Saskatoon Travel Info

The weather in Saskatoon is generally dry and sunny. Summer daytime temperatures range from 20 ° C to 35 ° C (68 ° F to 95 ° F). Evenings are cool, requiring a light sweater or jacket. Winter temperatures vary from +5 ° C to -30 ° C (41 ° F to -22 ° F). Average annual rainfall of 265mm ensures lush gardens, parks, and golf courses. In winter, snowfall is sufficient to encourage many winter sports.

A federal tax of 5% is levied on all goods and services. A provincial tax of 5% is assessed on all goods with the exception of food, restaurant meals and children's clothing.  The currency system is based on Canadian dollars and cents. U.S. currency can be exchanged at any bank, credit union or trust company. Most businesses accept U.S. currency at the current exchange rate. 

The Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport is located 15 minutes from the city centre. Numerous daily arrivals and departures link Saskatoon with all Canadian, American and International points.  Saskatchewan observes Central Standard Time year round.

  • The Province of Saskatchewan's largest city.    (Population 260,000 - approx.).
  • There are more hours of sunshine annually than any other major Canadian city.
  • Located on the Trans-Canada's Yellowhead Highway #16 - the city is centrally located - provincially.
  • The city is known for it's beautiful parkland setting. It is graced by the natural splendor of the South Saskatchewan River.
  • A four-season destination with temperatures ranging from 30°C (86°F) on the warmest summer days, to -30°C (-22°F) on the coldest winter days. Saskatoon is within a short drive of a boreal forest.
  • Over 400 acres of riverbank trails and parks to explore.
  • Seven bridges within city limits over the beautiful South Saskatchewan River.
  • Over 6000 years of First Nations' culture celebrated on sacred ground at Wanuskewin Heritage Park.
  • Exception museums including the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, and the Western Development Museum
  • Award-winning-golf courses, rated among the best in the Canada
  • Professional and amateur theatre groups, a symphony and numerous art galleries
  • Saskatoon's historic and unique Broadway Shopping District
  • One of the North America's most beautiful campuses with its distinctive architecture; the University of Saskatchewan
  • Canada's largest science project - the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron
  • One of the most successful university related research parks in North America - Innovation Place
  • Easy accessibility with over 3300 hotel rooms and 7 bridges to anywhere in the city.