Saskatoon is located in central Saskatchewan on the picturesque South Saskatchewan River; in fact the city is divided east/west by the river. Interestingly the city is nicknamed "Bridge City" or "City Of Bridges" because of the many bridges that cross the river. Saskatoon is Saskatchewan’s largest city with the estimated population being 261,000. The city sits in a humid continental zone meaning the summers are warm and the winters can be very cold. The low precipitation factor means that Saskatoon gets about 2,390 hours of sunlight each year. Thunderstorms are common in the summer and the daytime high averages about 24°C and the winter daytime high is -10°C.
This city offers everyone a wide variety of activities to enjoy. On the sports front you can enjoy golfing, canoeing, skating, bike riding and hiking. The Meewason trail has many beautiful pathways that wind along the riverbank and provides stunning views of downtown and of the forested riverbank. There is no shortage of nightclubs, pubs, live music, sports bars and eateries in Saskatoon. Fine to casual dining establishments offer incredible meals. Discover Saskatoon's art scene at the Mendel Art Gallery, there is a permanent collection of over 7,500 local, regional and national pieces. Catch a film, live show or drama performance at the Broadway Theatre, Canada's only non-profit, community-owned cinema. Additional must-see venues include: the Persephone Theatre (Remai Arts Centre), The Glen Schrimshaw Art Gallery and The Bassment. Take a riverboat cruise, or for something totally unique take a stroll around the University of Saskatchewan campus. "The Bowl" gives you a 360° view of the University's architecture. Also on site is the world famous synchrotron where many scientists from around the world have researched and studied.