Outlook has swimming, fishing, golfing and Canada’s longest pedestrian bridge
Summer fun in the town of Outlook, Saskatchewan, revolves around the Outlook & District Regional Park
Visitors to Outlook, Saskatchewan, are right in the centre of the action. Saskatoon is an hour’s drive to the north and the majestic Lake Diefenbaker a half-hour drive to the south. With two great attractions within striking distance, families can choose between fun in the city or fun at the beach. But why would you need to when Outlook has all the fun you’ll need?
Outlook is located in west central Saskatchewan and has a population of just over 2,000. Its quiet, easygoing atmosphere makes it the perfect spot to rest and relax when you stay at the Outlook & District Regional Park.
Nestled in the valley along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, the park offers an abundance of activities for RVers and their families. Try an early-bird swim at the outdoor heated swimming and paddling pool, enrol your kids in the swimming lessons that take place throughout the summer, or dive in during one of the many theme days and enjoy games, races, prizes and treats. If you are visiting during the week, you can also bring the kids down for Fun Night—held each Wednesday evening during the summer—when all of the water toys are brought out to play.
For those who prefer dry forms of activity, the park is also home to the Riverview Golf Course, a nine-hole course with power cart, club and pull cart rentals as well as a snack bar where you can grab a quick bite post-game.
Walk the SkyTrail
If walking and cycling are more to your liking, the park also contains a portion of the Trans Canada Trail, allowing you to either walk or ride your bike along the banks of the river. The trail stretches all the way from the old traffic bridge on the south side of town to the Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute in the north. The trail also includes one of Outlook's best attractions: the SkyTrail.
Canada’s longest pedestrian bridge, the SkyTrail was created from a former CPR railway bridge that was in use from 1912 to 1987 and spans three-quarters of a mile across the South Saskatchewan River. It rises 156 feet, making it one of the highest bridges on the Prairies. SkyTrail has interpretive signs that explain the history of the bridge and provide some little-known facts. Kids love that they can get a bird’s-eye view of their campsite and the park’s pool.
Children can enjoy a run through the town’s spray park and be enrolled in the free summer program of crafts and activities found at the playground, while the adults can wander through Outlook’s museum, take in some of the downtown’s great little shops or savour a coffee and treat at the Outlook Bakery or CJ’s Java Joint.
For those occasional evenings when the weather is less than co-operative, Outlook also has the Reel Theatre movie theatre, now outfitted with a new digital system. But for those regular hot summer nights that make for picture-perfect prairie sunsets, head down to the river and enjoy some great fishing for walleye and jackfish.