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Saskatchewan Tent Camping Trip
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TCH-1 soon leaves Manitoba behind and rolls into Saskatchewan to the west. Begin your Saskatchewan tent camping trip at the Western Development Museum in the town of Yorkton. Immerse yourself in life on the prairie through the eyes of the dozens of ethnic groups that once called Yorkton home.
Bird watchers will want to take a couple of days to explore the Quill Lake area, to the northwest. It’s composed of a trio of lakes and several streams that make up this “heaven on earth” for shore and wading birds. Take advantage of the several nature tours offered in town. It’s a great way to help you sort out the species, ranging from the many endangered species found in the area to the huge colony of white pelicans who summer here.
In the town of Muenster, just south of TCH-16, you’ll find a unique attraction at St. Peter’s Abbey. The abbey grounds include a farm, orchard, cemetery, and inside the cathedral you’ll find a display of 80 life-size portraits of the saints.
Heading west you’ll soon arrive in Saskatoon. Saskatoon has plenty of charm and excellent, self-guided walking tours and Saskatechewan tent camping sites. There are few great Saskatchewan tent campgrounds to choose from. Stop by Glady’s Doll House to view more than 1,000 dolls from around the world. The city is also home to two famous racetracks, if that’s your thing. Check out the Bridge City Speedway for short track fun on Friday nights while dragsters blister the quarter-mile at the Saskatchewan International Raceway. If you’ve come seeking more appreciation of fine art than burned rubber, the University of Saskatchewan hosts a variety of museums, art galleries, and theaters that make up the cultural center of the city.
Visit Saskatchewan’s longest bridge, built to connect the towns of Battleford and North Battleford across the North Saskatchewan River. North Battleford is known far and wide as being a great “base camp” for exploring the many lakes and rivers that dot the area, and there are numerous outfitters in the area who can equip you for it. Quebec tent camping is also great here. Battleford was once the capital of the Northwest Territories, and some examples of that influence is still evident in the town’s architecture. One favorite stop in town is the Fort Battleford National Historic Site, dedicated to preserving the legacy of the North West Mounted Police and the critical role they played during the development of western Canada. The site now hosts four preserved buildings, a stable, and a reconstructed stockade.
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