Have you always dreamed about floating in the Dead Sea in Israel? Even if you can't afford to fly to see the Dead Sea this summer, you can enjoy a similar experience in Canada. You need to add floating in Canada's Dead Sea to your summer bucket list!
While Saskatchewan has roughly 100,000 lakes it's Little Manitou Lake that is truly unique. Little Manitou Lake in Saskatchewan, is often referred to as Canada's Dead Sea.
The saltwater lake is about a 1.5-2 hour drive from Saskatoon or Regina and was formed by glaciers during the ice age. According to Atlas Obscura, the lesser-known natural wonder in Canada has a mineral density five-times saltier than the ocean, and it is approximately half the salinity of the Dead Sea in Israel!
Due to the high salt content of the water, it makes it very easy to float at Little Manitou Lake. At the beach, you won't need to swim at all, as the water will keep you afloat. In fact, the locals say it is impossible to sink at Little Manitou Lake! While at the beach, tourists often will enjoy reading in the water because it is so easy to do so.
If you are looking for something fun to do this summer with friends, make sure to head to Little Manitou Lake, which is the perfect summer getaway. Here you can spend a relaxing summer day floating in the water at the sandy beach.
If you plan on staying for a weekend, there are several hotels and campsites near the water. So what are you waiting for? It is time to start planning your adventure to Little Manitou Lake now!
Little Manitou Lake Beach
Where: GPS N51° 43.286 W105° 26.765
Why you should go: You will feel like you are at the Dead Sea in Israel as you float in the lake.