The Ministry supports, celebrates and helps build pride in Saskatchewan. The Ministry's strategic focus is on tourism enhancement, quality of life and economic growth. The Ministry works with diverse groups and communities to: enhance the province's cultural, artistic, recreational and social life; promote excellence in the arts, culture, heritage and sport; and to support a vibrant and growing arts and cultural community. The Ministry supports and promotes Saskatchewan tourism, manages and enhances Saskatchewan's provincial parks system, conserves ecosystems and cultural resources and provides recreation and interpretive opportunities for park visitors.
Our Mission Statement
To enhance economic growth and support quality of life by managing the provincial parks system and providing recreation, sport, heritage and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors.
Parks, Culture and Sport (PCS) works with all ministries and agencies to support the achievement of Government's goals and to work towards a secure and prosperous Saskatchewan. The Ministry has identified six strategies to help guide its planning, policy and program delivery and to align with Government's commitments, vision and goals:
Service Delivery System
The PCS head office is in Regina with satellite offices in La Ronge, Meadow Lake, Melfort, Melville, Moose Jaw, Pierceland, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Swift Current and The Battlefords. In addition, the ministry has many offices located in provincial parks throughout Saskatchewan.
Parks, culture and sport are sources of pride in our province and are inextricably part of our robust tourism sector. Together, this mix creates a unique ‘sense of place' which has created a distinctive character for Saskatchewan. Capitalizing on this proud and unique identity, PCS works toward securing Saskatchewan's future as a great place to live, to visit and to do business.
The Ministry supports, celebrates and builds pride in Saskatchewan. The Ministry's strategic focus is on quality of life and economic growth. The Ministry works with diverse groups and communities to enhance the Province's cultural, artistic, recreational and social life; promote excellence in the arts, culture, heritage and sport; and support a vibrant and growing arts and cultural community. The Ministry manages and enhances Saskatchewan's provincial parks system, conserves ecosystems and cultural resources, and provides recrational and interpertive opportunites for park visitors.
Parks Service: This division is responsible for planning, managing and operating the provincial park system which includes 1.4 million hectares in 195 land parcels (34 provincial parks, 8 historic sites, 24 protected areas and 129 recreation sites) distributed throughout the province. The general purpose of each tract of park land is set out by its classification under The Parks Act. The Parks Service partners with the Ministry of Environment, the Saskatchewan Regional Parks Association and other stakeholders to support the provincial, regional and urban park systems throughout the province.
Culture and Heritage: This division provides leadership to advance the arts, culture and heritage sector. The division administers The Heritage Property Act which protects and conserves archaeological, palaeontological and built-heritage resources. It is also responsible for coordinating policy and delivering programs in partnership with SaskCulture Inc., the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation and other stakeholders. The division is responsible for the operation of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM). The RSM collects, preserves, exhibits and studies Saskatchewan's natural, cultural and palaeontological history. Under The Royal Saskatchewan Museum Act, the RSM also assumes stewardship responsibility for protecting and preserving archaeological and palaeontological objects under the ownership of the crown.
Sport, Recreation and Stewardship: This division provides oversight and accountability services with respect to public responsibility for the lottery system and the Lottery Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. It is responsible for stewardship and working in partnership on the governance of the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) which provides grants to initiatives that enhance human development and community vitality. The division provides leadership, consultation and policy development to advance sport and recreation in partnership with its delivery partners Sask Sport Inc., the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association and other stakeholders.