Welcome to the Great Southwest Travel Guide

Big MuddyBig Muddy

The Big Muddy badlands are an amazing spectacle of nature’s architecture. 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.

The history of Big Muddy encompasses 70 million years. Evidence of early civilization can be found throughout the area in the form of stone effigies, ceremonial circles and ancient buffalo jumps. Read more …

Cypress HillsCypress Hills

Cypress Hills are an oasis in the midst of the open prairie. A giant plateau once surrounded by glaciers. Cypress Hills are the highest point of land in Saskatchewan.

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park provides a base from which to explore the area. The park has multiple campgrounds and is home to rare wild flowers, towering stands of lodgepole pine, 220 species of birds and 47 mammal species including moose, elk, deer and antelope. Read more …


Grasslands National Park is the Darkest Dark Sky Preserve in Canada and the only one of our 39 national parks that represents prairie grasslands.

This is where plains bison roam free, where you will find the black footed ferret and it is the only place in Canada where colonies of black-tailed prairie dogs still exist.

Travel the 80 km self-guided Ecotour Road to discover stunning landscapes, cultural history and active conservation. Read more …

Great SandhillsThe Great Sandhills

The Great Sandhills contain one of the largest set of active sand dunes in Canada. The Great Sandhills cover 1,900 square kilometers and rise 50 feet above the ground. The dunes are always moving, creating an ever-changing landscape.

The Great Sandhills attract visitors from across the country and are a paradise for landscape photography, bird watching and hiking. Read more …

Lake Diefenbaker Lake Diefenbaker

Lake Diefenbaker is known for golfing, boating and world-class walleye fishing. The lake is surrounded by rugged hills, wooded valleys and winding trails.

With 800 km of shoreline, Lake Diefenbaker features full service marinas, six major golf courses, and three provincial parks. Read more …