Adventure Local – 10 things to do [outside] in Saskatoon this summer!

<In no particular order>

  1. Wanuskewin Heritage Park – This National Historic Site park provides so much. There are indoor exhibits, walking trails, a very cool playground, bison herd, and more. Take the opportunity to explore and learn indigenous heritage, history, art when you visit .

“Our story began with a dream and desire to tell the story of the land and its first people and to share this collective narrative that is part of a larger national identity. “

Taken from www.wanuskewin.com

2. Restoring 71 – On private land just located just outside the city Restoring 71 is conserving and restoring 71 acres of former crop land, it includes 4 km of trail path. Check out their facebook page for booking information, and the most beautiful wildlife photography. Read about the entire project on this previous blog post.

3. Check out Saskatoon’s many outdoor pools and spray parks. The city offers a Summer Play Program (running later this summer), more information is linked with the spray park and pool locations below.

4.  Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo – We love animals! Enjoy the one-way path around the zoo (as many times as you like!), have a break and play at the playground too!

5. Venture out to a new park or playground! For a complete list of parks in Saskatoon (and their amenities) click here.

6. The Meewasin Trail – Ok – SO many options here! I’ve listed some family favourites below. Did you know that Wanuskewin, Poplar Bluffs and River Landing are all a part of Meewasin? Check out the Meeswasin trail map to see ALL trails and locations.

  • Beaver Creek Conservation Area
  • Cranberry Flats
  • Meewasin map is linked here!

7. Vaughn Wyant Motor Speedway – Get out to the stock car races! We try to visit the speedway yearly, there’s a playground for kids, and all the snacks offered at the concessions! ( and racing! We love choosing our favourite cars each race and guessing who will win!)

9. Valley Road – The Saskatchewander recently highlighted Valley Road; some places to check out in the area are the Berry Barn, Crickle Creek, and Poplar Bluffs Conservation Area.

10. Visit the Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park, don’t forget to walk the Saskatoon Public Library’s StoryWalk, they are featuring 3 different stories this summer! The Nutrien Wonderhub is also just across the street (indoors).

As a bonus – Don’t forget to stop in at one (or more) of Saskatoon’s locally owned restaurants, food trucks, cafés, and breweries!

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