The stores located at 8th Street: 8th Street
On 8th Street are located all my favorite restaurants and shoping places. In this photo I am in Broadway Roastery. You can see from the oposit side of the street is London Drugs. Near this store, are located Winners, Staples, Co-Op, Real Canadian Super Store...What ever you need to buy, you will find here on 8th Street.
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Lawson Heights Mall: Great Mall for all the family
It's free to park and there are buses that run here from all over Saskatoon.
You will find plenty of shops to enjoy! You can buyclothes, jewellery, handbags, purses, wallets, candy (sweets), mobile phone's, electronics, hair products, sports equipment and Saskatoon Rough Riders souvnirs. You'll also find a Travel agents, London Drug store and a food court. Harley Davidson is also 'coming soon'!
Something different I found interesting and enjoyed, was 'Safari Jeff's Living Wild'. My cousins (aged 6-13) really enjoyed it. There are shows throughout the day, animals that you can look at and observe, and lots of activities to have fun with which are all free (digging for fossils and colouring in pictures of reptiles).
The Mall is on one level and wheelchair accessible. The opening hours are 9-5/6.
I found most of the items reasonably priced, but there were some that were way over my budget!! (No harm in looking though!).
What to buy: Anything that takes your fancy!!
Liquor Stores: Alcohol!!
In Canada, alcohol is not sold anywhere apart from a Liquor store or a Sports bar (pub).
You must have your ID with you. If you are asked for ID and you do not have it, you will not be able to purchase anything no matter how much you beg, plead and try to reason!!
I was told that the general rule of thumb is, if you look under 35/40 - you will be asked for ID.
ID needs to be something offical that has your DOB (date of birth) and a photo of you on i.e. your passport or driving licence.
What to buy: ALCOHOL!!!! :D
Midtown Mall: Midtown Mall
Great Mall with all the type of shops you could want.
The mall is very clean, bright and it has underground parking. You pay for all parking here.
The food court has a fab selection of foods that will fill your belly! They have Korean, Mexican, Greek, Thai, Japanese, Italian, sandwiches and sushi! Brilliant selection!
The opening hours are:
Monday & Tuesday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30am-9.00pm
What to buy: Whatever takes your fancy!!
Kernels: Popcorn with a twist!
Popcorn! I'm not a huge fan of it myself, but you've got to try some of the flavours they have on sale here!
There's the usual sweet and & salt. Then there's pickle flavour, cheese (different varieties), caramel, double butter, salt & vinegar, dill and jalapeno to name what I can remember!
Pick what takes your fancy and enjoy!
Ragtime Clothing: Funky Finds
Ragtime is packed with vintage and consignment clothing (both men's and women's), from hats to coats to shoes. It's a small location but there are lots of treasures, and the clothing is more unique than anything else you'll find in Saskatoon. There's a really nice older man who is usually there and I assume he's the owner, and he gives the place a good atmosphere because you feel like he really enjoys the shop.
What to buy: My best finds at Ragtime have been silk ties, a curling sweater, and a red wool knee-length coat with plush leopard-print trim.
What to pay: Most things seem to be between $10 and $60.
Capitol Clothing: Beautiful Broadway Boutique!
Brand new women's boutique in Saskatoon...gorgeous layout, exclusive lines. The clothing is absolutley amazing...this is a real step up for Saskatoon. She carries everything from clothing to shoes to bags to jewellery to perfume. Seems like a store in NYC...
What to buy: Great selection of dresses and denim. And she carries Rosebud lip balm!
What to pay: anywhere from $50 - $450ish
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Bulk Cheese Warehouse: Best specialty food store in town
This is the best specialty food store in Saskatoon, housed in a historic building in the heart of the Broadway shopping district. It is of course famous for its wide assortment of cheese, but that's not all. There is also fresh pasta and sauces, baking, salads, and seafood to tempt your palate. A recently added butcher shop offers various cuts of beef, chicken, pork, lamb and buffalo. They also do party trays and baskets.
What to buy: Cheeses of all kind, fresh pasta, baguettes, cookies, pesto pasta salad, and buffalo sausages are among my many favourites. Many of their goods are made in the store and use locally produced ingredients.
What to pay: Depends on how much you buy... $5 to hundreds!
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- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
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McNally Robinson: Saskatoon's Biggest Book Store
This is Saskatoon's biggest book store at 21000 sq. ft., and part of the small McNally Robinson chain, which is Canada's largest independent bookseller. It is on two levels and includes the Prairie Ink restaurant on the main floor. There's an extensive selection of books and magazines. If you want to thumb through a bit before buying a book, there are comfortable chairs to sit in and read. There's also a small collection of music CDs and gift items. Local and national authors occasionally do readings and/or signings. Local musicians play at the restaurant at regularly scheduled times. On the second level is the children's section, which also has scheduled story times, reading groups, writing workshops and crafts demonstrations.
What to buy: Books, CDs, gift items... and a cup of coffee and a bite to eat if you're so inclined.
What to pay: Depending on how much you buy, $5 and up.
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All the shops: Broadway
Broadway is a beautiful street on the East end of town. It begins at the river and extends a mile or two. It has alot of interesting stores and bars. It has a couple of skateboard shops with clothes, they also have an abundance of tattoo parlors. What it is really known for though, is it's nightlife. I has Wash & Schlosh. This is a biker bar where you can listen to live music and wash your clothes. But don't let the biker part fool you, anyone is welcome. There are also alot of restaurants that I cannot remember the names of, but I will look into it and update the page.
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Broadway: Looking for something different?
Along Broadway, there are lots of little shops with anything from piercings to secondhand clothing to spas to home furnishings. Very interesting. Or if that isn't your style, you can just head out to the mall.