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Picnic Paradise: Your Guide to Saskatoon's Best Picnic Spots

Families, Food & Drink, Outdoors & Adventure
Posted By Aris Night , June 12, 2024

Finding the perfect picnic spot can be quite tough. You want to make sure you have ample room for food, an area for a blanket, and maybe a playground for children. Well, worry not folks! I have discovered 6 of the best picnic paradises for you! Whether you’re planning a date or simply an outing, be sure to check out one of these fabulous spots.

Meewasin Park

Our first picnic paradise spot is Meewasin Park, located in Lawson Heights' Northwest Corner. It features picnic tables, barbeque pits, a playground, and tons of trails for adventure! Many of the trails also lead to small beach areas that are perfect for a water-side picnic. Plus on those super-hot days, it’s nice to dip your toes in the water while enjoying a snack. In addition, Meewasin Park is part of the Meewasin Valley Trail which runs over 80km!

Kinsmen Park

If you’re planning a family picnic, there is no better spot than Kinsmen Park! This park is a haven for kids, with its lush greenery, picnic tables, and barbeque pits for the adults. The Nutrien Playland, a stone's throw away, is a major draw with its Ferris wheel and merry-go-round. And if the sun gets too hot, a paddling pool and splash park are just steps away, ensuring a fun-filled day for the little ones (and you)!

River Landing

With a unique combination of grassy areas, a performance site, and a spray park, River Landing is a sure spot for a picnic! Not only are you steps away from The Sugar Shack which has all sorts of delightful treats and yummy drinks, but you are also very close to Remai Modern and Persephone Theatre. Can you say dinner and show?

Rotary Park

Across the river from River Landing is Rotary Park. With a playground, picnic tables, open green spaces, and a tennis court, you can be sure to find yourself entertained while picnicking here! Looking to go for a stroll? Rotary Park reaches from the Broadway Bridge all the way past the Idylwyld Bridge to give you tons of area to meander!

Gabriel Dumont Park

You may not know, but Gabriel Dumont Park is named after one of the Metis leaders of the Northwest Resistance of 1885. This gorgeous park features a delightful view of the South Saskatchewan River, a children’s play village, picnic tables, and tons of greenery. 

Forestry Farm

Wanting some adventure with your picnic? Be sure to check out the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo! This National Historic Site is a beautiful place to stroll along gardens, see unique animals, and learn about historical buildings. They also have a large area called the Gazebo which can be rented out if you are wanting to do a larger picnic or gathering. 

Photo Credit: City of Saskatoon

The Prairie Grazer

Wanting to go on a picnic but not wanting to create the food package to go along? Our friends at The Prairie Grazer can help! The Prairie Grazer creates unique charcuterie experiences through hand-crafted artisan boxes featuring local products and ingredients. You can be sure to find something you love in each box!