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Saskatchewan is a beautiful province with plenty of unique and exciting weekend getaway ideas to explore. From historic sites to natural wonders, there is something for everyone. Here are some unique weekend getaway ideas in Saskatchewan in December.
1. Visit the Northern Lights
Saskatchewan is one of the best places to view the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. December is a great time to see this stunning natural phenomenon as the nights are longer and the skies are clearer. You can stay in a cozy cabin or lodge and enjoy the beauty of the Northern Lights in peace and quiet.
2. Horseback Riding at 4-Season Ranch
Saskatchewan is home to a handful of ranches that operate through the winter, including Sturgeon River Ranch, which offers visitors a chance to experience life on a ranch, with horseback riding, sleigh rides, and other outdoor activities. In December, the ranch transforms into a winter wonderland, with snow-covered hills and fields as far as the eye can see. Horseback riding in the winter can be an absolutely magical experience as well, with the snow-covered landscape, the soft crunching sounds under the horses’ hooves, the crisp winter air, and a breathtaking stillness. It all works together to create a peaceful and serene atmosphere.
3. Explore the Christmas Markets
Saskatchewan is home to several Christmas markets in December, offering visitors the chance to shop for unique gifts and decorations. The markets feature local artisans, food vendors, and entertainment, making it a fun and festive experience for all ages.
4. Relax in a Spa
Saskatchewan is home to a number of wonderful spas, including a pretty famous mineral spa at Manitou Beach. Spas offer visitors a chance to relax and rejuvenate during the cold winter months.
5. Visit Historic Sites, Museums and Science Centres
Saskatchewan has a rich history, and there are several historic sites and museums throughout the province that offer visitors a chance to step back in time, or immerse yourself in science, including the Saskatoon Aviation Museum, Remai Modern, the Saskatchewan Science Centre, the Canadian Light Source, and the Western Development Museums. There are plenty of opportunities to explore Saskatchewan’s heritage, and learn more about the science of our future.
See you on the wild side!
Where there’s a horse, there’s a way!
— John Prosak