Local Area Features
Blackstrap Lake is a 10 mile long, man-made lake developed in the 1960s for irrigation purposes. Water levels are maintained at a constant level through a canal linked from the Saskatchewan River. This keeps its water fresh. Over the years this lake has become one of Saskatchewan’s hot spots for recreational activities; boating, tubing, wake boarding, skiing, windsurfing, sailing, snowmobiling, and year round fishing.
Recreational living within commuting distance of Saskatoon.
Blackstrap Provincial Park
Blackstrap Provincial Park is home the man-made mountain, built for the 1971 Canadian Winter Games.
The park also is home to:
- Public beaches
- Camping sites
- Boat launching facilities
- Cycling trails
- Cross country skiing trails
Blackstrap Lake has excellent fishing both summer and winter, stocked with Pike, Pickerel, Walleye, and Perch. An annual fishing derby allows you the additional fun and opportunity to meet fellow Blackstrap enthusiast.
The Midnight Sun Estates area is full of wildlife and opportunities for the photographer in all of us. Keep your eye out for elk, moose, or deer with their fawn as they make their way through your yard to the lake edge. Bird enthusiasts will love the wide array of bluebirds, meadowlarks, robins, hawks, eagles, and everyone’s favorite the pelicans.
Midnight Sun Estates development is just walking distance to Pitts Golf Course. This 9-hole course is located along the lake edge offering breathtaking views, is challenging yet suitable for both the beginner and the experienced golfer. An annual golf tournament is held, giving another opportunity to have fun competition while meeting fellow Blackstrap residents.
Hole in the Wall
This revered Peruvian 5 star restaurant is located just 1 km south of Midnight Sun Estates. Perfect for those romantic dinners, family gatherings, or company functions. Hole in the Wall also offer classes for those interested in enriching their own home dining.
Midnight Sun Estates is located just 6 miles east of Dundurn Elementary School. Known for their exceptional reading programs, it is the perfect place to have your children build a strong educational foundation.
Hanley Composite High School offers an excellent array of both academic and extracurricular activities. The small enrollment of 20-30 students per grade creates a family like setting allowing teachers to give additional one-on-one assistance to their students.
Dakota Dunes Golf Course, Whitecap Casino
Only 20 minutes away on a local road
City of Saskatoon
The city of Saskatoon is just a 20 minute drive away and is Saskatchewan’s largest city. Saskatoon enjoys more hours of sunshine annually than any other Canadian city making it easy to take advantage of the over 400 acres of riverbank trails and parks for hiking and biking or a round of golf at one of the 7 challenging courses.
Attractions in an around Saskatoon include Wanuskewin Heritage Park, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, many art galleries and the symphony. With exciting nightlife, eclectic dining and the trendy Broadway shopping district, Saskatoon is one of the hottest cities in Canada.