Tourist Information

Saskatoon - “Refreshing” aptly describes the sentiments of visitors to Saskatoon; a city infused by a lively ambiance, friendly hospitality and rich, diverse cultural experiences.

Sales Tax

A federal tax of 5% and a provincial tax of 6% is levied on all goods and services.  

The Dakota Dunes Park and Ride

You have shopped til you dropped and you are still not ready for the fun to end so jump on the Dakota Dunes Shuttle and find more fun and entertainment at the Dakota Dunes Casino.  The Dakota Dunes Park and Ride can be found in our Centre East parking lot close to Tim Horton's. Just park your vehicle and let them do the driving.  Dakota Dunes Shuttle runs Monday to Sunday starting at 8am with pickups every 2 hours until 10pm

Tourism = Tour-EASE-m

Planning your social program is easy - visit Tourism Saskatoon's website at www.tourismsaskatoon.ca or call toll-free at 1-800-567-2444; knowledgeable and helpful travel counsellors are waiting to help you plan your stay!!

Helpful Information

  • The Province of Saskatchewan's largest city.    (Population 233,923 CMA 2006).
  • There are more hours of sunshine annually than any other major Canadian city.
  • Located on the Trans-Canada's Yellowhead Highway #16 - the city is centrally located - provincially.
  • Saskatoon is within a short drive of a boreal forest.
  • The city is known for its beautiful parkland setting. It is graced by the natural splendor of the South Saskatchewan River.
  • A four-season destination with temperatures ranging from 30°C (80°F) on the warmest summer days, to -30°C (-22°F) on the coldest winter days.
  • Direct Air access available through United Airlines, Air Canada Jazz, WestJet Airlines and Northwest.
  • Over 400 acres of riverbank trails and parks to explore.
  • Seven bridges within city limits over the beautiful South Saskatchewan River.
  • Over 6000 years of First Nations' culture celebrated on sacred ground at Wanuskewin Heritage Park.
  • Exceptional museums including the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, and the Western Development Museum
  • Award-winning-golf courses, rated among the best in the Canada
  • Professional and amateur theatre groups, a symphony and numerous art galleries

Your Heart's Delight

Visitors from far and wide delight in the city's beautiful parkland setting. Inviting natural riverbank parks and trails make jogging, biking and casual hikes easy and relaxing, invigorating and refreshing; right in the heart of the city. Graced by the natural splendour of the South Saskatchewan River, Saskatchewan's largest city provides convenient amenities, yet an inviting natural setting.

Currency Exchange

The currency system is based on Canadian dollars and cents. U.S. currency can be exchanged at any bank, credit union or trust company. Most businesses accept U.S. currency at the current exchange rate.

Time

Saskatchewan observes Central Standard Time year round.