Winter Fun in Saskatoon
Hibernation who? Here in Saskatoon, winter means a lot of things, but staying indoors isn’t one of them.
Our city is home to an abundance of opportunities for cold-weather fun — from river trails to skating rinks, toboggan hills, and more. So bundle up, head outside, and get ready to make the most of this magical season here under the living skies.
Warm up your winter morning at Botté Chai Bar in charming Riversdale. Browse their Persian-inspired brunch menu and fuel up for outdoor fun with a signature omelette platter and a mug of specialty coffee or tea. From here, it’s a short stroll north along Avenue B to Escape Sports, where you can browse their selection of winter gear to outfit your big adventure, from snowshoes and skates to kicksleds and cross-country skis.
After that, it’s time to bundle up and hit the trails of the Meewasin Valley, which you can conveniently access just across the street. Get your heart rate up and your blood pumping in the crisp, cool air and winter sunshine, while you marvel at the natural beauty of the snowy season in Saskatoon.
A morning of winter sports is sure to work up quite an appetite, so head on over to Living Sky Café to refuel for more outdoor fun. This locally owned eatery offers a delicious menu of sustainable brunch and lunch options, along with specialty coffees and crafted cocktails — the perfect cheeky addition to a weekend of winter fun.
Once you’ve warmed up and satisfied your tastebuds, it’s time to head back outside — this time to the Meewasin Rink, where you can rent skates, lace up, and hit the ice. Nestled in the shadow of the stately Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough (affectionately dubbed the “Castle on the River” by locals), the Meewasin Rink offers breathtaking river views and a lively atmosphere.
If all this outdoor adventure has left you rosy-cheeked and in need of a dose of coziness, why not bring things indoors for a few hours on a tour of the Remai Modern? Home to the world's largest comprehensive collection of Picasso linocuts, the museum boasts a number of compelling gallery spaces showcasing the works of local, national, international, and Indigenous artists.
Expand your knowledge of the art world on a guided tour, channel your inner artist with a drop-in studio session, or browse a unique selection of artful gifts and treasures in the museum’s gift shop — all against a backdrop of acclaimed architecture and sweeping river views.
Finish off your perfect day of winter fun in Saskatoon by gathering with friends over a mouthwatering feast that will warm you up from the inside out. Just down the street from the Remai Modern, Shelter Brewing Company offers an impressive menu of locally brewed beers, tasty tacos, and sweet desserts. It’s the ideal spot to grab a bite and raise a glass to a winter day done just right.