Saskatoon

Travel Guide
Saskatoon showing a city, a sunset and a bridge
Explore the riverfront, galleries and forests, and learn about the First Nation and Ukrainian populations, of this sunny city in Canada.

Straddling the banks of the South Saskatchewan River in central Canada, Saskatoon is a picturesque city situated in a lush valley. With about a quarter of a million people, Saskatoon is the largest city in Canada’s premier agricultural and mining province of Saskatchewan, but it still retains a laid-back atmosphere.

In the winter months, temperatures rarely rise above freezing point in Saskatoon, but the skies are often blue so there is plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities. Visit between May and September, when there is no snow on the ground, to discover the city’s natural attractions at their best.

Walk or cycle the trail of the Meewasin Valley along the river. On your way, see works by famous Canadian artists at the Mendel Art Gallery. On the outskirts of town, the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoois a fun place for families.

The city’s cultural heritage is diverse and there are plenty of attractions where you can learn about this. The name Saskatoon is derived from the Cree word for a local berry. The First Nations people have lived here for some 6,000 years and still hold a special connection with the land. Travel back in time and explore the Wanuskewin Heritage Park, with its prairie trails, archeological digs and cultural center. Learn how people survived in the prairie in the late 19th century at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada or walk the recreated streets of the Saskatoon Western Development Museum to see the effects of the agricultural boom in 1910.

Saskatoon is also lively at night, thanks to its many restaurants and bars. Check the city’s website for a schedule of events, which includes the Saskatoon Exhibition, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival, Winterfest, Saskatchewan Jazz Festival and ethnic Folkfest and Vesna.

Rent a car or make use of the city’s cheap and efficient bus system to reach all major inner-city. The nearby Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker Airport has regular flights to major Canadian and American cities.

Where to stay in Saskatoon

Sandman Hotel Saskatoon
Sandman Hotel Saskatoon
3 out of 5
310 Circle Dr W, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 2Y5
The price is CA $80 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
CA $80
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Saskatoon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Plug ins for vehicles are great"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2022

Sandman Hotel Saskatoon
Sandman Signature Saskatoon South Hotel
Sandman Signature Saskatoon South Hotel
4 out of 5
2815 Lorne Avenue, Saskatoon, SK, S7J0S5
The price is CA $112 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
CA $112
per night
Jan 3 - Jan 4
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Saskatoon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (535 reviews)
"Second time staying here. Rooms are nice, modern, and clean."

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2022

Sandman Signature Saskatoon South Hotel
Saskatoon Inn
Saskatoon Inn
3.5 out of 5
2002 Airport Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 6M4
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $90 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
CA $90
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Saskatoon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,015 reviews)
"It was very quiet and the staff were courteous and helpful. The room was spacious. The carpets could use an upgrade. Great pillows and temperature control."

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2022

Saskatoon Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sunset at Prairie Luxury Suite with NE Swale View
Sunset at Prairie Luxury Suite with NE Swale View
Saskatoon, SK
Stay at this vacation home in Saskatoon. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo and Wilson's ...
3.9/5 Good! (7 reviews)
Great Stay
"The suite is well maintained and very clean. The beds were super comfortable and the kitchen had everything you need. Will book again."

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2022

Sunset at Prairie Luxury Suite with NE Swale View
Bright modern comfortable newly built apartment - 2 beds, 1 bathroom
Bright modern comfortable newly built apartment - 2 beds, 1 bathroom
Saskatoon, SK
Stay at this condo in Saskatoon. Enjoy WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the pool in our reviews. Popular attractions Wildwood Golf ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Great host
"The pool and hot tub are in a different building across the parking lot. Hot tub was too hot to use"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2022

Bright modern comfortable newly built apartment - 2 beds, 1 bathroom
Spacious newly built comfortable apartment - 2 beds, 2 bathrooms
Spacious newly built comfortable apartment - 2 beds, 2 bathrooms
Saskatoon, SK
Stay at this condo in Saskatoon. Enjoy WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions Wildwood ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (48 reviews)
Fabulous place to stay!!!
"We loved this place and the neighborhood. Beautiful and so clean! Tanya is quick to respond to any questions. There is a local tavern nearby, Tim Hortons, a Pizza place, and more. The hot tub was cold in the clubhouse and the keys are tricky sometimes. I definitely will be back to this one! Thank ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 3, 2022

Spacious newly built comfortable apartment - 2 beds, 2 bathrooms
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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