We are in for a warm summer in Saskatoon and if you’re looking for a great way to cool off, Saskatchewan has some amazing lakes that are really close to our amazing city.

Lakes Near Saskatoon Worthy of a Day Trip

1/ Pike Lake (20 minutes from Saskatoon)

Pike Lake Provincial Park is a favourite by many for its lawns, trees and of course chickadees! The park offers water activities, playgrounds, tennis and beach volleyball courts. They also have an outdoor pool with a waterslide.

Pike Lake Playground

2/ Diefenbaker Lake (Danielson Provincial Park – North end of Diefenbaker Lake. About an hour away)

Diefenbaker Lake is a great place to visit and has plenty of stops as you go! Danielson Provincial Park is situated on Lake Diefenbaker. Sandy beaches, fishing and large campsites! You can also hike the Trans Canada Trail, or visit the Gardiner Dam Visitor Centre. And grab some lunch while you are there.

Diefenbaker Lake

3/ Blackstrap Lake (About 30 minutes away)

Enjoy family time with swimming, camping and fishing. Blackstrap’s Lake is great for water activities.

Blackstrap Lake

4/ Martin’s Lake (About an hour away)

Martins Lake Regional Park is a wonderful option for family camping. The campground is well-maintained and full of families. They have a lake (with a slide in it), a playground, a concession and more.

Martin’s Lake Regional Park

5/ Manitou Beach (About an hour and 20 minutes away)

A float in Manitou Lake is something everyone needs to do! It is famous for its high mineral content and buoyancy. When you are ‘beached’ out, make sure to check the Village of Manitou out because there are a lot of fun finds from food to art.

lakes near Saskatoon

Manitou Beach

6/ Wakaw Lake (About an hour away)

If a children’s playground, concession, mini golf course, and toddler playground aren’t reason enough to visit Wakaw Lake, just come for the beach!

Whether you’re building sand castles, making a splash, or just catching some rays, Family Fun Saskatoon hopes you will make some beach memories with your family this summer!