July 6,2014(ISN) – The city of Saskatoon is favourably positioned with the South Saskatchewan River winding through it. Eight bridges span its gentle flow, linking east to west. An active city, residents and visitors alike flock to the Meewasin Valley trails, traversing sixty kilometres of pathways in all seasons.
The city’s youthful vitality and cultural richness are evident in every neighbourhood, thanks in part to the University of Saskatchewan, where leading-edge technology such as the Canadian Light Source synchrotron draws the best minds from around the world. A vibrant, sophisticated arts community is tangible at the assortment of events and festivals taking place throughout the year. Boutique shopping, challenging golf courses, and fresh local cuisine round out Saskatoon’s appeal.
With over 65 annual events (forty in the summer alone), there is no shortage of things to see and do! The SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival presents the best in live music at indoor and outdoor venues and creates a city-wide festival vibe! Grab some local food at Taste of Saskatchewan where restaurants serve up their favourite in-house dishes, or watch a professionally-acted play along the riverbank by attending Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. If shopping is more your style, Saskatoon has a variety of unique retail destinations, offering everything from handmade crafts and housewares, to high-end brand name and niche specialty stores.
With so much to offer, Saskatoon is one of Canada’s most talked about tourist destinations. As it thrives economically and excels as a forward thinking metropolis, the door is constantly open for discovery. It is the place to experience fresh eateries, bustling nightlife, river trails and other outdoor spaces as well as cultural establishments and museums.
Top five activities to do in Saskatoon:
1) Meewasin Valley trails
2) Dining – downtown (Ayden Kitchen and Bar), Riversdale (Two Gun Quiche House), Broadway (Duck Duck Goose)
3) Saskatoon is home to seven golf courses, three of which are municipally-owned.
4) Wanuskewin Heritage Park
5) Western Development Museum