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The weather in Saskatoon is generally dry and sunny. Winter temperatures vary from -18oC to -30oC (-0.3oF to -22oF). In winter, snowfall is sufficient to encourage many winter sports. Summer daytime temperatures range from 20oC to 35oC (68oF to 95oF). Evenings are cool, generally requiring a light sweater or jacket. Average annual rainfall of 265 mm ensures lush gardens, parks, and golf courses.
Saskatoon observes Central Standard Time year round and does not participate in Daylight Savings Time.
The currency system is based on Canadian dollars and cents (CAD). U.S. currency can be exchanged at any bank, credit union or trust company. In a pinch, most businesses accept U.S. currency at the current exchange rate.
A Federal Sales Tax of 5% is levied on all goods and services. A Provincial Sales Tax of 5% is assessed on all goods with the exception of food, restaurant meals and children's clothing.
The minimum age for consumption of alcohol in Saskatchewan is 19 years. Alcohol, beer and wine are sold in government liquor stores and cold beer and wine stores in several locations throughout the city. Restaurants are licensed to serve alcoholic beverages.
The City of Saskatoon is a smoke-free city which makes all public places and private clubs smoke-free. This includes bars, nightclubs, bingos, bowling centres, private clubs & restaurants. In addition, smoking is not allowed in outdoor seating areas associated with these establishments or in temporary tent shelters at public events.
Electrical outlets in Saskatoon provide the same current as the rest of Canada and the United States - 110 volts (60 cycles). Overseas travellers are advised to use an adapter with their small appliances if they are designed for a different standard.
Entry into Canada
Appropriate documentation ensures that the traveller will be able to enter Canada and plays an integral part in their return. As of June 1, 2009, a passport or other approved secure travel document is required for all travel between the US and Canada. Visitors from all ither countries must be in possession of a valid national passport and may also require a visa.
Information on Passports, Fees, and Processing Times
Information on Travel Conditions and Requirements
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The many international, national, provincial connections as well as the geographic location of Saskatoon give it one of its nicknames - The Hub City. Click here to find a list of transportation companies that will get you out to - and around Saskatoon!
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The map section of our website provides users with an interactive map displaying great information on local shopping, attractions and facilities as well as the locations of services such as hospitals, visitor information and bus depots. Click here to view the interactive map. Keep checking back for updated information and new member organizations!
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- Located in central Saskatchewan, Canada on the South Saskatchewan River.
- The name "Saskatoon" comes from the Cree word “misâskwatômina”, which refers to the sweet, violet-coloured berry that grows in the area.
- Popularly described as the "Bridge City", for its seven river crossings.
- Has more hours of sunshine annually than any other major Canadian city.
- Is Saskatchewan's largest city with an estimated population of 260,600 (CMA 2011) and growing.
- Known for its beautiful parkland setting and accented by the natural splendour of the South Saskatchewan River.
Check out the Did You Know? section of our website for more fun facts about Saskatoon.
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