Ghost Towns of Saskatchewan

Ghost Towns of Saskatchewan


Looking for something to do during the pandemic? Consider checking out the Saskatchewan Ghost Town Trail. Take the chance to explore places such as Candiac, Frobisher, Shackleton and more, all here in Saskatchewan. Each town is unique and has something new and interesting to photograph.

A recommended ghost town to visit is Bromhead due to its many exciting sights including old, rundown buildings, an abandoned gas station, rusted vehicles, and lots more! Saskatchewan has lots to offer if you just look around in the right places.


Besides the ghost towns you may also find it interesting to find a safe spot to stop on the side of the road. You may see something worth taking a photo of because while driving to the ghost towns there are also plenty of abandoned buildings.

Although the likelihood of crowds is low in a ghost town, it is still encouraged that people continue to practice safe physical distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet) apart. Aside from that go out and have fun!

Also feel free to post any photos you have taken to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #sasktrails. We would love to see your pictures. You may also want to consider entering your photograph(s) into the Give Us Your Best Shot photo contest that begins June 6 and ends June 30. Further details of the contest are located as a blog post at

If you are considering visiting one of the many ghost towns in Saskatchewan visit for more information and photos.

Saskatchewan Trails Day

Celebrate Saskatchewan Trails Day on June 6 while practicing physical distancing


As people look for new ways to spend their time during the pandemic, many are turning to trails as a healthy and fun way to get some exercise and a little adventure. The Saskatchewan Trails Association (STA) invites all residents to get out and enjoy the trail network on Saskatchewan Trails Day on June 6, while at the same time adhering to provincial health standards.

“Escape the indoors, and experience the beauty of Saskatchewan trails,” said STA President David Powell. “Bring your family and friends, or even have your own solo adventure on a new trail. Keep in mind the safety of yourself and others while practicing social distancing. While out on your exploration, we encourage you to share your experience and photos with us using #SaskTrailsDay. You can follow us and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.”

If by chance you do run into other trail lovers along your hike, the STA advises that you adhere to the guidelines set out by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC). You can help protect yourself by practicing physical distancing which is defined as maintaining a 2-meter (6-feet) distance away from others and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as well as any other surfaces others may have come in contact with. It is also important to practice good hand hygiene.

If you are looking to find trails in isolated locations, then check out the STA’s on-line trail directory at  The directory provides information about trails, locations, difficulty, length, photos and maps. It can help you get from point A to point B on your journey to experience nature on the trails.

As part of the Saskatchewan Trails Day celebrations, the STA is launching a month-long photo contest. Make sure to take lots of photos while hiking one of the trails and submit them to us through Instagram using #SaskTrailsDay. You can enter as often as you like and the best photo, as selected by the STA board of directors, will receive a prize package valued at $200. All photos become property of the STA and will be used to promote your favourite trails. The contest begins on Saskatchewan Trails Day and wraps up on June 30 as part of June is Recreation and Parks Month in the province. A decision on the top prize will be made the following week.

After you’ve experienced the trail system, the STA encourages you to make a donation to the trail of your choice, and to help support trail development and maintenance programs in Saskatchewan. Memberships to become a STA member are also available for as little as $25 per year for an individual.  STA members have accesses to trail funding and other resources and can also attend and vote at meetings of members. Visit to find out more information about trails and activities you can do in your area. Every new trail offers a unique adventure!


STA Photo Contest

Give Us Your Best Shot Photo Contest

The Saskatchewan Trails Association will be running a month-long Give Us Your Best Shot photo contest in June.  The photo contest begins on Saturday, June 6 — Saskatchewan Trails Day – and concludes on Tuesday, June 30.  Prizes will be presented to the top photo. To enter our contest, post a picture of your favourite trail in Saskatchewan on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, using #SaskTrailsPhotoContest or email us at

Entry Procedure:

The contest is available for all residents of Saskatchewan.  STA board and staff may submit their pictures, but are not eligible to win the contest. While photos may be submitted multiple times using Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email, there is only one entry per unique photo.  You may enter as many photos as you wish to the contest.

To enter the STA Give Us Your Best Shot photo contest, you must submit your photos by posting on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #SaskTrailsPhotoContest or email them to us. We must be able to see your picture in order to be entered in the contest, so be sure to check your privacy settings.  Posts must be made public to be counted as an entry. When posting, if possible, format the photo in the highest resolution possible to ensure we are able to use it in printed materials. The winning photo may be used to promote trails in Saskatchewan through brochures, annual reports, social media and more.


The winner will be chosen at the end of the month, announced on our pages, and will be contacted to arrange and claim their prize. Pictures will only be accepted into the contest until June 30th, so be sure to get your pictures in before then.  The top photo winner will receive a $200 gift certificate to Cabela’s. As pictures come in they may be featured on our page, with credit to the photographer. Best wishes to all who enter, we can’t wait to see your adventures!

Rules for Submission:

If you do not want to grant Saskatchewan Trails Association (STA) these permissions, please do not submit your photo. In order for STA to use your photo, you confirm that (a) your photo is your own original work; (b) you own all the rights in the photo, including copyright; (c) you have the right to give STA the permission to use your photo for the purposes specified in these rules; (d) the photo is not defamatory and does not infringe any Canadian laws or violate the rights of any third party; (e) you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your photo or the consent of their parent/ guardian if they are minors; (f) you waive any moral rights that you may have in the photo; (g) you indemnify STA against any claim, demand, action, suit, or other proceedings against STA arising out of the use of the photo or any false or inaccurate statements.

By entering, contestants agree to abide by the contest rules which shall be applied by Saskatchewan Trails Association.