Float in Canada’s Dead Sea

Saskatchewan boasts over 100,000 lakes, but here’s one that is unique in the western hemisphere. About 116km southeast of Saskatoon is a lake that refuses to let anyone drown in it. Little Manitou, located near Watrous, has a mineral density three-times salter than the ocean. The salt enables swimmers to effortlessly float on their backs, perhaps reading a book as they do so.

Overview

Length of Trip : Overnight visit from Saskatoon or Regina

Cost : Free to float in the lake. For a day pass in Manitou Springs Resort spa: Single $11.95 Day Pass $15.95 Guests can use the facilities free.

Best time to go : June - August

Wheelchair friendly : Yes

Family friendly : Yes

Where to eat : Sam’s Steakhouse inside the Manitou Springs Resort

Official Site : www.watrousmanitou.com

Where to Stay : Manitou Springs Resort Ph: 306-946-2233

Getting There : Manitou Beach is located 110 km southeast of Saskatoon and 175 km northwest of Regina.

Note from Robin : Looking for something to do in Watrous at night? Head to one of the last functioning drive-ins in the prairies.

Gallery

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Little Manitou lake

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Just like the dead sea

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Watrous Hotel Spa

Map

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