Candle Lake featured in Expedia blog

Candle Lake is one of 12 locations featured in an list celebrating the best of the prairies.

The location was chosen for its beaches, it’s purple sand beaches, to be exact.

“It may not have the ocean, but Saskatchewan still has some of Canada’s most beautiful beaches,” the article says.

It talks about how purple sand beaches are formed, as the result of granite particles carved out by glaciers carried to beaches across the province.

The resort town of Candle Lake is also mentioned, with shout outs to the golf and country club, Quincy’s Corner and the Timberland Gallery.

“Saskatchewan’s purple sand beaches really caught our eye as a unique – and beautiful – attraction,” writer Carolyn Albee said in an emailed statement.

“We looked at several locations that have them, but Candle Lake stood out thanks to its secluded, yet accessible, location and plenty of convenient amenities right in town. We also thought that Candle Lake was simply the prettiest!”

The 12 reasons to visit the prairies also included three other Saskatchewan locales. The northern Athabasca Sand Dunes, the petrified forest and unique plant life in that area got the number two spot, while two southern locations — Gravelbourg and Mortlach — also made the list.

Gravelbourg was mentioned for its historic architecture, while Mortlach made it because of the Saskatoon Berry festival.

Candle Lake was number seven on the list, though the article said the list was in no particular order.

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