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.
LITTLE MANITOU LAKE
WATROUS HOTEL SPA