Pelicans in Saskatchewan – who knew?

This and six other wonders of the world’s breadbasket may well prompt you to pay a visit this summer. I thought Saskatchewan was flat. Apparently, the province’s Cypress Hills boast the highest point of land between Labrador and the Rockies. And the Trans Canada Trail goes right through the Cypress Hills Provincial Park.

Back to the pelicans. You can find them in Saskatoon, hanging out by the river. Take a walk or a ride along the TCT while you’re at it.

Alert readers will see a theme developing here. In a surprising article about travel in Saskatchewan, writer Laura Robin describes Saskatchewan’s burgeoning spa industry, its lakes, golf courses, parks and, wait for it, gourmet dining. Happily, the Trail passes through or near all of the locations mentioned. And SaskTrails has the maps to help you plan your journey.

You can take the Trail through Regina’s 2,300-acre Wascana Park, visit the Bird Sanctuary and treat yourself to dinner at the Willow on Wascana. Or, cycle along the TCT from Sandy Beach on Katepwa Lake and into Fort Qu’Appelle. These are just two of the many possibilities for adding a Trans Canada Trail experience to your Saskatchewan holiday.

The Trans Canada Trail near Lake Diefenbaker.