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prairie symbol—the traditional wooden grain elevator. Two national historic sites, Fort Walsh and Fort Battleford, bring to life the early days of the North-West Mounted Police, and their role in establishing law and order in the West ( www.parkscanada.; battleford). Visitors are always awe-struck by the remarkable rare book collection at the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, just south of Regina. It houses the largest collection of 13 th to 17 th century books and manuscripts in Canada—every- thing from original treatises of philoso- phers and saints to handwritten decrees by popes and kings. To really go back in time, as much as 6,000 years, head to Wanuskewin Heritage Park in a scenic valley on Saskatoon's northern outskirts ( It is considered among the best examples of pre-contact occupation sites on the North American Great Plains. Ancient archaeological nds including a bison kill site and medicine wheel meld with a vibrant present-day Aboriginal culture. ENJOYING THE BEST Given that Saskatchewan is a major food producer, it is not surprising that folks here like to eat well. With a cuisine re ecting local products and the province's diverse ethnic makeup, there are more food- centred events than you can shake a skewer stick at. Try Mortlach's Saskatoon Berry Festival ( or Saskatoon's Taste of Saskatchewan ( Foodies can also take Taste-It Food Tours in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and the Cypress Hills ( Calling Saskatchewan golf-crazy is an understatement; there are more courses per capita than anywhere in the country. Choose from hidden gems in small communities to famous award-winners such as Dakota Dunes Golf Links ( www. ), named among the top public courses in Canada by SCOREGolf. For an extensive listing, see WHAT'S NEW Grotto Gardens Country Market, just south of Maple Creek, is a new destination for farm food in a family-fun setting. The combination fruit orchard, bakery and eatery specializes in local and seasonal fare, plus Saskatchewan's rst "Goat Walk" ( Regina's spanking new Mosaic Stadium, home of the beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders football team, is now open ( Fishing is wildly popular in Saskatchewan. If you are new to the sport, the "Learn to Fish Program" operated by Waskesiu Marina in Prince Albert National Park shows you how to get in on the action and land that big one ( www.waskesiu CITY LIGHTS Regina's heart is Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America and home to several key attractions including the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, lined by an impressive summer ower garden; the Saskatchewan Science Centre and Kramer IMAX Theatre; and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, interpreting everything from the Age of Dinosaurs to Saskatchewan's diverse landscapes and wildlife, and Aboriginal Peoples link to the land ( The 125-year-old Government House, with its impressive Edwardian Garden, captures a bygone era when this was the residence of the Lieutenant Governor ( www.government Regina is famous as home of the RCMP, where Mounties have trained since 1885. The RCMP Heritage Centre show- cases the history of this world-renowned police force ( Saskatoon's most de ning feature is its beautiful riverbank along the South FORT WALSH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE • TOURISM SK/GREG HUSZAR PHOTOGRAPHY SK

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