6. Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan
If you thought that Saskatchewan was all wheat fields and endless plains, think again. This prairie province is a prime summer cottage destination with over 100,000 refreshing lakes and rivers. When the temperatures soar and the sunny days grow long, residents and tourists head to Regina Beach, Katepwa Beach or north to the Prince Albert National Park area. Located just a few hours north of Saskatoon, the Waskesiu Wilderness Region is home to several of the province’s most alluring lakes: Emma, Anglin, Christopher and Candle – as well as 3,875 square kilometres of protected boreal forests, parkland and trails. Cottages, cabins, houseboats and resorts welcome visitors with plenty of summer activities (boating, horseback riding, kayaking, wildlife viewing) as well as more laid back pursuits such as spa days and fine dining.