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Saskatoon Business Traveler’s Insider Guide

Accommodations, Arts & Culture, Food & Drink
Posted By Tara Dupuis , February 23, 2024

Our city has plenty to offer from stylish stays to local eats, explore some of our favorite picks below in this Saskatoon business traveler guide. For more ways to explore Saskatoon, check out our calendar of events or our seasonal activity guides



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For classic breakfast and brunch dishes in a bright and cheery space head to OEB Breakfast Co. centrally located at River Landing or venture to Riverside just outside the Central Business District for all day breakfast at Hometown Diner


Get moving on the Meewasin River Trail which runs alongside the South Saskatchewan River and is one of the most picturesque ways to experience the city and is enjoyed by locals and Saskatoon business travelers and leisure tourists. Make sure to dress for the season and the trail is easily accessible along both sides of the river, across bridges, and through parks and natural areas. From downtown hop across the Broadway Bridge for a class at Ground Yoga for staying limber while traveling for work.



A staple for over 30 years in the Broadway district, stop by for lunch at Calories in a welcoming bistro-inspired atmosphere for fresh soup and sandwiches and save room for their famous desserts. Back downtown, Living Sky Cafe has lunch options with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients (the baked goods shine here too!). 


For a midday pick me up downtown, Citizen Cafe and Bakery has coffee and tea needs covered with ample space for working (including patio seating in the summer). Or if your workday extends into happy hour, head to Shelter Brewing Company for locally brewed batches and plenty of table space to post up with your laptop. 

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A short drive from downtown you can pick up some locally made souvenirs at SaskMade Marketplace who offer unique and locally produced grocery items, souvenirs, and gifts. 



At the centrally located River Landing, catch a noteworthy theatrical production at the Persephone Theatre or stop by the Remai Modern (extended hours on Thursday and Friday nights) for a contemporary art fix. River Landing dining hotspot Hearth Restaurant offers up dishes that center around local prairie ingredients and expertly crafted cocktails. Just outside the Central Business District another local mainstay is Odd Couple Restaurant for Asian-inspired dishes and cocktails with plenty of vegan options. 


Insider Tip: Saskatoon business travelers can explore the local music scene via our guide to Saskatoon’s best music venues



The city has a wide offering of accommodations suitable for Saskatoon business travelers, though downtown offers convenience to many local attractions. Stay at the James Hotel for stylish rooms with river views and enjoy a nightcap at their chic Lobby Bar where locals and travelers mix and mingle. Located at River Landing, Alt Hotel Saskatoon is right next door to the Remai Modern and Persephone Theatre and has a great 24 hour gym. For a near to the airport stay, the Courtyard Marriott Saskatoon Airport offers a complimentary airport shuttle, conference rooms, and an indoor pool.