MOOSEJAW With a population of just over 35,000, Moose Jaw is located in South Central Saskatchewan, and it stands over a network of underground passages called the Tunnels of Little Chicago, where Al Capone is rumored to have hidden. The Murals of Moose Jaw program gives visitors the opportunity to see the city on a grand scale.
FARM VACATIONS Memories of a Saskatchewan country vacation are fond and vivid. On farms you may help bring the cows home, feed the chickens, go hiking, berry-picking, wildlife viewing, or go for wagon or sleigh rides. Children especially love the farm with its pets and livestock, wide-open spaces and interesting chores. One of the fringe benefits is great home cooking. You’re likely to find the table sporting homemade bread and buns, fresh fruit and house specialties, right from the farm.
REGINA Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan with a population of around 200,000 people and a devotion to ecology that has resulted in a system of over 100 parks. The place where people like to hang out and mingle is the block-long Scarth Street Pedestrian Mall. Plenty of shops and restaurants bring crowds to this charming and well-landscaped neighborhood, close to the headquarters of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool.
SASKATOON Established as a city in 1906, Saskatoon is Saskatchewan’s largest city. Known today as “The City of the Bridges,” much of the city’s appeal comes from the river running through it, capped with a network of trails, promenades and parks. A busy hub of commerce and industry, and home to many high tech and mining companies, Saskatoon is a cultural oasis with professional and amateur theatre groups and art galleries, and where history and agricultural bounty are celebrated through festivals and public displays.
YORKTON Beautifully situated on the rolling hills of Saskatchewan?s parkland, Yorkton has a population of around 16,000 people that are mostly dependent on agriculture. Mining and forestry also contribute to the economy in a city rich with retail and recreational opportunities, such as a popular casino. The exquisite cathedral dome at St. Mary’s Catholic church is the main icon, while numerous churches can be found in a downtown filled with heritage buildings.
UKRANIAN MUSEUMS The Ukrainian culture is significant in this province, and traditional onion-topped churches of both Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic faiths are commonplace throughout its cities, as well as punctuating the farming landscape. There are two good Ukrainian museums in Saskatoon that are dedicated to the preservation of the history, heritage, and culture of Saskatchewan’s Ukrainian pioneer ancestors.
WANUSKEWIN HERITAGE PARK Wanuskewin Heritage Park is three miles north of Saskatoon. The word, Wanuskewin, is Cree for “seeking peace of mind.” Within the park is an interpretive center that tells the 6,000-year-old story of the Northern Plains people, by beautifully showcasing the indigenous culture in Saskatchewan. Wanuskewin also contains 19 pre-contact sites, all clustered within half a mile of each other. The Northern Plains Indians gathered here for thousands of years, hunting bison and gathering food to escape the winter winds.
THE WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM The Western Development Museum in Saskatoon represents the 1910 Boomtown Era. This museum has reconstructed a typical main street from a thriving prairie town during this era. Walk through 1910 Boomtown and visit old time shops, churches, doctor’s offices and banks. Each building is filled with antiques that would have been in service in 1910. In behind the main street is a comprehensive collection of massive farm machinery in the agricultural and transportation galleries that complement the main museum.