is a land where each season has its own special
Autumn begins in mid-September with warm, sunny
days that give way to cool, crisp nights with huge
harvest moons. City and countryside erupt in a
glorious display of colour. Temperatures range
between a low of -9 degrees Celsius at night to
highs of +19 degrees C during the day (on average).
When winter begins in mid-November, the days are
generally sunny, the snow dry and powdery. Our
coldest days are often our most beautiful days,
with sun dogs blazing in the sky and frost shining
on every surface. Often on winter nights the
dancing Northern Lights appear. Temperatures range
between highs of 0 degrees C during the day to lows
of -24 degrees C during the night (on average).
Spring explodes with new growth around mid-March.
As the days and nights get warmer, yards turn green,
gardens flourish, flowers bloom and farm fields
burst into colour. Temperatures range between lows
of -13 degrees C at night to highs of +15 degrees
C during the day (on average).
Summer is hot, with sunny days and warm nights.
Parks, beaches and backyards are full. Families go
to the many summer fairs and festivals, or just get
in the car and explore the countryside, where
oceans of flowering crops of green, yellow and
purple can be seen rippling in the breeze. July
and August are the warmest months of the year with
temperatures ranging between +15 degrees C during
the night to +25 degrees C during the day
weather conditions and forecast for Saskatchewan
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A stable society
According to the United Nations' Human Development
Index, Canada is one of the best countries in the
world in which to live due to our strong social safety
net and enthusiastic support of education for all.
According to the same criteria, Saskatchewan is the
best place to reside in Canada based on quality of
Canadian society is built on an open, democratic
system of government and a justice system designed
to protect the individual and prevent the violence
and persecution that is too often seen in other
The police and courts are subject to regulations
and public scrutiny that guarantee fairness and
protection for all residents. The integrity of the
RCMP, Canada's national police force, is recognized
throughout the world. In fact, the RCMP
has been used as a model for police forces around
Regardless of race, creed or country of origin,
Canada's constitution ensures that individual human
rights and freedoms are protected. Saskatchewan
welcomes immigrants from around the world to come
and enjoy the freedom, security and opportunity our
province has to offer.
Saskatchewan is a great place to raise children...
a place that holds family values in high esteem...
a place that offers safe, friendly communities,
neighbourhoods and schools.
Urban or rural, our province has a history and
tradition that revolves around family life and a
strong sense of community. Our major cities and
smaller centres offer a wide range of well-organized
after-school activities for children of all ages
such as: sports, arts and crafts, girl guides and
cub scouts. Bring your family to Saskatchewan and
watch each family member learn and grow in our
lively, nurturing environment.
Culture and arts
Entertainment, arts and culture are plentiful in
Saskatchewan, from major stage productions and other
performing arts to musical jamborees... from art
galleries to pioneer museums to rodeos... from craft
bazaars to multicultural festivals to pow wows...
from rock-and-roll concerts to country music to
We have more museums per capita than anywhere else
in Canada, including the
Royal Saskatchewan Museum and the world-famous
RCMP Heritage Centre, both located in Regina.
We also have many smaller community museums, such as
Eastend Fossil Research Station near where "Scotty," one of the world's most
complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons, was
For more information on cultural and multicultural
opportunities in Saskatchewan, visit the websites
Mackenzie Art Gallery
in Regina, the
Mendel Art Gallery
in Saskatoon, the
Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre, and
Saskatchewan Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport.
Just for the fun of it
You'll love your leisure time in Saskatchewan. We
have vast areas of public parkland in two national
parks and 23 provincial parks that offer limitless
opportunities for swimming, boating, camping,
hiking, biking or just relaxing and enjoying the
peace and quiet.
For the adventurous, Saskatchewan has some of the
best sport fishing and wilderness canoeing in the
world. There are more than 100,000 freshwater
lakes in our province that make great getaways.
During the winter months, skating, cross-country
skiing and snowmobiling are popular.
Saskatchewan's cities are graced by urban parks
such as Meewasin Valley in Saskatoon, Wakamow Valley
in Moose Jaw, and Regina's Wascana Centre, one of
the largest urban parks in the world. We have major
attractions for families like
Wanuskewin Heritage Park and the
Saskatchewan Science Centre.
Throughout the year, residents join in the many
organized activities staged in our cities' parks,
or use them for quiet walks, jogging, family
barbecues, cross-country skiing and bird-watching.
Sports fans moving to our province won't be
disappointed either, with professional football,
major junior hockey, and baseball to enjoy. If
golf is your game, we have excellent public courses
and private clubs throughout Saskatchewan.
Part of the allure of starting a new life is having
leisure time and lots of opportunity to enjoy it.
The range of what Saskatchewan has to offer will
amaze and delight you.