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Rolling on the river in a sunny plains city

Despite being founded by Canada’s Temperance Colonization Society in 1883, the “Paris of the Prairie” has found its groove as a fun-loving, dynamic and diverse destination. Boasting miles of riverside trails and green spaces along the mighty South Saskatchewan River, the town offers an enviable slew of summer festivals and a proudly multicultural population. Saskatoon’s downtown is a vibrant and welcoming place with galleries, local breweries and museums.

The rugged history of this pioneer city is on full display at must-sees like the Western Development Museum and the Ukrainian Museum of Canada. The historic site of Batoche stages re-enactments that provide an immersive window into the fight for Métis rights and the challenges faced by prospectors and settlers in Saskatchewan’s earliest days. Lovers of architecture can marvel at the castle-like Delta Bessborough Hotel, built in 1935.


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North of the city at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park, 6,000 years of Northern Plains Indian history is brought to life through interpretive trails, archaeological digs and contemporary exhibitions. Surrounding the park is a stunning landscape that has served for generations as a meeting place for the First Nations people.

In summer, the city comes alive with events. NASCAR races and the annual Wakeride Fest — where the best professional wakeboarders show off high-flying tricks — dominate July’s calendar. Visitors also can cruise on the fun Prairie Lily riverboat. Because Saskatoon enjoys more sunny days than any other Canadian city, it’s a favorite place for lovers of the outdoors to soak up some rays.

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