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June 13 - 15, 2013

Saskatoon, SK

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Saskatoon is serviced by John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE)

Visit for more information or see our Transportation Section (hyperlink) for information on transit from the airport to your hotel or to the University of Saskatchewan.

Flying within Canada: Air Canada, Westjet

Flying from (or with stopover in) the United States: United Airlines, Delta.

Most flights to/from the United States to Saskatoon stop over in one of the following locations:

  • Denver, CO
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Chicago, IL
  • New York, NY
  • Houston, TX
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA

Traveling from the United States?

Remember to bring your passport! For details on required documents and how to get them, visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs Passport Page.

Driving Directions

From Regina, Saskatchewan:
Approximate Time: 2.5hours,
Approximate Distance: 257km/160 miles

From Calgary, Alberta:
Approximate Time: 6 hours,
Approximate Distance: 616km/383 miles

From Edmonton, Alberta:
Approximate Time: 5.5hours,
Approximate Distance: 528km/328 miles


Airport Shuttle

The Park Town Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. This service runs Monday-Friday (no shuttle on weekends or holidays) from 8am-5pm. You must be a registered guest at the hotel and can call to request the shuttle once you have arrived in Saskatoon and have picked up your luggage at the airport and the concierge will tell you approximately how long the wait will be.

Delta Bessborough, On-campus Residence– no shuttle services.

Car Rentals

The Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport is served by several car rental agencies that operate out of the terminal building. All rental vehicles are conveniently located in the parking lot just across curbside outside the terminal building.

Avis Car Rental306-652-3434
Budget-Rent-A-Car of Saskatoon Ltd.306-244-7925
Enterprise Rent A Car306-664-4454
National Car Rental (Canada) Inc.306-664-8771 Ext 5
Thrifty Car Rental306-244-8000


Comfort Cabs306-664-6464
United Cabs306-652-2222

Public Transit

Saskatoon public transit is $3.00 per ride. Buses are cash-only and do not give change. A re-loadable Go-Pass Card can be purchased at City Hall, at any Macs Convenience Store (there is one on campus in Place Riel) and at a number of other locations (full list available through link below).

For further details on Fares and Passes visit:

Directions From Airport:

Bus routes [11] and [40] leave from the airport and go to the City Centre bus terminal. Here you can transfer to a number of different busses to get to the university:

  • 1 Wildwood/Centre Mall
  • 3 College Park
  • 4 Willowgrove
  • 5 Briarwood
  • 6 Market Mall
  • 17 Stonebridge
  • 50 Lakeview
  • 60 Lakeridge
  • 70 Silverspring
  • 80 Kenderdine

The City Centre terminal is about a 6 minute walk from the Delta Bessborough, an 8 minute walk to the Park Town Hotel and a 30 minute walk to campus.

Saskatoon Transit has an easy to use Click-and-Go website, where you can input your start and end destination and it calculates a number of route options for you to choose from. You can also use Google Transit to do the same.

Saskatoon Transit also has printable route maps available online. For full route details visit:


For those staying in residence, WeCar might be a good option for short-term leasing. WeCar is a car sharing program and vehicles can be rented by the hour or by the day. There is a membership fee, but this can be used towards your use of the wecar.

For membership details and borrowing information, visit:

US Passport Office

All international travelers, including those coming to Canada from the United States must obtain a valid passport to enter Canada (whether driving or flying). Our guests from the United States can visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs for details on obtaining a passport and other travel requirements: