Appelle Valley and Moose Mountain areas.
Some of the activities enjoyed during the summer season in South Saskatchewan include fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, golfing, birdwatching, hiking, horseback riding, water skiing, sailing, wind surfing, kiteboarding, picnicking, mountain biking, cycling and sightseeing.
The bigger lakes in South Saskatchewan attract many to the region during the summer for water sport activities. For example Lake Diefenbaker is a top destination when visiting the communities of Moose Jaw and Swift Current and Last Mountain Lake is a popular stop when in Regina.
During the winter season, after the snow falls and the lakes and rivers freeze, some of the activities enjoyed in the south include ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Accommodations in the south varies per your needs. There are remote resorts and guest ranches providing adventures. There are hotels, motels, vacation homes and bed and breakfast in and near most of the communities with easy access to parks and activities.
The South Saskatchewan region is rich in history with many historic sites to visit including museums, forts, grave yards, pictographs, dinosaur sites, battle grounds and pioneer and First Nation villages. Some of the historic destinations include Fort Walsh, Cannington Manor, Fort Pitt, Grey Owl's Cabin, Last Mountain House, Batouche and Fort Battleford.
Some of the more popular parks are located in the Southern Saskatchewan region. Some of the parks include the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Saskatchewan Landing provincial Park, Grasslands National park, Moose Mountain Provincial park, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park, Echo Valley Provincial Park and Blackstrap Provincial Park.
Through out the south are opportunities for wildlife sightings and birdwatching. Some of the wildlife to keep an eye out for include moose, elk, deer, beaver, otters and bison. Bison are protected in wilderness parks and in wildlife sanctuaries.
Birdwatching in South Saskatchewan is a popular past time. There are predator birds, waterfowl, shore birds and song birds. There are wetland parks and birding wildlife recovery centres throughout the province. Many birding sites provide birding lists and identification signs located at lookouts and on the trails.