Begin your day, with an invigorating and awe-inspiring trip to Wanuskewin Heritage Park, where 6000 years of Northern Plains Indians history iscelebrated. Enjoy bannock overlooking a beautiful natural setting.
Continue your walk through history at the Western Development Museum. History comes alive as you are transported through 100 years of pioneer history, and 1910 Boomtown. Time for lunch? Stop in at the Boomtown Cafe for prairie style cooking!
Rich, colorful, cultural heritage on the prairies is displayed at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada; one of Canada's most foremost cultural heritage museums.
Time for dinner? For a taste of Saskatchewan, a trip to The Granary is a must. Menu includes Saskatchewan made dishes, many with locally produced ingredients.
Boasting over 400 acres of riverbank parks and trails to explore, and with more hours of sunshine than any other major Canadian city, Saskatoon is a nature-lover's delight.
Enjoy a wide array of animals native to Saskatchewan at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo.
Stop at Saskatoon Bus Stop Refreshments to pick up lunch and then take a leisurely walk at River Landing and on the Meewasin Valley trails along the South Saskatchewan riverbank. On the Westside of the river you can see the landmark "Castle on the River", the Delta Bessborough Hotel and the weir, where the pelicans return year after year. On the East side of the river, explore the University of Saskatchewan.
Board the Prairie Lily docked behind the Mendel Art Gallery (seasonal) for a relaxing river cruise.
Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails at Beaver Creek Conservation Area. Don't forget your binoculars; it's a great bird watching spot!
A light dinner at the Berry Barn (seasonal) in a breathtaking garden-like setting overlooking the South Saskatchewan River. Don't miss the Saskatoon Berry Pie!
Calories Restaurant and Bakery is a great spot for a leisurely coffee and bagel, or light lunch before you visit the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery on Broadway. Don't miss the many unique shops that make up the Broadway District. You'll be glad you did!
Explore the shops downtown! Many wonderful artisans works can be found at The Trading Post. As you move through the area, you will see many sculptures by local artists. Enjoy a leisurely luncheon at any one of many downtown eateries.
Over to the Mendel Art Gallery and Civic Conservatory to view a fine art collection and temporary visiting exhibitions. Stop by the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival (seasonal) box office to pick up your tickets for an entertaining evening performance.
Tour the Riversdale District and view the amazing wall murals and interesting sculptures that accentuate this culturally diverse area. While there, visit the new Saskatoon Farmers Market to pick up some fresh produce and home-made crafts.
Head back to the hotel and get freshened up for an entertaining evening out.
Winter is a special time in Saskatoon; beautiful white landscapes, sundogs and hoar frost are a few of the marvels to share. Dress up warmly, and off to enjoy winter in Saskatoon! View the spectacle of Canadas largest outdoor drive through Christmas light display at the Enchanted Forest (end of November - mid January). Be filled with the wonders of the holiday season - presents, snowmen, reindeer, candy and more!
View lavishly decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses and more at The Festival of Trees (end of November) at The Western Development Museum.
To get a jump on your holiday shopping, be sure to stop in at the Artisans and the Sundog Arts and Entertainment Faires (end of November to the first weekend in December).
Take the kids skating at the Meewasin Rink (winter weather dependant) beside the Delta Bessborough Hotel. Skate rental available by donation. Or if you want to relax a bit, enjoy a leisurely horse drawn cutter ride (weekends weather permitting) in Kiwanis Park. Warm up with a cup of rich hot chocolate at Windows Cafe at The Sheraton Cavalier, or at the Four Seasons Dining Room at the Park Town Hotel as you enjoy a view of the river bank.
History of Batoche, the Metis People and Northwest Resistance of 1885
Drive one hour to Batoche National Historic Site, the location of the key dramatic battle of the Northwest Resistance of 1885. Learn of the history, lifestyle and traditions of the Metis community. This interactive experience shares the story of Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont, and the Metis people they led into battle. Guides in period costume provide interpretation. Enjoy the giftshop and a picnic lunch or from the concession, traditional Metis cuisine (includes bannock and tourtiere).
Then a quick 45-minute drive to Fort Carlton Provincial Historic Park, site of a Hudson's Bay Company fur trading post that operated between1810 and 1885. A guide will take you through the reconstructed palisade, fur and provisions store, trade store, and tipi encampment.
Return to Duck Lake and explore the Duck Lake Interpretive Centre with artifacts from the Northwest Resistance. Shop for Saskatchewan made gifts or souvenirs.