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The cool thing about Lake Diefenbaker is that it is so big (225 km!) and is an easy day trip for Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Swift Current and surrounding areas. The Lake Diefenbaker Instagram account is a fantastic resource for upcoming events, local businesses, and things to do!
1. Sask Landing Provincial Park – We had so much fun at this park this year. The rolling hills, and lake views are stunning. There’s lots of things to do – hike, beach, fish, golf, play. Read my post on our camping experience here.
2. Douglas Provincial Park – Another park we love! And newly paved roads in the campground (exciting!). Lovely beach, sand dunes, nature trails. Check our day trip to Douglas here, or camping at Douglas here.
3. Danielson Provincial Park – We haven’t been here yet, but there’s a beach! Check out Sask Aquatic Adventures, Gardiner Dam (and the interpretive centre), or the nature trails.
4. Camp Wolf Willow / Wolf Willow Winery – WINE. That’s all you need to know. Check out the restaurant /canteen. Camp Wolf Willow also offers campsites, the cutest A-Frames, luxury tents (and more). While you’re there check out the river access, and nature trails. No shortage of outdoor activities here.
5. Town of Outlook – Visit Outlook & District Regional Park (currently featuring a story book trail) , the community pool (that looks amazing), Outlook Heritage Museum, and walk the Trans Canada Trails.
8. Town of Elbow – Go to The Peace Tower ( a sculpture by Joe Farfard), The Mistaseni Cairn, Lakeside Marina, The Elbow Museum, and trails . You’ll love what this cute little town has to offer.
9. Hike The Great Trail / Chief Whitecap Waterway – The Elbow Trail, Piping Plover Trail, as well as the trails that go through both Danielson and Douglas Provincial Park. The waterway is also a part of The Great Trail. You can paddle all the way from Saskatoon to Gardiner dam (with rest stops along the way).
10. Geocaching! I saw this on the Lake Diefenbaker Tourism website. Download the Geocaching app, and find the geocaches around the lake. This is a great activity to keep children engaged and interested in exploring!
Bonus *coming soonish* The Riverhurst Wetland Project – a 2 year project that started in the spring of 2021. A former wetland is being rejuvenated. There will be interactive signage, boardwalks, bridges, and viewing platforms. I’m excited to check it out once the project is completed.
Excited to see you Adventure Local in and around Lake Diefenbaker!
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