MOVING TO SASKATOON? Here’s what the city is all about!
Saskatoon is known to be the “Paris of the Prairies”, surrounded by picturesque wheat fields, magnificent bridges, culinary delights, and a walkable downtown.
There are many adventures to be had in southern Saskatchewan such as The Meewasin Trail, which is one of the top ten greatest fall hikes in Canada, according to Readers Digest. Meewasin means beautiful in Cree, and this trail certainly lives up to its name.
This city in the prairies has an impressive list of activities to do throughout the year. During the summer months, you can enjoy river sports, picnics, and going down to the beaches. In the winter, you can find yourself skating, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
If you enjoy festivals, here’s a glimpse of what to expect in Saskatoon:
- The Nutrien Wintershines Festival: Filled with ice parks, ice sculptures, and a celebration of all things winter.
- SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival: Considered the largest festival of its kind in Western Canada, you can enjoy 10 days of world-renowned jazz, blues, funk, contemporary and pop.
- Nutrien Children’s Festival: A magical event for families to enjoy theatre, stories, and lots of games!
- BHP Enchanted Forest: Drive through a wonderland of lights during the holiday seasons, it claims to be the best Christmas lights show in Canada.
- Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival: You can enjoy away-winning films in a variety of genres from all around the world.
Saskatoon is known for its famous saskatoon berries – in fact, Saskatoon is a Cree word meaning a “place of many berries”. So, wherever you dine in, make sure to leave room for a berry filled dessert. The city is also rich with delicious multicultural cuisines, but we do not want to “berry” pick our favourite, so we’ll let you draw your own conclusions.
Arts and Culture:
Saskatoon is well regarded for its art, music and theatre. Here are a few places to get you started on your adventures.
- The Remai Modern: Museum of modern and contemporary art. Home to the Picasso collection, Mendel collection and other well-known 20th century artists.
- Murals in Downtown: The city is rich with vibrant murals, sculptures, and other public works, which can be enjoyed while strolling through downtown.
- Broadway Ave: An urban village experience, where you can find live music, theatre venues, local shops, and much more.
- Wanuskewin Heritage Park: Canada’s longest running archaeological dig site and a national historic site. It is home to over 6000 years of history and a cultural experience for visitors.
We love having one of our Two Small Men with Big Hearts offices in Saskatoon, and we know our team members would agree that it’s a pretty great place to live. If you’re moving to Saskatoon, trust our experienced local moving company to get you and your belongings there safely and efficiently.