In 1882, the founders of Saskatchewan's largest city pitched their tents on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. They were searching for Utopia. Today, as you sip cappuccino in a café in the trendy Broadway shopping district, jog around the campus grounds or watch Shakespeare outdoors under a giant tent, you'd have to say they built it for themselves.
The gorgeous campus of the University of Saskatchewan is the centerpiece, surrounded by great shopping areas, galleries and attractions. Festivals, from jazz to fringe to movies and river races, dot the city's calendar. The Western Development Museum, Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Diefenbaker Canada Centre, Saskatoon forestry Farm Park & Zoo and Wanuskewin Heritage Park are all must-see. Explore the Meewasin Valley Trail, 21km of riverbank trails that wind through the heart of the city.