Saskatoon Things to Do

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    Fairhaven Bowl

    by Benson35 Written Oct 23, 2012

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    A game of Tenpin bowling is really reasonable here. The price options are:
    Youth/seniors $4.75
    Adult $5.75
    League bowler $3
    You also have the option of hiring a lane for an hour for $35, booking using birthday rates, and they offer family rates too.

    There was six of us so we were given teo lanes side-by-side. It was great fun! You can choose the ball size you want. If you're from England, you are likely to know the comparasons I am about to make; the small bowling balls are about the size of the 'woods' crowngreen bowlers use, and the large bowling balls are the same size as we use in England (and Portugal! As I've bowled there too!!).

    The bowling alley was decorated for Halloween and was quite busy, so had a good atmosphere. The difference from the UK was that you take your shoes with you to your lane instead of leaving them with the staff behind the desk and they had comfy sofas to sit on at the lanes.
    Fairhaven bowl offers refeshments in the form of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There is a bar you can use before or/and after your game/s if you so desire.

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    Tim Hortons

    by Benson35 Written Oct 23, 2012

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    Tim Hortons is a coffee shop chain across the Canada (now spreading into North America). It is a lot cheaper than Starbucks or Cafe Nero.
    'Timmies' as it is locally known to some, makes more types of coffee's in different combinations than I have ever seen!
    They also make tea, hot chocolates, smoothies and iced coffee's (I highly recommend the iced mocha latte).

    You can also grab a little snack in the form of doughnuts - there's at least 20 varieties to choose from! Timbits (pictured) are yummy too. These are flavoured doughnut holes!

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    Gladys' Doll House

    by Quartzy Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Yes! A doll house! There are a ton of dolls there and it's about the only thing to do if you're in Saskatoon....

    You have to call beforehand to make an appointment: it is owned by a lady who lives right next to the building - which is more like garage sort of thing. The lady will show you around and tell you about each doll - she's very sweet. She even gave each of us a picture of specific dolls.

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    The Meewasin Valley Trail

    by penumbra Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Spadina Ave and 22nd Street

    The South Saskatchewan river flows through the middle of Saskatoon. On the both banks of this river are parks with trails for walking, running, skating, cycling and in the winter, cross country skiing.

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  • Geocaching

    by dimara Updated Feb 21, 2009

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    For Geocachers:

    Saskatoon has over 400 caches hidden throughout the city and in surrounding areas. There are some wonderful challenges and great scenery along the riverbank. Have fun!

    For Non-Geocachers:

    There are over 733,000 geocaches hidden around the world. It's a worldwide Hide n' Seek game using a GPS. Anyone can do it. You are searching for different sized containers that people have hidden and then signing the log book inside. Children generally love geocaching. If you choose caches with items to trade, theme items or travelbugs/coins , even the youngest kids will quickly learn how to use the GPS and will work with latitude and longitude to find the cache. People of all ages geocache - we happen to find it a great learning tool for children.

    The Saskatoon geocaches can be found at www.geocaching.com. Choose a geocache from the map according to the location you wish to search in and the type of geocache you would like to search for. Micro and smaller caches can be more challenging, kids often prefer larger and/or themed caches with items to trade. Each cache, regardless of size has a log book to date and sign. You can also log your find online. Each cache has it's own webpage with co-ordinates, information and hints. Some also have pictures and spoilers that other geocachers have posted to help you find the cache faster.

    Many cache write ups online will include historical information about the area you are about to explore, puzzles to solve in order to locate the cache or theme info so you can take a small token along to trade. Travelbugs or coins are specific items which you can remove from one cache and drop at one of the next caches you visit. You log the find/move online and a map keeps track of it's movement across Canada or around the world. A great learning tool for the kids. Some Travelbugs have specific destinations they are trying to reach and you are asked to move them in the correct direction. There are travelbug hotels and universities they may be headed for.

    There are caches everywhere in Saskatoon and you can search for them when you make your usual runs. There were caches we knew nothing about in the park across from our house. You'll also find them at the malls and parking lots when you go shopping, at the parks, playgrounds and downtown. They are hidden in the most creative ways in the most unlikely places. If they are difficult enough you can be standing a foot away and never find them. The co-ordinates get you close - but there is always some searching to do. 'Benny's F Cache' was good fun. We searched after dark with cars going by. I was worried someone would notice and wonder what we were up to. "To Cache or Not to Cache isn't a Question" is a great one for visitors to the city. Nice scenery and other things to explore in the area. This cache is only active in summer.

    You will often run into other geocachers in busy areas, esp. along the Saskatoon riverbank in summer. Cache sites are suppose to remain a secret from any Muggles passing by so most geocachers search discreetly. Still, you will often meet some wonderful people trying to find the same cache you are.

    If anyone finds the location of the Saskatoon cache named FORE! - please post spoilers!!

    FYI/Cautions:

    -A GPS is required for geocaching. You can by inexpensive handheld models. We use our Nuvi - it's first purpose is to make driving easier for us when we are travelling. We've used it in Europe, in larger Canadian centers and in the US. We've also used it to lock in our co-ordinates when we are in the bush up north. Geocaching is just a wonderful additional use. When we travel we chose one geocache per trip, usually one that promises something scenic and new. In Germany it was a walk into the Lech Falls which we might otherwise have driven right by.
    -Burs - Along the riverbank in Saskatoon. Dress accordingly if you are going to be in the bush. I got so frustrated trying to remove hundreds of them from a pair of pants that I resorted to scissors and now have a new pair of shorts. My shoelaces were ruined.
    -A few caches along the river require a longer walk from the car and steep banks to scramble down and climb up again.

    Enjoy!

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    Wanuskewin Heritage Park

    by Quartzy Written Mar 20, 2006

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    Because you really need to find something to do in Saskatoon, try Wanuskewin Heritage Park. You can watch a short movie about the history of natives . The museum part is pretty interesting and interactive, too, so that part works and is all in all everything you can expect of a museum. The day we went, there was a demonstration of a few native dances by a girl and a man: the girl danced while the man sang. They also made everyone do the Friendship Dance - meaning we stood up and held hands and moved around in a circle, which was fun.

    Don't expect this to be a typical park experience as this isn't a place for you to walk outside and watch the scenery; go mainly for the museum.

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  • Go for a walk at Beaver Creek Conservation Area

    by AllieF Written Mar 7, 2006

    This is a good place to see more of the natural prairie habitat with animals, birds and plants that are protected from development. An interpretive centre has displays and an area for kids to learn more about these prairie creatures. A number of trails go through the prairie bush, depending on how far you wish to go or what you want to see.

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    Third Avenue United Church

    by penumbra Written Sep 17, 2005

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    United Church

    The “Cathedral of Methodism”, built in 1912-1913, is the third largest sanctuary of the United Church of Canada. The interior gothic design is built without pillar support. Three large stained-glass windows with life-size figures are a special feature of the sanctuary depicting the Nativity, the Sermon on the Mount and the Last Supper. There is also a Casavant three-manual pipe organ complete with 39 stops and over 2400 pipes. Tours are available by arrangement.

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    St John's Anglican Cathedral

    by penumbra Written Sep 17, 2005

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    St John's Cathedral

    A little further along Spadina is St. John's Anglican Cathedral. This Cathedral, completed in 1917, has the highest church spire (145 feet) in western Canada. Read more on its history . Tours available.

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    St. Paul's Cathedral

    by penumbra Written Sep 17, 2005

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    St. Paul's Cathedral

    Spadina is a road that runs along the west bank of the South Saskatchewan River. The road provides a nice walking alternative to the path along the river. One the churches along Spadina is St. Paul's Cathedral, completed in 1910.

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    Eaton's Store

    by Karolina01 Updated Jul 7, 2004

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    Saskatoon

    This building was built by the T. Eaton Company, a large Canadian department store chain, maybe during the 40's. From approximately 1966, it was an Army&Navy department store. Later when this company moved, the building was empty few years. As you can see, now it is the Saskatoon Board of Education.

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    Near Midtown Plaza..

    by Karolina01 Updated Jul 2, 2004

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    ...is located this monument, which represents two Prime Ministers of Canada, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Master John Diefenbaker. I will add later biography of these two important Prime Ministers for the history of Canada. There is also a museum "John Diefenbaker" located near the University of Saskatoon.

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    Walking/biking trails

    by taryn21 Updated Jun 21, 2004

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    The Delta Bessborough

    Take a walk along the Meewasin trails along the river. There are paved walking/biking trails, and also a more cross-country like trail closer to the river that runs through the trees. Both provide a beautiful view of the city.

    This picture is of the Delta Bessborough, a stunning castle-like hotel that sits on five acres along the South Saskatchewan River. It was built between 1930 and 1935. For more information you can check out http://www.deltahotels.com and look under Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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    Old style building in downtown

    by zrim Written Jun 13, 2004

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    downtown Saskatoon

    One of the things that I really like about western Canadian towns is the old style architecture of their downtowns. Saskatoon is a lovely city, but it is not so prosperous that all of the old buildings have been torn down for the new architectural fad. These buildings look like they were built in the 1910s or 1920s and they serve as a reminder as to how American cities used to look before the skyscraper.

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    Parklands along the River

    by zrim Written Jun 13, 2004

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    along the banks of the Saskatchewan

    Saskatoon lies on the Saskatchewan River and the city has done a superb job of celebrating the waterway. Really nice parklands abut the river throughout the entire stretch of the downtown area. Perfect for a mid-summer's evening stroll.

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