Explore Saskatoon

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View from The James Hotel

Saskatoon is a very welcoming place, with hidden treasures just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re an avid outdoor enthusiast or prefer an urban adventure exploring characterful neighbourhoods, Saskatoon offers year-round unique experiences for every type of traveller. Driven by a youthful energy – the city has the lowest median age in all of Canada – just one visit to Saskatoon will leave you wanting to come back for more. 

A Large City With A Diverse Community

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Saskatoon Pride Parade

With a population that just surpassed 300,000, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan. It is home to a vibrant and diverse LGBT community.

City Exploration By Boat

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Kayaking on the South Saskatchewan River

Saskatoon is a city on the edge of nature. Spanned by seven bridges, the scenic South Saskatchewan River flows right through its center. 80km of trails border the Meewasin River Valley perfect for walking, jogging, biking, bird-watching and people-watching. Get on the water and explore the city by canoe, kayak or paddleboard, or more leisurely on a cruise aboard the Prairie Lily riverboat.

Discover The History

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Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Learn about our roots by exploring the 6000 year old history at the gathering place of the indigenous peoples at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, located just 15 minutes from downtown. Hear the beat of the drums, watch traditional hoop dancing or get an immersive experience by staying overnight in a tipi.

Step back in time at the Western Development Museum, named by Trip Advisor as the top attraction in Saskatchewan. A walk through Boomtown, an indoor replica of buildings as they would have existed in 1910 in the Prairies, will show what life would have been like in Saskatoon in days gone by.

Indulge In The Entertainment 

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Broadway Theatre

Visit the popular Broadway District for local shops and galleries, to hear live music, watch a foreign film or for some excellent places to eat and drink.

Enjoy Shopping Local

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Saskatoon Farmer’s Market

Include a stop in the revitalized hipster neighbourhood of Riversdale. The Saskatoon Farmer’s Market is always bustling with local vendors. Nearby find coffee shops, unique restaurants and an eclectic mix of shops.

Adjacent to Riversdale is the downtown core, which is the heart of the LGBT community. Shopping, restaurants and bars abound. Be sure not to miss a visit to Diva’s or the newly opened LGBT club PINK.

Engage In Arts And Culture

Saskatoon Pride Parade

Saskatoon has a lively arts and culture scene, with festivals and events all year long. The popular Saskatoon Pride Festival takes place June 5-12 2016, and is an annual celebration that fosters pride and raises awareness of LGBT culture. Grab your rainbow flag and join the parade and numerous events around the city during the week-long celebrations.

From the young to the young at heart, there is so much to see and do in Saskatoon.

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