If you needed another reason to come to Saskatoon, Architectural Digest has named Saskatoon as one of The Top 20 Places to Travel in 2019.

Image credit: “Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: The Wonder City.” , by Saskatoon Board of Trade, 1911. Provided by  University Archives & Special Collections

Arriving in YXE early?

The cree word for beautiful is “Meewasin” (miywâsin ᒥᔮᐧᓯᐣ ). You will want to enjoy the beautiful view that downtown Saskatoon has to offer, so pack your runners and run, jog or walk both sides of the Meewasin Trail that runs along the South Saskatchewan river through the downtown area. For more information about trails and site information, head to the Meewasin website and download their Trail Guide.

We don’t have “Land of Living Skies” on our license plates for nothing. Make a plan to wake up early or stay up late to watch amazing sunrises and sunsets in the heart of the prairies. Average time for sunrise is 4:52 am and sunset is 9:16 pm. That’s about 16 hours of sunshine!

Speaking of lights, Saskatoon also has the brightest light in Canada! The Canadian Light Source located on campus offers free public tours on Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. If you’re interested in learning more about damaged daguerreotypes and synchrotron light, please visit their website to Book a Tour.

Food On Campus

Marquis Culinary Centre
224 Marquis Hall, 97 Campus Drive
Choices at St. Thomas More
1437 College Drive
Louis Loft and Louis’
Memorial Union Building
#110 – 1 Campus Drive

Food Close to Campus

– 418 Cumberland Avenue North
– Merlis Belsher Place
Dairy Queen
1418 College Drive

wow pizza
1402 College Drive
Alexander’s Restaurant & Bar
414 Cumberland Avenue North
Mystic Java
1593 Aird Street

8th Street

Downtown – dtnyxe.ca

Downtown Shopping

Downtown Eats


Riversdale Shopping

Riversdale Eats


The Meewasin Trail
Water Sports
– kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding

Uniquely Saskatoon

Local Brews, Spirits, Cider and Wine

Learn about the history, main features, and statistics of Saskatoon along with information on visitor centers, weather, and geographies.

Source: About Saskatoon | Saskatoon Visitor Information

Image credit: “The Hub City – Saskatoon Brochure”, from THE CDR.
Permission provided by The Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.

Image credit: “Prairie River Cruises Ltd.”, by Chris Hendrickson Photography. Provided by Tourism Saskatchewan.