Saskatoon has settled into the best days of Fall. Our sweaters have become heavier and our drinks are a bit warmer. There is no doubt about it, 2020 has been a challenging year, but there are still many reasons to be thankful. We thought we would highlight some of the ways that you can get out and keep #Saskatooning through the month of October.

 

Outdoor Adventures

Meewasin Trail – Sheep Grazing at the Northeast Swale

Meewasin Sheep Grazing

Photo Credit Darby Sutherland

The Meewasin Trail is a treasured feature of Saskatoon’s landscape. Its many sites and 90+ kilometres of trail mean that you will always find something new on your adventure. This month, we especially recommend taking on the Northeast Swale Self-Guided Tour. On the tour, you will explore parts of the 2800-hectare swale. This ancient river channel is now home to many rare and endangered plants and animal species and ecological features.

Plan to be there on October 3rd to catch the last glimpse of the sheep grazing demonstration. It’s free to take in this impressive display, but we recommend pre-registering to reserve your spot!

 

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Opimihaw Valley at Wanuskewin

Photo Credit Tourism Saskatoon

Thanksgiving often elicits scenes of friends and family gathering together to reflect and remember all that we have to be thankful for. While larger gatherings are not possible this year, we find it fitting that Wanuskewin translates to “Gathering Place.” Spend time learning and reflecting on the past and preparing for the future at this meaningful site.

Visit the Wanuskewin website to see what tours and events are coming up next.

 

 

For the Whole Family

The Berry Barn

A perfect #Saskatooning stop on any day of the year, The Berry Barn has an especially charming character in the Fall. Stop by to choose a locally grown pumpkin for carving, grab lunch, and stick around for the petting zoo and pony rides. You can even choose to stay for a Thanksgiving feast. It’s definitely a full-day adventure!

Please note: The petting zoo and pony rides are available on October 3rd and October 10-12th before packing it in for the season.

 

Black Fox Farm & Distillery

Black Fox Farm Pumpkins

Photo Credit: Tourism Saskatoon

What do you get when you combine a massive pumpkin patch with an award-winning distillery? Fun for everyone! Take the short jaunt over to Black Fox to choose that perfect carving pumpkin from their u-pick patch. Stop by their fall-themed photo booth for a family snap and end of with a cocktail on their patio. Take a peek at the Black Fox Facebook page to see what else might be happening!

 

Champêtre County

Champetre County

Photo Credit Tourism Saskatoon

Champêtre County is a family-owned, country-themed special event venue offering catering, overnight accommodations, and western-themed activities. Take the short drive out to their grounds and try your navigation skills in the Corral Maze. We hear they have a special announcement coming up for the month of October. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for those details.

 

For the Kids

Virtual Crafternoon: Robin Hood Style

Have a fun-filled afternoon with our friends from the Museum of Antiquities! Visit their website to watch a historical reenactor teach you about Robin Hood and follow it up with some guided crafts and other activities to round off your medieval afternoon. This virtual experience can be done from home any time.

 

Nutrien Wonderhub Day Camps

Wonderhub Story Circle

Photo Credit: Nutrien Wonderhub

Nutrien Wonderhub has you covered when school is out. Check out their Wonder Day Camps on October 10 and 26. Each camp comes packed with activities for children ages 5-9. We recommend registering early as the spaces are sure to fill up quick. Register and learn more on their website.

 

Remai Modern Scotiabank Something on Sundays

Remai Modern

Photo Credit Tourism Saskatoon

Visit Remai Modern on October 25th from 1:00-4:00 pm for a Sunday of drop-in art making. Your kids will have the opportunity to create their own mask in conjunction with the exhibition "Moon Poetics 4 Courageous Earth Critters and Dangerous Day Dreamers" by artist Zadie Xa. The best part? It’s free to drop in and take part! Learn more here.

 

#Saskatooning doesn’t have to slow down just because the weather has. Be sure to tag us in your adventures when you are out and about. We will look forward to seeing how you spend your October in Saskatoon!