Saskatchewan is not known as Canada's Breadbasket by mere coincidence. For decades, the fertile prairie land in the area attracted hundreds of immigrants who left a legacy of wheat farming in the province. Today, the Wheat Province has grown in stature to become one of Canada’s feeding baskets. The region has over one million residents and is one of the largest in terms of landmass. The Great Plains provide a charming backdrop, dotted with unique historical sites, beautiful weather, welcoming people, and a vibrant economy. Saskatchewan is the ideal picturesque location for settlement or vacation.
Saskatchewan covers more than 251,700 square miles and is bordered to the south by the United States and Northwest Territories to the north. Saskatchewan also shares its borders with Manitoba and Alberta to the east and west, respectively, and Nunavuton its northeastern boundary. Regina, with over 240,000 residents, is the capital city and Saskatoon is the province’s largest city and home to over 300,000 people.
Known as Land of the Living Skies, Saskatchewan has distinct geography defined by the Great Plains that cover vast stretches of land in the province. Saskatchewan's unique land features were sculptured by glaciation. Saskatchewan boasts spectacular landforms, including river valleys, veneered sediments, rolling hills, and outcroppings. Over 100,000 lakes and dozens of rivers add to the magnificence of the landscape. From boreal woodland forests in the north to mixed forests in the south, and short prairie grasses in the plains, Saskatchewan has different flora that adds to its beauty.
Saskatchewan records hot summers and snowy and cold winters. Several animals, including gophers, songbirds, owls, bears, moose, coyotes, and bison, call the province home. Most of these animals are found spread across the numerous parks in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan is a melting pot of culture, with thousands of people from different cultures calling the province home. A visit to the province is incomplete without marveling at the history-old cultural heritage of First Nations preserved in several UNESCO World Heritage sites in Saskatoon. Saskatchewan is a mix of trendiness, warmth, and vibrancy that charm visitors.