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Best Places to Visit in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has a reputation for being flat and dull, although this isn't entirely accurate. If you scratch the surface of the province, you'll find over 100,000 lakes, boreal forests, fast-flowing rivers, and limitless recreational activities. One little-known fact about Saskatchewan is that it is the sunniest province in Canada, which may explain why its people are so kind.

Saskatchewan shares extremely straight boundaries with Manitoba in the east, Alberta in the west, and the two U.S. states of Montana and North Dakota in the south, so it's not quite dead center of Canada, but it's close. Visitors driving across the province will witness apparently endless fields, but the northern part of the province is also a pleasure for anyone who enjoys canoeing, fishing, or swimming in the many lakes.

The largest of the river streams was "the river that rushes rapidly" or "Saskatchewan" to the Cree First Nations hunting buffalo and living on the Great Plains centuries ago, and it was from this river that the province got its name.

Check out our list of the best attractions in Saskatchewan to learn more about the province's numerous prominent areas of interest and interesting things to do.