Toontown, Bridge City, the Paris of the Prairies…there are many names for the province’s biggest city, a city where optimism pervades and opportunity awaits, as the economy booms.
Whether you’re here for a short term rental or longer term relocation, you can leave your vitamin D pills behind, because there is no shortage of sunshine in this town where it won’t take you long to get used to the never-ending blue skies and mind-blowing sunsets
The Midtown Plaza Shopping Centre is the city’s largest, located in the heart downtown, it’s Saskatchewan's Premier Fashion Destination with over 130 stores. And if all that shopping has made you sleepy, you won’t have to travel for a cup of good ol’ Canadian coffee, because there are more Tim Horton’s per capita in Saskatoon than in any other city in Canada.
And if you’re hungry for a meal in a hurry, forget the hamburgers and head over to the drive-thru at Baba’s Homestyle Perogies! Psst! They also deliver! the perfect solution for those days when you just want to tuck in and take advantage of your furnished apartment.
Saskatoon has something to offer every palate, with one of the highest numbers of restaurants per capital, with many amazing options embracing the farm-to-fork philosophy.
Saskatoon is also known as a city of festivals. In winter the PotashCorp Wintershines Festival features international ice-carvers, a soup cook-off, igloofest, sleigh & pony rides and so much more. You’ll want to be stick around for the Saskatoon Blues Festival, and come the warmer months the Fringe Festival, the Jazz Festival, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and the Children’s Festival are sure to delight.
Take a hike! Or a bike ride for that matter, along the Meewasin Valley Trail, listed by Readers Digest as one of Autumn’s top 10 greatest hikes in Canada.
Fun Facts: Saskatoon has been the subject of a number of songs, including the Tragically Hip’s Wheat Kings, listen for the line Sundown in the Paris of the Prairies and Johnny Cash’s The Girl from Saskatoon. Other notable folks hailing from Saskatoon include Joni Mitchell, author Farley Mowat, legendary NHL player Gordie Howe and Yann Martel, the celebrated author of the Life of Pi.