The Prairies are Canada's breadbasket, three geometrically-shaped provinces which in addition to the wide-open expanses of flat prairie land also collectively include mountains, hills, lakes, shoreline, and metropolitan cities.
The Prairies are a spread over three Canadian provinces: Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta.
English is the predominant language across the Prairies, but there are numerous francophone communities as well as other linguistic minorities. Services are most commonly provided solely in English, though national parks generally have both English and French resources.
The best way to travel in the Prairies is by car. The Prairies are served by Highway No 1 and 16 from west to east.
There are also buses and the VIA services in Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton
Transit in the largest cities is good and it is not necessary to have a car, but in other places it is recommended.
In Saskatchewan, there tends to be more crime, in particular, Saskatoon SK does have many homeless beggars, etc.
In Manitoba, crime is fair, but still use caution. In Winnipeg, areas around Portage Avenue and Main St. should be avoided AT NIGHT.
In Alberta, crime is pretty o.k. Crime is dealt with pretty good, but some areas such as Victoria Park in Calgary and Whyte Avenue in Edmonton are prone to crime at nighttime.