Which Canadian province is home to roughly 100,000 lakes, a sophisticated network of underground tunnels that fuelled criminal activity during the Prohibition era, and the most northerly active sand dune formation in the world?
If you don’t know that the answer to all of these claims is Saskatchewan—read on! Both Melanie (the owner of Select Medical Connections) and Alison, who has worked for us for over ten years, were born and raised in Saskatchewan, and we’ve got gems to share!
When Saskatchewan became a province in 1905, its founders had the ambitious dream of building the most powerful province in Canada. As a result of their efforts, Saskatchewanians now enjoy a rich cultural life, diverse economic base and a versatile mix of urban excitement and natural beauty.
Each and every year, Select Medical Connections receives countless Travel Nursing opportunities in Saskatchewan for RNs that range across a wide variety of specialties. As we gear up for the Spring/Summer season—which is arguably the BEST time to visit the province—we wanted to share a few of our top reasons why you’ll fall in love with Saskatchewan if you choose it as your next adventure destination.
Places To Go
Saskatchewan has an incredible range of places to visit while travel nursing, whether you’re looking to fill up an afternoon or a few days off. Saskatoon is home to a young and vibrant demographic and hosts a continuous lineup of festivals, concerts and events throughout the year, with several stunning provincial parks scattered nearby.
The province’s capital city, Regina, boasts museums, galleries and some of the country’s craziest football fans—if you’ve never seen a grown man wearing a watermelon on his head (and who wouldn’t want to?!) we highly recommend you check out a Roughriders Football game.
For those looking to escape urban life, the entire province is filled with gorgeous parks and green-spaces, including Grasslands National Park, Prince Albert National Park, Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, to name a few.
Whether you’re in a city or town, Saskatchewan is a fantastic hub to other exciting Canadian travel destinations. Rent a car and hit the Calgary Stampede to catch ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ or shop-til-you-drop at West Edmonton Mall, North America’s largest shopping mall.
If you’ve got itchy feet and are ready for a lively summer packed full of memorable experiences, travel nursing in Saskatchewan should be at the top of your to-do list!
Things To Do
… and then there’s the less obvious—ziplining through the Boreal Forest, cruising over the prairies in a two-person glider plane, horseback riding at Sturgeon River Ranch, and even ‘glamping’ in a well-equipped luxury camping tent! If you can dream it, chances are you can do it in Saskatchewan.
Bonus: Music lovers rejoice!
Jazz fans can catch JazzFest Regina or the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, while those who prefer country can stomp their boots at Country Thunder or venture into Alberta for Big Valley Jamboree. If you feel like making a weekend out of it, you can camp at the Ness Creek Music Festival and enjoy indie, roots & folk music from around the world. Both Saskatoon and Regina host folk festivals as well.
Bottom line: there is no shortage of awesomeness in Saskatchewan.
When you choose to travel nurse in Saskatchewan, there are countless places to go and countless things to do—this is not an exhaustive list by any means! Our Career Consultants are trained to help you not only find a travel nursing job in Canada that will support your professional growth—but one that will fit your lifestyle and interests as well.