Saskatoon and the promise of an enjoyable and relaxing trip

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Canada has been very much aware of this town’s effect on tourism and it ensured that accommodations, restaurants and other places of interest are established on its every inch. Saskatoon is really as resounding as the treasures it behold—from the huge farms that produce the ingredients used for their well-maintained watering holes to the amalgamation of its verdant parks for daily morning walks, the line of hotels, which are renowned for the quality they possess, and the locals who are used to welcoming visitors from all over the planet.

Saskatoon is truly a melting pot for travel in the whole of Canada, and with its insatiable hunger to develop, it would be no surprise that it will get to a far better standing from where it is now. Emerge satisfied and craving for more when you exit this flamboyant town, and traveling back is truly an option you’d highly consider if you’re lucky enough to have stayed here for a while.

Location

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Currently inhabited by almost 230,000 Saskatonians, Saskatoon is a city under the Saskatchewan Province established in 1883. Geographically, Saskatoon is in the middle section of the whole Canadian territory, which is divided by the famous South Saskatchewan River across its western and eastern tips.

The whole of Saskatoon covers a land area of almost 66 square miles and the inclination of the whole city itself is quite on an unconventional side— the South Saskatchewan River as its lowest peak while the Sutherland Suburb is dubbed to be the highest point. Saskatoon is also said to be found in the Aspen Parkland biome.

Climate

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According to the Koppen Climate Classification, Saskatoon can be classified under the humid continental type due to its elevation. Simply put, Saskatoon has clear four seasons yearly.

Ironically, Saskatoon summers are usually the wettest with 13.9 inches of estimated annual precipitation. It is also known that Saskatoon is one of the few cities in the whole of Canada to experience the sunniest days with a whopping 2,270 hours of sunlight per annum.

If you want to visit the place where flurries and snow are evident, get your bags packed during the last weeks of June until the first few weeks of August. Rainfall, thunderstorms, the occasional hails, lightning and even the ever-damaging tornadoes are also evident in this city.

Transportation

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If you live in Canada and decide to pay Saskatoon a visit, the city is well connected to equally huge spots such as Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia via the Yellowhead Highway. Aside from a long drive, Saskatoon can also be reached via sophisticated railway systems under Canada’s two main lines—-Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway, which can easily transport you to other neighboring cities and towns.

The Saskatoon Railway Station can be found at the city’s western end. For air travel, the city is accessible via the John G. Diefenbaker International Airport, which caters to domestic and international flights.

Some of the destinations that you’d be able to experience would be non-stop flights to Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg. Within the city, you’d be able to scan every inch of space via the Saskatoon Transit. Bus services are operated by the Saskatchewan Transportation Company that can easily connect every passenger to other towns and villages.

What to See

Mendel Art Gallery

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What sets the Mendel Art Gallery apart from the rest of the other places of creativity in Saskatoon is its well-celebrated Zen Garden, which is dubbed to be very soothing and tranquil according to visitors.

The gallery would give you visual pleasure, and dynamic exhibits would definitely relieve your tiresome feet from that long walk from the riverside.

Meewasin Valley

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With an etymology that means ‘beautiful’, the Meewasin Valley is one of the few natural spots that Saskatoon is proud about. In this specific tourist attraction, you’d be able to experience how it is to walk the relaxing Meewasin Trail, with mature and towering trees dotting your path.

Wander while a huge number of cyclists and picnic goers saturate the verdant landscape and welcome your inquiries about wildlife by visiting the extension, Mendel Island. Tour guides on schedule are always available for tourists to avail with a reasonable fee.

Western Development Museum

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If you’d want to see how Saskatoon looked and felt in the year 1910, the Western Development Museum would be your best bet.

If you’d pay the museum a worthy visit, you’d be acquainted with true-to-life streets that shout vintage and history.

Be shocked to see towering and realistic buildings and edifices that speak of Saskatoon life and all that transpired in this developing city.

Images:

(1) http://www.saskatoon.com/images/bg-5.jpg
(2) https://www.spsd.sk.ca/registration/locator/PublishingImages/City-wide%20map.jpg
(3) http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/themis/auroras/sun_earth_connect.html
(4) http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/Canada/Province_of_Saskatchewan/Saskatoon-904310/Transportation-Saskatoon-TG-C-1.html
(5) http://www.magentafoundation.org/magazine/the-fifth-world/
(6) http://janeswalk.org/canada/saskatoon/meewasin-35-years-nature/
(7) http://stuartkehrig.blogspot.com/2011/01/saskatoon-christmas-part-1-i-spent.html

See More:

Tourism Saskatoon
http://www.tourismsaskatoon.com/

Saskatoon Travel Guide
http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/saskatoon

Paul Intalan

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