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Named after the iconic Mis-sask-quah-toomina, the Cree word for red berries famous in this area. Saskatoon is a must visit destination to take in art, food, nature; with some surprises hidden up its sleeves. A vibrant city with rich culture, #Toon has something to offer everyone in your travel party.
Take a hike along the cranberry flats, located near Meewasin Valley. This 2.9-kilometer trail features a beautiful river and year-round use. Check it out during the winter but don't forget your snowshoes!
The Dead Sea is famous for its powerful healing properties and beautiful views; however, Jordan may be a bit far for some to travel. Did you know, Canada has its very own Dead Sea? Little Manitou Lake, 90 minutes away from downtown Saskatoon offers a floating paradise in the Canadian prairies. This lake is filled with minerals which boasts a rejuvenating experience, try some of the lakes natural mud as a face mask and let us know about your #swooperience.
You cannot visit Saskatoon without trying its namesake, the delicious red saskatoon berry. Visit this family-owned picking operation to grab some of the best local berries. Don't limit yourself to just the famous berry, try out some other varieties such as sea buckthorn, black currant, and raspberries.
Started as a food truck in 2014 and can now be found along the iconic Broadway Avenue. The demand for Ace's old school burgers and fries was so high they set down roots, or bricks rather to become a permanent fixture in #toon, don't miss out on their signature spicy Ace burger when you are in town.
Located in the heart of Saskatoon and certainly the place to go to experience the vibe of the city. This tiny brewery is known for its traditional craft and offers creative choices for every taste. We recommend the Lavender Menace, designed for International Women’s Day as part of the #unitebrew project.
Who could go wrong with a picnic? Hit up the local farmers market any time year-round to grab a delicious snack and head to the local park or along the south Saskatchewan River for some excellent people watching. This market is open on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sundays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and not only has a great selection of local vegetables and berries but also has some amazing crafts available.
Take a stroll along the Canadian Broadway Ave, this foundation of downtown Saskatoon reflects the dynamic and lively personality of its locals. With art, coffee, and fantastic shopping. This is a must visit staple in Saskatchewan.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park provides a link to the past which has only just begun to be uncovered. This archaeological site has artefacts dating back years before the great pyramids in Egypt. This unique park, a short distance from the core of Saskatoon; provides hints into the spiritual, cultural, and everyday life of ancient peoples. The Medicine wheel that remains is a testament to the peoples who lived in the Treaty 6 area and should not be missed.
This festival has been running for four years now and is an amazing interactive experience. Visit during September to partake in the free pancake breakfast while watching the jigging competition and checking out the market.
For some holiday magic head to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park. For 23 years running, the park will be lit up for one of the best light shows in Canada. Visit nightly from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm between November 19 and January 9, 2022. This year, you can enjoy the lights from the warmth of your car while on tour.
About a 15-minute drive from downtown, hidden within the grounds of the Forestry Farm Park; is this fantastic little zoo. The animals who make a home here are primarily Canadian wildlife who have been rescued and cannot be released into the wild. You can even adopt a critter to help support conservation of Canada wildlife.
Take a cruise along through the Weewasin Valley to take in the prairie sky and night life. During the Labour Day weekend, you can take a special trip and have front row seats to the Nutrien Fireworks Festival.
Author: Stephanie Delaney