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June 13 - 15, 2013

Saskatoon, SK
Canada

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City of Saskatoon

About

Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan and one of the fastest growing cities in Canada. It is situated on the South Saskatchewan River and is often referred to as the ‘Bridge City’ as there are seven bridges crossing the river in the city.

Saskatoon is named for the Saskatoon berries that grow in this area. The name Saskatoon comes from the Cree sâskwatôn (Saskatoon), or misâskwatôminiskâhk, meaning “at the place of many Saskatoon berries”.

While the average low in January is -23°C (-9°F) even these days are made more bearable because Saskatchewan is the sunniest province in Canada. Luckily our June temperatures are much more moderate – the average high is 23°C (or 73°F). In 2012 on June 13-15th temperature highs were between 19-20°C (66-68°F).

Visit the Weather Network or Environment Canada for temperature details in preparation for your visit here.

Local Restaurants

Saskatoon has a wide range of restaurants, many within walking distance from the Delta Bessborough and Parktown Hotels. Saskatoon is said to have the most restaurants per capita in Canada, so you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy!

Downtown

The downtown core is home to many pubs, fast food restaurants, coffee shops, specialty foods shops and fine dining.

Visit http://www.tourismsaskatoon.com/ or http://www.downtownsaskatoon.com/ for details on the best places to check out.

Broadway District

Broadway Avenue is rich with locally-owned retail and restaurant options. Visit the Broadway Theatre to catch a movie or concert, The Refinery for live theatre, or one of the many pubs, restaurants and bars to see live music, or have a pint with friends.

Visit OnBroadway to find out what this area has to offer.

River Landing

Quickly becoming a cultural hub in Saskatoon, River Landing has undergone significant construction recently, but is already attracting locals and tourists alike. Home to Saskatoon’s Farmer’s Market, the Remai Arts Centre, and Persephone Theatre, it has something for everyone. The Meewasin Trail connects River Landing to Victoria Park which houses the Riverside Badminton and Tennis Club, Riversdale Pool, Skate Park and the Boathouse.

River Landing itself has a splash pad, canteen and ice cream shop, and throughout the summer hosts a number of different festivals and art shows.

Attractions

The Tourism Saskatoon website will have all the details on events and activities to enjoy during your visit to Saskatoon. You can also check out our list below for a few ideas or tune in to Tourism Radio - 91.7FM for details while you’re here!

In Saskatoon

While in Saskatoon you should walk the Meewasin Valley Trail along the river. If you’re staying at the Delta Bessborough or the Parktown, access to the trail is just a minute away!

Or catch a live show put on by the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, visit the Friendship Centre, Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming Inc. Gallery (SCYAP), Paved Arts, or one of many museums (Western Development Museum, Ukrainian Heritage Museum, and more).

A short drive outside of Saskatoon can bring you north to Wanuskewin Heritage Park or South to Dakota Dunes Casino and Golf Links.

In Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is home to Grasslands National Park and Prince Albert National Park as well as a number of Heritage Sites including Batoche National Heritage Site. Visit Parks Canada for more information.

More information on places to visit in Saskatoon will be posted shortly!

In Western Canada

More information to be posted shortly!


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