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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4.5 based on 777 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 138 reviews
4.5 based on 185 reviews
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 based on 360 reviews
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!
4.5 based on 72 reviews
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!
4.5 based on 76 reviews
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!
4.5 based on 36 reviews
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.
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.
4 based on 170 reviews
Visitors can learn about the culture of the Northern Plains Indians at this historic site, with reenactments of native dances, pow wows and games.
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!
4.5 based on 39 reviews
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.
4 based on 45 reviews
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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