Let Air Canada Take You To Vibrant Saskatoon
Saskatoon is a very vibrant city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan that is jam-packed with more than 65 festivals that take place every year.
Add in the variety of museums, sporting events, concerts, parks, historical attractions, galleries and restaurants that there are to enjoy, and the largest city in Saskatchewan also becomes a very popular one for tourists.
Although it’s hard to narrow it down, here are seven must-dos and must-sees on your visit to Saskatoon:
Start Your Engines: Saskatoon is a great place for race car fans to get their speed on. First, NASCAR enthusiasts can watch their favorite stock car drivers at the Wyant Group Raceway, including mini stock, street stock, sportsmen and so many other types of races. Then head on over to the Saskatoon International Speedway, which is home to the NHRA Championship Drag Racing, for more competing including "Street Legal" events that are perfect for novice racers.
And They’re Off: If you would prefer to watch four legs racing instead of four tires, then the Marquis Downs is where you want to be from May to September to watch thoroughbreds on this five-eighths mile oval compete for win, place and show. You can also saddle up the old chuckwagon and watch Saskatoon World Chuckwagon Races Championship.
Visit Furry Friends: Families will love the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, a National Historic Site which has gardens where you can see red pandas, cougars, bears, lemurs, tigers, leopards and so many more of our furry (and non-furry) friends up-close and personal.
Festival Frenzy: Don’t miss out on one, or more, of the 65 festivals that this city hosts every year, which includes the yummy RibFest, as well as the PotashCorp Fringe Theatre and Street Festival, Folk Fest and the Saskatoon Pride Festival. Music lovers should take a few days to enjoy the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Fest, which presents headline acts, free stages, and intimate club shows. There’s also the Wild About Saskatoon Nature City Festival, and the nine-day PotashCorp Wintershines Festival, which includes breathtaking ice-carving sculptures.
Toot, toot! Railfans will love The Saskatchewan Railway Museum and its impressive collection of railway buildings, railcars and railway memorabilia.
It’s a Play Land: Saskatoon’s PotashCorp Playland at Kinsmen Park was renovated and reopened in 2015 and the kids love the bright lights of the Ferris wheel, original carousel animals, the Canpotex Train and the children’s play area.
Artsy Adventures: If your heart is about art, then check out the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Inc. Each summer, two full-length plays are performed in repertory by professional artists, in large tents on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River in the heart of Saskatoon. The festival runs from the first week in July until mid-August. Matinees are performed during certain weekdays and all weekends.
Families looking to head up north for some Saskatoon fun can book Air Canada, which flies from many of the states, including New York, Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, directly to Saskatoon.
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