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 2 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 La Cucina Ristorante (145 3rd Ave S), CUT Casual Steak and Tap (416 21st St E) and Ayden Kitchen & Bar (265 3rd Ave S). If you’re looking for affordable options, 2nd Ave Grill (10-123 2nd Ave. South) and Leyda's Restaurant (112 20th Street West) are great picks. Families with children usually love to dine at Montana's BBQ & Bar - Saskatoon - McOrmond (1840 McOrmond Drive), while couples can enjoy the romantic atmosphere of Cohen's Beer Republic (101 20th St W), in Downtown.

When to visit Saskatoon

Saskatoon in April
Estimated hotel price
$81
1 night at 3-star hotel
Saskatoon in April
Estimated hotel price
$81
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 Newport News and takes around 11h 11m.

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, among others, in Regina.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Saskatoon Husky Gas Bar - 315 Marquis Dr, located 4 miles from downtown Saskatoon. Saskatoon Heritage Inn Hotel is also a commonly used station, and is 1.6 miles from the city center.

Airports near Saskatoon

Airlines serving Saskatoon

United Airlines
Good (2,947 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (2,376 reviews)
KLM
Good (359 reviews)
Air France
Good (436 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (3,165 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (1,084 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,668 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (598 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (347 reviews)
LOT
Good (361 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (835 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (80 reviews)
Avianca
Good (843 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (775 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (177 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (287 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (195 reviews)
WestJet
Good (585 reviews)
Air Transat
Good (100 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (9 reviews)
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Where to stay in Saskatoon

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Saskatoon Airport and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saskatoon East - University. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Saskatoon, with prices from $50 to $220 per night. Downtown is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Saskatoon are about 25% 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
Excellent (8, 572 reviews)
$72+
Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough
Good (7.9, 382 reviews)
$135+
Park Town Hotel
Good (7.7, 425 reviews)
$83+
Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre
Good (7.6, 1001 reviews)
$82+
Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Saskatoon, Sask
Good (7.3, 1474 reviews)
$65+
Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Saskatoon
Good (7, 1242 reviews)
$79+
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Renting a car in Saskatoon

Renting a car in Saskatoon costs $45 per day, on average, or $91 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Hertz, Alamo and Enterprise 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 12% cheaper than airport locations in Saskatoon.

Expect to pay $4.69 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 $56.33 and $75.10. The most frequently booked car type in Saskatoon is Intermediate (Nissan Kicks or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Luxury rental cars (Volvo V90 or similar) are, on average, 55% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.