Saskatoon

The Paris of the Prairies

As Saskatchewan’s largest city, Saskatoon offers an impressive selection of arts and cultural offerings, festivals and major events, local cuisine, and one-of-a-kind shopping. Take in the conference, and then enjoy the city!

Stay awhile

Food, arts and a breathtaking view

Saskatoon is a vibrant community bustling on both sides of the South Saskatchewan river, located on Treaty 6 Territory and the homeland of the Métis nation. Energized by a vibrant, entrepreneurial demographic, Saskatoon is not short of things to see and do, and was recently featured as the only Canadian stop in Time Magazine’s 52 Places to go in 2018.

The conference is held at the Delta Bessborough Hotel, located in the heart of the city adjacent to the South Saskatchewan River.

Inviting, natural riverbank parks and trails make jogging, biking and casual hikes easy and relaxing.

What to Do

Remai Modern Museum

Remai Modern is a visionary new museum of modern, contemporary and Indigenous art, featuring 11 gallery spaces, 150-seat theatre, stunning views of the South Saskatchewan river and an in-house eatery, Shift Restaurant. The museum houses work by renowned Canadian and International artists, as well as the most comprehensive collection of Picasso linocuts in the world. Visit website

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Located just north of the city, Wanuskewin Heritage Park is a National Heritage site celebrating Métis and Plains First Nations Cultures and over 6000 years of their history on this land. Walk the ancient trails where bison once jumped, enjoy cultural programs, dance performances, browse Indigenous art and cultural exhibits or try traditional foods at their on-site cafe, including bison stew, bannock or muskeg tea. Visit website

Meewasin Valley Trails

City residents and visitors alike flock to the Meewasin Valley trails, traversing 60 km of pathways in and around the city and passing right behind the conference venue, The Delta Bessborough. Running along both sides of the South Saskatchewan river, the Meewasin trail winds under bridges, through beautifully landscaped parks and natural areas – a great excuse to cycle, jog, stroll or simply gaze at the scenery! Visit website

Broadway Shopping and Entertainment District

This 5-block district with small town charm is recognized as a birthplace of arts and culture in the city. Here you will find some of the city’s trendiest restaurants, specialty shops and entertainment venues, including the historic Broadway Theatre. Located on Broadway Avenue between the river and 8th Street East, just over the Broadway bridge from the conference venue, the Delta Bessborough. Visit website

Riversdale Shopping and Entertainment Neighbourhood

Looking for a great cup of coffee, curated vintage, live music or a farm to table dinner? The Riversdale neighbourhood on 20th Street West has been a commercial corridor for over 100 years and has experienced recent revitalization with the introduction of the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market <https://www.saskatoonfarmersmarket.com/>, unique local shopping and some of the city’s best eateries. Don’t miss the iconic Roxy Theatre for a unique movie experience. Visit website

Where to Eat

Nearby (<8 min walk)

Ayden (globally-inspired comfort food)*

Little Grouse on the Prairie (casual Italian)

Sticks and Stones (Japanese Korean fusion)*

Thirteen Pies (Brooklyn-style pizza)

Congress Beer House (modern gastro-pub)*

Red Pepper (Vietnamese)*

*=Vegetarian

Worth the Walk (<15 min walk)

Odd Couple (modern Asian fusion)*

Hometown Diner (breakfast or brunch)*

Picaro (Mexican)*

Una Pizza + Wine (pizza)*

*=Vegetarian

Coffee

Karma Café (downtown) 

Living Sky Café (downtown)

Collective Coffee (Riversdale neighbourhood)

Underground Café (Riversdale neighbourhood)

D’Lish by Tish (Broadway district)

Venn Coffee Roasters (Broadway district)

Micro-breweries & Cocktails

9 Mile Legacy Brewing Co (Riversdale neighbourhood – brewery pub) 

Shelter Brewing (downtown – brewery pub) 

Flint Saloon (cocktails) 

Melody Bar (cocktails and tapas) 

Special Dietary Needs

Leydas (gluten-free)