Saskatchewan is home to people of many faiths, backgrounds, and beliefs. Newcomers to the province have an opportunity to maintain their own cultural traditions, as well as participate in new ones.
Faith and Religion
People of many faiths and religious beliefs live in Saskatchewan, including Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Baha'is, and Christians. To find a particular church or a religious group, look in the Yellow Pages of your telephone book under "Churches" or online at mysask.com.
Things to Do
There are lots of cultural opportunities, including winter festivals, symphony concerts and historical celebrations.
You'll find year-round recreation in Saskatchewan. The many lakes in the province are perfect for canoeing, boating, swimming and ice-fishing. In the winter, there are many winter activities, including hills and slopes for skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. Provincial parks in many areas allow camping and picnics. Many communities have parks, play areas and outdoor wading pools for children.
For more information on things to do in Saskatchewan, visit Tourism Saskatchewan.
Public libraries in Saskatchewan provide information in many forms: books, magazines, DVDs, music CDs, and videos. Many offer community programs, such as computer literacy classes, English as an Additional Language (EAL), tutoring, children's story time, social and cultural events, learning groups, and workshops on a variety of topics. Learn more about Saskatchewan libraries.
Heritage Cultures and Languages
Various organizations across the province celebrate and promote ethnic connections on a local and provincial level. The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewanrepresents many cultural groups in the province.
Your Regional Newcomer Gateway may be able to provide you with more information about organizations that are active in your area.
You can also find information on heritage language classes through the Saskatchewan Organization of Heritage Languages.
Volunteering is popular in Saskatchewan; in fact, our province has one of the highest volunteer rates in Canada. Learn more about where to volunteer.