Wakaw is a small town northeast of Saskatoon. Wakaw is in hilly partially forested country east of the South Saskatchewan River and is part of the aspen parkland biome, and fosters a large focus on ecotourism. Wakaw is a Cree word meaning “crooked”, the name being taken from nearby Wakaw Lake and applied to the town. The resort village of Wakaw Lake is located on the lake of the same name and has numerous cabins the are occupied seasonally and year-round.
Wakaw is 90 km (56 mi) northeast of Saskatoon and 66 km (41 mi) south of Prince Albert. It is served by Highway 2, Highway 41 and Highway 312.
- Wakaw Heritage Museum, 316 1st Street S, ☏+1 306-233-4223. Early-July to mid-September: F-M 1-4PM, Long Weekends F-M 10AM-4PM. (updated Jan 2021)
- 1 Wheatland Express Excursion Train, Railway Ave & Main St, Wakaw; or 1st Ave & Main St, Cudworth, ☏+1 306-233-3068, toll-free: +1-833-233-3068, ✉email@example.com. An excursion and event passenger train that operates between the communities of Cudworth and Wakaw. Features onboard guides and an array of characters and musicians. Passengers can also enjoy prairie-inspired menus with locally sourced ingredients on the round-trip journey. (updated Jan 2021)
- 1 Wakaw Lake Regional Park (1.8 km (1.1 mi) N on Hwy 2, then 11.2 km (7.0 mi) E), ☏+1 306-233-5744, ✉firstname.lastname@example.org. Located on the north shore of Wakaw Lake. Park amenities include a large picnic area, a gazebo available to rent, small picturesque church, excellent sandy beach with beach volleyball, playground and activities including, golf course, fishing and mini golf. The park also offers a concession, store, licensed dining, fish filleting shack, canoe/kayak/paddleboat rentals and boat refueling station. (updated Jan 2021)