Saskatoon Attractions

Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality. We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay.

Sightseeing

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s largest city, known for its friendly hospitality and diverse culture. This western Canadian four-season destination with its scenic parkland setting on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River has gained a reputation as a great place to both live and work.

Saskatoon enjoys more hours of sunshine annually than any other Canadian city making it easy to take advantage of the over 400 acres of riverbank trails and parks for hiking and biking or a round of golf at one of the 7 challenging courses.

Saskatoon travel itineraries are easy to create with the help of Tourism Saskatoon whose easy to navigate website offers helpful hints on where to stay, things to do in Saskatoon and the must attend festivals and events held year round.

Whether it be researching the 6,000 years of First Nations culture celebrated on the sacred ground at Wanuskewin Heritage Park or a visit to the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, attending the symphony or exploring the many art galleries, Saskatoon is a vibrant, young entrepreneurial city.

With exciting nightlife, eclectic dining and the trendy Broadway shopping district, Saskatoon is one of the hottest cities in Canada. 

Sightseeing Saskatoon

Transport

Sasktoon Transit serves most of the city. Both regular and express (DART) service is provided. Most buses go through the downtown terminal and it is very easy to get anywhere in the city from this terminal, located between 2nd and 3rd Avenue on 23rd Street.

Timetables for every bus can be found at the downtown terminal or online. At outlying stops, call the 'Phone & Go' line (975-7500) and use the 4-digit stop code to determine information about the routes that service that stop.

Saskatoon is a very bicycling friendly city and boasts the second highest per capita commuter cycling rate in Canada. Recreational cyclists will enjoy exploring the Meewasin Valley Trail along the South Saskatchewan River.

Almost all parts of the city are accessible by bicycle and bicycle lanes and routes are marked along some key corridors... be careful because there are also a lot of bad drivers.

Walking is also a great way to get around Saskatoon. If your accommodation is in or close to the Downtown, you will be within walking distance to Saskatoon's best shopping, educational and cultural attractions.

Taxis are easy to find but generally pricey. A ten minute drive (enough to get you most places in the city if it's not rush hour) will cost $10-15. Call Blueline at 653-3333 or Radio at 242-1221, or just hail a taxi. Prices are set by the city so the cost should be equal.

Activities

Most of your Saskatchewan vacation will be easy: beautiful scenery that’s easy on the eyes, friendly folk along the way that are easy to take, and a pace of life that’s relaxing and easy-going. With so many activities and attractions, the only hard part may be deciding what to do first.

You’ll have some choices to make. Choose from an array of attractions to suit almost every interest. Choose from fun events including small town gatherings and international festivals. Choose from a range of casinos, spas, great shopping areas and restaurants – you’ll keep as busy as you like.

If you enjoy outdoor adventure, Saskatchewan was made for you. World-class fishing is just the start – canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, boating, camping, horseback riding, wildlife viewing – the list goes on and on. When winter comes, it brings with it a whole new set of choices, a whole new world of possibilities.

Summer or winter, north or south, city or country - there's always lots to do in Saskatchewan.

Activities Saskatoon

Entertainment

“Refreshing” aptly describes the sentiments of visitors to Saskatoon; a city infused by a lively ambiance, friendly hospitality and rich, diverse cultural experiences. New attractions such as the beautiful River Landing and the Dakota Dunes Casino are testament to the buzz that is Saskatoon!

Visitors from far and wide delight in the city's beautiful parkland setting. Inviting natural riverbank parks and trails make jogging, biking and casual hikes easy and relaxing, invigorating and refreshing; right in the heart of the city. Graced by the natural splendour of the South Saskatchewan River, Saskatchewan's largest city provides convenient amenities, yet an inviting natural setting.

A refreshment break is easy in Saskatoon - rejuvenate with an espresso in the trendy Broadway shopping district, delicious authentic local cuisine in one of many fine restaurants; check out the latest technology and research advancements, play a round of golf on one of the several award-winning courses, watch Shakespeare under a tent or explore 6000 years of First Nations' culture - it's all in Saskatoon!

Shopping

Saskatoon's retail shopping hours are generally from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Many shopping malls and stores are open evenings until 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

Some of the larger malls offer Sunday shopping from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Downtown

The main shopping district in Saskatoon is right downtown. This area spans between Kinsmen Park (north of downtown) and Idylwyld Dr. N. This 25-plus block area has numerous retail stores, services, restaurants and other attractions. The downtown's shopping is clustered along 21st Street and also along 2nd Avenue. Also downtown is Saskatoon's largest 2-level shopping mall, Midtown Plaza, as well as Bayside Centre.

Broadway-Nutana

This area is on the east side of the river, just southeast of downtown. The area along Broadway is being revitalize as a business improvement district, and has some charming older buildings, and many independent stores and restaurants. The neighbourhood has plenty of parking.

8th Street East

This street celebrates its proximity to the southeastern suburbs as Saskatoon's biggest shopping area, with a mile-long strip containing half a dozen malls and plazas. The largest is the Centre at Circle & 8th.

Riverdale

This community is just southwest of downtown, and has a number of charming buildings, stores and restaurants in a historically rich area. This district has over 170 businesses and is home to Saskatoon's Chinatown area.

Valley Road

This area is 4 km south of Saskatoon, is a nice drive into the country, and has many roadside businesses offering crafts, eateries and fresh produce. You can buy fruits and vegetables ready-picked or pick your own. There's also a nursery, a golf course and a canoe launch.

Restaurants

Denny's 24 Hour Restaurant

24 Hour Family Restaurant located at the hotel. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizers and Desserts. Special menu items for Kids, Seniors and Late Night dining. 

Dennys

Shark Club Bar & Grill

Saskatoon's premier Sports Bar and Grill, Shark Club features dozens of TVs, multiple satellite feeds and pay per view events, pool tables, video games, and awesome event nights.

The food is a masterful blend of Asian, Italian, and Midwest Canadian influences (and of course traditional items like burgers and wings). Plus cool cocktails, premium liquors and a major league selection of beers.

Shark Club Bar & Grill