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Saskatchewan’s Northern Wilderness and Ranches

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Meadow Lake Provincial Park
  • Waskesiu Lake
  • Saskatoon
  • North Battleford
  • Kyle
  • 14 nights from
  • £3,099 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-1337

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Holiday Overview

Saskatchewan’s Northern Wilderness and Ranches 

Discover Saskatchewan’s vast landscape from prairie grasslands to endless blue skies creating the perfect scenery. Beginning in Calgary taking a step back in time to experience Calgary Heritage Park learning about Western Canada’s history. After visiting Calgary and Edmonton it’s time to head over to Saskatchewan for your first stop at Meadow Lake Provincial Park, a nature lovers paradise. Hike through the Boral Trail or enjoy a canoe ride out on the lake, continuing onto Waskesiu Lake in Prince Albert National Park another spectacular national park where you can continue to explore the wilderness.

After exploring Saskatchewan’s wilderness it’s time to visit a variety of Saskatchewan’s towns and cities. Visiting Saskatoon Saskatchewan’s largest city before continuing onto North Battleford a city filled with rich history. After some city life it’s back to the wilderness staying at working cattle ranch La Reata Ranch, where you can experience life working as a cowboy.

Saskatchewan’s Northern Wilderness and Ranches includes:

  • Return Flights from UK
  • 11 Night's Hotel Accommodation
  • 3 Night's at La Reata Ranch
  • Car Hire
  • Admission to Calgary Heritage Park
  • Admission to Wansukewin Heritage Park
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Day 1 - UK to Calgary

Fly UK to Calgary, upon arrival making your own way to your downtown hotel.

Featured accommodation

Alt Hotel Calgary East Village

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Day 2 - Calgary Heritage Park

Today we have included admission to Calgary Heritage Park. Explore Western Canadian history ranging from the 1860s to the 1950s at Heritage Park Historical Village. Guests can take a step back in history and learn about the west's energy past, present, and future with the story seeker exhibit at the Innovation Crossing, or the challenges of animal care around the turn of the century at the Vintage Veterinary Exhibit. Immerse yourself in "The Way We Played," with live street theatre displaying how leisure time was spent and participate in historical Indigenous games and activities. In Heritage Town Plaza you will find unique shopping and restaurants as well as the stunning interactive Gasoline Alley Museum which features an impressive collection of restored one-of-a-kind vehicles, antique gasoline pumps and renowned vintage signs all year round. Ask about new winter products, unique culinary experiences, and tax-exempt group meals in distinctive historical venues.

Featured accommodation

Alt Hotel Calgary East Village

Unmissable Experiences

Calgary Experiences

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Day 3 - Calgary to Edmonton (300km)

This morning check out of your Calgary hotel, pick up your car hire and make your way to Edmonton. Check into your Edmonton hotel spending the rest of your day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel

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Day 4 - Edmonton to Meadow Lake Provincial Park (358km)

Leaving Edmonton, head east on the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway 16. About 45 km from the city, you will reach Elk Island National Park. It is situated in a wooded stretch of the Beaver Hills, a natural hillside landscape with numerous lakes, swamps and ponds. The park offers some of the best wildlife viewing in North America, including herds of Plains and Wood bison. Continuing east, you will soon cross the border into Saskatchewan. Your destination for today is Meadow Lake Provincial Park.

Featured accommodation

Wyndham Saskatchewan Meadow Lake

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Day 5 - Meadow Lake Provincial Park

Covering 1,600 sq. km, Meadow Lake Provincial Park features more than 20 lakes, rivers and streams. Consider a canoe adventure on the Waterhen River, which winds its way through the park and connects the string of lakes. The 120-km Boreal Trail traverses the wild and varied ecosystems within the northern forest.

(Canoe hire should be booked locally)

Featured accommodation

Wyndham Saskatchewan Meadow Lake

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Day 6 - Meadow Lake Provincial Park to Waskesiu Prince Albert National Park (354km)

Take your time and enjoy the drive south to Prince Albert National Park (PANP). Opened in 1928, PANP delights visitors with its forests, lakes, beaches, trails and resident wildlife. The park is also home to Canada‘s only herd of Plains bison in their historic range.

Featured accommodation

Hawood Inn

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Day 7 - Prince Albert National Park

A day of outdoor adventure awaits. Enjoy hiking, canoeing, swimming, mountain biking, fishing, ziplining, wildlife viewing – PANP offers all of this and more.

(Activities can be booked locally)

Featured accommodation

Hawood Inn

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Day 8 - Waskesiu Lake to Saskatoon (227km)

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s largest city, is described as the best of both worlds – dynamic urban energy in sync with nature. On the city’s northern edge sits Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a National Historic Site that has yielded evidence of human occupation dating back 6,400 years. Traces of every cultural group that existed on the Northern Plains have been discovered here. Authentic First Nations culture and traditions are experienced through dance performances, exhibitions of Indigenous art and hands-on activities. An onsite restaurant serves traditional First Nations cuisine with a contemporary twist. Admission to Wanuskewin Heritage Park Included.

Featured accommodation

Sandman Hotel Saskatoon

Unmissable Experiences

Saskatoon Experiences

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Day 9 - Explore Saskatoon

A recommendation for travellers to Saskatoon – come with an appetite. The city’s food and drink scene is phenomenal. Start your day with breakfast in the popular Riversdale neighbourhood. A stroll through downtown Saskatoon offers plenty of shopping as well as cultural attractions. Art lovers will enjoy the Remai Modern, an art gallery which houses the world’s largest collection of Picasso linocut prints, along with nearly two dozen ceramic works by the Spanish master. At the Western Development Museum, stroll through Boomtown – a replica of a 1910 Western Canadian village with turn-of-the-century shops and interactive experiences. Enjoy a cruise on the South Saskatchewan River aboard the Prairie Lily and be captivated by the beauty of the city.

Featured accommodation

Sandman Hotel Saskatoon

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Day 10 - Saskatoon to North Battleford (134km)

Leaving southern Saskatchewan behind, you head to North Battleford, a community with a rich history. Fort Battleford, established in 1876, played a significant role in the conflict known as the Northwest Resistance. Now a National Historic Site, Fort Battleford tells the difficult history between settlers, members of the North West Mounted Police, and First Nations and Métis peoples. Five of the fort’s original buildings are preserved.

Featured accommodation

Gold Eagle Lodge

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Day 11 - North Battleford to La Reata Ranch (267km)

Today’s drive takes you through the rolling prairies along to southern Saskatchewan to La Reata Ranch a working cattle ranch located on Lake Diefenbaker in Kyle where guests can immerse themselves in the Canadian Cowboy lifestyle. There is a variety of activities to enjoy, walk along Lake Diefenbaker where you can take part in swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing and waterskiing. Keep an lookout for local wildlife you may spot including deer, coyotes, fox and golden eagle.

In the evening enjoy a game of horseshoes or visit the La Reata Saloon where there is a pool table, foosball and darts, here you can also enjoy some country music or sit outside for some star gazing. End the night around the campfire toasting marshmallows for a midnight snack. (campfires may be limited due to draught conditions)

Featured accommodation

La Reata Ranch

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Day 12 - La Reata Ranch

On your second day at La Reata Ranch enjoy some horse riding! After a hearty breakfast it’s time to saddle up and check the heard explore the ranch property. All guests can participate in cattle and ranch work including checking cows including having to move the heard.

Beginners will be provided with some basic western horse ride training and guests who want can have lessons on handling rope work with cattle or try a barrel race.

Featured accommodation

La Reata Ranch

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Day 13 - La Reata Ranch

Another full day at La Reata Ranch.

Featured accommodation

La Reata Ranch

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Day 14 - La Reata Ranch to Calgary

Departing La Reata Ranch make your way back to Calgary. 

Featured accommodation

Hotel Arts Calgary

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Day 15 - Calgary to UK

Today check out of hotel, dropping off your car hire before your onward flight home.

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