With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Provincial Parks Set Visitation Record Second Year in a Row

Released on November 23, 2016

Saskatchewan’s provincial parks and recreation sites hit a new attendance record of nearly four million visits in 2016.  This is an increase of 108,000 visits over the 2015 record.  Visitation to provincial parks has grown 32 per cent since 2007.

“Saskatchewan Provincial Parks continue to gain popularity each year and it’s not hard to see why,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said.  “Our parks are great places for families to enjoy the high quality of life we have in the province.”

Visitation has been strong to provincial parks for several years, and can be attributed to a focus on providing visitors with engaging programs, desirable facilities and infrastructure, and a commitment to customer service.

New initiatives, including the opening of a brand new, 63 site campground at Blackstrap Provincial Park and the introduction of online reservations for fall camping in some locations helped to boost visitation in 2016.  In addition to new and improved capital infrastructure, visitors continue to return year after year to take part in the high-quality programs and activities offered in provincial parks.

One new program this year, Learn to Fish, was very popular.  This program teaches the basics of fishing, including identifying fish, packing a tackle box and casting.  This free, lake-side program is great entry point for those who are new to fishing and an excellent refresher for experienced anglers.  Learn to Fish took place in nine locations across the province and nearly 400 visitors participated.

Work is already underway to plan for the 2017 season.

Applications for the seasonal camping program will be available on January 4.  Seasonal camping applications will be accepted until February 2 and the draws will be made on February 6.

Further information on the seasonal camping program will be available on www.saskparks.net in mid-December, and details on the nightly campsite reservation launch will be announced in January.

-30-

For more information, contact:

Karen Webb
Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Phone: 306-787-828
Email: karen.webb@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-529-4087

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve