If you’re itching to get out of the city and into the wilderness this summer, you might not have to trek as far as you think! The rolling landscapes and beautiful prairie skies with some spectacular sunset views are within driving distance and you’ll be there before the kids ask “How much longer?” We’re talking about Buffalo Pound Lake, Saskatchewan’s little secret paradise! Book your next glamping vacation with us and get up to some of these fun activities while you visit Buffalo Pound Lake!
Rent a Canoe or Kayak
Being out on the water during the summer months is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon, either exploring or just enjoying the sunshine. If you don’t have a canoe or a kayak to bring with you, don’t worry, Lifes a Beach Rentals or Squirrely Putt & Play have you covered! There are even paddle boats and paddle boards available to rent too! With a beach for you to set up for the day, you can also spend your time swimming, floating or frolicking in the lake. Water activities abound at Buffalo Pound Lake and fishing is another popular pastime. You can even bring your own boat as there’s a boat launch!
Biking, Hiking and Trail Running
There are several excellent trails around Buffalo Pound Lake that differ in length and difficulty, but all offer gorgeous nature views and put you right in the wild. You can hike, bike, cross-country ski in the winter, trail run and bird watch across hills and prairies. For the longer trails, such as the Buffalo Pound Lake Loop that’s approximately 16.7 kilometres in length, bring a picnic along with you and make a day of it! If you’ve got the kids with you, there are plenty of call-and-response games and songs you can play on the way there and back. If you unexpectedly decide to go biking but didn’t bring your bike, Squirrely Putt & Play has front shock, and hard-tailed seats for rent, so you can explore the 30 kilometres of biking trails in the park! They even include a helmet in the rental to keep you safe!
Fuel even more Fun
Perhaps biking isn’t your thing, wouldn’t you know that Squirrely Putt & Play is the best place around for mini golf? Take the kids or spend the day with your sweetheart playing the 18-hole minigolf course or give axe-throwing a try. There’s a 24-foot climbing wall for your little monkeys and a concession onsite that offers snacks, treats and things like fish bait and some select beachside accessories, like floaties or beach blankets. For access to a full concession stand and convenience store, head across the lake to the Provincial Park and Lakeside Foods where you can pick up some groceries and ice cream, toys for the kids or do some laundry in the available facilities. Be sure to stop over if you’re in the park on a Saturday as they have a small market with fresh fruits and veggies, crafts and sweet treats! If you love fresh baked goods, definitely head to The Travelling Bakery located in the visitor center. Soups, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks are also available!
Remember to bring some cash with you for snacks, soft and hard ice cream and to purchase your rentals for canoe, kayaks, bikes or paddle boats! Buffalo Pound Lake is where you come to experience the backwoods of Saskatchewan or spend a day at the beach, so why not stay a few nights and do both? Your glamping accommodation is waiting, book with us this summer, Buffalo Pound Lake awaits!