Saskatoon is full of surprises. Saskatchewan’s biggest city boasts a vibrant culture and welcoming spirit that appeals to legions of visitors from across the globe – so it’s not too surprising to discover that ‘The Hub City’ is a big hit with Canada’s staycation market.
After all, who in their right mind wants to spend hours at the airport and what-feels-like-an-eternity pinned into a tiny seat on a long-haul flight? So make the smart – and stylish – choice, and plan a perfect Saskatoon staycation for yourself. Here’s how…
Saskatoon is home to Saskatchewan’s largest indoor shopping centre, Midtown Plaza. There are plenty of boutiques and niche stores in the downtown region and along Broadway. The Riversdale District is great for picking up cute souvenirs, and if you’re looking for vintage stores and retro treasures, make your way to 33rd Street.
Farm-to fork dining is a big hit with the locals, so check out the regional treats on offer in Truffles, Calories, Leyda's or the Prairie Harvest Café. Lovers of ethnic cuisine will be spoilt for choice with a plethora of authentic Mexican, Burmese, Indian, Thai and Jamaican restaurants. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more high-end, dine of filet mignon or king crab at Chandeliers Fine Dining on 3rd Avenue South
SEE A SHOW
Check out a locally-produced show at The Barn Playhouse, The Refinery or the Remai Arts Centre. Admire the local talent at Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre or see a hit Broadway musical on stage at TCU Place.
Treat yourself to an ice cream cone at Saskatoon’s London-style double-decker bus - Bus Stop Refreshments – or drive out to the Berry Barn for a Saskatoon berry dessert. It always tastes better if you eat it on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River.
Winston’s on 21st Street East is a local favourite. The moment you walk through our door, you'll think you've just been transported to England. Sample the contemporary local brews, browse the bar’s renowned whisky collection or dine on English cuisine with a modern twist.
Just 10 minutes from the downtown district, the Home Inn & Suites – Saskatoon South is the ideal home-away-from-home in Saskatoon. With 98 beautifully-appointed suites and rooms designed with your comfort in mind, it’s the perfect hotel for a staycation in Saskatoon.