Float in Canada's
Dead Sea

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.

Length of Trip : Overnight visit from Saskatoon or Regina

Cost : It’s totally free to float in the lake. There is a day pass fee to use the Manitou Springs Resort spa.

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.

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