This cosmopolitan city is proud of its multicultural heritage, and residents are active throughout the year and enjoy all four seasons with festivals, special events and a rich offering of the arts, culture, sports and recreation.
Known as Bridge City, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan and the location of the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. The city’s rich culture has largely been preserved by the Aboriginal people and through sites like Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Batoche National Heritage Site and Fort Carlton Provincial Park.
Saskatoon is also home to a lively arts and entertainment community, along with scores of festivals and events, performing arts, museums and galleries. Art enthusiasts will love the permanent collection of over 500 works at the Mendel Art Gallery that houses. Then there’s TCU Place in Midtown Plaza, which plays host to numerous concerts and theatrical performances throughout the year.
For those who enjoy spending time outdoors, a trip to the fantastic Meewasin Valley Trail offers endless opportunities to explore the South Saskatchewan River. Paved pathways offer miles of great cycling, jogging and walking. You’ll also find seven golf courses spread throughout the city, offering challenging play for players of all skill levels.
For a daytrip, head to Beaver Creek Conservation Area. This large expanse of preserved land is an accredited wildlife site with many nature trails worth exploring. Blackstrap and Pike Lake Provincial Parks are also available for all sorts of activities, such as camping, swimming and picnicking.