Saskatchewan is a prairie and boreal province in western Canada, the only province without a natural border. Saskatchewan is a landlocked province with large distances to moderating bodies of waters. As a result, its climate is extremely continental, rendering severe winters throughout the province. Southern areas have very warm or hot summers.
Residents primarily live in the southern prairie half of the province, while the northern boreal half is mostly forested and sparsely populated.
Saskatchewan crops: from field to port!
Canada’s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) dates back to the time of Confederation. Since 1886 recruits have completed basic training at the Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan, after which they are posted for field training anywhere in Canada.
Historical Thinking Concepts – Historical Significance
- What do you think makes the RCMP historically significant?
- Has this police force affected many people over a long period of time? How?
- Is this police force important to your family; to your region; to your province; to your country? Why?
Becoming a Mountie in Saskatchewan
View the video below to join an adventurer on their attempt to join Mountie cadets.
Great Sand Hills and Historic Cypress Hills
Near the town of Leader, SK, the Great Sand Hills contain one of the largest areas of active sand dunes in Canada. The dunes cover a huge protected area—1900 square kilometers. They are always moving. The sand is like flour and you can run up and down in bare feet. To find out why there are sand dunes in the middle of Saskatchewan, click the button below.
Saskatchewan’s Great Sand Hills.
Want to snowboard in Saskatchewan? Check out how to do it on the prairies!