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Map of Southeastern Saskatchewan

Southeastern Saskatchewan is a region in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

Communities[edit]

Downtown Regina
  • 1 Regina — the provincial capital offers museums, art galleries, a professional football team, and more parks and greenspace per capita than any major city in Canada
  • 2 Carlyle — site of an attempt by eastern settlers to recreate the aristocratic English lifestyle supported by agriculture
  • 3 Estevan — the sunniest city in Canada
  • 4 Fort Qu'Appelle — founded in 1865 as a Hudson's Bay Company trading post, it has a museum on the original site
  • 5 Kenosee Lake — small resort town in Moose Mountain Provincial Park
  • 6 Lumsden – small artisan town located near Regina
  • 7 Moosomin — eastern gateway to Saskatchewan along the Trans-Canada Highway
  • 8 Regina Beach — small resort town on Last Mountain Lake
  • 9 Weyburn — see the world's first curling museum (curling is a sport played on ice that is popular in rural Canada)
  • 10 Whitewood — "Crossroads Community", located at the intersection of Highways 1 and 9

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

Southeastern Saskatchewan is a rural area anchored the city of Regina. To the north and east of Regina is the Qu'Appelle Valley, which features a series of small lakes linked by the Qu'Appelle River that offer different water-based recreation. The southeastern part of the area is a large oil and gas producing region.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

The main airport is located in Regina (YQR IATA), which is served by Air Canada and WestJet from various cities across Canada, plus Phoenix, Las Vegas and Orlando.

By car[edit]

The Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) runs across the region, including Regina, and connects the region with Manitoba, Southwestern Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Highway 11 connects Regina to Saskatoon in West Central Saskatchewan. Highway 39 connects the region to North Portal, the main port of entry into the United States (open 24 hours), connecting to North Dakota; there are other ports of entry into North Dakota and Montana.

By bus[edit]

As of February 2021, there is no passenger bus service in the region.

By train[edit]

There is no passenger rail service in directly into the region. The Empire Builder train runs about 100 km (60 mi) south of the US-Canada border, while The Canadian stops in Melville (in East Central Saskatchewan), about 150 km (95 mi) northeast of Regina.

Get around[edit]

A private vehicle is a necessity to explore the region.

See[edit]

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sunset Ceremony

You can explore more of the province's history in Regina at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina, the history of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Qu'Appelle. For fans of horses and/or uniformed police officers, the RCMP Sunset Retreat Ceremonies is a colourful 45-minute ceremony for the lowering of the Canadian flag. (Jul-Aug only).

Rouleau, a small town about 45 minutes south of Regina, was used as the filming location for the popular TV sitcom Corner Gas from 2004-2009. (The studio where the rest of the series was filmed is in Regina.)

Do[edit]

The Queen City Ex in Regina is the biggest summer fair in the province, with free stages, food, midway, exhibits, Buffalo Days parade, home decor, pancake breakfast, Equifest, downtown activities. (Late July-early August.) Hike the Roche Percee rock formations near Estevan. Check out one of the lakes in the Qu'Appelle Valley.

Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

This region travel guide to Southeastern 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.