Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Daily case numbers and information for businesses and workers.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website 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 at:

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.

$10.3 Million Provincial Parks Stimulus Package

Released on May 26, 2020

The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $10.3 million into renewal projects across the provincial park system.  This is part of the $7.5 billion two-year capital plan to stimulate the province’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 impact.

"Provincial parks are popular year-round destinations,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said.  “This stimulus funding provides additional facility and infrastructure improvements to build a stronger Saskatchewan, ensuring visitors will continue enjoying these unique spaces now and for years to come.”

Over the next two years, this funding will build exciting new facilities for park visitors, as well as renew some existing facilities.

Highlights include:

  • A significant campground development at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park;
  • A new campground service centre and visitor reception centre at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park;
  • Construction of day-use pavilions to accommodate a growing number of visitor groups at Pike Lake, Buffalo Pound, Blackstrap and Echo Valley Provincial Parks;
  • Development of accessible picnic sites to accommodate a growing number of visitors at Buffalo Pound, Duck Mountain, Echo Valley and Moose Mountain Provincial Parks;
  • Refurbishing the interior and exterior of the Holy Trinity Historic Church in Lac La Ronge Provincial Park, ensuring it is preserved for future generations;
  • Accessible campsite development at Rowan’s Ravine, the Battlefords, Pike Lake and Great Blue Heron Provincial Parks; and
  • Upgrades to park roads, water/wastewater systems and maintenance facilities.

These stimulus projects are on top of the $10 million for capital improvements and $1.6 million for capital maintenance in provincial parks in 2020-21.  These improvements include campground service centre replacements at Pike Lake and Good Spirit Lake Provincial Parks, completion of the swimming pool at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, interior renovations at the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park pool building and many other projects across the park system.

Since 2008-09, more than $120 million has been invested in provincial park infrastructure to enhance the visitor experience and grow tourism in the province.  Recent improvements include a new visitor reception centre and water renewal system at Echo Valley Provincial Park, as well as three service centres, a boat launch and road upgrades at Meadow Lake Provincial Park.

-30-

For more information, contact:

Brooke Lochbaum
Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Phone: 306-551-9380
Email: brooke.lochbaum@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-551-9380

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