Wakaw is a small town northeast of Saskatoon. Wakaw is in hilly partially forested country east of the South Saskatchewan River and is part of the aspen parkland biome, and fosters a large focus on ecotourism. Wakaw is a Cree word meaning "crooked", the name being taken from nearby Wakaw Lake and applied to the town.
Wakaw is 90 km (56 mi) northeast of Saskatoon and 66 km (41 mi) south of Prince Albert. It is served by Highway 2, Highway 41 and Highway 312.
- Wakaw Heritage Museum, 316 1st Street S, ☏ . Early-July to mid-September: F-M 1-4PM, long weekends F-M 10AM-4PM.
- 1 Wheatland Express Excursion Train, Railway Ave & Main St, Wakaw; or 1st Ave & Main St, Cudworth, ☏ , toll-free: , firstname.lastname@example.org. An excursion and event passenger train that operates between the communities of Cudworth and Wakaw. Features onboard guides and an array of characters and musicians. Passengers can also enjoy prairie-inspired menus with locally sourced ingredients on the round-trip journey.
- 2 Wakaw Lake Regional Park (1.8 km (1.1 mi) N on Hwy 2, then 11.2 km (7.0 mi) E), ☏ , email@example.com. Located on the north shore of Wakaw Lake. Park amenities include a large picnic area, a gazebo available to rent, small picturesque church, excellent sandy beach with beach volleyball, playground and activities including, golf course, fishing and mini golf. The park also offers a concession, store, licensed dining, fish filleting shack, canoe/kayak/paddleboat rentals and boat refueling station.
Eat & drink
- Crossroads Grill, Hwy 2 & Hwy 41, ☏ .
- Uncle Barley's Vietnamese Restaurant, 100 1st Street S, ☏ .
- Wong's Restaurant, 116 1st Street S, ☏ .
- Wakaw Lodge Motel, Hwy 2, Wakaw, ☏ .
- 1 Shannon Lake Campground (19 km E of Wakaw), ☏ . Located on Shannon Lake, features RV sites, a separate tenting area, modern washroom and shower facility, ice and firewood.
|Routes through Wakaw|
|La Ronge ← Prince Albert ←||N S||→ Watrous → Moose Jaw|
|END ← Saskatoon ←||W E||→ Melfort → END|