Free that summertime spirit with a little windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, fishing, swimming, boating or hiking. Or slay those winter blues with some invigorating cross-country skiing.
Blackstrap Provincial Park, named after the mountain that rises 45 metres above the surrounding prairies, is a handy location for year-round recreation; it is only 40 minutes south of Saskatoon.
The main beach is situated just northeast of the mountain. Day users enjoying the water, sand and sun will find a picnic area, playground, and food concession close at hand. Landlubbers who prefer hiking and cycling, on the other hand, can try the 5-km trail that runs in a long loop above the beach area; cross-country skiers use the same trail in winter.
No matter the season, come refresh your body and rejuvenate your spirit beside Saskatchewan’s monument to human ingenuity. Wake up your senses in Blackstrap Provincial Park.
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