Explore Saskatchewan’s Hidden Beauty
With some parks closing their parking lots to prevent people from entering, there are many beautiful and isolated trails that you, and your furry pals, can take advantage of where you will likely not run into any other visitors for miles!
If by chance you do run into other trail lovers along your hike, it is advised that you adhere to the guidelines set out by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC). You can help protect yourself by practicing social distancing which is defined as maintaining a 2-meter 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.
The Saskatchewan Trails Association offers an on-line directory of trails that you can consider for your next scenic prairie hike. The directory includes quality maps, GPS coordinates and detailed descriptions of many of Saskatchewan’s trails and their nearby amenities.
Whether you’re taking a hike through the Crooked Bush trails near Hafford which is home to a small grove of aspen trees that have developed a genetic mutation that makes them grow in a very interesting way or you’re taking in the picturesque Qu’Appelle Valley on the Lumsden/Deer Valley Trans Canada Trail, there is a little piece of paradise awaiting trail enthusiasts throughout this difficult time.
With multi-use trails made for beginner to advanced hikers, bikers and wildlife lovers, there are many ways to get out of the house and in touch with all that nature has to offer. It is important to remember that despite the uncertainty of these times, it also offers you a unique opportunity to experience an adventure that takes you off the beaten track.
To start planning your next trail adventure and discover the many different trail options, first click on the Sport, Culture & Recreation District that you are interested in visiting and then click on a trail for more information at https://sasktrails.ca/trail-directory/
And to all of our Saskatchewan Trails supporters and enthusiasts, we wish you safety and wellness during this unprecedented time.