Saskatoon travel guide

Saskatoon Tourism | Saskatoon Guide

You're Going to Love Saskatoon

With a population of 198,958, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Saskatoon has to offer.

Where to Eat in Saskatoon

Downtown is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Saskatoon. These include popular favourites such as Hearth Restaurant (102 Spadina Cres E), Little Grouse on the Prairie (167 3rd Ave South) and Taverna Italian Kitchen (219 21st St E). If you’re looking for affordable options, 2nd Ave Grill (10-123 2nd Ave. South) and The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Brighton (143 Gibson Bend) are great picks.

When to visit Saskatoon

Saskatoon in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 146
1 night at 3-star hotel
Saskatoon in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 146
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Saskatoon in July, when the average temperature is 19 °C, and the highest can go up to 26 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -19 °C, with an average temperature of -14 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 64 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Saskatoon, with an average rainfall of 9 mm.

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How to Get to Saskatoon

Plane

When flying to Saskatoon, you’ll arrive at Saskatoon (YXE), which is located 3 miles from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Saskatoon include Air Canada, Air France and Avianca. The shortest domestic flight to Saskatoon departs from Toronto and takes around 3h 31m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Saskatoon. The train station in Saskatoon is called Saskatoon, and is located 4 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Saskatoon is to pick up a car rental from Regina, which is about 146 miles from Saskatoon. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, among others, in Regina.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Saskatoon using Rider Express or Ebus. From Regina, the bus ride to Saskatoon takes 156 miles and will cost you around C$ 134. From Edmonton, the ticket costs about C$ 49 for a journey of 350 miles. The most popular bus station is Saskatoon Husky Gas Bar - 315 Marquis Dr, located 4 miles from downtown Saskatoon. Saskatoon 210 2nd Ave is also a commonly used station, and is 0.4 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Saskatoon, you’ll arrive at Saskatoon (YXE), which is located 3 miles from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Saskatoon include Air Canada, Air France and Avianca. The shortest domestic flight to Saskatoon departs from Toronto and takes around 3h 31m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Saskatoon. The train station in Saskatoon is called Saskatoon, and is located 4 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Saskatoon is to pick up a car rental from Regina, which is about 146 miles from Saskatoon. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, among others, in Regina.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Saskatoon using Rider Express or Ebus. From Regina, the bus ride to Saskatoon takes 156 miles and will cost you around C$ 134. From Edmonton, the ticket costs about C$ 49 for a journey of 350 miles. The most popular bus station is Saskatoon Husky Gas Bar - 315 Marquis Dr, located 4 miles from downtown Saskatoon. Saskatoon 210 2nd Ave is also a commonly used station, and is 0.4 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Saskatoon

Airlines serving Saskatoon

Lufthansa
Good (4,423 reviews)
KLM
Good (806 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,597 reviews)
Air France
Good (960 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,828 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,099 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,330 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,098 reviews)
LOT
Good (672 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (805 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (457 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (435 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (745 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,325 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (854 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (991 reviews)
Air China
Good (20 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (26 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (497 reviews)
Philippine Airlines
Good (632 reviews)
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Where to stay in Saskatoon

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saskatoon East - University and Motel 6 Saskatoon Sk. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Saskatoon, with prices from C$ 57 to C$ 313 per night. Downtown is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Saskatoon are about 17% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Saskatoon

Most booked hotels in Saskatoon

Sandman Signature Saskatoon South Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 130+
Sandman Hotel Saskatoon
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 114+
Park Town Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 129+
Saskatoon Inn
3 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 125+
Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Saskatoon, Sask
2 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
C$ 95+
Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Saskatoon
3 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 115+

Renting a car in Saskatoon

Renting a car in Saskatoon costs C$ 54 per day, on average, or C$ 216 if you want to rent it for 4 days. Hertz, Alamo and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Saskatoon is the Dollar branch at 2625 Airport Drive, which is 3 miles from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 2% cheaper than airport locations in Saskatoon.

Expect to pay C$ 1.73 per litre in Saskatoon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 20.68 and C$ 27.57. The most frequently booked car type in Saskatoon is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Nissan Sentra or similar) are, on average, 59% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Saskatoon costs C$ 54 per day, on average, or C$ 216 if you want to rent it for 4 days. Hertz, Alamo and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Saskatoon is the Dollar branch at 2625 Airport Drive, which is 3 miles from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 2% cheaper than airport locations in Saskatoon.

Expect to pay C$ 1.73 per litre in Saskatoon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 20.68 and C$ 27.57. The most frequently booked car type in Saskatoon is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Nissan Sentra or similar) are, on average, 59% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.