A Town You Weren’t Thinking About

Saskatoon

10 great things to do in Canada’s Saskatchewan province

Saskatoon is a wonderful city in Canada, not often thought of when visitors come here. But that’s a mistake! It’s beautiful and friendly and fun.

 

Also, apparently, the city has the rare magical power of knowing the future! This is from Tourism Saskatoon’s websiteTourism Saskatoon is thrilled to announce that following a month-long contest by USA Today in June 2018, Saskatoon was named as the 4th most travel-worthy destination in Canada.

 

 

10  Take a walk along the South Saskatchewan River

 

No matter the season, walking paths allow you to meander and ponder life’s mysteries.

 

 

9  Enjoy browsing the variety of secondhand shops

 

From books to clothes, antiques to curiosities, Saskatoon has many from which to choose.

 

 

8  Tour around the University of Saskatchewan 

 

With plenty of museums, galleries, agriculture and architecture, the U of S is filled with nooks and crannies to engage the senses. usask.ca

 

 

7  Shop at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market

 

There are dozens of vendors from which to choose: Restaurants, fudge and pastries, jewelry and clothing to name but a few. You could lose hours here. saskatoonfarmersmarket.com

 

 

6  Stroll around the Forestry Farm and Zoo. 

 

From the hundreds of trees and shrubs to the animals in habitats, the Forestry Farm is sure to delight. In December, the Festival of Lights is a breathtaking way to celebrate the season. saskatoon.ca

 

 

5  Browse the Berry Barn

 

Not just for the Saskatoon berry pie! There are other treats and gifts that feature the unique prairie flair. berrybarn.ca

 

 

4 Explore the Delta Bessborough Hotel 

 

This historic building, located on the Saskatchewan River, looks like a fairytale castle. Locals refer to it as “The Bess” and if you’re looking to stay where the who’s who have slept in Saskatoon, this is the place. marriott.com

 

 

3  Gardenscapes at Prairieland Park 

 

This is the non-official beginning of spring in the city. There are always activities for the kiddos, workshops for gardeners of every level, and magnificent displays of flowers, trees, garden ideas. As an added bonus, all of the plants used for the weekend are auctioned off on Sunday evening! gardenscapeshow.ca

 

 

2  In summer, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan should not be missed

 

This delightful annual offering has been a favorite of tourists and hometown audiences for years. shakespearesask.com

 

 

1  Visit Wanuskewin Heritage Park  

 

It’s an amazing and breathtaking spot to learn about the First Nation’s Culture in the area, plants, and for overnight camping with a guide. wanuskewin.com