When that classic Saskatchewan summer heat has you wishing for winter (yeah, I just said that), there's no need to fret. The thing you need to escape the heat is a road trip to the closest Saskatchewan lake town near you, and you'll soon be making the most of the sun.
There are oh-so-cute stores to shop at, delicious ice-cream to eat, endless stretches of beach to lounge on, and nature all around. Check out these lake towns the next time you're looking for something to do on a weekend, and enjoy all that Saskatchewan has to offer this summer!
Note: Driving times listed below are calculated with Google Maps using Saskatoon as the starting destination.
For Saskatchewan lake towns that are under a 2 hour drive away, click "NEXT."Saskatchewan lake towns that are under a 2 hour drive away:
Town of Wakaw // Wakaw
From historic old buildings to a beach that's calling your name, the Town of Wakaw is a great place to stay. You can camp nearby at Wakaw Lake Regional Park, and rent a canoe or paddle boat at the beach. Hungry? Try the food at Jigger's Lakehouse Eatery & Pub for dinner.
Time: 1 hour, 7 minutes.
Village of Christopher Lake // Christopher Lake
Grab a bite to eat at the Lake Country Cottage Restaurant, or a coffee from the Yellow Fender Coffeehouse and Eatery, to start your day at the Village of Christopher Lake. If you're looking for a place to stay, book a room at the Christopher Lake Heritage Hotel for the night.
Time: 1 hour, 46 minutes.
Town of Blaine Lake // Blaine Lake
There are several lakes and campgrounds that are just a short distance from the Town of Blaine Lake. If you want to make the town your main destination, be sure to stop at CrossRoads 12-40 for some local pub food.
Time: 52 minutes.
Village of Manitou Beach // Manitou Beach
This little village is nothing short of perfect. Check out their Mineral Spa, or have a little bit of fun with mini-golfing, bowling, or watching a movie at their drive-in theatre. There are plenty of places to eat as well, including the seasonal Burger Buoy.
Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes.
For Saskatchewan lake towns that are a 2-3 hour drive away, click "NEXT."
Waskesiu Lake // Prince Albert National Park
Waskesiu Lake is a great destination for a beach vacation. Everything you could want is all in once place! Spend your day on the beach, catch a movie at Twin Pine Cinemas, stop for ice-cream at Big Olaf Sundaes, and grab dinner at Pete's Terrace. There are plenty of cabins to rent here, or you can stay at their campground.
Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes.
Resort Village of Candle Lake // Candle Lake
Delicious ice-cream shops, an adorable magical-themed mini-golf, walking trails, and purple sand beaches — Candle Lake has it all! If you want to splurge, stay at the Candle Lake Golf Course for the night in one of their cabins.
Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes.
Town of Regina Beach // Regina Beach
Looking for a Sask lake town that is bursting with things to do? Regina Beach is the answer! They have canoeing, sailing, hiking, cycling trails, a picnic area, and great spots to grab a bite to eat. Try Blue Bird Cafe for a diner vibe, the Ugly Mug Cafe for coffee and a patio, and the Waterfront Beach Bar & Grill to enjoy dinner and drinks on a patio by the beach.
Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes.
Resort Village of Cochin // Meota
At the Village of Cochin you can see the only lighthouse in Saskatchewan — and climb it too for a fabulous view of the lake! Relax on the sandy beach, or canoe, kayak, and grab ice-cream at The Dairy Shoppe.
Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes.
For Saskatchewan lake towns that are a 3+ hour drive away, click "NEXT."
District of Katepwa // Katepwa Beach
Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes.
Lumsden Beach // Lumsden
Lumsden Beach has adorable cottages all along the water, which make a great view on an afternoon stroll. Check out the nearby Town of Lumsden for shopping, dining, and camping options.
Time: 3 hours.
Bird's Point Resort Village // Round Lake
Enjoy the beautiful scenes nature has to offer at Bird's Point as you hike on nature trails. There's also canoeing, sailing, a beach, and picnic areas to relax at! Grab some food at Billy's Pub & Grill, which is located at Round Lake.
Time: 4 hours, 20 mins.
Resort Village of Fort San // The Calling Lakes
Fort San is located on Echo Lake, one of four lakes in the region. There are walking and hiking paths nearby, and if you're interested in learning a little bit about Saskatchewan's history, check out the Fort San Sanitarium.
Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes.