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Great Sandhills, Saskatchewan, Canada

Photo: Dean Francis, Sagebrush Studios

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.

The Great Sandhills are a paradise for bird watching, nature photography and fun in the sand. The Town of Leader, with a large outdoor pool and supporting services, provides a base to explore art galleries, museums and antique shops.

MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS: Great Sandhills Museum & Interpretive Centre, Sagebrush Studio & Art Galleries, Eatonia Heritage Park and the Wildlife Sculptures of Leader.

IF YOU GO: The Great Sandhills are 27 km south of Sceptre, 137 km south of Kindersley and 159 km northwest of Swift Current. Surrounding communities include Burstall, Eatonia, Eston, Empress and Leader.

BOOKS: “The Great Sand Hills” by Rebecca L. Grambo

VIDEOS: Great Sandhills

6 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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