8. Big Muddy Badlands, Sask.
Due to its close proximity to the U.S. border, Saskatchewan’s Big Muddy Badlands served as an escape route and hideout for various American outlaws during the 1890s. Secretive caves, deep ravines, and ceremonial circles dot the land that falls under the shadows of the 70-metre high Castle Butte, a huge rock formation left behind from the Ice Age. Today, tourists can immerse themselves in the history of Canada’s Native People, the Northwest Mounted Police and the cunning desperados who once roamed the Big Muddy Badlands. Organized tours depart from the town of Coronach.
(Photo © Tourism Saskatchewan/Douglas E. Walker)