Situated 100 km northwest of Moose Jaw on the Qu'Appelle arm of Diefenbaker, Douglas provincial park represents a wonderland of water-based recreational opportunities including swimming, sailing, boating, skiing, windsurfing and angling.
The lake is home to 27 species of fish. Take a short hike inland on a trail that winds around patches of juniper and cacti and you'll arrive in a desert-like landscape of active sand dunes that looks and feels nothing like Saskatchewan. Named after late Saskatchewan Premier Tommy Douglas, the park is a natural environment facility featuring 27 km of interpreted hiking trails, including a section of the Trans Canada Trail that hugs the shoreline of Lake Diefenbaker. The trails offer an invigorating way to experience a habitat packed with wildlife such as moose, whitetail and mule deer, squirrel, rabbit and more than 170 species of birds, including pheasant. If you prefer to stroll with clubs, there is an 18-hole championship golf course 10 minutes up the road at Elbow. Hike a desert and then take a refreshing swim at Douglas Provincial Park. Come see why Lake Diefenbaker is quickly becoming Saskatchewan's favourite holiday destination area.