Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada is located in the Meewasin Valley on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Saskatoon, also referred to as the "Paris of the Prairies", is a major transportation, agricultural and commercial hub for the central Saskatchewan region. Along both sides of the river is the Meewasin Trail connecting to parks, lookouts, museums and attractions.
Activities and attractions most enjoyed in and around Saskatoon and the surrounding areas includes fishing, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, biking, cycling, picnicking, swimming, golfing, camping, hiking, hunting, roller blading, birdwatching (birding), art touring, walking tours, spa experiences and cross country skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations located in and around Saskatoon, Saskatchewan includes the Meewasin Valley Trail, Paradise Beach, Pike Lake Provincial Park, Saskatoon Natural Grasslands, Cranberry Flats Conservation Area, Gabriel Dumont Park, Cosmopolitan Park, Mendel Riverbank, Friendship Park, Chief Whitecap Trails, Kiwanis Park - Saskatoon, Parkland Oasis Nature Trail, Beaver Creek Conservation Area, Lake Diefenbaker, and the Douglas Provincial Park.
Travel services and amenities important to travelers in and around Saskatoon, Saskatchewan includes accommodations (hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, vacation homes, resorts, cottages, inns), campgrounds, tours, guides, restaurants, laundromat, coffee shops, grocery stores, pubs, liquor stores, breweries, gas stations, gift stores, and transportation services including taxi, bus, rail, car rentals and the Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport .
The most visited natural sightseeing attractions, historical sites and cultural venues in and around Saskatoon, Saskatchewan includes the Fort Carlton Provincial Park, Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre, the Weir, Rotary Park & Lookout, Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Western Development Museum, The Marr Residence, Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Persephone Theatre, Diefenbaker Canada Centre, Saskatchewan Railway Museum, University of Saskatchewan Observatory, Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Remai Modern Art Museum.