Your Moment in Saskatoon
Our community has been on pause. But a moment of pause can be a good thing, allowing our city and province to do the hard work of making this place safe and welcoming. Now is a great time to celebrate the producers and makers who haven’t paused in their pursuit to create the best in food and drink from the breadbasket of the world. Take a moment to savour the spirit, to taste the terroir, and to rejoice with a community that has seen its share of hardships and always moves forward.
Each of the items you will find in this box are a sample of how a true Saskatoon moment can be experienced, one that you will in turn want to share with others. And when the time is right, you will be welcomed with real prairie hospitality and charm, allowing you to explore and create your own Saskatoon moments.
Before we delve a little deeper into each of these items and go on a Saskatoon journey of discovery, we would first like to acknowledge that we live and do business on the Traditional Territory of Treaty 6 and The Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the Indigenous and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Please start your journey through Saskatoon with this video below featuring Elder Lyndon Linklater and the Longwalker Drummers. The song you will hear is sung in four rounds to honour the four directions. We encourage you to watch the full video to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant, authentic, Indigenous culture in Saskatoon that is alive and thriving.
Inside the Box
The videos that follow on this page correspond with each item in the box, which offers many samples of a true Saskatoon moment. When the time is right to travel again, you will be welcomed with real prairie hospitality and charm, exemplified by Saskatonians Nathan and Danica in the following video.
The past few months have brought into focus the importance of health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Please take a few moments for yourself and fully relax with this guided meditation by Danica Slattery.
Flat Out Delicious by local author Jenn Sharp
A robust and inspiring travel companion for both local and visiting food-lovers alike that reveals the stories, inspiration, and friendly faces of the people who craft great food in Saskatchewan.
We Got This! T-shirt
Every dollar made from this shirt goes directly to the Saskatoon Covid-19 Community Response Fund which supports Saskatoon’s most vulnerable populations affected by the crisis. This t-shirt represents our united message: We Got This!
Black Fox Gin & Soda
Just outside the city is a gem of a family-run farm called Black Fox Farm and Distillery. Their passion is agriculture and sharing their award-winning spirits and flowers with the world. Every bottle handcrafted, every stem handpicked – ensuring your experience is unrivalled.
Pineview Farms Protein Sticks
A powerful protein snack to stave off the munchies and get you through the day. Grown just outside of Saskatoon, they partner with local producers to provide all-natural, premium flavours that you and your family can confidently enjoy!
The herbal bouquet of sage brings us out onto the wide-open, windswept summer prairies. A spiritual cleansing plant, it is used in smudging ceremonies by Indigenous people as a means to cleanse negativity from ourselves and our spaces. Sage represents youth and the warmth of the southern sun in the North American medicine wheel.
The Saskatoon CommUNITY Commitment
Our community is at the heart of everything we do, and we know the strength of the tourism sector depends on the resiliency of our business community. On June 17th we launched the Saskatoon CommUNITY Commitment; a co-created destination-wide pledge that provides resources and support for businesses to check or develop their internal controls, mitigating the risk of COVID-19 transmission for their employees, our local community, and visitors to our city. Watch the video below to learn more and check out the CommUNITY Commitment page here.