Saskatoon

Saskatoon is calling. Can you hear it?

Discover the city you thought you knew.

There is always something to do in Saskatoon, whether you want to enjoy a night at the theatre, spend time in the great outdoors, or treat your taste buds to a culinary masterpiece. With its colourful history, vibrant arts and social scene, thriving economy and booming downtown, Saskatoon is quickly becoming a top-of-mind destination for travellers looking to partake in exciting festivals and events.

There is rarely a dull moment in Saskatoon.

Summer 2012 Festival Highlights

Kick-off summer by swaying to the music of the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, June 22 – July 1. Downtown Saskatoon comes alive with the sights and sounds of jazz, blues, funk, pop and world beat music. Music lovers can expect over 140 performances over 10 days from world-renowned performers, including Feist, The Roots and Michael Franti.

Enjoy a unique theatre-going experience on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River at the annual Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival, July 11 – August 26. Duck into Sir Toby’s Tavern for a cold drink or frozen treat before seeing Shakespeare’s As You Like It or Hamlet.

Rock 102 Cruise Weekend, Western Canada’s largest classic car show and shine, pulls in to downtown Saskatoon on August 26. With over 900 classic cars, motorcycles and trucks on display, it’s a must-see for car enthusiasts. Other events include racing at the Saskatchewan International Raceway and Autho Clearing Motor Speedway.

The summer festival season ends with a bang on Labour Day weekend (August 31 – September 1) with the PotashCorp Fireworks Festival. Each night, see the sky dazzle with a fireworks show choreographed to music. Cultural performances, live bands, and a variety of family activities provide for an afternoon of enjoyment before the day’s grand finale.

Fun for everyone

Set amidst the beautiful, unspoiled natural prairie landscape, Wanuskewin Heritage Park welcomes everyone to the 6,000-year-old gathering place of the Northern Plains Indians. Experience the culture of the Northern Plains Indians through hands-on demonstrations, traditional cuisine, and overnight teepee wilderness camps.

Experience Canada’s sunniest city from the lush greenery of a golf course. From the natural sand dune formations and indigenous prairie grasses surrounding Dakota Dunes Golf Links to the Island Green at The Willows, Saskatoon and area golf courses are guaranteed to please. Watch top young golfers from around the world tee-off in the Dakota Dunes Casino Open: Canadian Tour, July 2-8.

Take a bite out of Saskatoon. Foodies have their choice from more than 400 restaurants serving an incredible variety of cuisines and flavours, and offering a mix of emerging and established culinary talent. From the home-style comfort of The Berry Barn to the farm-to-fork mantra of Souleio Foods, the Bridge City has a flavour for everyone’s taste buds.

For more on these and other events and attractions, call Tourism Saskatoon at (306) 242-1206 or toll free at 1-800-567-2444 ext. 9 or visit tourismsaskatoon.com. For quality accommodation, visit bestsaskatoonhotels.com.

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