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14 ideas to do during the May Long Weekend

The May long weekend (also known as Victoria Day) is the unofficial kick-off of summer activities! Whether you're in the mood to relax or party, here is a list of 14 things to do during the weekend.

Outdoor Activities

Play a round (or two) of golf: We have a golf course for you, from urban nine-hole courses like Hidden Valley Golf and Resort to lush and sophisticated fairways like Golf Kenosee in Moose Mountain Provincial Park. Book your tee time now to avoid disappointment.

Go camping: We have the perfect campsite from car camping to the backcountry and everything in between. Reservations at the famous Moose Mountain Provincial Park may be hard to secure this close to the long weekend, but further south at Moose Creek Campsite boasts a secluded suite of campsites, including gorgeous waterfront sites. Hardy campers will appreciate the peaceful backcountry at Roche Percee campground.

Go stargazing: It's hard to believe that southeastern Saskatchewan is a place so serene that the skies are very much like they were 100s of years ago. Grab a blanket and some snacks and take any backroad away from the city to watch the sky dance.

Build sandcastles at the beach: If you're more of a day tripper, grab your kiddos, a sand bucket and shovel and head to Woodlawn Regional Park, 15 kms south of Estevan. It sits on Boundary Dam reservoir, the lake that never freezes and has the perfect sand to make a sandcastle.

Sightseeing and Tours

Go skydiving: Kick off summer by crossing this must-try off your bucket list. Skydive South Sask is your go-to when visiting Southeastern Saskatchewan.

Take a ghost walk…if you dare: Haunted Walks of Radville is a bone-chilling walk through the city's historic streets. Your guide tells ghost stories during your stroll and we've heard of ghost sightings too!

Visit a museum: No matter your interests, a museum in Southeastern Saskatchewan will capture your imagination. Learn about the region's rum-running history in Estevan or step back into account at Cannington Manor Provincial Historic Park with the first European settlers of the area.

Charter a fishing boat:  Fish are plentiful on Rafferty Reservoir and Ralph from Priaire Pro Outfitters knows how to catch them. They have a fishing academy for new anglers, or you can charter a boat for guided fishing tours. They'll even clean the fish for you and show you how to cook it!

Entertainment, Culture & Heritage

Indulge in retail therapy: Each town and city has its own unique collection of shops. Downtown Carlyle boasts upscale retailers and niche boutiques. Expect to find stores full of perfectly curated vintage goods and candy shops in Radville. Wawota and Moosomin have lovely stores with everything from luxe kitchen wares and designer furniture.

Catch a concert or live theatre: The place to be this long weekend is the region's pubs and bistros or cafés, where local talent takes to the mic!  

Go antiquing:  You'll find garage sales in most neighbourhoods in the spring. Residents have started their spring cleaning and are ready for you to find the perfect gem at a great price. If it's genuine antiques you have your eye on, make a stop in Arcola at Kevin Paton Antiques.

Food & Drink

Pack a picnic of local food: On Saturday, go to a farmers' market and pack a picnic lunch of local food, such as bread, cheeses, honey, fruit and vegetables. The Red Barn Market is the largest and most well-known open-air market in the region, and  Weyburn, Estevan and Moosomin all have markets that are a short walking distance from parks where you can sit down and enjoy sunshine in.

Dine out with endless options everywhere: Southeast Saskatchewan is a culinary gem. We're serious about food here, with chefs often sourcing local ingredients paired with local food, ciders and wines.

Go for ice cream: In Estevan, grab a cone at KoN Artisan Ice Cream, the region's most popular ice cream shop, featuring fresh homemade flavours made with natural cream. Try the enormous sundaes at Friends Iceland or grab a cone after a day on the beach at Alison's park store in Kenosee.

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