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Fresh food, homegrown music, internationally renowned artists, wildlife parks, outdoor adventure, and more can all be found in Saskatchewan!
Canada’s only border city, Lloydminster, shares an address with both Alberta and Saskatchewan. Check out the Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre that showcases the lives of early settlers, renowned art in the Imhoff Gallery, and an exhibit on oilfield technology.
Battle-scarred history is re-told at many national and provincial historic sites, including the North West Rebellion. Even more history can be discovered at the four major award-winning Western Development Museums in Yorkton, North Battleford, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw — each showcasing their area’s unique past. At the Wanuskewin Heritage Park outside Saskatoon you can learn about Aboriginal culture through ancient tales and demonstrations.
Saskatchewan boasts nearly 12 million acres of parkland, 100,000 lakes, and is home to some of North America’s most ecologically important wetlands! Vital and renowned areas include the Quill Lakes Centre at Wynyard, the Wadena Centre at Wadena and the Foam Lake Centre at Foam Lake. They provide refuge for millions of migrating birds — including the endangered Whooping Crane.
First Nations’ casinos offer excitement in North Battleford, Prince Albert, Yorkton and Saskatoon, or you can spend a luxurious day at the spa resorts in Watrous. Delight in professional theatre, a wealth of festivals, and a superb symphony orchestra in Saskatoon, the province’s largest city.
Saskatchewan Motto: Multibus E Gentibus Vires «From many peoples strength»
Saskatchewan comes from the Cree, who called the Saskatchewan River "Kisiskatchewani Sipi," meaning swiftly flowing river.
Provincial Flower: Western Red Lily
Provincial Mammal: White-tailed Deer
Provincial Tree: White Birch
Area: 651,036 km2 (251,366 sq mi) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)
Population: 1,125,400 (Statistics Canada, 2014 Census)
Capital City: Regina
Largest City: Saskatoon
Date Saskatchewan Entered Confederation: September 1, 1905