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With more days of sunlight annually than any other Canadian city, Saskatoon is a year-round destination that is beloved by inhabitants and visitors alike. This city is an integral part of the prairie province of Saskatchewan and is home to a host of activities that will capture the imagination.

Located on the shore of the South Saskatchewan River, lovers of the outdoors will feel at home here. Ramble along the Meewasin trail which snakes alongside the river or visit one of the scenic provincial parks to enjoy a host of outdoor activities including hiking, boating and swimming. For those who enjoy a more leisurely pace of life, the city is full of leafy parks where you can take advantage of the famous sunshine.

Booking your trip to discover Saskatoon has never been easier with Canada Travel Specialists. Your personal advisor can tailor-make any itinerary to reflect your tastes; plus, with our low deposits and flexible holiday payment plans, you are already one step close to the adventure of a lifetime.

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Things To Do in Saskatoon

1. Discover the Western Development Museum

1910 Boomtown will take visitors back in time, capturing the bustling atmosphere of a typical prairie settlement. Daily life is portrayed in the reconstructed buildings, from the general store to the blacksmiths. Fascinating exhibits are also part of the Western Development Museum, covering over 100 years of the region’s history.

2. Indulge at the Black Fox Farm and Distillery

A treasure within the province, this in-farm distillery produces award-wining spirits and hosts regular tasting events to share their incredible produce with visitors. Make sure you purchase a couple of handcrafted bottles home to enjoy long after you head home.

3. Explore Batouche National Park

Absorb the history of Saskatoon with a visit to Batouche National Park. Ride the shuttle or rent a canoe and explore the waters, taking you on a journey through time as you learn about life on the banks of the river for a 19th Century settler. We recommend you make the most of your scenic surroundings. Pitch a tent and wild camp for a few days, allowing yourself to really become in tune with nature.

4. Ukrainian Museum of Canada

Integral to Canada’s multicultural history, this museum is dedicated to the many settlers from Ukraine in the province through artefacts, archives and first-hand accounts of life as an immigrant. Located in vibrant downtown Saskatoon, many of the items are over 100 years old and provide a glance into Canada’s past.

5. Go to the Barn Playhouse

Open in the summer months weekly from Wednesday until Sunday, this entertainment centre is home to plays and concerts in the warmer evenings. You will also find a variety of food booths and traditional music during your visit. The Barn Playhouse provides the perfect day out for all the family.

Places to Eat in Saskatoon

1. Ayden’s Kitchen and Bar

If you love stylish cocktails, delicious food and modern décor, Ayden’s Kitchen and Bar is the eatery for you. Ran by ‘Top Chef’ 2011 champion Ayden McKay, here you will learn just why he took home the title as you sample his internationally inspired comfort food. The menu is simple, reasonably priced and uses only the best produce available.

2. Saskatoon Station Place

Enjoy an unforgettable fine dining experience at Saskatoon Station Place as you spend your evening in an old-fashioned rail car. Enjoy one of the many signature cocktails on offer with their Greek-inspired Canadian fare.

3. Touch of Ukraine

This casual café offers visitors the treat of Ukrainian food - buffet style – in the heart of Saskatoon. We recommend you try the perogies – boiled or friend, this is as authentic as Ukrainian cuisine can get.

4. Food Trucks

Found across the city in the summer months, the food truck culinary scene in Saskatoon is ever on the rise. Check out the online ‘snack map’ to track down the varied cuisine available on every street corner. Our favourites are Rebel Melt for sublime grilled sandwiches, Yummtruck for a collection of sweet and savoury treats and Hawaiian Shave Ice for a popular dessert you will never forget.

5. Odd Couple

Odd Couple is a renowned Asian fusion restaurant that will tickle your taste buds and engage all of your senses. Visit this casual spot and enjoy traditional Canadian cuisine with a unique Asian twist - with options for all dietary requirements from gluten-free to vegan, even the fussiest diners will be happy. Delicacies on the menu include bacon fried rice, tomato pad Thai and a pear and maple walnut salad.

Top Tips for Visiting Saskatoon

1. Fish on the Lake

As the home of over 100,000 lakes, Saskatchewan is the ideal province to explore Canada’s natural waters. If you like to fish, this is the perfect location to sharpen your skills and try to catch some Canadian produce.

2. Attend a Festival

Saskatoon hosts around 65 festivals each year – 40 of which take place in the hot summer months. Experience this electrifying cultural hub for yourself and plan your visit around one of these eclectic events – just make sure you book your accommodation in advance as rooms tend to sell out quickly.

3. Cruise the Prairie Lilly

See the city from the water and learn about the past, present and future of Saskatoon on a cruise along the Prairie Lilly. We recommend taking a cruise at sunset for panoramic views of the city skyline. For those with a taste for the finer things in life, you can enjoy canapes, brunch or whiskey tastings onboard.

4. Explore Saskatoon’s Broadway

Perfect to discover on foot, Saskatoon’s Broadway district is packed full of artisan coffee shops, speciality retailers and a variety of dining options. This district promises to offer the ultimate urban village experience; we recommend you check out some of the live entertainment at one of the many venues that dot the street.

5. Visit the Berry Barn

Located just 10 minutes from Saskatoon, The Berry Barn is your opportunity to sample the best of the prairie province’s local produce. Sample the famous Saskatoon berries and enjoy a delicious meal in the dining room. In particular, we recommend sampling the classic mushroom cheddar chowder and the Saskatoon Berry Chicken Wings. Once you have had your fill, head to the gift shop and purchase an edible souvenir to enjoy long after you head home.