Fun Things to Do in Saskatoon Area During COVID-19 Saskatchewan Reopening Phase

There are many outdoor activities you can enjoy in Saskatoon. Check out our list of safe outdoor activities that you can do during Covid-19 reopening phase.

Wear masks and maintain social distancing at all times. Provincial guidelines for gatherings must be observed.

 

For online & drive-in/in-person and virtual events, see things to do this weekend in Saskatoon.

Explore Meewasin Valley Trail

The Meewasin Valley is known for its exceptional beauty in the Saskatchewan Prairie, stretching nearly 80 kms along the South Saskatchewan River, from the south end of the RM of Corman Park to its north end and passes through the City of Saskatoon. It’s obviously difficult to take on at one time, but you can explore stretches of it. You can not only enjoy nature but also the many art forms along the trail. Trail Guide (PDF link)

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Fat bike the Kiwanis Memorial Park

Kiwanis Memorial Park is a beautiful place to enjoy in winter. The park is a tribute to Saskatoon’s war veterans and features the Vimy Memorial bandshell honouring veterans from World War I and the water fountain honouring the men who fought in World War II. When snow fills the ground and the park turns into a winter wonderland, the sight of the Memorial bandshell against the backdrop of a misty lake is a sight to behold. Fat bikes can be rented from Bike Doctor on Broadway.

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Winter Walking

Dress warm, grab a hot cup of coffee/cocoa and head out to enjoy a walk. There are many places that can be enjoyed in Saskatoon. It can be your neighbourhood or a nearby park, you will surely enjoy discovering many aspects of this winter wonderland.

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Stroll the Beaver Creek Conservation Area

The Beaver Creek Conservation Area is located within the Meewasin Valley. This all-season nature area is a great place to know more about Saskatoon’s wildlife. Choose from one of the four trails.

Explore Broadway neighbourhood

Put on a warm coat and head out to explore Saskatoon’s Broadway district. The Broadway district is home to some of the city’s best restaurants, bakeries, entertainment venues, art galleries, and more. Although some venues and attractions may be closed, many shops and establishes are still open.

Kicksled along the South Saskatchewan River Valley

Kicksledding is a unique way of exploring! If this is your first time, you might need to get used to it! But once you get going, you are bound to have fun. Kicksleds can be rented from Escape Sports in Riversdale. The riverbank offers stunning views of both downtown and the forested riverbank.

Enjoy Tobogganing

 
Tobogganing is hands down the favorite winter activity for many, especially the young ones. So why not grab your favourite sled and get ready to slide. The G.D. Archibald Park N, Optimist Hill, Rotary Park are a few of the popular hills in Saskatoon.

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Appreciate Public Art

There are many art installations located throughout the park. Make use of the map to explore the permanent and temporary public art in the city.

Snowshoe the Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Wanuskewin Heritage Park has been a gathering place for generations. The story of this ancient land and its people can be explored on the trails in the park. Although the dig sites may be covered with snow, one can still enjoy the winter landscape of the Heritage Park. Snowshoes can be rented from the centre and are included with the admission.

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Winter in Pike Lake

Pike Lake Provincial Park is a great place to have an outdoor adventure. From curling to skating, snowshoeing to skiing, the park has many safe outdoor activities that you can enjoy. Snowshoes will be available for rent between December 17, 2020 and March 7, 2021. Download the Winter Itinerary and Winter Guide by Sask Parks to plan your trip.

Go Cross-country Skiing

Head down to Eb’s Trail to enjoy an extraordinary cross-country ski experience. Eb’s Trail is 52 kilometers of groomed classic ski trails that pass through forested terrain and is located about an hour’s drive north of Saskatoon. The trails can be accessed via two entrances on the west side of highway 11. Trail Map (PDF link) from Nordic Ski Club Saskatoon. You can also check out the other ski trails maintained by the club.

Skate at Meewasin Skating Rink

Skating at the Meewasin rink is a classic winter activity that has been enjoyed by Saskatoon for decades. The rink will be open to enjoy once more this season with timed tickets. Tickets can be booked Wednesday through Sunday, with new dates released every Monday.

Visit Victoria Park

On a clear winter day, head out to the beautiful Victoria Park. The park is a great place to spend a few hours at any time of day. The beautiful gazebo is a beautiful place to snap a picture, especially in winter.

Enjoy a Picnic

A picnic in winter may sound unusual, but believe me, this is a really fun way to enjoy winter. So dress warm, pack hot food and drink, and head to your favourite picnic spot.

Hunt for Geocaches

Explore the many geocaches located throughout the city. If you though geocaching is challenging, try geocaching in winter! This family-friendly activity uses a mobile app or a GPS device.

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Winter Fun at Optimist Hill

Optimist Hill is a winter recreational area where one can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and other winter activities. Do check the park for current conditions before heading out.

Bird Watching

 
Hike through the city parks looking for winter songbirds such as woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, jays, crossbills, finches, and Bohemian Waxwing.

Go Ice Skating

Located in neighbourhoods throughout Saskatoon are outdoor skating rinksoperated by various community associations. The Clarence Downey Speed Skating Ovalis also open for free public skating.

Enjoy Night Skiing

Head out to Moose Mountain Provincial Park and enjoy an evening ski under the stars. Glide your way through the park while candle lights glimmer atop the freshly fallen snow. Night Skiing is open on January 8, February 12, and March 5 starting at 7:00 pm. The 3.2 km trail begins at Little Kenosee. Bring your own skis or rent from the Kenosee Inn: 306-577-2099. Want to spend the night? The Kenosee Inn & Cabins has overnight stay packages that will allow you to explore the many winter fun activities at the park.

 

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Zoom on a Snowmobile

Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association maintains various groomed trails. Pick one of these and spend the day riding.

See animals

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo will be open by donation until March 31. In addition to the animals, there are many gardens, heritage buildings to explore. Do keep in mind that due to Covid-19 restrictions Kinsmen Express Train, Affinity Learning Centre, and the Kinsmen Children’s Zoo are closed.

Enjoy a Nature Walk

Enjoy a nature walk along the beautiful Meewasin Trail with Nutrien Wonderhub. Learn about nature, wildlife, and South Saskatchewan River and enjoy the peace and quiet away from the busy road.

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Winter City Snow Glow

 
All throughout winter experience a winter wonderland of lighting designs to brighten your day. The designs change every week, so be sure to go again.

Go Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is a popular activity in many Saskatchewan Provincial Parks. Why not head to the nearest park?

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Take Pictures of The Bess

Pack your camera and test out your photography skills. The building looks especially beautiful outlined against the crisp white of the snow.

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    1. David

      Are there not any private campgrounds in Saskatchewan. It sure doesn’t look that way when you read the Things To Do information.

      May 31, 2020 at 2:38 PM

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