Qu'Appelle River

The Qu'Appelle River, 430 km long, rises in Lake Diefenbaker and meanders generally east across southern Saskatchewan, joining the Assiniboine River just east of the Manitoba border.

The Qu'Appelle River, 430 km long, rises in Lake Diefenbaker and meanders generally east across southern Saskatchewan, joining the Assiniboine River just east of the Manitoba border. The broad, tranquil river valley is rich agricultural land, and is famous for the berries that grow on the moist, north-facing slopes. At Fort Qu'Appelle the river widens into a chain of pleasant lakes bordered by parks. The charming name comes from a Cree legend. A young man heard someone call his name as he crossed one of the valley lakes. He replied, "Who calls?" (Qu'appelle), but only his echo answered. He realized later it was his bride-to-be, calling him at the instant of her death.