Welcome to the new Spotlight on Saskatoon series! Yay for alliteration!
I’m weirdly passionate about this city. I have so many good memories here. I want the world to know about everything it has to offer. I want everyone who lives here to not take it for granted. I want an excuse to keep exploring every nook and cranny of the city.
Plus, I feel more than qualified to write about Saskatoon. I’ve been here for the past (near) quarter century, so I’ve picked up a bit of knowledge about it here and there.
To kick off the series, I thought I’d give you 5 reasons you should visit Saskatoon.
Downtown is pedestrian-friendly.
There are several great hotels downtown, all within walking distance of live theatre, the movie theatre, great restaurants and bars, some of Saskatoon’s best shopping, the river, and many of the annual festivals and events that happen throughout the year.
It’s a beautiful city.
The South Saskatchewan River in particular draws in local and tourist crowds, but there are several parts of Saskatoon that are just as beautiful, like the university campus, or all of the green space, which brings us to point 3…
There is so much green space!
There are parks for days! Some are geared towards sports, and some are nature conservation areas. The greenery everywhere definitely makes you feel closer to nature, despite the fact that you’re in the heart of a city.
It has history, too.
Okay, it’s not hundreds of years old like Quebec City or anything, but it does have history! You just need to know where to look. You can find it in some of the buildings downtown, or the monuments that scatter the city. And there are a couple museums dedicated to the history around the area.
There’s so much to do.
Even though Saskatoon isn’t what you might call a big city, there are still so many things to do here. The summer is packed with some amazing festivals (jazz, food, crafts), the arts scene is vast (galleries, theatre, dance), and the city has a professional lacrosse team (the Rush became part of Saskatoon only two years ago, but the city has whole-heartedly welcomed them). You can visit escape rooms, trampoline parks, throw axes, visit the farmer’s market, check out the museums, eat some great food, visit some local pubs and bars, wander down Broadway, any number of things.
I’m not gonna lie. I love this city. And I can’t wait to share everything I can about it over the next while with this Spotlight on Saskatoon series.
Is there anything in particular you’d like me to discuss in the future??
Have a great weekend, folks!