Clearwater River Provincial Park encompasses much of the Clearwater River, designated a Canadian Heritage River in 1986 for its cultural and historic significance. The Clearwater River flows westward, carving an ever-deepening valley that transforms from the smooth, dark granite of the Canadian Shield to narrow canyons and cliffs of fossiliferous dolomite and limestone. The rapids on the Clearwater range from Class II to Class IV+ with one spectacular waterfall. The waterfall is an ancient site held sacred by the valley’s first inhabitants and traditionally believed to possess healing powers.
The river is clear and unpolluted. The forest cover along the river is predominantly jack pine. In many locations the ground is covered by a variety of mosses, which provide paddlers with inviting areas to stop for a relaxing shore lunch.
The Clearwater River is located in the northwest part of Saskatchewan, approximately 700 km north of the city of Saskatoon.
Regardless of whether you have spent your entire life in Saskatchewan or are visiting it for the very first time, it is a sure bet that your trip on the Clearwater River will be memorable.