Flag of Saskatchewan

Flag of Saskatchewan

  • Capital » Regina
  • Largest city » Saskatoon

Facts

  • Population » 1.1 million
Saskatchewan (Source » Wikimedia)

Saskatchewan (Source » Wikimedia)

Geography

  • Total Area » 651,900 sq km (251,700 sq mi)
  • Saskatchewan is bordered on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the north-east by Nunavut, on the east by Manitoba, and on the south by the US states of Montana and North Dakota.
  • Saskatchewan is also one of only two landlocked provinces in Canada, the other being Alberta.

Fun Facts

  • Saskatchewan borders largely follow the geographic coordinates of longitude and latitude, the province is roughly a quadrilateral, or a shape with four sides.

Tourism

National Parks

  • Grasslands National Park (Parks Canada)
    • A Canadian national park located near the village of Val Marie, Saskatchewan
    • Located north from the US state of Montana and lies adjacent to the international boundary.

Adventures

  • The Great Sandhills (map)
    • Approximately 20 km south of Sceptre, Saskatchewan
    • A 1,900 sq. km area of desert-like sand dunes.
    • Native grasses and small clumps of trees such as aspen, willow and sagebrush flank the dune formations.
    • Not to be confused with the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado

Notes

  • The national training academy for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), known as Depot, is located in Regina.

Last Updated on April 23, 2019