Top 10 Things to do in Saskatoon, Canada

September 9, 2017 Janean Rudisill

Named for the sweet berry that grows wild in the region, Saskatoon boasts various cultural festivals, concerts and sporting events throughout the year. Explore the trails and beaches of Beaver Creek and Cranberry Flats, cross-country ski the Meewasin Valley Trail, check out the city's many galleries and museums, and shop for bargains at Midtown Plaza.
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1. Western Development Museum

2610 Lorne Ave, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 0S6, Canada +1 306-931-1910
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 777 reviews

Western Development Museum

Reviewed By Q4960DBneils - Saskatoon, Canada

Lots to see. Great old time equipment & history of Sask. Great cafe inside as well. Old train engines as well as display of working miniature trainThank you for your kind words! That little train has gone thousands of miles and continues to be a favorite of visitors of all ages.

2. Meewasin Valley

402 3rd Ave S, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3G5, Canada +1 306-975-2476
Excellent
72%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Meewasin Valley

Reviewed By Tucatuca2016 - Saskatoon, Canada

Just a great walk along the Sask river, very well maintained paths, great scenery, some equipment to exercise, always clean and pretty

3. University of Saskatchewan

105 Administration Pl, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A2, Canada +1 306-966-7775
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

University of Saskatchewan

Reviewed By KNCooper - Gananoque, Canada

This University is one of the best in Canada for education. It is also a place of innovation and variety of programming. It was probably one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada due to the Greystone theme of the buildings. But, no longer so as that theme is subdued.

4. Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

1903 Forest Dr, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7S 1G9, Canada +1 306-975-3382
Excellent
43%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 360 reviews

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

Reviewed By Murray W - Calgary

When visiting Saskatoon over the Christmas season, we toured through the Forestry Farm Park as part of the annual Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour. We picked up a group ticket for $10 at Safeway, which allowed us to load up to seven people in our car for the self-guided tour. I had been on this tour years ago and was glad to return as it's become even better over the years. The tour takes a good half an hour as you crawl through the park with your car, and is well worth it. You can also tune into the FM station that plays Christmas music while you drive through the park. It's a great experience for the entire family regardless the age. It was only open from November 18 2017 through January 6 2018 but is highly recommended to anyone who happens to visit Saskatoon over this time period. We will definitely go back next year if we are in Saskatoon for Christmas!

5. Beaver Creek Conservation Area

13km South on Hwy 219, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada +1 306-374-2474
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Beaver Creek Conservation Area

Reviewed By RoboticCanine - Regina, Canada

This is a nice little area just south of Saskatoon. There are several well-maintained trails suitable for various levels (pretty much all family-friendly). You can even feed the chickadees if you want! We saw mink, crayfish, frogs, of course lots of chickadees and other birds... and a little chipmunk that followed us pretty much the whole way! There is a small visitor center with some pretty knowledgeable staff that can answer any questions and provide the sunflower seeds to feed the chickadees. We'll be back next time we're in Saskatoon!

6. Ukrainian Museum of Canada

910 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3H5, Canada +1 306-244-3800
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Ukrainian Museum of Canada

Reviewed By BenLar137 - Calgary, Canada

We weren't sure about visiting this museum, but when we opened the doors to check it out, we were hooked right away. Firstly, the building is nice architecturally speaking. At the entry once you're in they have a really great gift shop, and staff there mentioned they get a lot of visitors who come by just to see what they have. The permanent display is quite good, focussing mainly on costumes and other artifacts of the early immigrants from the Ukraine to Canada. They had two other exhibits, however, that were really very good. One on the art of the famous Ukrainian-Canadian artist William Kurelek, the other on this history of maps of the Ukraine and Eastern Europe - both quite fascinating. We are very happy we decided to go in!

7. PotashCorp Playland at Kinsmen Park

945 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada +1 306-975-3330
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

PotashCorp Playland at Kinsmen Park

Celebrate the magic of play at this fine Saskatoon attraction. Ride the vintage carousel and the Canpotex Train, soar high on the ferris wheel or run free in the water, sand and natural play area. Let moments become memories in the heart of Saskatoon.

Reviewed By Ken B - Hong Kong, China

For only $20, the grandparents and parents can take the baby on the three rides. The new Ferris wheel is a vast improvement on the model from my childhood. You even get a view of the river and the university. The merry-go-round remains a classic for all. The new train is great but somehow, the tunnel (where all the kids used to scream) is missing. Sob!!
Still, it's a great time out on a balmy summer day.

8. Wanuskewin Heritage Park

RR #4, Penner Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7P 0B7, Canada +1 306-931-6767
Excellent
41%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 170 reviews

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Visitors can learn about the culture of the Northern Plains Indians at this historic site, with reenactments of native dances, pow wows and games.

Reviewed By Taylor G - Thunder Bay, Canada

First and foremost, it is important to understand that the primary focus of this facility is to preserve the rich archaeology of the area. It can be done without needing to draw in visitors with a shell of an attraction, but nobody told these folks.
Saskatoon in general is pretty rough when it comes to "Things to do", but I was genuinely looking forward to this highly rated attraction. Boy was I ever disappointed - the front desk clerk was very friendly and genuinely excited for what the grounds had to offer. We were advised to hike around the grounds (not really what we came to do), and explore the exhibit they had inside as well as explore the gift shop and restaurant. We took a short walk outside, the trails are mediocre at best and offer poor to middling views of the surrounding valley - nothing unique here whatsoever.
The exhibit was "closed" by a photographer who was privately doing some kind of preservation work - but this was in a seemingly unofficial capacity; we were asked to come back in 10 minutes, and when we did, she was still occupying the space. When we returned an additional 20 minutes later she had locked the exhibit.
For the love of all that is sacred DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY HERE. It is evident they don't care about providing a top notch experience to visitors, they just want your money while providing as little as possible to obtain it. Mission accomplished for them, I will never be back.
Additionally, as a tour operator myself, I would absolutely never ever in my wildest dreams consider bringing people here - there is not enough to see OR do; we can all sit and imagine the history, the worthwhile attractions give you more to work with to bring that to life. This attraction needs some serious work. I would avoid it when visiting the Saskatoon area. As an added suggestion, Batoche National Historic Site a short drive north is a much better option!

9. Persephone Theatre

100 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0L3, Canada +1 306-384-7727
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Persephone Theatre

Reviewed By TanzlyB - Saskatoon, Canada

Have been to quite a few different types of plays at Persephone (comedies/musicals/drama, etc). Just saw Rocky Horror Picture Show at the “Backstage” stage. An excellent rendition of the cult classic! Great casting/costumes/use of a small area. Rush Seating for this stage area (unlike the main stage). Well priced for a fun night out.

10. Marquis Downs

503 Ruth Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 4E4, Canada +1 306-242-6100
Excellent
41%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Marquis Downs

Reviewed By Charles C - Regina

I finally took in the horse races in Saskatoon. I have always wanted to go and finally just did it. There are concessions, vendors and decent Seating. The races were pretty good for a smaller venue like this. I had a great time with friends. Can't wait til next season.

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