Lake Diefenbaker is the perfect place to unfurl a sail, dip a paddle in the water or catch a wake behind your boat. It's huge and at 220 km long, you're not going to be fighting traffic or having to turn the boat around every 15 minutes. The quality of the water is fantastic as well. The lake is deep and the water flows through the dams at either end. The end result is clean, clear water.
Chief Whitecap Waterway- Saskatchewan's Premier Trans Canada Trail Blueway! This July and August, Stand-Up Paddleboards will be available to rent from the Danielson Provincial Park Visitor Center (Gardiner Dam Visitor Center). With over 130 km of water to paddle on and various entry and exit sites, this makes the CWW accessible to people of various skill levels. Set your paddle into the water and set off into your own adventure! For more information, please phone 306.867.7312 or visit www.chiefwhitecapwaterway.ca.
Hitchcock Hideaway- Available to rent is a 15’ fishing boat with three person capacity, 25 hp tiller, fish finder and electric trolling motor. The second boat is a 21’ Suntracker fishing barge with 13 person capacity, 90hp outboard, live well, four fishing chairs, and fish finder. Available from May1st to September 30th. Reservations must be made 24hrs in advance. For more information or to book, please contact: 1.877.442.6259 or visit their website: www.hitchcocks.ca.
Sask Landing Marina- The 110 slip full service marina is located at Sask Landing Provincial Park and offers boat fuel, boat septic pumpout and potable water on the main pier. Anchor Marine has two 22’ and one 20’ Pontoon Boat available as well as one 16’ Fishing Boat and 17’ Fishing Boat both with 25 hp tiller. Also paddle boards, knee boards, water skis, kayaks and life jacket rentals also available. For more information or to book, please call 306.375.2822 or visit their website: www.sasklandingmarina.ca
Lakeside Marina- This 150 slip full service marina is located at Elbow on the east end of Lake Diefenbaker and offers boat rentals, fuel, bait and confectionary. Lakeside Marina offers two 16.5 ft fishing boats and one 24ft pontoon boat. For more information or to book, please call 306.854.2211.
Prairle Lake Vacations- Ride in style with one of their house boats! The Betty Lou is available to rent as a fully escorted sightseeing tour or "You can be the captain" and take your friends and family out for a beautiful day on the lake. The Palliser Queen is available to rent with the capacity of up to 19 people. This fully equipped houseboat comes with all the bells and whistles: hot tub, full kitchen, showers, toilets, bathtub, bbq and so much more! Can you say FUN? New this summer, they will be offering fishing boat rentals by the day! For more information, please check out their website. www.prairielakevacations.com
Sailboats are not an image typically associated with the prairies but you'll spot quite a few on Lake Diefenbaker. The size of the lake and the nearly perfect average wind conditions are ideal for day trips or multi-day excursions on your sailboat, or a fun afternoon on your windsurfing board. Lake Diefenbaker is also ideal for wakeboarding, tubing and waterskiing. You'll be able to find a spot of your own and really stretch the legs on your motor thanks to all the room on the lake. There are three full service marinas located on Lake Diefenbaker with equipment and slips for rent or purchase
Please see below for more information on these facilities.
Lakeside Marina Located in the Village of Elbow
Please follow these three simple steps to help protect Saskatchewan Waters:
1. CLEAN and INSPECT the watercraft, trailer, equipment and all gear that made contact with the water.
Remove all visible plants, animals and mud. Scrub/scrape grainy surfaces that feel like sandpaper, as this could be young mussels too small to see.
Wash, scrub or rinse using high pressure, hot tap water preferably 50 degrees (120 degrees F) away from storm drains, ditches and waterways.
2. DRAIN all on board water from the motor, livewell, bilge and ballast tanks. Flush with hot tap water away from storm drains, ditches and waterways. Then leave plugs out during transport and storage
3. DRY your watercraft, equipmtn and all related gear completely, preferably for at least five days while leaving compartments open to dry.
> Remember to DISPOSE of all unwanted bait in the trash. Never release leftover leeches or crayfish, aquarium pets, plants or water into our lakes, rivers or wetlands. For more information, please visit Saskatchewan Environment.
There are also numerous boat launches available in addition to the marinas. See below for a downloadable map listing the locations of Marinas and Boat launches that is compatible with smartphones and GPS devices