Saskatchewan Trans-Canada Highway information

Saskatchewan wheatfields and big sky

Why Visit Saskatchewan?

Saskatchewan has Canada's most wide open skies, and is the world's breadbasket. Much of the province's south is endless fields of wheat and other crops. Most of the province's north is rugged and forested Canadian Shield. The province has many historical sites relating to the First Nations and to western settlement. Saskatchewan also has some unusual geographical features, including sand dunes, an interprovincial park, and southeast of Regina there's land so flat... there are jokes about that.

Here is the route of the Trans-Canada Highway (#1) from east to west:

Regina, Saskatchewan's surpising downtown The route through eastern Saskatchewan passes through some of the flattest land you'll ever see, scoured flat by the glaciers of the last ice age (expecialy around the towns of Weyburn, Estevan).

For variety, take the time to explore the roads south or north of the highway. Moose Mountain Provincial Park, a recreatonal oasis 80 km south of the highway from Whitewood. You can also take Route 9 (or 201 if you missed it) north from Whitewood past Crooked Lake, Katepwa, and Echo Valley provincial parks in the beautiful Qu'Appelle valley.

Grain elevators dot the landspace along the Trans-Canada through Saskatchewan Regina is a surprisingly modern-looking prairie city of 200,000 people. It was built around the artificial Wascana Lake, with many government and recreational buildings close to the water.

The route west from Regina takes you past Moose Jaw, which during the 1920s prohibition era gained the reputation of "Chicago North" because of its underground tunnels to help smugglers evade police capture.

Saskatchewan section of the Trans-Canada

Saskatchewan Road Map Itineraries along the Trans-Canada: Medicine Hat, AB to Swift Current Swift Current to Regina Itinerary Regina to Brandon, Manitoba

West of Moose Jaw, you drive through 175 km of grassland prairie before passing Swift Current and Maple Creek. To the north of the highway, is Saskatoon Landing Provincial Park is on the river, north of town via Route 4.

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, with the tallest hills between Labrador and the Rockies, is south of the Trans-Canada Highway via Route 21.

History of the Trans-Canada Highway

TCH Saskatchewan History

Yellowhead Route (#16)

Here is the northern route of the Trans-Canada, the Yellowhead Highway (#16) from east to west:

The Bessborough Hotel, in the middle of Saskatoon You'll drive through the city of Yorkton in the east, and pass by Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park, just north of Yorkton (via Route 47).

After another 330 kilometres, you arrive at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan's biggest city (its a bit bigger than Regina) and is very pretty with it riverside location, and has lots of restaurants and nightlife given the sizeable university population. West of Saskatoon the highway leads you across the South Saskatchewan and then the North Saskatchewan rivers to North Battleford, and the nearby Battlefords Provincial Park, 20 miles to the north (via Route 4).

The highway exits the province at the city of Lloydminster, which is the centre for heavy oil production in the area, and literally straddles the provincial border.

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Saskatchewan Highway Features & Points of Interest

Cities to Visit

Here are some featured Saskatchewan cities & towns along or near the Trans Canada Highway:

Swift Current, Saskatchewan Travel InfrmationSwift Current, Saskatchewan Travel Infrmation

Sk: Swift Current, Saskatchewan, is nicknamed \speedy creek\, and is gatweay to the Grasslands, the Great Sand Hills, and Cypress Hills.

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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Travel InformationMoose Jaw, Saskatchewan Travel Information

Sk: In the 1920^s the towns tunnels made Moose Jaw a stoping point during the Porhibition, and since then it has become home to the Snowbirds, the Canadian Air Force’s aerobatics team.

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Regina, Saskatchewan Travel InformationRegina, Saskatchewan Travel Information

SK: Regina has a dam across Wascana Creek creating the Wascana Centre parkland around which many of Regina^s features are built, including the Legislature, an Arts Centre, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, and the Science Centre.

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Travel InformationSaskatoon, Saskatchewan Travel Information

Sk: The city is magically wrapped around the South Saskatchewan River, which winds its way through the city. The town is home to the University of Saskatchewan

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Routes & Itineraries

Here are some featured itineraries of Saskatchewan segments of the Trans Canada Highway:

Saskatchewan: #1 between Regina, Saskatchewan and Brandon, ManitobaSaskatchewan: #1 between Regina, Saskatchewan and Brandon, Manitoba

SK: Here is the itinerary for the 363 km along Highway #1 between Regina, Saskatchewan and Brandon, Manitoba

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Saskatchewan: #1 between Swift Current and ReginaSaskatchewan: #1 between Swift Current and Regina

SK: Here is the itinerary for the 235 km along Highway #1 between Swift Current and Regina, via Moose Jaw

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Saskatchewan: #1 between Medicine Hat, AB and Swift CurrentSaskatchewan: #1 between Medicine Hat, AB and Swift Current

SK: Here is the itinerary for the 223 km along the #1 highway, between Medicine Hat, Alberta and Swift Current, Saskatchewan:

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