Saskatoon travel guide

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You're Going to Love Saskatoon

With a population of 198,958, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Saskatoon has to offer.

Where to Eat in Saskatoon

Downtown is the neighborhood with the most restaurants in Saskatoon. These include popular favorites such as Hearth Restaurant (102 Spadina Cres E), CUT Casual Steak and Tap (416 21st St E) and Little Grouse on the Prairie (167 3rd Ave South). If you’re looking for affordable options, 2nd Ave Grill (10-123 2nd Ave. South) and The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Brighton (143 Gibson Bend) are great picks.

When to visit Saskatoon

Saskatoon in January
Estimated hotel price
$109
1 night at 3-star hotel
Saskatoon in January
Estimated hotel price
$109
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Saskatoon in July, when the average temperature is 66.2 °F, and the highest can go up to 78.8 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -2.2 °F, with an average temperature of 6.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 2.5″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Saskatoon, with an average rainfall of 0.4″.

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How to Get to Saskatoon

Plane

When flying to Saskatoon, you’ll arrive at Saskatoon (YXE), which is located 3 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Saskatoon from the United States departs from Minneapolis and takes around 2h 18m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Saskatoon. The train station in Saskatoon is called Saskatoon, and is located 4 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Saskatoon is to pick up a car rental from Regina, which is about 146 miles from Saskatoon. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, among others, in Regina.

Bus

Rider Express operates bus routes to Saskatoon. From Regina, the bus ride to Saskatoon takes 156 miles and will cost you around $42. From Edmonton, the ticket costs about $140 for a journey of 380 miles. The most popular bus station is Saskatoon Husky Gas Bar - 315 Marquis Dr, located 4 miles from downtown Saskatoon. Saskatoon 210 2nd Ave is also a commonly used station, and is 0.4 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Saskatoon, you’ll arrive at Saskatoon (YXE), which is located 3 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Saskatoon from the United States departs from Minneapolis and takes around 2h 18m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the only carrier operating train routes to Saskatoon. The train station in Saskatoon is called Saskatoon, and is located 4 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Saskatoon is to pick up a car rental from Regina, which is about 146 miles from Saskatoon. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, among others, in Regina.

Bus

Rider Express operates bus routes to Saskatoon. From Regina, the bus ride to Saskatoon takes 156 miles and will cost you around $42. From Edmonton, the ticket costs about $140 for a journey of 380 miles. The most popular bus station is Saskatoon Husky Gas Bar - 315 Marquis Dr, located 4 miles from downtown Saskatoon. Saskatoon 210 2nd Ave is also a commonly used station, and is 0.4 miles from the city center.

Airports near Saskatoon

Airlines serving Saskatoon

Lufthansa
Good (4,687 reviews)
KLM
Good (850 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,622 reviews)
Air France
Good (983 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,964 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,123 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,888 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,180 reviews)
LOT
Good (683 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (508 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (774 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (480 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,325 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (811 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (32 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (983 reviews)
Air China
Good (31 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (550 reviews)
Philippine Airlines
Good (673 reviews)
XiamenAir
Good (23 reviews)
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Where to stay in Saskatoon

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saskatoon East - University and Motel 6 Saskatoon Sk. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Saskatoon, with prices from $35 to $211 per night. Downtown is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Saskatoon are about 12% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Saskatoon

Most booked hotels in Saskatoon

Sandman Hotel Saskatoon
3 stars
Good (7.8, 852 reviews)
$95+
Park Town Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.6, 580 reviews)
$111+
Saskatoon Inn
3 stars
Good (7.5, 1062 reviews)
$77+
Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Saskatoon, Sask
2 stars
Good (7.3, 1940 reviews)
$82+
Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Saskatoon
3 stars
Good (7.2, 1733 reviews)
$85+

Renting a car in Saskatoon

Renting a car in Saskatoon costs $41 per day, on average, or $123 if you want to rent if for 3 days. Alamo, Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Saskatoon is the Dollar branch at 2625 Airport Drive, which is 3 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 9% cheaper than airport locations in Saskatoon.

Expect to pay $5.26 per gallon in Saskatoon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $63.14 and $84.19. The most frequently booked car type in Saskatoon is Standard (Ford Edge or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Chevrolet Spark or similar) are, on average, 67% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Saskatoon costs $41 per day, on average, or $123 if you want to rent if for 3 days. Alamo, Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Saskatoon is the Dollar branch at 2625 Airport Drive, which is 3 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 9% cheaper than airport locations in Saskatoon.

Expect to pay $5.26 per gallon in Saskatoon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $63.14 and $84.19. The most frequently booked car type in Saskatoon is Standard (Ford Edge or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Chevrolet Spark or similar) are, on average, 67% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.