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.)
- Historical Travel
- Arts and Culture
Pike Lake Provincial Park
This provincial park is southwest of Saskatoon on Highway 60 and is good for almost any recreational activity you can think of. Swimming, hiking, boating, camping, and baseball are just a few of the many things to do at this park. Stores and facilities are available. There are trails for those who want to hike, beaches on the lake
- Family Travel
- National/State Park
- Water Sports
View expensive, historic homes
Starting from Saskatchewan Cres. East near College Drive and ending at the Broadway Bridge are a number of homes that were built in the early 1900s to accomodate university-related professionals like presidents of the university, doctors, and professors. These homes were the first such "mansions" to be built on the riverbank. Some houses have a story behind them, including a murder mystery or two. The homes have a great view of downtown, including the Bessborough.
Another area to see these homes is located west of 8th Street on Saskatchewan Cres. West and Poplar Cres. A home in this exclusive area was once listed as a multi-million dollar home a few years ago, the first in Saskatoon. The homes on Saskatchewan Cres. West usually have backyards that face the riverbank. Some have boathouses as a result.
- Hiking and Walking
- Historical Travel
There is quite a bit of art along the sidewalks and street corners of downtown Saskatoon. Often it is unrecognizable chunks of rock stacked one upon another. But at least in one case, I recognized the subject when I saw the statue. I still had to read the inscription, however, because I couldn’t guess what Mahatma Gandhi was doing in Saskatoon.
- Arts and Culture
The 5 biggest deer I ever saw...
The 5 biggest deer I ever saw in the wild in my life were on this trip to Kyle...they were all together, mulies and they all were atleast 10pt and huge(tall) racks..it was amazing.(this picture is not of them).
For those who enjoy art,...
For those who enjoy art, particularily sculptures, go to the University of Saskatchewan campus and behind the Deifenbaker Canada Centre, just east of the Meewasin Trail. There are many unique and intriguing sculptures created by local artists. My favourite is the huge hand coming out of the ground!
One of the things that is...
One of the things that is often missed is visiting the University of Saskatchewan Campus. This campus is one of the most beautiful during the summer. As well, there are two interesting museums on campus: The Deifenbaker Museum, and the dinosaur/biological museum (in the Geology/Biology building).
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.
Batoche. An important site of...
Batoche. An important site of Canadian history is a couple hours' drive north of Saskatoon. Learn about the Battle of Batoche, Louis Riel, and Gabriel Dumont at the relatively new Visitor's Centre. Walk around the area and breathe in the history. For more information, check out this website: href='http://www.parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/parks/saskatchewan/batoche'target='_none' Batoche
U can visit some tourist camps...
U can visit some tourist camps like arlington beach camp. Mostly active rest : canoeing, horsebackriding, wallclimbing, zipline and so on...
Boot Hill....we saw this sign...
Boot Hill....we saw this sign on the road in the middle of nowwhere....there where lots of boots and shoes thrown over the sign.
If you drive down to the...
If you drive down to the saskatchewan river from Kyle the have a nice park and they are building a new golf course there.
It's not a long golf...
It's not a long golf course....but if you hit it straight it looks like it would run for a long time.
This sign saying 'BOOTHILL'...
This sign saying 'BOOTHILL' was in the middle of now where...there were lots of boots and shoes thrown over the sign.
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