THINGS TO DO

Things To Do

A multitude of recreation opportunities await you less than an hour northeast of Regina.  Get active at Echo, swim, boat, water-ski, hike, horseback ride or try your luck angling for perch, walleye or pike. Ice fishing and cross-country skiing are popular in wintertime. Nature lovers will appreciate the more than 225 species of birds found in the valley, including mountain bluebirds. Spend time at Echo Valley Provincial Park and return home refreshed and invigorated.

Water Recreation

Swimming

Echo Beach (West side of Echo Lake):  Echo Beach features a sandy beach with sunny and shaded lawn area for picnicking. Tables and BBQ are provided. The swimming area is buoyed for your safety. Park program staff provide programs on the beach during weekdays and weekends late June, all of July and early August. Check bulletin boards, or ask park entry gate staff for a brochure.

Pasqua Beach

Pasqua Beach has a buoyed swimming area. The mini-golf is located near this beach; there are also modern barrier-free restroom facilities nearby. This area, with its lush lawn, ample parking space, BBQs, volleyball nets and boat launch area, is great for families and other group gatherings.

Fishing

Fishing for northern pike, walleye and perch is a favourite sport both summer and winter on Echo and Pasqua Lakes.

Boat Launch

Two boat launches provide access into Echo and Pasqua lakes for pleasure boating, waterskiing, fishing and sailing. Boat rentals are not available at the park.

Mini-Golf

Binky's Mini-Golf & Ice Cream:  Enjoy a round of mini-golf. Phone: (306) 581-9750.

Interpretive Programs

Park program staff work at the park from mid May to mid August to provide planned programs and nature hikes for school and youth group. For the rest of the summer they plan week day and weekend programs for the public. The park program provide programs on Echo Beach during the day and evening campfire programs on the weekends. Watch the bulletin boards for “What’s Happening in the Park”.

Cross-country Ski Trails

Echo Valley offers 10 km of groomed and set cross-country ski trails. Two shelters with woodstoves and wood are provided.

Bicycling

Echo does not have any paved or designated biking trails, but the cross-country ski trails may be used for biking.

Hiking/Nature Trails

The nature trail, located on the Pasqua side of the park, is a 3-km loop and takes about an hour to walk. The trailhead is on the south side of the parking lot, in the area named Hole in the Wall. Trail brochures are available at the trailhead or at the main campground entry gate.

The trail has staircases and steep sections, good hiking footwear is recommended. While on the trail you will tour shaded coulees, walk along the ridge of the valley for a breathtaking view and cross grassy meadows.

For group hikes, please phone ahead and make arrangements with park program staff at (306) 332-3215.

Educational and Interpretive Programs at Echo Valley

Activity Packs

Pick up an activity pack from the gate personnel to accentuate your stay at this vacation destination.  The packs may be borrowed for a day absolutely free with your park admission.  Activity kits include:

  • Beach Kit
     
  • Sports Kit
     
  • Rainy Day Pack
     
  • Insect Investigation
     
  • Bocce Ball set