The happening heartland
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Drift away from it all and experience all that prairie life has to offer during winter time. Skate under the stars, sample local fare, hit the casino, pick up a one-of-a-kind memento.

Glisten and glitz

Skate on the Meewasin outdoor rink, rated the best outdoor rink in Canada (Readers Digest ’06). See grey wolves, cougars, yaks, great-horned owls, snakes and tarantulas at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. Enjoy games of chance at the Dakota Dunes Casino on the Whitecap First Nations Site.

A taste of everything

Hit Beaver Creek Conservation Area for some cross country skiing; bring the binoculars-- it's a great bird watching spot too! For a taste of Saskatchewan, The Granary is a must. The menu includes Saskatchewan-made dishes, many with locally-produced ingredients. Later, enjoy a leisurely horse-drawn cutter ride in Kiwanis Park.

History and art

The past comes alive as you’re transported through 100 years of pioneer history at the Western Development Museum. Stop in at the Boomtown Cafe for delicious, hearty prairie-style cooking. Discover a treasure at one of the many unique downtown shops or artisan kiosks at The Trading Post.

If you have one week...

Take the 45-minute drive to Fort Carlton Provincial Historic Park, site of a Hudson's Bay Company fur trading post that operated between 1810 and 1885. Pamper yourself and your partner with a multi-day spa getaway. Go birding in the Quill Lakes region, Canada's most nationally and internationally recognized bird Area.