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Things to do in Saskatoon 

With so much to offer, Saskatoon is one of Canada's most talked about destinations. As it thrives economically and excels as a forward thinking metropolis, the door is always open for discovery. It is the place to experience local eateries, bustling nightlife, river trails and other outdoor spaces as well as cultural institutions and museums.

With over 65 annual events (40 in the summer alone), there is no shortage of things to see and do! The Sundog Arts and Entertainment Faire is the perfect opportunity to find that handmade piece of Saskatchewan to take home and show off. See and taste how the professionals do it at RibFest in Diefenbaker Park - you will go to BBQ heaven!

Saskatoon has a number of one-stop shopping centres for your convenience that are easy to get to, and will satisfy any diehard shopper. Not only will you find the basics, but you'll also find that special something at one of the exciting new shops at malls such as The Centre on 8th Street East and Midtown in downtown Saskatoon.

Whatever your plan, let Tourism Saskatoon help! This website offers helpful hints on where to stay and what to do. A full schedule will keep you up to date on all events, festivals, and attractions throughout the year!

ADVENTURES IN THE BOREAL FOREST    +

Waskesiu & Area Wilderness Region comprises natural attractions and operators in and around Prince Albert National Park. Authentic travel experiences cater to clientele interested in nature and outdoor pursuits like wildlife watching, hiking, paddling and horseback riding. Waskesiu townsite in the heart of Prince Albert National Park has an expansive beach, unique shops, summer eateries and ice-cream stands. Spend some time experiencing the freedom-filled summercamp atmosphere. Finish your day on the beach by watching a spectacular sunset place its colourful spell on the water’s surface.

Prince Albert National Park is the crown jewel of the region. National Geographic named the park one of the 50 Places of a Lifetime in Canada. Check into Elk Ridge Resort, a four-star resort featuring excellent dining options, 27 holes of championship golf, onsite spa and a saltwater pool with waterslide. Elk Ridge Eco-Adventures provides exhilarating zip lining canopy tours.

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CATCHING MONSTERS IN SASKATCHEWAN    +

Freshwater fishing in Saskatchewan is second to none. Boasting nearly 100,000 lakes and rivers, the province offers limitless places to cast your line. Bring home your own “big fish” story that is almost too good to believe. (1) The Sheer number of lakes and minimal fishing pressure means reeling in fish after fish in the reality. Trophy-sized northern pike, lake trout, walleye, Arctic grayling and rainbow trout are often on the line. (2) Luxurious fly-in lodges in the province's far north offer trips of a lifetime, coplete with experienced local guides, mouth-watering shore lunches, gourmet meals and comfortable accommodations. 

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adventures on THE CHURCHILL RIVER    +

Outdoor adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts are enticed by the thrill of the north with its mighty rivers and abundant freshwater lakes framed by lush boreal forest. There is nothing quite like canoeing the fast-flowing Churchill River, a waterway important to First Nations travel and trade centuries before the arrival of explorers and voyageurs.

Glimpse ancient rock paintings made by the area's first inhabitants along a route that has withstood time and civilization, navigating a landscape that remains in its pristine form. True solitude ca be found along this historic route, with only your paddling companions and the occasional bald eagle soaring overhead or a moose wading in the shallows to keep you company. 

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Explore first nations - aboriginal stories    +

Explore First Nations traditional ways of life and intimate relationship with the land, the challenges they faced as Canada became a new country, and how their culture and traditions are celebrated today. While visiting Saskatoon, drive 10 minutes north on Highway 11 to find Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Taste bannock and bison stew, visit bison jumps and a medicine wheel, learn of First Nations traditions and feel the thundering drum as dancers perform in full regalia.

Continue north 50  minutes along Highway 11 to Batoche National Historic Site. Take a "journey though time" to speak with 19th century Métis settler about life on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Witness reminders of the Battle of Batoche, the final confrontation of the 1885 Northwest Resistance and the last military battle on Canadian soil. 

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live the life of a working cowboy    +

In Saskatchewan, the vast openness and the wax and wane of our distinct seasons shape the character of our people. There is no better way to get a sense for what makes us who we are than with a stay at one of our working ranches, where life follows the rhythm of the herds. (1) Unplug, unwind and connect with your travelling companions as you forget about the hectic distractions of everyday life. Simple pleasures like peaceful silence, warm gentle breezes on your face and the freedom of wide-open spaces become your focus. (2) Since these are working ranches, there are plenty of opportunities to participate in ranch chores, cattle herd checks, branding and roundups. (3) In the evenings, rest your saddle-weary legs. Savour hearty home-cooked meals and swap stories from the trail around a dancing campfire. 

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Check out the rcmp - a national icon    +

Did you know that Regina is the home of the Royal Canadian Mounted Policy (RCMP). Since 1885, all Mounties have been trained here at the RCMP Academy "Depot" Division. (1) Visit the RCMP Heritage Centre for a fascinating look at the RCMP's storied history through exhibits and multi-media presentations. (2) Mount the saddle and become part of the renowned RCMP Musical Ride through a stimulating virtual reality experience. (3) Watch drill staff put cadets through their paces at the Sergeant Major's Parade. (4) Enjoy a summer driving tour abroad a motorized tram that takes visitors beyond the academy's public spaces. 

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