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 & Zoo is 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.

Travelodge by Wyndham Saskatoon
Travelodge by Wyndham Saskatoon
2 out of 5
106 Circle Dr W, Saskatoon, SK
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $84 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
This family-friendly Saskatoon hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Karttrak Go-Karts, TCU Place and Saskatoon City Hospital. Midtown Plaza ...
3.7/5 Good! (955 reviews)
"The bed was too hard to sleep on. Everything else was good."

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2022

Travelodge by Wyndham Saskatoon
Sandman Hotel Saskatoon
Sandman Hotel Saskatoon
3 out of 5
310 Circle Dr W, Saskatoon, SK
The price is CA $91 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in North Industrial, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Karttrak Go-Karts, TCU Place, and Saskatoon City Hospital. Midtown Plaza and University ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (976 reviews)
"pet friendly"

Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2022

Sandman Hotel Saskatoon
Home Inn & Suites Saskatoon South
Home Inn & Suites Saskatoon South
3 out of 5
253 Willis Cresent, Saskatoon, SK
The price is CA $122 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Located in Stonebridge, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from The Willows and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Saskatoon Western Development Museum. University of Saskatchewan ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (978 reviews)
"Helpful staff. Very clean room. Pool was busy and towels ran out but they were doing best to keep stocked often."

Reviewed on Jan. 7, 2022

Home Inn & Suites Saskatoon South
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.
Über-clean, cozy, private suite - Stonebridge
Über-clean, cozy, private suite - Stonebridge
Saskatoon, SK
The price is CA $64 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Located in Stonebridge, this vacation home is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from The Willows and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Saskatoon Western Development Museum. Royal University ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Absolutely excellent! The property is as advertised in the pictures, very clean and up to date, and great private access. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. The bed was very comfy! The ability to park in the driveway was a great added touch. This definitely beats staying in a hotel ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 2021

Über-clean, cozy, private suite - Stonebridge
HOME AWAY FROM HOME(NEW NEIGHBORHOOD)
HOME AWAY FROM HOME(NEW NEIGHBORHOOD)
Saskatoon, SK
The price is CA $90 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Located in Saskatoon, this family-friendly vacation home is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Wildwood Golf Course, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Wilson's Entertainment Park ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Very clean
"Had a nice stay never checked the yard out but the apt was great."

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2021

HOME AWAY FROM HOME(NEW NEIGHBORHOOD)
Armani Cabana: Brand New and Spacious
Armani Cabana: Brand New and Spacious
Saskatoon, SK
The price is CA $109 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Situated in Saskatoon, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, University of Saskatchewan, and Wilson's Entertainment ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Quick Trip
"So very new, decorated nicely, so clean, nice furniture, cozy beds, comfy throw cushions, YouTube and Netflix easily accessible on each of the TVs. Owner was easy to get in touch with and responded to texts and phone calls promptly. Will stay again when needed."

Reviewed on Nov. 9, 2021

Armani Cabana: Brand New and Spacious
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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Reviews of Saskatoon

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5/5 - Excellent

Smith

May 31, 2020

Beautiful city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 29, 2020

Always come to visit my best friends

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 1, 2020

there was a lot of noise during the evening and I wished there was something I could have done

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Apr 15, 2020

It's ok I grew up there so it has not changed that much

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Apr 7, 2020

Didn’t get a chance to explore the city due to pandemic. But my son and I loved driving to find the roadside attractions

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Apr 7, 2020

Saskatoon is a beautiful city, many options for all that visit. The people are down to earth and pleasant to be around.

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