PROS would like to acknowledge we are on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.
Saskatoon is the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It straddles a bend in the South Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province. It is located along the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway and has served as the cultural and economic hub of central Saskatchewan since its founding in 1882 as a Temperance colony. With a 2021 census population of 266,141, Saskatoon is the largest city in the province, and the 17th largest Census Metropolitan Area in Canada, with a 2021 census population of 317,480.
Saskatoon is home to the University of Saskatchewan, the Meewasin Valley Authority (which protects the South Saskatchewan River and provides for the city’s popular riverbank park spaces), and Wanuskewin Heritage Park (a National Historic Site of Canada and UNESCO World Heritage applicant representing 6,000 years of First Nations history). The Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344, the most populous rural municipality in Saskatchewan, surrounds the city and contains many of the developments associated with it, including Wanuskewin. Saskatoon is named after the saskatoon berry which is native to the region and is itself derived from the Cree misâskwatômina. The city has a significant Indigenous population and several urban Reserves. The city has nine river crossings and is nicknamed “Paris of the Prairies” and “Bridge City”.
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Sex workers and escorts in Saskatoon Saskatchewan are a valued and important demographic to local businesses and the community.
Saskatoon is named after a wild berry, Misâskwatôminihk is the Cree name for a violet-coloured edible berry that grows in abundance here.
The longest-running Canadian archeological dig site is just 5 km north of Saskatoon, at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. This area contains some of the rare finds that pre-date the Egyptian pyramids. Recognized as a national historic site, Wanuskewin celebrates First Nations culture that dates back over 6,000 years.
Saskatoon is home to many eminent people from all walks of life. Canada’s 13th Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker grew up here. Saskatoon-born athlete, Catriona Le May Doan registered her name in the Olympics by winning two gold medals in speed skating in 1998 and 2002. Famous folk singer Joni Mitchell and jazz pianist John Ballantyne also hail from this lovely city.
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SaskTel Centre has established itself as the sports and entertainment hub of Saskatchewan. As the home of two sports franchises – the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades and the NLL’s Saskatchewan Rush (2016 League Champions) – SaskTel Centre continues to distinguish itself as the host of major, high-profile events of national and international distinction and performances and special events that brought international stature to Saskatoon. Hosting over 100 events a year, with concert capacity of over 13,000 and sport event capacity of 15,100, SaskTel Centre is committed to the quality of service and a guest experience that is second to none. SaskTel, entered into a 10-year agreement to become the arena’s Naming Rights Partner on October 1, 2014.
A summer Shakespeare theatre company in Saskatoon produces adaptations of the Bard on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River each July and August. A not-for-profit, registered charity incorporated in 1985, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Inc. continues to provide exciting contemporary and traditional productions of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Located along the Meewasin Trail, our newly renovated site is not only home to our productions each summer, but also a great place to take in the beautiful views, wildlife, and community spirit that YXE has to offer!
The Roxy Theatre is one of only three historic Atmospheric Movie palaces remaining in Canada; originally opened in 1930 and now operated by Magic Lantern Theatres. The Roxy Theatre serves Saskatoon and it’s visitors with it’s grandly designed Spanish Courtyard-themed main Theatre and lavish decor.
The Bassment offers live jazz, blues, acoustic, folk, classical and other styles in an all-ages unique venue. Our friendly staff volunteers, and amazing artists will help you while away your evenings in style.
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Located in River Landing, Remai Modern is a direction-setting new art museum. It boasts 11 gallery spaces and a wide variety of programs including films, workshops, talks and more. The Cameco Learning Studio hosts art-making activities for all ages and the Art & Design Store offers a one-of-a-kind Saskatoon shopping experience. Visit remaimodern.org for a full schedule of exhibitions and events. Be sure to stop for brunch, lunch or dinner at Shift restaurant on Remai Modern’s ground floor. Remai Modern is a thought leader that boldly collects, develops, presents and interprets the art of our time. Our mandate is to enable transformative experiences by connecting art with local and global communities.
Exploring Saskatoon from the South Saskatchewan River is like discovering the city all over again. Take in the beauty of our living river, our friendly city, and our expansive prairie sky. The Prairie Lily Riverboat provides Sightseeing tours and Dinner Cruises Wednesday through Sunday during the summer.
Located in the back of Glitch Gifts and Novelties, Saskatchewan’s only oddity museum is a tongue-in-cheek throwback to the dime store museums of the past. Boasting a small collection of truly odd sights ranging from a first-generation cast of a sasquatch footprint, a Fiji mermaid, shrunken heads, Sophie the haunted doll and more.
Take your breath away; step into the WDM Saskatoon. A visit to Boomtown lets you walk through time. Saskatchewan-inspired stories unfold everywhere as you journey from 1910 to the present. There is so much to see: the magic kitchen, innovative-fuel vehicles, and 1910 Boomtown Street. You’ll need more than a few visits to experience it all!
Wanuskewin is a National Heritage site which celebrates Metis and Plains First Nations Cultures. Today we celebrate over 6000 years of history on this land, through programs, exhibits, art, cuisine, plus over 6 km of hiking trails.