Saskatoon travel guide

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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 Ayden Kitchen & Bar (265 3rd Ave S), CUT Casual Steak and Tap (416 21st St E) and La Cucina Ristorante (145 3rd Ave S). If you’re looking for affordable options, 2nd Ave Grill (10-123 2nd Ave. South) and Leyda's Restaurant (112 20th Street West) are great picks. Families with children usually love to dine at Stoked Kitchen & Bar (303 Owen Mnr), while couples can enjoy the romantic atmosphere of Saint Tropez Bistro (238 2nd Ave S), in Downtown. For delicious green meals, Odd Couple (228 20th St W) and Drift Cafe and Lounge (339 Avenue a S) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Saskatoon.

When to visit Saskatoon

Saskatoon in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 113
1 night at 3-star hotel
Saskatoon in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 113
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


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 Calgary and takes around 1h 15m.


VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Saskatoon. The train journey from Saskatoon to Winnipeg takes 13h 20m and costs around C$ 116 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Vancouver, expect to pay about C$ 249 for a 37h 57m trip. The train station in Saskatoon is called Saskatoon, and is located 4 miles from the city centre.


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 Budget, among others, in Regina.


The most popular bus station is Saskatoon Husky Gas Bar - 315 Marquis Dr, located 4 miles from downtown Saskatoon. Saskatoon Heritage Inn Hotel is also a commonly used station, and is 1.6 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Saskatoon

Airlines serving Saskatoon

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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,207 reviews)
Excellent (1,275 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,057 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
Good (402 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (398 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (133 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (357 reviews)
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LATAM Airlines
Good (890 reviews)
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Qantas Airways
Good (233 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (11 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$ 67 to C$ 255 per night. Downtown is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Saskatoon are about 24% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Saskatoon

Most booked hotels in Saskatoon

Sandman Hotel Saskatoon
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 110+
Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 183+
Park Town Hotel
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 110+
Saskatoon Inn
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
C$ 119+
Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Saskatoon, Sask
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
C$ 100+
Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Saskatoon
Good (7, Good reviews)
C$ 104+
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Renting a car in Saskatoon

Renting a car in Saskatoon costs C$ 55 per day, on average, or C$ 220 if you want to rent it for 4 days. Hertz, Alamo and Enterprise 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 21% 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$ 20.71 and C$ 27.61. Compact (Toyota Corolla Matrix or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Saskatoon, while also 63% cheaper than other types, on average.