Saskatoon has a bit of a reputation for going festival crazy in the summer months. There are multiple festivals every weekend June through August and now it looks like the same can be said for September!
Saskatoon completely surprised us. We spent the first weekend of our summer exploring this incredibly diverse city, which totally surpassed all expectations. We’ll admit, we were a bit blind to what Saskatchewan has to offer as we’ve never been, but growing up in Alberta- figured it was similar, tons of prairies and farmland. We were completely wrong.
There’s no doubt that the most charming streets in Saskatoon are those built around pedestrians, with lots of small, unique, locally-owned shops. Let’s not, however, be too quick to forget about 8th street. We sometimes lose the charm and brush the whole thing off as parking lots and big box stores, but there are some incredible and defining businesses and landmarks on 8th Street that help make Saskatoon the great city it is.
Share a nice meal then head off to the movies or perhaps listen to live music. Maybe even go for a late night stroll by the river. These are all pretty standard options when it comes to taking a date out on the town in Saskatoon – or any city for that matter.
But what about doing something a little more unique with that special someone? What all is there to do in Saskatoon for a date night?
Those of us that are old enough, especially those of us who are musicians, will remember H.E.L. Music on Broadway, which closed down at least a decade ago. I darkened the doorway there quite a bit, from taking guitar lessons at MTM School of Music upstairs to doing in store appearances with my band in the 90s. The Vinyl Diner occupies part of the upstairs space still, so it’s nice that music still floats around that building on Broadway.
Live Comedy may very well be in its heyday right now, with comedians selling out…
Whenever I travel, I always look for new fitness and yoga studios to check out…
As a twenty-something-year-old in Saskatoon, sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what to do recreationally…
Full disclosure: I sometimes dread the school holiday breaks. Not because I don’t love spending additional time with my kids, but rather because I know they’ll need to be kept busy or else I’ll hear the dreaded ‘Mom! I’m bored!’.
Luckily, there are a ton of great family-friendly places to hang with kids of all ages in Saskatoon. Here are some of our favourites:
By now you must have noticed that the geeks have inherited the Earth, or at least, they’ve taken over popular entertainment. One only needs to take a look at the television or Hollywood releases to see things from comic books to video games capturing our zeitgeist. And that trend hasn’t escaped Saskatoon, with events like Sask Expo, our own answer to ComicCon, being hugely successful.