Not sure what to do in Sasketchewan? Saskatoon is not only the province’s largest city, but a scenic retreat with a rich culture. Whether you are a nature lover, history buff, or art admirer, Saskatoon has something for everyone. The City of Bridges is waiting!
The Western Development Museum transports visitors back in time to the Saskatoon Boomtown of 1910. This faithful recreation of a booming prairie town is a fascinating walk through history. Take in the sights and sounds of Canada’s longest indoor street, complete with trains, tractors, buggies, sleighs and even a jail.
The Meewasin Valley, named for the Cree word for “beautiful,” is a scenic getaway right in town. Stroll from downtown onto the Meewasin Trail, with paths winding through forests and along the riverbank. Beaver Creek Conservation Area invites visitors to hike the trails through its preserved prairie habitat. Visit Wanuskewin Heritage Park to learn about the culture of First Nations people in the Northern Plains. History comes to life through reenactments of native dances, pow wows and games, while the gorgeous prairie landscape offers 360 acres of scenic trails, interpretive sites, and archaeological digs.
Craving the arts? Catch a film or a live show at the Broadway Theatre, Canada’s only non-profit, community-owned reparatory cinema. Featuring both contemporary and classic films, the Broadway also hosts plenty of musical talents as well. After the show, wander through the charming Broadway neighbourhood full of shops, restaurants, and bars.
Saskatoon is home to Saskatchewan’s best zoo, offering folks of any age a beautiful and educational experience. Housing intimate gardens, historic buildings, and an array of wildlife both local and exotic, the zoo offers a unique version of the prairie’s rich history.
All aboard the Prairie Lily, a riverboat cruise showcasing the best that Saskatoon has to offer. In warmer weather, the Prairie Lily cruises through the natural beauty of the Meewasin Valley, the vibrant downtown landscape, and the famous Saskatoon bridges. The daily sight-seeing cruises provide insight about the river and the fascinating history of the city it surrounds, while the dinner and brunch options feature an unbeatable dining view.