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How do you go #Saskatooning? Jenn Smith Nelson at Venn Coffee
How do you go #Saskatooning? Jenn Smith Nelson at Venn Coffee
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How Do You Go Saskatooning? Andrew at Last Shoes
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Secret is out - New York Times
How do you go #Saskatooning? Jenn Smith Nelson at the U of S Sculpture Garden
How do you go #Saskatooning? Jenn Smith Nelson at the U of S Sculpture Garden
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How do YOU go #Saskatooning? Andrew at Back to Coffee Beans
How do you go #Saskatooning?! Linda at Baba's Perogies
How do you go #Saskatooning?! Linda at Baba's Perogies
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We've Been Keeping a Secret
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Our Little Secret
Endless Adventure - Saskatoon in the Winter
Endless Adventure - Saskatoon in the Winter
#Saskatooning
#Saskatooning
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Saskatoon - Where Will you Start?
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The 2017 Summer Experience Pass is here!
Tourism Saskatoon's #PlayinSK Challenge
Tourism Saskatoon's #PlayinSK Challenge
Tourism Saskatoon Local Leaders - Rob Lamb
Tourism Saskatoon Local Leaders - Rob Lamb
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Tourism Saskatoon - Endless Adventures
Saskatoon VR: Wanuskewin
Saskatoon VR: Wanuskewin
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Saskatoon VR: Paddleboarding on The River
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Endless Adventures - Summer in Saskatoon
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Local Ambassadors - Wilf Keller Interview
Local Ambassador: Dawn Woroniuk
Local Ambassador: Dawn Woroniuk

Winter in Saskatoon

Saskatoon is a breathtaking destination in every season, but winter is really special. There's something about the hoar frost that graces tree-lined streets and the South Saskatchewan River as it winds through the city's downtown that makes you stop and truly appreciate the wonder of Mother Nature.

It's a great thing, seeing how a city changes from one season to the next. Winter is a big part of what makes Saskatoon special and our citizens embrace a whole new set of activities in this snowy season. Cross-country skiing, Lacrosse games, a trampoline park, kicksledding, dining, craft brewerieshockey, snowshoeing, even record-breaking snowball fights are included in the video below!
 

 

 

And while it's certainly true that winters in Saskatoon can be frigid, it doesn't stop residents and visitors from getting outside and making the best of it! From ice skating on one of Canada's best outdoor rinks (we've got the award to prove it!), to snowshoeing on the river valley at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, or simply cozy up with a glass of wine and the one you love in front of a fireplace at your favourite restaurant, Saskatoon offers endless options for experiencing a winter that is both warm and cool.

Need some inspiration for a few of the best ways to get out and enjoy our winters? Here are our top suggestions:  

Have you ever heard of kicksledding? This sport and mode of transportation is popular in northern Europe, but it is just starting to catch on in Canada. It is an excellent way to get a great cardio workout, and get where you are going! If you are excited to try right away, go to Escape Sports where they can rent you a kicksled for $15 per day.

Popular with families in Saskatoon is tobogganing at Diefenbaker Park, or on Pest Hill in the George D. Archibald Memorial Park North.
Another leisurely winter activity to enjoy is the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink at Nutrien Plaza, with its new warming area. Skate rentals are available by donation, and there are lots of restaurants nearby to grab a coffee or hot chocolate to go!

For those looking to enjoy the outdoors while attending one of Saskatoon's most loved events, be sure to check out the Nutrien WinterShines Festival with cool things to do, outside and inside! In addition to the amazing ice sculptures, petting zoo, and Soup Cook-off, there is also a Winter Camp in the City and Ice Cycling. 

Cross country skiing: Ski trails are maintained along the east and west banks of the beautiful South Saskatchewan River and in a variety of parks and open spaces throughout Saskatoon. Trail updates are available by calling (306)975-3300 (Monday to Friday), or visit the City of Saskatoon's Cross Country Skiing page. The Nordic Ski Club also offers lessons for children, youth and adults in Kinsmen Park.  

 

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