North west of the Saskatchewan capital, Regina, in the town of Davidson is a roadside attraction known simply as the Coffee Pot, built to represent the warmth and hospitality of the town. Standing at 7.3 metres (24 ft) tall it is the largest coffee pot in the world.
7. The Coffee Pot
Built in 1984 in the town of Moose Jaw, directly west along the Trans Canada Highway from the capital, Regina, is the famous Mac The Moose sculpture. Standing at 9.8 metres (32 ft) high it was for 31 years the biggest moose in the world. Today it is the tallest moose in North America, and the second largest on Earth after the Stor-Elvdal, or Big Elk in Norway.
6. Mac The Moose
In the far southern centre of the province, settled on a broad, flat treeless plain is the city of Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan, named in honour of Queen Victoria. The planting of thousands of trees has made the city an oasis among the prairies, and the damming of Wascana Creek created an artificial lake that has become the focal centre of the city, crossed by the Albert Street Bridge. Today the city operates as the commercial and cultural centre for the province of Saskatchewan.
Directly west of the province capital, Regina, is an area known as the Beechy Sandcastles, an unusual landscape created by wind erosion and remnants of collapsed natural gas pockets. The unusual formation of enormous sand castle like structures and their proximity to the Trans Canada Highway has made the area one of Saskatchewan's most highly acclaimed hiking spots.
4. Beechy Sandcastles
In the extreme south west of the province, close to the border with Alberta is the 400 square kilometre (150 square mile) Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, a semi mountainous area home to the highest points of Saskatchewan, and the highest ground elevation between the Canadian Rockies and the Labrador Peninsula. Rising up to 200 metres (656 ft) above the surrounding prairies and 1,468 metres (4,816 ft) above sea level, the forests and hills make for a wonderful sight among the flat plains.
3. Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
In the extreme south of the province, straddling the Canadian border with the State of Montana in the United States is the 907 square kilometre (350 square mile) Grasslands National Park, protecting one of Canada's few remaining areas of undisturbed mixed prairie grass lands. The highlight for most visitors can be found in the eastern block, where the badlands hold a landscape of vast broken clay terrain flat topped buttes and unusual wind sculpted formations. The area with its skeletal remains and haunting hoodoos has come to be known as the Valley Of 1,000 Devils.
2. Grasslands National Park
In the extreme north west of the province, close to both the borders of Alberta and the Northwest Territories is the Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, created to protect the unique geophysical Athabasca Sand Dunes and Lake Athabasca. Forming the most northerly active sand dunes on the planet, the dunes can reach up to 30 metres (98 ft) high and reach 400 to 1,500 metres (1,312 ft to 4,921 ft) in length, extending for some 100 kilometres (62 miles) along the southern shores of Lake Athabasca. The sight of this vast desert in the centre of Canada is one of the most unexpected landscapes the country has to offer. Difficult to get to, the park is only accessible by sea plane or boat.