Welcome To Saskatchewan

Land of Living Skies


The name Saskatchewan originated from the Cree name for the Saskatchewan River “Kisiskatchewanisipi,” which means “swift-flowing river.” This was later shortened to Saskatchewan.  This prairie province also has the nicknames/ slogans “The Land of Seed and Honey”, “The Bread Basket of Canada” and “The Wheat Province”.

The province has geographical borders with Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and the United States of America. Saskatchewan has the largest set of active sand dunes with beautiful skies and sunset. Major places of interest include the Lac La Ronge Provincial Park, Athabasca sand dunes, Chitek lake recreation site, Maurice G Street wildlife sanctuary and Blue Mountain Adventure Park among others.

Click on the buttons below to learn more about Saskatchewan and get more details about settling down in the province.

              

Official Flag

 

Sharp-Tailed Grouse (Pedioecetes phasianellus james) – Official Bird

 

 

The orange-red lily also known as the Prairie Lily (Lilium philadelphicum L. var. Andinum)- Floral Emblem

 

 

 

The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) – Official Animal

 

The white birch (Betula papyrifera) – Official Tree

 

Curling- Official Sports

Potash (Sylvite)- Official Mineral

Needle-and-thread grass (Stipa comata) – Provincial Grass Emblem

The Saskatchewan District Tartan– The Official Tartan

 

The Saskatchewan Dress Tartan – The Official Tartan

Photo credit: www.canada.ca;  Places of attraction: www.us-keepexploring.canada.travel