If you live in Saskatchewan and have the urge to sink your toes into nice, white sand it might not be as big of a trip as you might think! When we were travelling home on the May long weekend from Stettler, Alberta, we zigzagged across the prairies on quiet highways to the Great Sandhills Park. It was a small detour and a bit of gravel roads from the more well-travelled, direct route home but well worth it! We were a bit confused as to how to exactly find the park as there isn’t much online and some directions made it more complicated than it actually is. There is the Sandhills Museum in Leader which I’m sure is great but for the time we could spend we wanted to go right to the park. So we continued south and instead of needing to keep track of kilometres and wondering if you’re turning on the correct grid road, drive to the little town of Liebenthal and then head east on that gravel road which takes you right into the park and ends up being a sand road. We ended up driving out to Highway 32 after and just used the map on our phone to get there. It’s a really neat area to explore and was a nice hike to break up our roadtrip! It’s amazing that some of the largest and most active sand dunes in our country are in Saskatchewan!!
This boot covered arch is a memorial to an old rancher that loved living in the area all his life and a reminder to respect the land.
The sagebrush is a beautiful, natural fragrance to enjoy as you hike.
Definitely put this on your list of places to see in Saskatchewan!