Welcome to the Great Southwest Travel Guide

Big MuddyBig Muddy

The Big Muddy badlands are an amazing spectacle of nature’s architecture and conjure up images of outlaws from the “wild west.”

In the heart of Big Muddy, you’ll find Castle Butte, a relic from the ice age. Rising 70 metres in height, it served as a landmark to First Nations people, the NWMP and early settlers.  Read more …

Cypress HillsCypress Hills

Cypress Hills are ruggedly beautiful with large forests, deep valleys and slow moving streams. A giant plateau once surrounded by glaciers, Cypress Hills are the highest point of land in Saskatchewan and an oasis in the midst of the prairie. Read more …

GrasslandsGrasslands

Grasslands National Park is where plains bison roam free, where you will see the black-tailed prairie dogs, and where you can look for the elusive black footed ferret.

Grasslands is the only one of our 39 national parks that represents prairie grasslands and is one of the darkest Dark Sky Preserves in Canada.  Read more …

Great SandhillsThe Great Sandhills

The Great Sandhills contain one of the largest set of active sand dunes in Canada. It is a protected area and lies within the Great Sandhills Ecological Reserve.

Rising high above the terrain, the Great Sandhills cover 1,900 square kilometres. The dunes are always moving and create an ever-changing landscape.  Read more …

Lake Diefenbaker Lake Diefenbaker

Lake Diefenbaker is known for golfing, boating and world-class walleye fishing. With 800 km of shoreline, it is the largest body of water in Southwest Saskatchewan.

Lake Diefenbaker has campgrounds on all sides of the lake and the endless shoreline has long beaches, towering sandcastles and countless coulees to explore.  Read more …