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Great Sandhills, Saskatchewan, Canada

Photo: Dean Francis, Sagebrush Studios

The Great Sandhills and River Routes area contains one of the largest set of active sand dunes in Canada. The Great Sandhills are protected and lie within the Great Sandhills Ecological Reserve.

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. With a variety of restaurants and accommodations, Leader provides a base to explore art galleries, museums and antique shops.

Must see attractions in the area include the Great Sandhills Museum & Interpretive Centre, Sagebrush Studio & Art Galleries and the Wildlife Sculptures of Leader.

IF YOU GO: The Great Sandhills are 27 km south of Sceptre, 47 km southeast of Leader and 137 km south of Kindersley. Surrounding communities include Burstall, Cabri, Eatonia, Empress and Eston.

3 thoughts on “Great Sandhills

    1. Glenda Goertzen

      Hi Jim, do you have any fond childhood memories you would like to share? I’m writing a children’s novel set in the Great Sandhills. I’ve been there several times as an adult, but it would be great to hear a child’s perspective.


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