Saskatoon

Overview

Known as Bridge City, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan and the location of the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. Saskatoon’s rich culture has largely been preserved by the Aboriginal people who make up nearly 10 per cent of the city's population 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 Mendel Art Gallery that houses a permanent collection of over 500 works. 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.

Travelling with the whole family? Plan a visit to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park Zoo – a distinct prairie experience complete with mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and even fish. 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 – from camping, swimming and picnicking to canoeing, fishing and birdwatching.

Saskatoon is a fantastic destination for:

  • outdoor adventure
  • golf

Airport served by: YXE

Destination basics

Home to hot summers and cold winters, Saskatoon experiences a wide range of temperatures as the seasons change. Summer highs generally fall in the mid 20s C, although it can get as hot as 40 C! But be sure to bring more than just tank tops during the warmer months. Rainy periods and thunderstorms are commonplace here, as are high winds. In the winter, guests will want to bring warm clothes and the full gamut of winter gear (hat, mittens, boots, coat, etc.).

Average monthly temperature and average monthly rainfall diagrams for Saskatoon

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