Transportation in Saskatchewan


Transportation in Saskatchewan

Transportation in Saskatchewan is the movement of people and goods from one place to another within the province. The term is derived from the Latin "trans" ("across") and "portare" ("to carry"). Transportation in Saskatchewan includes an infrastructure system of roads, highways, freeways, airports, ferries, pipelines, trails, waterways and railway systems serving a population of approximately 1,003,299 (according to 2007 estimates) inhabitants year-round. It is funded primarily with local, rural municipality and federal government funds. Quote|80% of traffic is carried on our principal system of highways which is 5,031 km in length (20% of the total network).|Saskatchewan Department of Highways and Transportation [cite web
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] (See also Pareto principle.)

History

European contact

Early European settlers and explorers in Canada introduced the wheel to North America's Aboriginal peoples, who relied on canoes, york boat, bateauxCitation
last = Fung
first = K.I.
author-link =
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title = Atlas of Saskatchewan
place = Saskatoon
publisher = Modern Press
year = 1969
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] and kayaks, in addition to the snowshoe, toboggan and sled in winter. Europeans adopted these technologies as Europeans pushed deeper into the continent's interior, and were thus able to travel via the waterways that fed from the St. Lawrence River Great Lakes route and Hudson Bay Churchill River route and then across land to Saskatchewan. [ [http://www.collectionscanada.ca/virtual-vault/ Virtual Vault] , an online exhibition of Canadian historical art at Library and Archives Canada]

In the 1800s and early 1900s transportation relied on harnessing oxen to Red River carts or horse to wagon. Maritime transportation was via manual labour such as canoe or wind on sail and utilized the North Saskatchewan River or South Saskatchewan River routes mainly. Water or land travel speeds was approximately 8 to 15 kilometres per hour (5 to 9 miles per hour).cite web
last =Rodrigue
first = Dr. Jean-Paul
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = Historical Geography of Transportation - Part I
work = Dept. of Economics & Geography
publisher = Hofstra University
date = 1998-2008
url =http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch1en/conc1en/ch1c3_1en.html
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] Settlement was along river routes, and trade was locally concentrated initially on fur trading posts. Agricultural commodities were perishable, and trade centers were within 50 kilometres. Rural areas centered on villages, and they were approximately 10 kilometres (6 miles) apart. The advent of steam railways and steamships connected resources and markets of vast distances in the late 1800s.

Automobile and truck travel was employed in the early 1900s with highways and roads being under construction. The roadways ran parallel to the rail lines. The auto was abandoned in the depression years of the dirty thirties, and cars were towed by horse and became known as Bennett Buggies. The years following World War II showed much growth as the social economic lifestyle of Saskatchewan changed considerably. Gone were the farmers on each quarter section, and also leaving the prairie landscape were elevators. Grain storage elevators used to be required every 6 miles for loads by horse and cart. Combines introduced large scale farms, trucks introduced larger centres with a larger quantity of elevators. In the 1940s the branch rail lines were not economically feasible, were abandoned, and soon disappeared. As farms increased in size township roads and road allowances became part of the field.

Trails

Historically buffalo and Red River cart trails criss-crossed the prairies. Métis fur traders and brigades would follow these trails freighting supplies for the Hudson's Bay Company. Originally following trails created by bison, trails connected together trading posts, North-West Mounted Police forts and barracks. The Dominion government boundary survey trail, the North-West Mounted Police Red Coat trail, American–Canadian boundary trails, telegraph trail, railway trail and rebellion trails were later trails. Due to the hard compaction of prairie sod, the remnants of this trail are still visible via satellite imaging to the trained historian eye.cite web
title = City of Swift Current
date = 1989-2007
url =http://www.tourismswiftcurrent.ca/history/index.php
accessdate = 2008-01-18
]

From Winnipeg, Manitoba through to Edmonton, Alberta was the famed Carlton Trail also known as the Saskatchewan or Edmonton trail. The trail went from Fort Ellice east of the present Manitoba Saskatchewan border northwest to Fort Carlton, and followed the North Saskatchewan River, and onwards to Jackfish Lake and thence across the present Alberta Saskatchewan border.

Fort Qu'Appelle, Prince Albert and the territorial capital, Battleford were the main centers in the 1800s. From these extended a variety of trails as spokes extend from the hub on a wheel.

The boundary survey trail was a convert|30|ft|m|sing=on wide trail cut through timber and brush by a surveying team marking the 49th parallel beginning between 1872 and 1874. In 1874, the North-West Mounted Police were dispatched to Fort Whoop Up (Alberta). They travelled through the United States to the Manitoba border, and from there were to follow the boundary survey trail to Fort Whoop Up. There actual route extended through Roche Percee, the Cypress Hills, Ponteix, and near Medicine Hat. 1875 marked the beginnings of the Telegraph Trail which was a convert|132|ft|m|sing=on wide trail from Fort Pelly, to Fort Carlton, Humboldt, Prince Albert, Battleford, and onwards to Edmonton. This was to be the initial stages for the transcontinental railway to travel through the more populated areas of the fur trade area and the North-West Territories' capital, Battleford. The southern area of the North-West territories was deemed in Palliser's report to be a vast desert and unfit for human habitation.

Rail

The Canadian Transcontinental Railway was constructed by the Canadian Pacific Railway between 1881 and 1885. [cite web
last =
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title = Canadian Pacific Railway
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url = http://www.cpr.ca/
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] The first proposal was northerly through the Saskatchewan provisional district of the North-West Territories to support the fur trade economic industry. The final established route was through the Assiniboia provisional district of the North-West Territories. Towns such as Moosomin, Qu'Appelle, Regina, Moose Jaw and Swift Current sprang up along the railway and became trade centers.Citation
last = Shillington
first = C. Howard
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title = Historic Land Trails of Saskatchewan
place = North Vancouver, British Columbia
publisher = Pifer Printers Ltd.
year = 1985
location =
volume =
edition =
url =
doi =
id = page 1-116
isbn = 0-9692565
] The new economy saw grain and agricultural farming as a viable alternative and Clifford Sifton implemented a massive immigration policy in support of settling the west. The rail lines followed the established trails generally as the most practical method of traveling through the prairies. After the great east west transcontinental railway was built, north south connector branch lines were established. In 1885, The Regina and Long Lake railroad connected Regina and Craven which was eventually expanded north to Prince Albert.cite web
last =HAWKES
first =JOHN
last2 = Adamson
first2 = J
title = A Strange Sort of Road Saskatchewan, Canada Historic Transportation
work = THE STORY OF SASKATCHEWAN AND ITS PEOPLE
publisher = Rootsweb Saskatchewan Gen Web
date =1924 republished 20-Jun-2002
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk/transportation/narrowgauge.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] The Regina and Long Lake railroad or The Qu'Appelle, Long Lake and Saskatchewan Railway crossed the South Saskatchewan River at Saskatoon, "Hub city" in 1890.cite web
title = History of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
work = Saskatoon Kiosk ©
date = 2007
url =http://www.saskatoonkiosk.ca/history.php
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] In 1907 the community of Melville, "The Rail Centre" and Biggar, Saskatchewancite web
last =Stewart
first =Iain
title = Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
work = CANADIAN PLAINS RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
publisher = Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
date = 2006
url =http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/grand_trunk_pacific_railway.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] were a divisional point for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.cite web
last =Giannetta
first =J
last2 = Adamson
first2 = J
title = SASKATCHEWAN COMMUNITIES - the cities (a brief history)
publisher = Sask Schools
date =March/03
url =http://wblrd.sk.ca/~gregory/sask/skcities.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] Moose Jaw, dubbed "Little Chicago", was the northern terminus on the "Soo Line" which ran to Chicago, and provided a route during the prohibition years for alcohol freighting between Canada and the United States.cite web
last =Yanko
first =Dave
title =Virtual Saskatchewan -- Moose Jaw's Colorful History
date =1997-2007
url =http://www.virtualsk.com/current_issue/engaging_history.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] The 1920s saw the largest rise in rail line track as the CPR and CNR fell into competition to provide rail service within ten kilometres. In the 1960s there were applications for abandonment of branch lines.

Today the only passenger rail service in the province is The Canadian. The Canadian is VIA Rails transcontinental service linking Toronto with Vancouver. Within Saskatchewan The Canadian calls at Melville, Watrous, Saskatoon, Biggar and Unity stations.

Highways

The early survey system for homesteading provided for townships which were six miles square (convert|36|sqmi|km2|disp=/|abbr=on). An iron post was driven into the ground at the north east corner of every convert|1|mi|km|sing=on square. Road allowances were to the north and east of the iron monuments. [cite web
last =
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = To find Lands in the Field Canadian National Railways - Western Canada - c1905.
work = Canadian Maps Online Digitization Project
publisher = Rootsweb Saskatchewan Gen Web
date =
url = http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmaps/cnr/FindLandsintheField2.html
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accessdate =2008-01-08
]

By 1921, there were convert|210000|mi|km of road allowance in the province which began as dirt roads. A system began of improved and unimproved dirt, gravel, oil-gravel surfaced roads, and all weather paved roads and highways. Currently Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation operates over convert|26000|km|mi| of highways and divided highways, over 800 bridges, 12 separate ferries, and one barge. There are also municipal roads which comprise different surfaces. Asphalt concrete pavements comprise almost convert|9000|km|mi|, granular pavement almost convert|5000|km|mi|, non structural or thin membrane surface TMS are close to convert|7000|km|mi| and finally gravel highways make up over convert|5600|km|mi| through the province. TMS roads are maintained by the provincial government department: Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation. In the northern sector, ice roads which can only be navigated in the winter months comprise another approximately convert|150|km|mi of travel. Citation
last =Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation
first =
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last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =] Performance Plan - Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation
date =
year =
url =http://www.highways.gov.sk.ca/pp04-pdf/
accessdate =2007-09-04
] Dirt roads also still exist in rural areas and would be maintained by the local resident. All in all Saskatchewan consists of over 250,000 kilometres (150,000 mi) of roads and highways, the highest amount of road surface compared to any other Canadian province. Citation
last =World Travel Guide - Nexus Business Media
first =
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Saskatchewan | Air & Water and Rail Travel, Airports and Travel Times
date =
year =2007
url =http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/243/international_travel/North-America/Saskatchewan.html
accessdate = 2007-09-04
] Roads need to be constructed for the hot summer months, as well as the frigid winter months. Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation seeks to provide an operational transportation system that ensures the safe travel of people and products within a vast province. Crack filling, snow and ice removal, pavement marking, signage, lighting and infrastructure planning. The rural municipalities care for rural roads of which 97 per cent are gravel and the rest asphalt surface. Road transport provides short and long haul movement for both commercial freight and passenger traffic. Short haul traffic moving small volumes is an economically feasible method low cost method of freight hauling. The infamous highways in Saskatchewan are the Trans Canada expressway, Yellowhead Highway northern Trans Canada route, Louis Riel Trail, CanAm Highway, Red Coat Trail , Northern Woods and Water route, and Saskota travel route.The Government of Canada has agreed to contribute $20 million for two new interchanges in Saskatoon. One of them being at the Sk Hwy 219 / Lorne Ave intersection with Circle Drive, the other at the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge (Idylwyld Freeway) and Circle Drive. This is part of the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative to improve access to the Canadian National Railway's intermodal freight terminal thereby increasing Asia-Pacific trade. Also, the Government of Canada will contribute $27 million to Regina to construct a Canadian Pacific Railway CPR intermodal facility and improve infrastructure transportation to the facility from both national highway networks, Sk Hwy 1, the TransCanada Highway and Sk Hwy 11, Louis Riel Trail. This also is part of the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative to improve access to the CPR terminal and increase Asia-Pacific trade. [cite web
last = Hon. Lawrence Cannon, M.P., P.C. Minister of transport, infrastructure and communities
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = CNW Group | TRANSPORT CANADA | Statement by Hon. Lawrence Cannon, M.P., P.C. Minister of transport, infrastructure and communities at a news conference of Council of ministers responsible for transportation and highway safety
work = Media Relations: Communications, TransportCanada, Ottawa
publisher = www.newswire.ca - CNW Group
date = 2005-2008
url = http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2008/08/c3781.html
format =
doi =
accessdate =2008-04-27
]

Urban transport

Urban, suburban, and inter-urban transport includes electric trolleys, electric railway, motor buses, and motor coach.Citation
last = Minister of Trade and Commerce, Howe
first = the Right Honourable C.D.
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title = The Official Handbook of Present Conditions and Recent Progress
place = Ottawa, Ontario
publisher = Queens Printer and Controller of Stationery
year = 1956
location =
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edition =
url =
doi =
id = page 265
isbn =
] The "Saskatoon Electric Railway and Power Company", "Moose Jaw Electric Railway Company" and the "Regina Municipal Railway ", were electric railways, and were first operational in 1911. Regina stopped using the electric trolley buses in 1966.cite web
last = Wyatt.
first =David A.
title = Transit History of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
work = All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems
date = 1989-2007
url =http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~wyatt/alltime/saskatoon-sk.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] Electric street car systems were fully discontinued in Saskatoon as of 1974, and replaced by the Saskatoon Transit Services.cite web
last = Wyatt.
first =David A.
title = Transit History of Regina, Saskatchewan
work = All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems
date = 1989-2007
url =http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~wyatt/alltime/regina-sk.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
]

As of 1946, the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) was formed to provide inter city transportation services via highway bus service.

Waterways

The main Saskatchewan waterways are the North Saskatchewan River or South Saskatchewan River routes. Early ferry service and steamship travel were employed on the major waterways.Barges for freight transfer have used the Athabasca River servicing Uranium City, Fond du Lac, Stony Rapids and Black Lake. Wollaston Lake barge services Wollaston lake.As early as 1874 the SS "Northcote" travelled between Grand Rapids, Manitoba and went as far west as Edmonton, Alberta, through Carlton House on the North Saskatchewan River. The "City of Medicine Hat " traversed the South Saskatchewan River waters near Saskatoon. Carrot River used steamships to aid in the logging industry. Last Mountain Lake (or Long Lake) used steamships and was a main impetus for the formation of the "Qu'Appelle Long Lake and Saskatchewan Railway and Steamship Company (QLLR}". The North West Navigation Co. had four steamships to aid in the fur trade industry, "Princess", "Marquette", "Colville", and "Glendevon". Winnipeg and Western Company's had three steamers, the "Northcote", the "Marquis" and "North West".cite web
last =HAWKES
first =JOHN
last2 =
first2 =
title = Steamboating in the Old Days Saskatchewan, Canada Historic Transportation
work = THE STORY OF SASKATCHEWAN AND ITS PEOPLE
publisher = Rootsweb Saskatchewan Gen Web
date =1924 republished 20-Jun-2002
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk/transportation/old-days.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
]

Ferry services

There are currently twelve ferry services operating in the province, all under the jurisdiction of the Department of Highways. In the 1920scite web
last =HAWKES
first =JOHN
last2 =
first2 =
title =list of the Ferries Saskatchewan, Canada Historic Transportation
work = THE STORY OF SASKATCHEWAN AND ITS PEOPLE
publisher = Rootsweb Saskatchewan Gen Web
date =1924 republished 20-Jun-2002
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk/transportation/ferries.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] through to the 1950s there were 36 ferries in operation, the highest number of ferries in the province.cite web
last =Cousins
first =Brian
title = Transportation
work = CANADIAN PLAINS RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
publisher = Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
date = 2006
url =http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/transportation.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] In the 1860s the Hudson's Bay Company built a river ferry near Fort Carlton on the North Saskatchewan River. 1871 saw the ferry crossing at "Gabriel's Crossing" near present day St. Laurent Ferry.cite web
last =Cousins
first =Brian
last2 = Coneghan
first2 = Daria
title = Ferries and Barges
work = CANADIAN PLAINS RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
publisher = Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
date = 2006
url =http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/ferries_and_barges.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] In 1883 a ferry on the Battleford Trail was able to provide crossing service for two red river carts across the South Saskatchewan River at Saskatchewan Landing. This ferry operated until 1953 when the second bridge was officially opened.cite web
title =Ferries and Bridges, Saskatchewan Landing
work =
publisher =
date = 2006
url =http://www.innvista.com/culture/travel/ferries.htm
accessdate = 2008-01-18
]

Bridges

Early corduroy log road bridges,cite web
last = Jefferys,
first =C.W.
last2 = Adamson
first2 = J
title =Saskatchewan: The PICTURE GALLERY of CANADIAN HISTORY Vol. 2: 1763 to 1830. Picture 14.
work = The PICTURE GALLERY of CANADIAN HISTORY Vol. 2 1763 to 1830.
publisher = Rootsweb Saskatchewan Gen Web
date =, 1945 republished 4-May-2000
url =http://www.rootsweb.com/~cansk/picture/picture14.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] and rail bridges were the precursors to vehicular traffic bridges.The Qu’Appelle, Long Lake and Saskatchewan Railway Company built a railway bridge in 1890 at Saskatoon crossing the South Saskatchewan River.cite web
url =http://www.saskatoon.ca/org/city_history/index.asp
title = City of Saskatoon - City Council - City History
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] Saskatoon is termed the "The City of Bridges".cite web
title =SASKATCHEWAN COMMUNITIES - the cities (a brief history)
url =http://wblrd.sk.ca/~gregory/sask/skcities.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] By 1908, another two railway bridges were constructed in Saskatoon, the McDonald or CP Railway Bridge and the Grand Trunk or CN Railway Bridge. The Traffic Bridge, a truss bridge opened October 10, 1907, as the first vehicle bridge in Saskatoon. [http://www.saskatoon.ca/org/city_history/river/traffic.asp City History—Riveredge] Opening of Traffic Bridge, 1907.]

North Battleford, Swift Current and Nipawin constructed railway bridges.

The Ceepee bridge (later the Borden Bridge) was built 1936 across the North Saskatchewan River between Saskatoon and the Battlefords.cite web
title =1932: Broadway Bridge opens, designed by Dean of Engineering
work = Deo et Patriae: Events in the History of the University of Saskatchewan: 1932
publisher = University of Saskatchewan
url =http://scaa.usask.ca/gallery/uofs_events/articles/1932.php
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] This bridge has been abandoned, and replaced.

In southwest Saskatchewan, near Gull Lake, North Battleford,cite web
title =Abandoned Bridges on the Saskatchewan Rivers
url =http://www.saskurbex.prairiepast.com/main/bridges/bridges.htm
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] Scotsguardcite web
title =CBC Saskatchewan - Programs - The Morning Edition - Big Snap Attack
url =http://www.cbc.ca/morningedition/images/bridge2.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] and Outlook are abandoned highway traffic bridges.cite web
title =Panoramio Abandoned Highway Bridge Southwest Saskatchewan
url =http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1931941
accessdate = 2008-01-18
]

In total, there are 3,050 bridges maintained by the Department of Highways in Saskatchewan.cite web
last =Ivanochko
first =Bob
title = Bridges
work = CANADIAN PLAINS RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
publisher = Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
date = 2006
url =http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/bridges.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
]

Airports

Saskatoon featured its inaugural "Air Harbour" in 1913 near the exhibition grounds. The Hudson Bay Slough site established in 1922 became the site for the present air port. The "Department of National Defence, Civil Aviation Branch" requested the City of Saskatoon to establish an airport. Saskatoon Airport was part of the Department of National Defence during the years of World War II and an RCAF training school was established. Trans-Canada Air Lines began 1947. The Saskatoon Airport (YXE) was named the "John G. Diefenbaker Airport" in the official ceremony, June 23, 1993.cite web
title = Airport History
work = Saskatoon Airport Authority
date =
url =http://www.yxe.ca/about/history.php
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] "Roland J. Groome Airfield" is the official designation for the Regina International Airport (YQR) as of August 3, 2005. The Regina Flying Club sought to establish an airport as of 1927, and in 1930 the Regina Municipal Airport was constructed.

Under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP),cite web
last =Chabun
first =Will
title = Aviation
work = CANADIAN PLAINS RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
publisher = Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
date = 2006
url =http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/aviation.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] twenty Service Flying Training Schools (RAF) were established at various Saskatchewan locations in World War II.cite web
last = Kraushaar
first =Clint
title = The RAF comes to Estevan
work = The Estevan Airport: A History to 1988
publisher = Estevan Community Access Project & Estevan Public Library
date = May, 1998
url =http://cap.estevan.sk.ca/community/airport/history/RAFtoEstevan.html
accessdate = 2008-01-18
] Moose Jaw RCAF is home to the aeronautics team, the "Snowbirds".

Airlines offering service to Saskatchewan are Air Canada, WestJet Airlines, Transwest Air, Norcanair Airlines, La Ronge Aviation Services Ltd, La Loche Airways, Osprey Wings Ltd, Buffalo Narrows Airways Ltd, Skyservice Airlines, Île-à-la-Crosse Airways Ltd, Voyage Air, Pronto Airways, Venture Air Ltd, Pelican Narrows Air Service, Jackson Air Services Ltd, and Northern Dene Airways Ltd.cite web
title = Saskatchewan Airlines: Airlines in Saskatchewan, Canada
date = 1994-2008
url =http://saskatchewan.worldweb.com/Transportation/Airlines/
accessdate = 2008-01-18
]

Pipelines

Hiking trails in Saskatchewan

The Trans Canada Trail is a trail traversing every province across Canada. Citation
title =The Trans Canada Trail
url =http://www.tctrail.ca/home.php
accessdate = 2008-01-22
] Across Saskatchewan are a variety of trails, hiking, cross country ski trails, Citation
title =Cross Country Saskatchewan
url =http://www.crosscountrysask.ca/trails.html
accessdate = 2008-01-22
] and snowmobile or skidoo trails. Citation
title =Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association
url =http://www.sasksnowmobiling.sk.ca/
accessdate = 2008-01-22
] Hiking or backpacking trails abound across Saskatchewan, the most notable is the hike into Grey Owl's Cabin within the Prince Albert National park. Citation
title =Virtual Saskatchewan - A Hike to Grey Owl's Cabin
url =http://www.virtualsk.com/current_issue/grey_owl.html
accessdate = 2008-01-22
] Skytrail, is Canada's Longest Pedestrian Bridge which is located in the Outlook & District Regional Park. Citation
title =Welcome to Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada
date =Town of Outlook
year =2006
url =http://www.town.outlook.sk.ca/park.htm
accessdate = 2007-09-04
] The Saskatchewan Trails Association brings together information for trail enthusiasts of all forms hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, skiers, ski-dooers or canoeists. Citation
title =Saskatchewan Trails Association
url =http://www.sasktrails.ca/links.php
accessdate = 2007-09-04
] The Three Rivers Trail Association (TRTA) is developing interpretative trails between the Arm River, the Qu'Appelle River and the South Saskatchewan Rivers. Citation
title =The Three Rivers Trail Association
url =http://craik.ca/trta/
accessdate = 2007-09-04
] The Meewasin Authority has constructed and maintained a series of walking trails along the South Saskatchewan River banks in Saskatoon. Citation
title =Meewasin
url =http://www.meewasin.com/facilities/trail/
accessdate = 2007-09-04
]

See also

*List of Saskatchewan provincial highways
*Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
*Numbered highways in Canada
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*Roads in Saskatchewan
*

References

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