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Explore Saskatoon this May Long!

Entertainment, Families, Food & Drink, Indigenous Lens, Outdoors & Adventure
Posted By Bailie Knowles , May 14, 2024
All you need to know for the May long weekend in Saskatoon! If you are staying in the city for the long weekend, here are some ideas! From boat rides to art museums and more!

I don't know about you, but I'm full-on in summer mode when May Long comes around. Longer evenings outside, BBQs and walks along the river. With May Long coming up, I wanted to share some ideas to get out and about for the weekend!

The Prairie Lilly

The Prairie Lilly is open for the season, yay! If you have yet to hear of the Prairie Lily, it is a riverboat that takes you along the river to explore Saskatoon from a different view. It offers sightseeing, meals, events and more.  If you have your kids along after, you can walk across the street and spend some time at Nutrien Playland (known as Kinsmen Park.) This playland is a classic family outing in Saskatoon and is fun for all ages. Whether you ride the Ferris wheel or board the train, there is something for everyone! 

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Spend a Day at Wanuskewin

Wanuskewin is a must-have visit! Plan to explore and learn on the beautiful land, exhibits and galleries. Then, enjoy a guided Bison Walk and Indigenous dancing or music presentation. There is also a restaurant that offers Traditional Indigenous cuisine with a contemporary twist (be sure to try the Iced Muskeg Peach Tea, it is so refreshing!!) Wanuskewin also offers a variety of experiences like the Han Wi Dinner and Tipi Sleepovers, over the summer, be sure to check them out!

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Take a Drive Down Valley Road

I love heading out on Valley Road in the spring and summer. There is so much to see and do. Enjoy a delicious meal at the Berry Barn and spend a few hours there. Check out their greenhouse, enjoy ice cream and walk along the river. 

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Along Valley Road, there are also some other local greenhouses, Crickle Creek, and Moon Lake Golf and Country Club. Also, plan to stop at Black Fox Farm & Distillery! it is World Whiskey Day and they have a fun day of acitivities planned, check it out here

Photo Credit: Black Fox Farm & Distillery

Indoor Activities

Now, we live in Saskatchewan, which could mean rain, wind, or even snow (I hope I don't jinx it!) So, I decided to share some indoor activities, just in case! For the family, I recommend checking out The Stoked Centre at Wilson's, The Western Development Museum, or Saskatchewan Aviation Museum (check out the fun event they are hosting on Satuday here!) Your kids will have a blast, and you will tire them out for bedtime! 

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If you want kid-free activities, I recommend checking out Remai Modern and enjoying a delicious meal at the newly opened Hearth or book in at one of our local breweries (Stumbletown Distilling or Better Brother Brewing!) for a tour and drink! 

Photo Credit: Aspen Films 

I used to think I needed to leave the city and go to the lake for May Long, but over the years, I've enjoyed sticking around Saskatoon with my family and checking out all the fun things our city offers! So whether you walk along Meewasin trails or enjoy ice cream at one of the many ice cream spots around Saskatoon.  Be sure to check out our event page for all the local events happening. 

Happy May Long!