nice city to live in altough,a few differences in attitude..lived here 5yr,from Scotland,have had more doors shut in my face here than my entire life in Scotland,driving very aggressive,the general rule of thumb is dont give to anyone,and you will fit in,although it takes a while to get into that frame of mind..love your neighbour?...well dont know most dont talk or say hello,wont complain about anything to your face,,ie dog barks expect a letter from City..build a fence expect a few comments on the rules and regs of it...on the whole despite the differences is a nice city to see but probably not to stay long term...the general rudeness does grind you down...
Fondest memory: leaving
One of the sites that is worth a visit is Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Be sure to plan for a few hours and go when the weather is nice enough for walk outside.
Fondest memory: Best memories are of the winter months. When it is cold enough for horror frost to accumulate on the trees and the bridges with all the lights sparkling on everything. It is a beautiful site that I have never seen duplicated in all the places I have lived in since.
Favorite thing: In Kiwanis Park, next to the Delta Bessborough hotel, the Vimy Memorial Band Shell is a memorial to Canadian soldiers who lost their lives during World War 1 at Vimy Ridge . Originally, Dedicated on September 1, 1937, the newly renovated bandstand was rededicated on September 18, 2005.
Favorite thing: Rising among the trees that line the river bank, the hotel Delta Bessborough rises like a castle in the Alps. Built in 1932 by the Canadian National Railway, this ultimate in chateau design is still referred to locally as 'The Castle'.
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.
Fondest memory: 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.
Favorite thing: Although this isn't about Saskatoon, it is worth taking some time to check out some of the thousands of small towns that speckle Saskatchewan. This town was special because we share the name. I took this photo just in time as a few short months later this wonderful granary was torn down, as most of these wonderful landmarks sadly are now.
Saskatoon is a city best visited in the spring or summer- there is ALWAYS something going on. During the summer, there is generally one or two festivals per week, and the city is in a very upbeat and festive frame of mind after the oft cold and harsh winters.
If you are in Saskatoon during this period, you must take a walk/bike/rollerblade down the Meewasin trail. The trail runs from the northernmost point of the city to the southernmost, along the river bank, and it is very scenic and beautiful. Be sure to make a stop downtown at the Bus, a double-decker red bus converted into an ice-cream and yogurt stand. It's right across from the Besborough hotel. Continue down the trail until you hit a festival. :)
Since I live here. I suggest to come here in the summer.. Experiance the sights along the River Banks..
Activities such as 'The River Roar', 'Shakespear on Saskatchewan',' Jazz Festival', 'Louis Riel Relay', and many many more..
As well check out the 'Western Developement Museum'; 'Boomtown' is situated inside'
And to conclude, stop by 'The Deifenbaker Centre'; was once a Canadian Prime Minister, first Saskatchewan residant to become Prime Minister..
Hope that helps.
Fondest memory: I miss the Malls
Summer time I miss the River, cuz its wonderfull beauty along with the Bridges.
I live here... so I miss most things... Accept the crazy drivers, rush hour, and the mall with everyone everywhere ...
Visit the University of Saskatchewan, one of the most historic and beautiful campuses in North America. Also visit the Delta Bessborough, situated along the beautiful South Saskatchewan River (perhaps the most senic river valley in Canada).
Fondest memory: Saskatoon is a very unique city, unlike any other in Western Canada. The cultural scene is vibrant, and their are few cities of similar size that have as many annual festivals and celebrations. It is Saskatchewan's preffered concert destination, and has a night scene better than cities four times the size.
You should go check out spadina crescent. It is the most beatiful road in the city. You can get out and walk in the park down by the Bessbough Hotel, and there are always tones of festivites happening, and lots of people to talk to.
Fondest memory: I will probalbly just miss the atmosphere, and the surroundings of knowing someone everywhere I go. Seeing as how I grew up here. There is just kind of an orderly fashion about this place that I will miss
Visit the beautiful University of Saskatchewan. The Greystone buildings in the fall are absolutely gorgeous. This is definitely one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada. There are also several places to visit on campus including, the Diefenbaker Centre (former Prime Minister of Canada hailing from Saskatchewan), the Geology (Museum of Natural Science)museum, and the Biology museum. You can also catch movies at Place Riel theatre in the Arts building - they often play foreign films or off-the-wall fare. The picture I have selected is of the U of S Memorial Gates (built in 1927)that commemorate the 67 students and faculty members who perished serving the First World War.
Fondest memory: All of my friends and family who made growing up there such a special experience.
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.
Fondest memory: 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!
Favorite thing: The Centre is not to far from the Granery, it has lots of stores and about 10 movie theaters inside. Right next door is a canadian tire, they have everything you need there.
Favorite thing: In Kyle you must goto the embroidery store....we ordered 4 Baseball hats to be custom made and the were only $15 each..I also got some custom embroiderd shirts for only $24 each...a great deal.