Top places to RV in Saskatchewan
These Saskatchewan communities welcome RVers with hospitality, entertainment and attractions
by Danielle Cameron —
Saskatchewan has a reputation for its heritage-rich communities and friendly, welcoming people, so it’s no wonder that so many vacationers gather here each year. If an RV trip to Saskatchewan is in your future, make sure to visit these enticing destinations.
As the province’s capital city, Regina has a lot to offer. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum has intriguing travelling exhibits, and permanent galleries focused on First Nations history, life sciences and earth sciences. For other educational and fun activities, the Saskatchewan Science Centre is another must-visit location, hosting adult science nights, as well as programs for kids.
Saskatoon has a variety of attractions to take in, ranging from nightlife and musical events to art galleries and food festivals. Bring the whole family and pay a visit to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo—make sure to bring your camera! This National Historic Site incorporates restored heritage buildings and well-tended gardens, a naturally themed playground and Saskatchewan’s only CAZA-AZAC accredited zoo.
Watrous and Manitou Beach
RVers are passionate about Watrous and Manitou Beach, two small neighbouring communities that make for one spectacular getaway. Little Manitou Lake is unique to North America due to its high mineral content, which has led people to seek healing by soaking in its waters. There is a spa in town with a heated mineral pool, or you can go to the beach and soak your worries away. In the evening, people flock to Danceland in Watrous, for an evening of music, dance and historical interest.
The city of Prince Albert has a host of activities going on at any given time, so there will be something to see no matter what time of year you visit. The EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts offers dance, theatre and musical performances if you’re looking for a night of entertainment. By day, you can peruse the Prince Albert Arts Centre, or one of the four museums operated by the Prince Albert Historical Society.
If you are a history buff, spend some time camping near the adjacent communities of Battleford and North Battleford (referred to collectively as “the Battlefords” by locals). In particular, you’ll want to check out the Fort Battleford National Historic Site, where you can learn about the activities of the North West Mounted Police, First Nations and Métis people who lived here during the 1800s. Camping is available near this site.
The charming town of Outlook is home to a number of interesting architectural structures, such as the Big Orange Bridge and the SkyTrail (the latter of which is closed to the public), and other points of interest. RVers love to camp at the Outlook and District Regional Park, where they can play a round of golf at the nine-hole Riverview Golf Club.