Canada 150: 3 Things That Will Surprise You About Saskatoon
More than just the heart of Canada’s prairies, Saskatoon is an often overlooked cultural gem that can provide an unforgettable vacation. As we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year with posts about what makes this country great, we wanted to share with you the top three reasons to discover Saskatoon.
Saskatoon’s food scene is a mix of the authentic expressions of the many different cultural roots that exist in this diverse city. Saskatoon claims to house more restaurants and bars than any other city of its size! Head out to eat here and you’re likely to meet Saskatoon residents who are just as keen on trying something new as you are. From Burmese to Mexican to Jamaican, there is no shortage of delicious food options. Search the Tourism Saskatoon website as a place to start when creating your own culinary tour of Saskatoon..
It’s no longer a secret that Saskatoon’s arts community is thriving. Visit The Gallery at the Saskatchewan Craft Council; you can take in between 6 and 8 exhibits there each year. And soon the city’s most anticipated new offering will be open. The Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan will, amongst other things, offer the most comprehensive collection of Picasso linocuts and other works by this famous artist. Looking to take home a treasure? Shop artisan creations and crafts at the Handmade House.
Saskatoon has a range of music on offer but the twang of Canadian country music definitely finds a home here. This year, it’s reputation as a country music hub is being recognized; Saskatoon will host PotashCorp Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards. Looking to go all country – visit September 7-10 and take in the sounds of one of the largest music events in Canada. Find out more here.
Add Saskatoon to your bucket list – delicious eats, amazing art and the sounds of country. What more do you need?