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Map of Central Saskatchewan

Central Saskatchewan is a region of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Communities[edit]

West Central[edit]

Saskatoon
  • 1 Saskatoon — the province's largest city, and its economic and cultural hub
  • 2 Biggar — New York is big, but this is Biggar
  • 3 Davidson — a good stopping point midway between Saskatoon and Regina
  • 4 Eston — known for its rodeo and gopher races
  • 5 Kindersley — a service centre to the oil and gas industry and agriculture production
  • 6 Lloydminster — a city that straddles the border between Saskatchewan and Alberta
  • 7 North Battleford — the most crime-plagued city in Canada
  • 8 Rosetown — service centre located at the junction of Hwys 4 & 7
  • 9 Rosthern — a base for visiting the site of the historic Battle of Batoche during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885

East Central[edit]

  • 10 Arborfield — a good base for enjoying Pacquia Regional Park's outdoor recreational opportunities
  • 11 Canora — known as the "Heart of Good Spirit Country" due to its proximity to several lakes and parks
  • 12 Humboldt — check out the murals on the buildings
  • 13 Melville — visit Melville's railway and heritage museums
  • 14 Melfort — known as the "City of Northern Lights" due to the frequency with which the aurora borealis appears
  • 15 Yorkton — home of North America's longest-running film festival
  • 16 Watrous-Manitou Beach — near Little Manitou Lake, a saltwater lake fed by underground springs that allows bathers to float easily

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

Prairies near Bresaylor

Central Saskatchewan is most made up of flat Prairie land.

Its economy is primarily associated with agriculture. Saskatchewan grows a large portion of Canada's grain and canola (for cooking oil). Other grains such as flax, rye, oats, peas, lentils, canary seed, and barley are also produced in the province. Beef cattle, and oil and natural gas production are also very important industries.

Saskatoon, the main city, is home to a university, and agriculture, information technology, and environmental, life sciences and agricultural biotechnology industries.

Climate[edit]

Central Saskatchewan typically has warm summers and long, cold winters, and gets more sunlight per year than is typical for Canada.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

Fly into Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker Airport with Air Canada, Air Canada Express or WestJet.

By car[edit]

Drive by Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16), which enters the province and the region on the east side from Winnipeg and exits the region at the Alberta border on-route to Edmonton. There are many other highways that travel throughout the region.

By bus[edit]

Rider Express connects Saskatoon and Prince Albert to Regina, and on to Vancouver or Winnipeg.

By train[edit]

Via Rail provides trains to Saskatoon from Edmonton and points further west, and from Winnipeg and eastern Canada.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Batoche National Historic Site

Saskatoon is the region's urban centre, with museums, an art gallery, and beautiful riverside trails.

Batoche National Historic Site near Rosthern was the site of the Battle of Batoche, an important event in Canadian history. Fort Battleford National Historic Site in Battleford features five original North-West Mounted Police buildings.

See the Northern Lights in Melfort, which is known for the frequency with which they appear.

The World's Largest Coffee Pot in Davidson is one of many large roadside attractions throughout Canada.

Do[edit]

Saskatoon draws visitors in with many festivals in the summer: Jazz, Folk music, fringe theatre, food, Shakespeare, and children's fun.

1 Duck Mountain Provincial Park Duck Mountain Provincial Park (Saskatchewan) on Wikipedia, 2 Greenwater Lake Provincial Park Greenwater Lake Provincial Park on Wikipedia, Pasquia Regional Park near Arborfield), Manitou Beach provide a wide range of recreational opportunities.

Take in Yorkton Film Festival in late May. It is North America's longest-running film festival. Around the same time, you can catch the dazzling First Nations (Indigenous) dancers at the Painted Hand Casino Pow Wow, with hundreds of dancers expected from Western Canada and north-west United States.

Eat[edit]

The region is known for its saskatoon berries, after which the city is named. Also called serviceberries, or western juneberries, they are used in saskatoon berry pie, jam, wines, cider, and beers, or are sweetened and dried and used like dried cranberries.

Stay safe[edit]

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This region travel guide to Central Saskatchewan is a usable article. It gives a good overview of the region, its sights, and how to get in, as well as links to the main destinations, whose articles are similarly well developed. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.