Life is Better at the Beach

Life is Better at the Beach

10 Lakes Worth a Look

Did you know Saskatchewan is home to 100,000 lakes? It’s true! Here’s just ten lakes you’ll want to check out in 2021.

  1. Last Mountain Lake – a stone’s throw from Regina to the lake’s south end, it has so much to offer. Home to parks, a bird sanctuary, plenty of sandy shoreline, and cottages galore, there’s just so much to see and do. We suggest a stop at the Bluebird Café at Regina Beach to fuel up on fish and chips, birdwatching near Govan, and grabbing some local brews at Nokomis.
  2. Katepwa Lake – in the Qu’Appelle Valley, this lake is favourite of many Reginans, including us. Pretty and close to home, it’s a beautiful place for swimming, boating, camping and more. 
  3. Chaplin Lake – this lake isn’t like the others on this list. Chaplin Lake is Canada’s second largest inland saline water body, and it’s an unbelievable spot for shorebirds. Chaplin Lake is a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) site, providing feeding and resting habitat for thousands of shorebirds. Drop by the Nature Centre to learn more and bring your binoculars.
  4. Diefenbaker Lake – this manmade lake is home to beautiful beaches, two provincial parks, terrific fishing and boating, and fantastic golfing near Elbow. Be sure to stop for a tour of Gardiner Dam – it’s an engineering marvel. 
  5. Little Lake Manitou – This lake is like no other in North America, and there are just two others like it on the planet. Extremely rich in minerals, you’re extra buoyant here. 
  6. Good Spirit Lake – The secret’s out. The beach at Good Spirit Lake was named one of the best in Canada by Macleans Magazine. Just half an hour from Yorkton, the lake, and Good Spirit Provincial Park are fun for the whole family.
  7. Tobin Lake – Did you know you can houseboat in Saskatchewan? You can! Head north to Tobin Lake, just 20 minutes north of Nipawin. Not only can you relax on your houseboat, be sure to pack rods and reels for northern pike, yellow perch, lake sturgeon and more. 
  8. Candle Lake – the water’s great and the sand is purple! That’s right—sections of the beaches here feature purple sand because of the granite below. Move over Hawaiian black sand, we have purple!
  9. Waskesiu Lake – Of course, this lake makes an appearance. This lake, and the park it calls home, are the destination for many Saskatchewanians looking for a getaway. You won’t go wrong here, and we have it on good authority the local cinnamon buns are epic. 
  10. Meadow Lake (Provincial Park) – this one is cheating, but we’ll allow it. Meadow Lake Provincial Park is home to more than 20 lakes and it’s one of the biggest provincial parks out there. Among the lakes to check out: Greig Lake and Kimball Lake.