Big Muddy Valley, Saskatchewan
With its vast terrain and history of harboring bandits, Big Muddy Valley exudes a mysterious and captivating atmosphere. Formed by ancient glacial melts, the valley is a sea of sturdy cacti, dramatic cliffs, plunging sandstone ravines and mystifying aboriginal stone effigies. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these isolated badlands were often traversed by bank robbers and thieves smuggling horses across the US border. With many caves acting as convenient hideouts, the badlands are said to have sheltered the likes of Dutch Henry, Sam Kelly and the Sundance Kid.