Need a holiday idea? Check out what Métis businesses in Saskatchewan have to offer!
With travel finally a possibility, so many options exist on where to spend your summer. At the Clarence Campeau Development Fund, we are so proud of all the fantastic Métis tourism options in our province.
We asked Métis entrepreneurs to submit their tourism businesses so that we could share some Métis tourism in options in Saskatchewan to fill your summer plans!
Back to Batoche
Where: Batoche National Historic Site
When: July 21 – 24, 2022
Website: https://metisgathering.ca/back-to-batoche/ or https://www.facebook.com/Backtobatoche/
Go Back to Batoche to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the festival taking place between July 21 to 24 this year. This is a weekend filled with celebrating Métis culture and an opportunity to come together as a community! Keep your eye on the website and Facebook page for a full schedule of events and be sure to register a team in the Louis Riel Cup Slo-pitch Tournament.
Sandi’s Poutinerie & Grill
Where: Meadow Lake, SK
Sandi’s Poutinerie & Grill is a take-out restaurant in Meadow Lake that serves many kinds of poutine, burgers, pizza, wings and more! There is also a small grocery area to pick up your favourite meats and other grocery items. Seating is only available outside (weather permitting). Stop by Sandi’s for some great summer fuel. Gravy, cheese, and fries – name a better combo. I can’t!
Where: Meadow Lake, SK (321 Centre Street)
Solitude is a trendy, urban boutique that provides Meadow Lake and area with a distinctive shopping experience for the modern, rustic, and classic shoppers. When you walk through the doors of Solitude, you are welcomed into a haven of perfect gift choices. Solitude offers a collection of services which include custom framing, professional engraving (including trophies, awards, and giftware) and custom printing services. Solitude is Meadow Lake’s passport, government, status, & PAL photo provider! So, stop by Solitude for some retail therapy – a shop bursting with giftware and home décor – and don’t forget to frame your perfect summer memories while you’re there!
Where: Meadow Lake, SK
Kingdom Golf is a fully licensed for all ages sports facility in Meadow Lake featuring three GC Hawk Golf Simulator bays and a clubhouse lounge. Rainy day? You can still perfect your swing at Kingdom Golf!
Where: Dorintosh, SK
While in Meadow Lake, take a drive 40 minutes north to stay at Tawaw Cabins located on the south end of Waterhen Lake in Dorintosh, SK. Tawaw offers a range of experiences from modern to non-modern cabins, so you can be in nature as much (or as little) as you choose. Tawaw offers excellent fishing, a family-friendly location with a playground, volleyball, and horseshoe tournaments every year in the fabulous Meadow Lake Provincial Park!
Crooked Tee Mini Golf & Ice Cream
Echo Park Mini Golf
Where: Crooked Lake Provincial Park & Echo Valley Provincial Park
Website: http://echoparminigolf.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/Echo-Par-Mini-Golf-107188133950501
Don’t have the patience for a full round of golf? Don’t forget about mini golf! Echo Par Mini Golf offers a fun beach alternative located perfectly between Pasqua and Echo lakes in the Qu’Appelle valley. The Crooked Tee Mini Golf offers a similar summer activity alternative at Crooked Lake Provincial Park.
Lizzie’s Prairie Fields
Where: Food Truck at West End Resort & Campground at Round Lake, SK
Find yourself tired after 18 holes of mini-golf (or real golf) near Crooked and Round Lakes? Stop by Lizzie’s Prairie Field Food Truck, located at the West End Resort & Campground at Round Lake.
Crooked Club Clubhouse & Social Bar
Where: Wakaw Lake Regional Park, SK
The Crooked Club Clubhouse & Social Bar is a great place to have lunch and grab a drink after a round of golf at Wakaw Lake Regional Park!
Where: Dundurn, SK (110 Government Road)
Pixel Pizza offers great pizza with fresh dough (made in-house daily), handmade sauces and locally sourced ingredients. With a video game feel and only minutes from Blackstrap Lake, you’re sure to have an awesome experience!
Sunnyside Beach Bar
Where: Emma Lake, SK (701 South Shore Drive)
Need to refuel after a day on Emma Lake? Grab a drink and a meal at this family-operated tavern with licensed dining, a full menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, poutines, pizza, salads, entrees and more! And be sure to grab a seat on their patio!
Little Country Grill & Mini Golf
Where: Debden, SK
Driving through or staying in Debden? Make sure to stop in a Little Country Grill for a game of mini-golf and some great food! Make an order and take advantage of their outdoor seating on a beautiful summer day or order to-go for your summer picnic. Little Country has the food that makes for a perfect summer meal!
Northern Elite Firearms
Where: Prince Albert, SK (143 44th Street West)
Stop by Northern Elite Firearms in Prince Albert for a night of axe throwing in Prince Albert!
Excalipurr Cat Café
Where: Regina, SK (2158 Albert Street)
Check out Saskatchewan’s only cat café, steps away from downtown Regina and the beautiful Cathedral neighbourhood. Come visit a room full of adoptable rescue kitties while enjoying a drink or yummy treat! Who knows? You just might walk away with a new best friend!
Where: Retail Locations across Saskatchewan & Online
Camping is a right of passage here in Saskatchewan. We endure some of the toughest winters on the planet, so when it’s time to camp … we camp! Blizzarding May long weekends, giant mosquitos, frozen lakes, mudded out back roads, nothing stops a Sask Camper. Saskamper was created with the way we camp in mind. Stylish, strong, and comfortable bunnyhugs, jogging pants, and shirts that can go straight from wakeboarding on Candle to fishing on Tobin!
Chitek Lake Community Hall & Campgrounds
Where: Chitek Lake, SK
Looking for a place to camp? Why not the Métis-owned Chitek Lake serviced campgrounds featuring a life-sized red river cart on display! Or planning an event? Book the Métis-owned community hall at Chitek Lake!
Little Pine Lodge
Where: Chitek Lake, SK
Little Pine Lodge is a magical place. In the winter, the country is covered with powdery snow and winter wildlife. In the summer, you’ll find delicate wildflowers and an abundance of beautiful wild animals. Little Pine Lodge is a welcoming place for all and attracts visitors from around the world.
The Heifer & Hen
Where: Chitek Lake, SK
While you’re in Chitek Lake, stop by The Heifer & Hen, a food market and full-service campground. Be sure to grab some of their meals to go and look out for their special long weekend menus.
Cozy Creek Campground
Where: Spiritwood, SK
Cozy Creek Campground is great for a long weekend getaway. Located just south of Spiritwood, SK, and by Meeting Lake Regional Park, the campground offers mini concessions, movie rentals, games room, volleyball and basketball courts, walking paths, Rider Game nights, and more. Be sure to book in during one of their special events like the July parade, August long party & fireworks show, or their season party. For more information, be sure to visit their website.
Green Lake Campground
Where: Green Lake, SK
Looking to road trip through Métis homelands in northwest Saskatchewan, why not start your journey with a stop in the Northern Village of Green Lake! Green Lake is the third oldest settlement in the province of Saskatchewan, steeped in a rich history of the Métis and First Nations people and the fur trade that founded our nation. Be sure to stay at the Lac Vert RV Park and recreation site and take advantage of the full access to great fishing and quad trails. The campground has 40 full-service pull-through RV sites and 17 electrified sites with a convenience store and two boat launches.
Sandy Beach Resort
Where: Beauval, SK
Heading further north on your trip through the northwest? Be sure to stay at the Sandy Beach Resort in Beauval! Need a special place to host an event, a personal retreat, a family vacation, or a place to stay while travelling in beautiful northern Saskatchewan? You found it! Sandy Beach resort has everything you need for land-based cultural camps, business meetings, retreats, conferences, birthdays, family gatherings, RVs & camping – you name it, Sandy Beach Resort has it!
Northern Sunset Motel
Where: Ile-a-la-Crosse, SK
Your next stop on your northern Saskatchewan road trip has to be the Northern Sunset Motel in Ile-a-la-Crosse, SK. Owned by Sakitawak Development Corporation and located near the shores of the picturesque Lac Ile-a-la-Crosse, the Northern Sunset Motel is a 14-room motel with a licensed full-service restaurant & lounge. Discover all the history and the beautiful lands surrounding the second oldest community in Saskatchewan.
Bayside Guest House
Where: Buffalo Narrows, SK
End your trip through beautiful northwest Saskatchewan with a stay at the Bayside Guest House in Buffalo Narrows, SK. Located on the channel or ‘narrows’ between Peter Pond Lake and Churchill Lake, Buffalo Narrows offers a rich history for Indigenous tourism and has some of the best walleye, northern pike, and whitefish fishing.
Barrier Lake Resort
Where: Archerwill, SK
Looking for a weekend at the lake? Try Barrier Lake Resort. Barrier Lake Resort offers many amenities that will make your stay memorable. Barrier Lake Resort features a full-service restaurant and convenience store, water sport rentals, a pontoon boat rental, fishing boat rentals and great cabins – all making for a perfect long weekend or week-long Saskatchewan getaway!
Where: Prince Albert, SK & Black Lake/Stony Rapids, SK
Planning a fishing trip for the summer? Camp Grayling offers fly-in or drive-in fishing as a tourism outfitter in the Black Lake & Stony Rapids area.
Davin Lake Lodge
Where: Davin Lake, SK (6 hours north of Prince Albert)
Davin Lake Lodge is a hidden gem Saskatchewan fishing lodge that is family-owned and operated! They pride themselves on a welcoming, relaxed, and friendly fishing camp atmosphere in the heart of Northern Saskatchewan. Get exclusive access to two expansive lakes full of Northern Pike, Lake Trout, and Walleye.
Where: Niska Channel, SK (Little Peter Pond Lake)
Do you have someone in your life who loves fishing? How about sending them to Tinkers Camp! Tinkers has cabins for rent and have plenty of activities to enjoy while staying there; fishing, boating, skiing, tubing, and sightseeing are just a few. They offer an all-inclusive fishing trip, so you don’t have to worry about a thing; it is all taken care of, every fisher’s dream.
Saskatchewan Big Buck Adventures
Where: Hafford, SK
Saskatchewan Big Buck Adventures is Canada’s premier Trophy Whitetail Outfitter. They aim to make your trophy dreams a reality. It’s all about location, location, location, and the two camps they operate are in the heart of giant whitetail country. Saskatchewan Big Buck Adventures trophy deer hunts occur within 150,000 acres of the most sought-after big buck hunting land in all of North America!
Chaparral Hunting Adventures Ltd.
Where: Livelong, SK
Welcome to Chaparral Hunting Adventures. Chaparral offers trophy whitetail deer, Saskatchewan bear hunts, cabin-style accommodations, and world-class Walleye and Northern Pike fishing. Book your dream hunt today with Chaparral Hunting Adventures!
Tiger Hills Outfitting
Where: Saskatoon, SK
Quinton Tait is the proud owner of Tiger Hills Outfitting. Tiger Hills is a waterfowl outfitting service based north of Saskatoon. Quinton, an avid hunter, shares his knowledge of this prime bird area with you and your friends.
SaskAdrenaline Outfitters Ltd.
Where: Big River, SK
SaskAdrenaline Outfitters, located in Big River, SK, specializes in trophy black bears, whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, elk, and wolf hunts in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada. SaskAdrenaline’s spring bear hunts are based out of Deschambault Lake Resort (four hours northeast of Saskatoon) and will be the trip of a lifetime. Want to travel out of the province? SaskAdrenaline also offers top-quality moose hunts on the edge of Alberta’s rocky mountains!
Churchill Lake Outfitting
Where: Buffalo Narrows, SK
Located on the beautiful short of Churchill Lake in Buffalo Narrows, SK, Churchill Lake Outfitting provides experienced guides, full accommodation, and meals during their five-day guided bear hunts in the spring and ten-day guided moose hunts in the fall.
We love supporting Saskatchewan-based Métis businesses — that’s literally what we do! And we hope the rest of Saskatchewan loves supporting them this summer too.
Summer and travel season give us a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of Saskatchewan’s Metis Entrepreneurs! Are you interested in learning how you can receive financing and support for your Métis-owned business in Saskatchewan? Let us know in the form below! One of our Business Development Specialists will give you a call to discuss how our programs can help!