The southwestern region of Saskatchewan has great destinations for any traveler. A photographer’s paradise with colourful, ever-changing scenery with each new season. The area offers a wealth of panoramic views, from expansive forest natural grasslands, golden wheat fields to sand hills, and valley oases to picturesque lakes, all boasting an abundance of rare and beautiful wildlife, birds, plants and flowers.
Visit Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, a forested highlands that rises more than 600 metres from the surrounding plains. Grasslands National Park preserves a wide expanse of the broad Frenchman River Valley, along with weathered buttes and badlands, untouched native prairie, and grassland flora and fauna. The Great Sand Hills encompass vast tracts of dune landscapes, including areas of giant, active dunes. Near Eastend, bones of duck-billed dinosaurs, triceratops and other ancient beasts are found in the fossil-rich valleys and hills.
Just west of Regina is the town of Moose Jaw, brimming with attractions to see. Further to the west is Swift Current, also a popular tourist spot for travelers whether they are passing through or staying for a couple days. Culture entwined with entertainment and attractions make southwestern Saskatchewan a place to visit.
Moose Jaw has a wealth of interesting sites and attractions that visitors to the community will want to see. Moose Jaw is perfect for nature hikes, relaxing in mineral baths, or even sporting events. Known as the "Friendly City", Moose Jaw is known for its infamous tunnel system, which runs underneath its downtown core. It is thought that they were used by mobsters during the prohibition period. The Moose Jaw tunnels, which connected various buildings as well as being used as hideouts are now a full-blown tourist attraction and a must see!
Swift Current, home to 16,000 people, is the major population centre for southwest Saskatchewan. It lies midway between Regina and Medicine Hat. The town has many attractions to offer as well as being a great host for all types of accommodation. Some major attractions include the Frontier days Celebration in July as well as one of the biggest rodeos in the province.