From fox hunting Victorian-style on the Prairies, to the crooked trees of Alticane, to sipping cappuccinos on Broadway in Saskatoon, or spa hopping and tunnel touring in Moose Jaw, this is the MUST list every Saskatchewanian MUST have. From strolling Regina’s Wascana Centre to exploring outlaw haunts in the Big Muddy, Grey Owl, Dief, jazz and folk festivals, cherry orchards, Mounties and the Cypress Hills, it’s all here.
We've also rounded up expert Flatlanders from across the province to weigh in with their own MUST lists. Singer-songwriter Little Miss Higgins, authors Guy Vanderhaeghe and David Carpenter, birder Trevor Herriot, master gardener Patricia Hanbidge and Roughrider Gene Makowsky all share special places you simply MUST visit, as do Sheila Coles, John Gormley, Andrea Menard and others. This is the ultimate insider MUST list. If you love Saskatchewan, you simply MUST have the Saskatchewan Book of MUSTS.
D. Grant Black’s Saskatchewan roots run deeper than a caragana shrub: his paternal great-grandparents emigrated in 1884 from Scotland’s Hebrides to Wapella and his Scots-Irish maternal great-grandparents arrived in 1905 from southern Ontario to homestead near Rosetown. Born in Lucky Lake and raised in Saskatoon, this veteran writer, editor and travel journalist has worked in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan and he freelances for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, Canadian Geographic Travel, Western Living, The Beaver, Ski Canada, Air Canada’s enRoute and The Financial Post (dgrantblack.com). Black continues to travel out of Canada yet he still loves exploring his native province. When he’s not on the road, he’s writing or gardening in Wakaw near Saskatoon where he lives with writer Patricia Robertson and their border collie, Laddie.