Capital City: Regina
Saskatchewan is dubbed the “bread basket” of Canada and is famous for its prairies and wheat fields. Located in the western part of the country, Saskatchewan is bordered by Manitoba, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and the United States of America. The province is almost rectangular in shape and is 651,900 km² in area.
Its population stands at close to one million, or 3.1 per cent of Canada’s population. The people of Saskatchewan come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, which is why the provincial motto is “From many peoples, strength”. The never-ending stretches of land and vast skies also make this province well-known for its beautiful sunsets.
The largest cities are Regina, with a population of close to 200,000, and Saskatoon, with about 235,800 residents. The province also boasts the largest area of active sand dunes in Canada. The Athabasca Sand Dunes stretch about 100 kilometres, with giant dunes rising as high as 30 metres. From city experiences to rural getaways and outdoor adventures, Saskatchewan offers a range of enjoyable experiences.