CLS Research Office: Saskatoon from the Air CC:BY-SA 2.0

Located on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis, Saskatoon is the culture and education hub of the province of Saskatchewan. The South Saskatchewan River weaves through the city, and eight river crossings connect its east and west sides.  The Meewasin Valley hiking and biking trails run along the riverbank for over 60 kilometers. The city has been home to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Yann Martel, Kim Coates, Farley Mowat, Gordon Tootoosis, and many NHLers including Gordie Howe.

Weather in late May averages around 20 degrees Celsius, with low chance of precipitation.

Tourism Information

To Do

Art and Museums

Guides and Walking Tours

Parks and Green Space

  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park: Indigenous history, cultural programming, art gallery, interpretive walks, beautiful view, gift shop, restaurant
  • University Gardens, Atriums, and Plazas: Plenty of green space located on the University of Saskatchewan campus
  • Meewasin Trail: Walk or bike through the trail that runs along both sides of the river, named after the Cree word for “beautiful”
  • Forestry Farm Park & Zoo: National historic site features intimate gardens and historic buildings and is home to many of Saskatchewan’s diverse species

Theatre and Music


There are three main restaurant hot spots in Saskatoon:

Broadway Avenue



Best Restaurants (Planet S Magazine)

Top Five Coffee Shops with Baked Goods

  1. Venn (Broadway area in an alley)
  2. Museo Coffee (Broadway area)
  3. Louis’ Loft (On campus)
  4. Little Bird Patisserie and Cafe (Riversdale)
  5. The Night Oven Bakery (downtown bakery)

On Campus services, attractions, and food

Campus Services and Attractions

On-campus food options: