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Picture taken of Downtown YXE from across the river

5 Hidden Gem Locations for Photographers

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Outdoors & Adventure
Posted By Aris Night , June 19, 2024

Whether you’re an experienced photographer or someone just starting out, finding the perfect place to shoot your shot is always a fun and exciting part of photography! We’ve compiled a list for you of 5 locations that you may not think of when taking photos!

University of Saskatchewan - Boffins Garden

The Garden Park, adjacent to Boffins at Innovation Place at the University of Saskatchewan, offers a picturesque setting.


The lower level is home to a large pond surrounded by extensive perennial plantings. Throughout the summer a variety of native and exotic water plants enhance the beauty of the pond; most notable are the large Lotus blooms amongst the carpet of water lilies. 

Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek Conservation Area is where a prairie creek meets prairie river, a microcosm of the Meewasin Valley, and home to an amazing diversity of wildlife! Conservation areas like Beaver Creek, are designated areas that are set aside to protect and enhance natural ecosystems and unique cultural resources. 


Plus, Beaver Creek offers seeds so that you can hand-feed the chickadees! Can you imagine the photos of feeding the birds in a picturesque environment? 

Photo Credit: Sik Pics

River Landing

With over 36 acres of beautiful riverfront park, River Landing ensures a gorgeous landscape for you and your camera. Do you want to shoot somewhere inside? Remai Modern is steps away to shoot some fun art pictures! 


During the summertime, there are also a ton of events going on and restaurants for a well-needed break. 

Photo Credit: Carey Shaw Photography

Downtown YXE

From vibrant streets to the river’s edge, Downtown YXE has tons of opportunities for photographers! You can start your day taking photos of the street art, swap to some fun people photos at some of Saskatoon’s best attractions, take a coffee break, and end the night down by the river! What’s not to like about a fully packed day of fun?

Meewasin Trail

The Meewasin Trail lives in and outside of the City of Saskatoon, on both sides of the river, and includes several sites and services to help you make the most of your adventures. Explore the natural habitat along the riverbank, discover culture at museums and interpretive sites, and take advantage of enhancements such as parks and canoe launches. 


The trail runs over +105km along both sides of the river, winding under the bridges, and through beautifully landscaped parks and natural areas.