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Visiting the Potash Capital of Canada, Saskatoon City

  • November 03, 2022

Who knew that a prairie city known for its potash (fertilizer) could be such an attractive town with the South Saskatchewan River curving thru the city giving way to lovely walking treks along the river bank?  As an extra bonus, the skyline is dotted with sights of onion domes of churches, arched bridges and a turreted hotel!  If you are visiting Saskatoon this winter there are a lot of fun activities to do in the colder months...just dress warmly!

 

If you have a car, and have time, do visit the Wanuskewin Heritage Park that has a centre which celebrates the local, indigneous people.  The Saskatoon Zoo and City Hospital Foundations have teamed up to present a drive-thru BHP Enchanted Forest with a Xmas light show which runs from Nov. 18- Jan. 8 2023.  There are over 66 custom displays which will light up the dark skies.  From Feb. 17-25 2023, Saskatoon's premiere winter festival Nutrien Wintershines will be happening at Cameco-Meewasin Skating Park. 

 

The winter festival includes kicksledding, curling, hockey as well as a giant igloo used for activities.  Sounds like a Canadian winter postcard!

 

Downtown Saskatoon has much to offer visitors and locals opportunities for  indoor entertainment.  The Western Development Museum on Lorne Ave. is a great place for history buffs or for families to show their kids what Saskatoon looked like way back in the day.  The museum shows the prairie history of the city to now.....make sure you take a picture of yourself/friends/family dressed in period costume...great memories. If games are your thing, go to Breakout Escape & Game Lounge on Faithfull Ave. where 2-12 players have 7 games to choose from..these range from family-friendly to horror!  For a fun night full of laughter, try Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club.

 

And of course, food always tops the list for everyone...Saskatoon does not disappoint: there are a large variety of eateries catering to every taste bud and price range imaginable....Hearth Restaurant is a very well known and popular eatery owned by  Dale Mackay, first season winner of Top Chef Canada.   Hearth is one of Canada's 100 best restaurants.  For Asian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, vegetarian food, Seasoned Fusion Tastes will hit the spot.  Cranberry Flats Conservation Area and Poaches Breakfast Bistro are great breakfast eateries at reasonable prices.  Cranberry Flats eatery has egg rolls, crab cakes, prawns alongside french toast and crepes! Diners have commented on the tasty Mimosas at Poaches....both cafes are reasonably priced.

 

If Saskatoon is your travel destination this winter or any time, Home Inn & Suites will be a comfortable stay.....has a spa, great pool, pets allowed, (that is important for pet families), fitness facility, accommodating staff and a 24 hour front desk! Enjoy your stay.

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