Picture This Post had never considered Saskatoon as a tourist destination before.
Interviewing Canadian pianist Samuel Deason about the hometown he shares with Joni Mitchell sparked our curiosity.
Deason has a dream to open a summer music festival in Saskatoon. His idea is that Saskatoon doesn’t’ have to contend with heat and humidity like the Spoleto type festivals south of Canada’s border.
What else would one do in Saskatoon?
Picture This Post contacted Tourism Saskatoon.
The top five Saskatoon highlights suggested by their spokesperson, Aviva Kohen are --
South Saskatchewan River --
The river has 80 km of trails alongside. Things to do: Hop on a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and discover the city from a different point of view as you paddle beneath one of the city’s many bridges.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park.
One-time gathering place of indigenous people more than 6000 years ago. Things to do: archery, learn how to make a dream catcher or participate in a tipi raising.
Ayden Kitchen & Bar.
Opened by The Food Network’s Canada’s Top Chef season one winner Dale MacKay.
Lucky Bastard Distillery
Michael Goldney, a former family physician, won $14.6 million dollars in the lottery a few years ago. With that win he opened Lucky Bastard Distillery, which uses many local ingredients such as Saskatoon berries - from which the city gets its name. Things to do: free tours and tastings.
SaskTel Saskatoon Jazz Festival
Canada’s second largest jazz festival.