The Town of Porcupine Plain is located on Highway 23, in the Northeast Parkland adjacent to Greenwater Lake Provincial Park. Rich agricultural land, rolling hills, mixed forest, and numerous lakes make this one of the most beautiful areas in the Province!
Nestled within the Porcupine Provincial Forest, and just a short drive from Greenwater Lake Provincial Park, the Town of Porcupine Plain is a nature lover’s dream! While Porcupine Plain’s main industry is agriculture, the Town is also a four-season tourism destination. The Town offers ample opportunity to get outside and explore nature – enjoy a scenic hike or lounge on the beach at nearby Greenwater Lake; relish quality time with family and friends while quadding, fishing, and ice fishing; or take in the beautiful landscape while cross-country skiing. The area also boasts some of the best moose, elk, and whitetail deer hunting found anywhere! The local snowmobile club grooms over 100 miles of pristine snowmobile trails, which connect to the groomed trails of Hudson Bay, Kelvington, Lintlaw, and Greenwater Lake Provincial Park, for an unforgettable snowmobiling experience.
Porcupine Plain is truly Nature’s Gift!
News & Notices
Health Services in Porcupine Plain
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is pleased to announce the addition of a third physician position in Porcupine Plain. This is part of an overall strategy for stabilizing emergency services in the community. This strategy also includes securing locum coverage where there are temporary gaps in physician coverage, piloting a new Virtual Physician (VP) program, and capitalizing on incentive programs to attract the required staff for stable 24-hour per day emergency coverage.
For more information, please visit the SHA website.
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Albino Robin Spotted in Porcupine Plain
In April 2023, Don Forbes spotted an “albino” robin in Porcupine Plain.
The lack of pigment in feathers – called leucism or albinism – seems to occur more often in robins than in most other birds. However, this finding is still quite rare, with the condition affecting only about one out of every 30,000 robins! Albino birds completely lack the natural pigment known as melanin; leucistic birds, on the other hand, produce melanin but can’t deposit it into their feathers. Fully albino robins will also have red or pink eyes, while leucistic birds will still have their normal coloured eyes. Leucistic birds may even have partial leucism resulting in a “pied” or mottled appearance.
Don Forbes, who has been birdwatching for 80 years, showed the writer an image from the 1970s of a partially white robin. His finding this spring, however, is his first time spotting a fully white robin!