With September long weekend just past, it means we are wrapping up on the end of summer. If you don’t quite feel like you have taken full advantage of your summer here in Saskatoon, here are some great ideas to do while the air is still warm and the sun is still shining!
1. Head on down to Bus Stop Refreshments for some ice cream
Then perhaps enjoy that delicious ice cream while you walk along the banks of the river.
2. Hit up one of the beaches along the river
Perhaps one of Saskatoon’s best-kept secrets are the spectacular beaches along the South Saskatchewan River. Who says you need to head out of the city to feel like you’re at the lake? Pack up the beach-bag with a blanket, some sun screen and your favourite book. The popular spots tend to be the South-East side of the Broadway Bridge + The North-West Side of Circle Drive Bridge (if it’s hot out, you’ll see all the people). And if you’re looking for a little more solidarity, there are hidden beaches where less people tend to go (the North-West side of the Train Bridge seems to hold a few).
3. A Horse-drawn Carriage Ride
Although they do offer sleigh-rides in the winter time, I think we can all agree that Downtown Saskatoon would be enjoyable to see on horse-drawn carriage in the summer. You can get yourself one of these unique tours for $15 a person. Tours take off on a first-come, first-serve basis every 15 minutes by the Bessborough.
Horse Drawn Ride Information
4. A classic walk across the Train Bridge
If you’ve never been – drop what you’re doing and head up there right now! It provides one of the more breath-taking views of the city of Saskatoon and the South Saskatchewan River. Although the busiest time of day, a recommended time is around sunset.
5. Board the Prairie Lily for a River Boat Tour
If you drive by the river, you must have seen the Prairie Lily out on the water at least a few times this summer. Tours depart daily at 4pm & 6:30pm, with boarding taking place half hour beforehand. If you’re looking for something unique to do on the weekend, they also offer 2pm Matinee Cruises on Saturdays & Sundays, as well as a Captain’s Brunch Cruise on Sunday at noon (which is a pre-booked event). To get yourself aboard the Prairie Lily, it will cost anywhere between $10 (for kids) to $20 (for adults), depending on the date and time that you choose to board!
Shear Water Tours