Dress for the weather
The prairie climate can be fickle, so make sure you bring the appropriate clothing. December, January and February are the coldest months, where nighttime temperatures can drop below -30C (-22F). Strong winds and heavy snow can produce blizzards with dangerous wind chill and reduced visibility. Dress in layers; wear a heavy winter coat, scarf, hat and gloves or mittens. Listen to local weather and highway reports before driving. June, July and August are the hottest months, where daytime temperatures can rise above 30C (86F). Dress in cool, loose-fitting clothes like t-shirts and shorts, and don't forget a visor or baseball cap to protect against heatstroke. Check the forecast for any watches or warnings about severe thunderstorms or tornados. As severe as the weather can be, it can be quite a beautiful too. Fog in winter freezes on cold surfaces to form gorgeous hoarfrost. Spectacular rainbows after a summer thunderstorm occur regularly. And while not weather-related per se, the celestial phenomenon known as the aurora borealis (the Northern Lights) occasionally illuminates the night sky.
Broadway ave in saskatoon is...
Broadway ave in saskatoon is THE place to be if you are even slightly interested in the art' scene!
The area along the river is also very beautiful, and very lush with greenery especially at this time of year. visiting all of the quaint little restaurants, cafe's, that broadway has to offer.
seeing as saskatoon is soo small, the artistic community is to say the least , well, condensed.
i think that this is a totally positive aspect of their 'sub- culture' might i say because as a community the exhibits, gigs, and local acts of talent are strongly supported, and talent is really appreciated, mainly because not everything has already been done here.Speaking specifically from someone born and raised in saskatoon, the extreme at which the local art scene has developed is immense, yet it is still quite undeveloped, leading the way for new, fresh ideas.alot of the regulars in the bar that i work at are musicians, and visit sask frequently, always saying what a strong, friendly group of people live in saskatoon!if u are planning on visiting sask, dont miss out on broadway!
A Taste of Saskatchewan
One of the many summer events in Saskatoon. It is located in the Kiwanis Park, at downtown.
This year (2006) is going to be from July 18 to July 23th. Many restaurants participate in this event. You can go, buy some food and eat at the park and listen live music. You don't buy the food with money, you have to buy tokens first and purchase the food with them. One token cost $2 only. We had for a dessert deep fried oreo cookies, very tasty and faty. (See the photo).
The Oldest House in Saskatoon plus a Ghost Story
The Marr Residence is not an ordinary house. It's the oldest house still on its original foundation in Saskatoon, was used as a field hospital during the Riel Rebellion and houses 3 ghosts! When you look at the size of the rooms, you know things were quite different at that time for this house to be used as a hospital. The ghosts mostly come out at night or when there are few people around. Tours are available but it's best to try to arrange something in advance (check tour times, etc.)
Northern Lakes for Summer...
Northern Lakes for Summer entertainment. Although most people consider Saskatchewan to be bald prairie, we that grew up there beg to differ. Only a one hour drive north of Saskatoon will prove differently as you drive into thick forests and lake country. Probably the most popular lake resort is Waskesiu (pr. Wass-kuh-soo). Other popular lakes are Candle, Angling, and Shell. Many people from Saskatchewan have a cabin/cottage at the lake and spend the long hot summers fishing and suntanning. Please visit the lakes and see the true beauty of Saskatchewan.