Here are the most popular “must-see” attractions in the Saskatoon area
Agri-Food Canada Research Centre
107 Science Place on the University Campus
Explore the world of scientific research. Highlighted developing programs consist of improving oil seed / forage varieties (by molecular genetic research, crop productions and pest control for the Parkland region. Open weekdays year round from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. Tours need to be arranged ahead of time. Wheelchair accessibility.
located on the 3rd floor at 12 – 23rd Street E.
An artist-run establishment. The gallery focuses on the growth, dissemination and experimentation of contemporary art. Open to the general public. Admission is free.
Batoche National Historic Site
Highway 11 north for 60 km, east on #312 and then north on 225 (toal distance 100 km)
Visit what remains of Batoche, a village which used to be the Centre of Metis settlement in the North West Territories during the late 1800’s. You’ll find the Caron Senior Farmhouse, St. Antoine de Padoue church, a rectory restored to 1896 and trenches and riflepits used by the North West Field Force. There’s also a visitor reception centre with an exhibit hall holding exceptional audio-visual presentation, handicrafts. Open from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Day(May to October), 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Bridge City Speedway
Located 2 km east of Saskatoon from Central Ave.
Stock car racing including Superstock, CASCAR Sportsmen Streetstock and Thunderstock. Racing done on a one-third mile paved track. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday night, racing starts at 8 p.m.. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors and youth. Prices may change. Full wheelchair access.
Diefenbaker Canada Centre
University of Saskatchewan Campus (close to river)
The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is the only Canadian public institution of its kind, focusing on John Diefenbaker, Canada’s thirteenth Prime Minister. Exhibits include replica rooms of his office and the Privy Council Chamber. The Centre also holds one of the finest views of the city. Open on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., (Tues., Wed, Thurs, open until 8:00 p.m.) on Sundays and holidays its open from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for seniors and children.
Located at Prairieland Exhibition Park
Take a night and try out your luck. The establishment includes Black Jack, Roulette, Poker, Red Dog, Baccarat, Let It Ride and Simulcast horse racing, as well as weekly poker tournaments. If its your first time in a casino, don’t worry, learning tables are available. Betting limits range from $0.50 to $200. VLTs open at 10:30 am Monday – Saturday and 12 noon on Sunday, blackjack opens at 2 pm Monday – Saturday, other table games open 5:30 pm Monday – Friday, 2:00 pm on Saturday. Fully licensed spors lounge opens 10:30 am Monday – Saturday, 12:00 noon on Sunday. Free parking. Use museum entrance of Prairieland Exhibition Park. Wheelchair accessible.
Gladys’ Doll House Wonderworld Museum
4km north of Saskatoon on Hwy 12, then 1.6 km east (past 4 radio towers)
Explore through a collection of over 1,000 antique and new dolls, with 130 different themes. Along with each group of dolls is a scene appropriate to their history. A family craft shop is also available at the facility. Open Victoria Day to mid-September, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., winter hours upon request. Admission $3.00 for adults, $2.50 for students, $1.00 for child (free for children under five). Free access to family craft shop
Kenderdine Art Gallery
Located in the Agriculture Building at the University of Saskatchewan
The gallery is named in honour Mr. Kenderdine, the first professor of Art at the University
and founder of the Kenderdine Campus at Emma Lake. Open Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
Kinsmen Park Rides
Located at the corner of Spadina Cres. and 25th St.
A family fun park with rides including an old fashioned merry-go-round, miniature ferris wheel, train and concession. You can also play village and paddling pool. Open daily May through Labor Day, hours vary with season.
Little Stone Schoolhouse
Located between the College of Dentistry and the University Hospital
An actually size replica of a Saskatchewan one-room school. Tours available during the summer..
M.V.Saskatoon Lady Boat Tour
leave from Berry Barn downtown
306-549-2400 or 1-888-747-7572
Shearwater Tours offers a number of boat tours including one hour city tours on the M.V. Saskatoon Lady, the Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve on the M.V. Pelican, and the Land of the Loon Resort on Aglin Lake on the M.V. Makwa.
326-11th St. E.
The oldest building in Saskatoon remaining on its original site. Built in 1884 it is one of the first in the settlement. Once used as a field hospital. Call for hours. Admission is free with donations accepted.
Memorial Library and Art Gallery
411 – 11th St. E
Started as a institute dedicated to students who lost there lives in the First World War. It currently holds 85 paintings and woodcuts by Canadian artists. Open September 1st to July 30. Hours vary with season. Admission is free with donations accepted. The facility has limited wheelchair access.
Mendel Art Gallery & Civic Conservatory
950 Spadina Crescent East, downtown
Works of contemporary and historical Canadian art are displayed. Showcases the permanent collection of Mendel’s work. Unusual plants are on display in the Conservatory. The conservatory also has books, handcrafts, Inuit and Indian art, pottery, wood and glass works. Gift items on sale in The Gallery Shop. Open 9 am to 9 pm daily (except Christmas). Free admission
Musee Ukrania Museum
202 Avenue M South
This museum includes a variety of ethnic collections from Europe’s largest country. Interpretive tours of the exhibits show Ukrainian history form prehistory to massive 20th century emigrations. Eastern Byzantine architecture and inconography is viewed at the adjacent catheral. Open daily 11 am to 5 pm, Sunday 1pm to 5 pm. Admission: $2 for adults and students.
Museum of Antiquities
The collection consist of replicas purchased from the Louvre, the British Museum, the Museum of Antiquities in Delphi, the Acropolis Museum in Athens, as well as many others. in 1981, new facilities were acquired, and the collection was officially opened as the “Museum of Antiquities.”
Museum of Natural Sciences
The highlight of this museum is the 20 foot high T-Rex skeleton. Exhibits of other live mammals, bird, fish, and reptiles, minerals and exotic plants are showcased as well. Free to the public,
Prairieland Exhibition Park
Located at the corner of Ruth St. and Herman Ave.
A 136 acre entertainment complex. Home to Emerald Casino and Marquis Downs Race Course. The complex host many annual and special events including agricultural shows, annual exhibition, meetings, conventions, trade shows, rodeos, cattle sales and cabarets.
308 Spadina Crescent W, downtown
Visit this beautiful home overlooking the scenic South Saskatchewan River, a wonderful place to relax while enjoying the works of local artist while having a coffee. Artists are often present for discussion of created works.
Royal Canadian Legion Nutana Branch #362
3021 Louise Street
Showcasing artifacts and memorabilia from the first and second World Wars, Korea War and peace time activities. Lounge available, with meals served and children permitted.
Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
120 – 33rd Street East.
A large display of First Nations collection of art and content library. Cross cultural country seminars are provide at the facility. Tours available on Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Saskatchewan International Speedway
Hwy. 11, 13 km south of Saskatoon
Take in the excitement of Saskatchewan’s only 1/4 mile drag strip. Often host of NHRA sanction events. Races feature vehicles from all over western Canada. On average there’s two events pre month, with admission varying with event.
Located 2 km north of Saskatoon International Airport
Facility hosting trade, sports and entertainment events. Seating capacity of aver 11,000.
Saskatchewan Railway Museum
Located west on Highway 7 and 2 km south on Highway 60
Experience the history of Saskatchewan’s railway first hand. Display’s include diesel locomotives, street cars, rolling stock, railway buildings and other railway artifacts. Rides available on operating railway motor cars. Open from Victoria Day weekend to September 30, hours vary with season. Admission for adults is $2.00, youth 6 to 16 is a $1.00, under 6 get in for free.
Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame
Located at the Saskatoon Field House
Honouring the achievements and skills of Saskatoon’s top athletes, sport builders and teams.
Saskatoon Zoo & Forestry Farm Park
1903 Forest Dr.
The majority of the animal exhibits are domestic species of North America. Examples of what you’ll see are bears, foxes, moose, waterfowl, bison and wolves. There is also a petting zoo with many friendly animals for the entire family to enjoy. Have lunch at one the beautiful picnic sites while enjoying the botanical displays. Those more athletic in the family can take advantage of ski trails, sports fields and fishing ponds. Train rides are available taking you throughout the zoo. Open daily from May 1 to Labour Day, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, from Labour Day to April 30 the hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; The Zoo hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. During admission is paid through voluntary contributions.
Seeger Wheeler Farm
Box 476 Rosthern, SK
Exhibits at this Canadian National Historic Site include original buildings and shelterbelts, flower gardens, and century old hosue, also serving as a team room, visitor centre and gift shop.
St. John’s Anglican Cathedral
816 Spadina Crescent E.
This historic Cathedral and Columbarium is located downtown on the South Saskatchewan River. Recognized by its 145 ft. tower, masterful stained glass windows and unique rood screen. Visitors are welcomed by the Good Shepherd Chapel at the lower level of the Columbarium. Tours can be arranged upon request. Wheelchair accessible.
St. Thomas Art Gallery
Located on the second floor of St. Thomas More College.
The majority of artists that show work here are local, usually with some university training or have seriously studied art under qualified instructors. All works are original. Open from September 15th until April 30th.
Third Avenue United Church
304 Third Avenue N.
The “Cathedral of Methodism” was built in 1912-1913. The interior reflects gothic design built without any pillar support. One of the features making this Cathedral unique are the three large stained glass windows with life size figures, depicting the Nativity, the Sermon on the Mount and the Last Supper. One other point of interest is the Casavant three-manual pipe organ complete with all 39 stops and over 2400 pipes. Throughout the day, you can hear hymns exiting the carillons in the west tower. Tours can be arranged upon request. Wheelchair accessible.
Ukrainian Museum of Canada
910 Spadina Crescent East
This museum interprets the early settlement and culture of the Ukrainian people in Canada, including costumes, embroidery, Easter eggs and folk arts. Open Victoria Day to labour Day Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm, and Labour Day to Victoria Day (winter hours) Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. Admission $2 adults, $1 students, $0.50 children.
Wiggins Ave, University of Saskatchewan
Observe the stars and planets through the refractor telescope. Astronomical exhibits.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park
5 km north of city at Wanuskewin Rd & Highway 11
This National Historic Site includes a ongoing archeological excavation uncovering evidence of over 6,000 years of human habitation. The visitor centre interprets the history and culture of the Northern Plains Indians. There are self-guided trails, plus a restaurant, gift shop and art gallery. Open Victoria Day to Labour Day 9 am to 9 pm. Winter hours 9 am to 5 pm. Restaurant open Wednesday to Sunday 11 am to 3 pm. Recommended time: at least 2 hours. Admission $6 adults, $2.50 children, $4.50 seniors, $15 family.
Western Development Museum
2610 Lorne Ave. S.
The museum belongs to a network of four exhibit branches in the cities of Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Saskatoon and Yorkton, with the headquarters in Saskatoon. Tours available including looking back into Saskatoon’s past. Collections of historic machinery and vintage cars are setup complementing the street exhibit. The Boomtown Cafe is the place to goif its s home cooked meal your looking for. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Call for rates.