Entries by Jonathan

STA working on State of Sask Trails Report

The STA will be undertaking a research project to determine what the current state of trails are in the province, identify existing gaps, and develop potential solutions. We will develop an on-line survey that we will distribute to all members, municipalities, resort communities and provincial sport and recreation association. More in-depth research will be required […]

Support the STA this holiday season

Help us grow and maintain Saskatchewan’s trail network by supporting the STA this holiday season by making a donation: http://sasktrails.ca/getinvolved/ Through our popular Members Grant Program, grants are awarded every year to our member organizations – such as the Ed Spratt Trail, the Whiteswan Snow Hawks Club and the Trans Canada Trail – to aid them […]

What to do when encountering a bear on the trail

Recently, we received an interesting question from Moosomin Regional Park. Trail officials noted that there are bears in the park on occasion and they like hanging around the trails as that’s where it’s the quietest and there’s the largest supply of berries. Because of this, some people are worried to use the trails because they’re concerned […]

Trailhead Canada 2017 summit fast approaching

Join trail enthusiasts from across the country in Gatineau and Ottawa from Nov. 21-23, for the Trail Head Canada summit, a national celebration of trails, with outdoor events, activity tutorials and educational trail sessions. Trailhead Canada will bring Canadians who develop, manage and benefit from recreational trails, together. It explores exciting national directions to engage Canadians […]

STA increases funding available through Members Grant Program

The STA is making it easier to access funds for trail projects in the province. Through the Members Grant Program, grants of up to $1,000 are now available. These grants can be used for maintenance projects such as updating maps, GPS trails, fixing signs, purchasing maintenance tools, etc. These grants are only available to current SaskTrails […]

New STA Trail Ambassador: Fletcher family

The STA is pleased to welcome the Fletcher family as the newest STA Trail Ambassador. The Fletchers live in Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park Cottages. Denise and Brian homeschool their children, which allows them a great deal of freedom to explore where they live and beyond. One of their favourite family activities is exploring the trails. […]

Take your love of trails to the bank

The Royal Canadian Mint launched a rectangular silver coin to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Great Trail, marking the occasion in Saskatoon in August on the Meewasin Trail near the South Saskatchewan River. The coin was designed by Canadian artist Steve Hepburn and depicts, in 99.99 percent pure silver, and in colour, two hikers […]

Celebrating connection of The Great Trail

On August 26, people across Saskatchewan joined in a nationwide celebration marking connection of The Great Trail. There were almost 200 events held across the country in every province and territory. The events were an opportunity to acknowledge and thank the many donors, volunteers and partners who helped realize the bold dream of connecting Canadians […]

Share your trail adventures this long weekend!

The extremely warm weather Saskatchewan has been experiencing this summer looks to be carrying over through the long weekend. This is a perfect opportunity for everyone to get out and explore a trail. If you do happen to be out on the trails, snap a photo, do a short write-up about the experience and comment […]

Celebrate The Great Trail on Aug. 26

On Aug. 26, 200 events are being organized from coast to coast to celebrate the connection of The Great Trail! In Saskatchewan, there are plenty of celebrations, from trail tours at Mervin to a trail unveiling at Lebret. Here is a list of the Saskatchewan events: Lebret Location: May Street bridge on Highway #56. – […]