• Population of 270,000 people and growing
  • Located on the stunning and picturesque riverbanks of the South Saskatchewan River
  • More than 2,300 hours of sunshine annually, making it one of Canada’s sunniest cities
  • Linked to the rest of Canada and the world via Highway #11 and the Yellowhead (Highway #16)
  • Linked to the world via John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE)

Meewasin Trail

  • Saskatoon’s scenic riverbank is lined with many parks and pathways that make up the Meewasin Trail, a must-see attraction in Saskatoon. The trail runs along both sides of the South Saskatchewan River and right through the heart of the city. The trail highlights the beautifully landscaped parks and natural areas. Residents and visitors flock to the riverbank to walk, jog, cycle, or to simply enjoy the scenery.
  • More information can be found at meewasin.com.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

  • Located 10 kilometers north of Saskatoon, visitors to Wanuskewin can learn about indigenous customs and culture through interactive activities. The historic site is situated on 360 acres of undisturbed land, and has an extensive network of pathways to explore this heritage site.
  • More information can be found on the Wanuskewin Heritage Park website at wanuskewin.com.
Western Development Museum
  • A true time travel experience back to 1910, the Western Development Museum offers an interactive exhibition of life-sized pioneer displays and buildings, as well as hosting various heritage demonstrations throughout the year.
  • More information can be found on the WDM website at wdm.ca.
 Broadway District
  • The Broadway District, located on Saskatoon’s east side, offers a variety of local businesses and restaurants unique to Saskatoon.
  • More information can be found online at onbroadway.ca.

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

  • The Forestry Farm and Zoo offers visitors an experience to see a variety of animals and enjoy vast outdoor spaces for recreational use.
  • The Saskatoon Zoo houses a wide variety of large and small animals with new feature animals each year.
  • More information on exhibits and hours can be found on the Forestry Farm website.


  • Saskatoon hosts numerous events and festivals during the year. For a comprehensive schedule on things happening around Saskatoon, visit Tourism Saskatoon’s webpage at tourismsaskatoon.com

Saskatoon Transit is easily accessible from the Place Riel Transit Hub located right in the middle of campus. The bus offers accessibility to most services and shopping areas within a 10 to 15 minute ride. Transit routes and schedules can be viewed on the Saskatoon Transit website.

As a student at the University of Saskatchewan, your student fees cover the cost of a bus pass with Saskatoon Transit.

Preston Crossing

  • Located north-east of the U of S campus along Preston Avenue. Has a variety of large retailers including Sobeys, Canadian Tire, and Wal-Mart.
  • More information and a list of stores can be found online at prestoncrossing.com.

 8th Street East

  • Along 8th Street (between Cumberland Ave and McKercher Drive) you will find a variety of stores and restaurants. This includes Centre Mall, eastside Saskatoon’s main retail space.
  • More information and a list of stores can be found online at thecentremall.com.


  • Downtown Saskatoon is located a short distance from the University of Saskatchewan accessible via a 5-10 minute car or bus trip across University Bridge. Downtown, students will find a variety of shops in the Midtown Plaza Mall and along 21st Street East. Saskatoon’s downtown also has a wide variety of restaurants and shops on its numerous streets.
  • More information and a list of stores at the Midtown Plaza can be found online at midtownplaza.ca.