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Travel To Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Travel to Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Hardly a tourist hotspot, the prairie provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan are a pleasure for travellers seeking unpopulated, wide-open spaces, sub-arctic boreal forests, miles of fertile farmland, beautiful wilderness and parkland and an almost infinite chain of lakes. Travel to Manitoba for limitless horizons. Or travel to Saskatchewan for fishing, canoeing, wildlife watching and more.

Travel to Manitoba and discover that it's truly a breadbasket for both Canada and the world. Along the southern border outside Winnipeg, wheat, barley, canola, sunflowers and flax wave at the roadside, the horizon is limitless and grain elevators pierce the skyline. Beyond the province's southern section, you'll find many of the province's thousands of lakes, which cover about 20% of Manitoba. You can also see polar bears and beluga whales, as well as hear the timber wolves' cry on the lonesome tundra that surrounds the Hudson Bay port of Churchill.

Five times the size of New York State, with a population of a little over a million, the wheat-producing province of Saskatchewan is also a hunting and fishing paradise. Travel to Saskatchewan and discover northern lakes and forests, several large summer playgrounds (it has 31 provincial parks) and the cities of Regina (the capital) and Saskatoon. A trip to Saskatchewan is a journey off the beaten path in a location that's close to home.

Warm, sunny summers and cold bright winters characterize the climate of the Canadian Parries. Afternoon temperatures in July and August average 25°C, though temperatures can range from as low as 10°C to as high as 43°C. Such wide variations from average values are common in all seasons, though the summer months often bring heavy rains, particularly in the southern regions. Winters can be cold as a result of the freezing Arctic air masses and it is not uncommon for areas of both provinces to receive snow in April or even May.

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